Events with Connecting Carers 2021
Join us for training events that are open and free of charge to unpaid Carers in Highland. 
Please click on the relevant link to book your space. Please feel free to contact us if you wish help with booking or joining a session. All sessions are currently offered online. 

Mindful Movement with Meg Sommerville
Gentle introduction to mindfulness movements and relaxation.  1 hour of time just for you.  Running for several weeks but join at any date.

April 22nd 10am to 11am and 6.30pm to 7.30pm

April 29th 10am to 11am and 6.30pm to 7.30pm

May 6th 10am to 11am and 6.30pm to 7.30pm


Getting Comfortable with Zoom with Linda Birnie 
26th April 3pm to 4pm 

Relaxed and supportive session on Zoom to get more comfortable and practiced using the different features, so you can focus on a meeting.

Managing in an Emergency – a review of basic first aid with Linda Birnie 
27th April 6.30pm to 8.30pm 

Join this session on basic first aid theory that reviews  how to keep ourselves and others safe in an emergency situation. Come along for either an introduction or a refresher, and meet other Carers in Highland. Situations that might affect adults and children are included.

Time to Laugh with Linda Birnie 
4th May 7pm to 8pm 

Laughter boosts feelings of wellness.  Join this laughter workshop for some laughter based activity, gentle activity and relaxation. Carers who have attended previous laughter sessions are welcome to reattend for more laughter.

Don’t get scammed! With Mark McGinty from Highland Council’s Trading Standards Team
6th May 3pm to 4pm 

Mark McGinty from Highland Council's Trading Standards joins us for an informative session on ways to avoid being caught out by Scams.

Making a Homemade Journal or Sketchbook Using Coptic Binding 3rd May 2021 2pm to 3.30pm with Gael Hillyard 
Follow along while we create a hand-made journal or sketchbook using Coptic Binding using your own artwork or covers, or the prints made during the Mono-printing Class on 19 April if you attended that.

Legal Matters with Lisa Law, Brodies LLP 10th May 2021 3pm to 4pm
Lisa Law, Legal Director, Brodies LLP  Lisa Law is a Solicitor specialising for adults with incapacity, and  accredited specialist in incapacity and mental disability law.  This session aims to raise awareness about the role of guardianship, trusts, power of attorney, and wills so that unpaid Carers are better equipped to ask informed questions about their own situation in these areas.

Focus On Wellbeing, Healthier Scotland
Scottish Government, Healthier Scotland “Focus on Wellbeing” online learning events are online webinars running March to May, and are open and free of charge to unpaid Carers, as well as to paid Health and Social Care workers. Please follow the link below, browse the programme and go ahead and directly book any events of interest to you.