Project Description

Coffee Morning and Relaxation Workshop


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Coffee Morning & Relaxation Workshop – Join other carers and VOCAL staff to discuss the challenges of the festive period and strategies for keeping well and brightening up those winter months.  This online workshop, with complimentary tea/coffee, scones and cake will provide some useful techniques for relaxing over the winter period.

Join other carers and VOCAL staff to discuss the challenges of Christmas and strategies for preparing for an enjoyable, stress free festive period.  This online workshop, with complimentary tea/coffee, scones and cake will provide useful hints and tips for coping with the pressures of Christmas and provide some useful techniques for relaxing during the festive period.

Booking: Click the Request Break button above & the VOCAL Wee Breaks team will be in touch to arrange your break.

Ticket Availability:   Places are limited and are available to carers who are registered with VOCAL Midlothian.  Priority will be given to those carers who have not benefited from VOCAL’s Wee Breaks support previously.  Please note, the closing date for places on this event will be 5pm on the 9th December.

Times:  10am – 12noon Wednesday 16th December.

Instructions on how to join the Zoom session will be sent via email once you register.

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“Good to meet up with other carers and share the experience of visiting Edinburgh Castle. Life is sometimes a monotonous routine where we do the same things over and over again-great to have something totally different and stimulating!
The trip to Edinburgh Castle was great for my social well-being and getting out; I really enjoyed the outing and having time to socialize and found the guided tour very informative.”

Edinburgh Castle

“I look after my mother who has early dementia and was struggling to cope with the changing relationships with my mother and also other siblings.  The break away to Pittenween Cottage in Fife came just at the right time -it was a life saver!

The weather was beautiful, my sister and I went for a walk along the coast; the sun and views were stunning and we also spent an afternoon at the cinema.  The break has really helped to bring my sister and me closer together and I am now trying to make more time for me.”

Pittenween Cottage, Fife

“I care for my son alone who has Asperger’s and depression, I often feel isolated and have had some financial difficulties which makes take a break and enjoying hobbies very difficult.
I had a fantastic time at Pitlochry Cottage and found the area very beautiful, it was so quiet and relaxing and I was able to do some reading and walking in the surrounding area.I didn’t cook at all and enjoyed the local take away!
I am feeling incredibly positive about all that is going on now and feel able to manage things better, the break came at exactly the right time and I was really able to enjoy my time away.”

Pitlochry Cottage

“I care for my daughter with mental health challenges balancing my caring role for her with working full time which I find difficult and a challenge as I don’t often want to leave her alone for long or be too far away in case she needs me.
When the opportunity for a meal and passes to Gala Bingo came up I jumped at the chance, it was something local and not too far away from home. My friend and I had a lovely meal and game of bingo. We didn’t win, although I shouted by mistake, but it was a great night –I haven’t laughed like that for a long time!”

Gala Bingo, Meadowbank