Events with Connecting Carers 2021
Free Art Workshop with Gael Hillyard
available for unpaid Carers in Highland 

Making Patterns with Mandalas & Geometrics
Monday, 8th March 2021 10am to 11.30am live online workshop. 
Unpaid Carers in Highland are invited to join this popular session. Please book a place here:

Carer Support Session - Friday 12th of March 10am-12pm- Taking Time to Create Time.

Join Connecting Carers to construct a steam punk clock three dimensional wooden puzzle clock. Unique addition to your home decor that you can feel proud of! Lyndsey and Maddy lead a morning of crafting, chatting, and an opportunity to connect with other Carers.

Open and free of charge to unpaid Carers in Highland. Please book a place here.

Looking After My Back - Tuesday 9th March 2021          10am to 12 noon. 
Learning session with Linda Birnie to find out more about the workings of the spine and how we can find safer and more efficient ways to use our body when supporting someone and during our day to day tasks. Unpaid Carers in Highland are invited to join this live online theory session free of charge. Please book here:

Managing in an Emergency - review of Basic First Aid 
Tuesday 16th March 2021 10am - 12 noon. 

Join either for an introduction or a refresher of how to keep yourself and others safe in an emergency situation, and meet other Carers in Highland. Basic theory of First Aid is covered in situations that commonly affect adults and children.

Essential Yin
starting 18th March 2021 2-3pm for four weeks. 

We are inviting Carers to join us for 4 x 1 hour sessions of Yin Yoga and Essential Oils to relax the body and soothe the mind.

Join Natallia for an hour each week of gentle mindful practice of long held postures, breath work & mindfulness and and learn how to use a selection of essential oils to enhance the benefits of the Yin experience.

Essential oils bring more depth & mindfulness to the practice allowing for reflection and stillness of the mind.

The sessions are run in blocks of 1 hour practices held over four weeks. 

Open to unpaid Carers in Highland free of charge, please book here:

Getting More Comfortable with Zoom
10th March 10am to 11am

Relaxed and supportive session on Zoom with Linda to get more comfortable and practised with using the different features so you can focus on meetings and chatting with people. 
Gain more confidence and try out some of the features in a safe supportive environment with other Carers.  

Book your place here:

Time to laugh
16th March 2021 2-3pm 

Laughter can help boost feelings of wellness. Take some time to laugh and to meet with other Carers in Highland. Laughter based fun and gentle activity with an opportunity for relaxation led by Linda Birnie, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader.

This workshop involves stretching, breathing deeply, gentle movement, hearty laughter, and muscle relaxation. As with any form of activity please check with your own doctor as to whether these activities would be suitable for you. 
Book your place here:

Polymer Clay Workshop Monday 22 March 10am – 11am

Learn basic methods for creating stylish decorations and beads for use around the home and in jewellery making with Gael Hillyard. The class covers ways of shaping and texturing your clay, and how to develop patterns and detail on your pieces. 
Book your place here: