Our workshops are run by experienced Hearts & Minds practitioners and our approach is child-led and person-led, with creative play always at its heart.

for carers of people living with dementia at home

Do you feel overwhelmed by the daily tasks involved in caring for a loved one living with dementia? Do you sometimes feel frustrated and helpless? Do you find it difficult to make time for yourself?

Discover tools to help you build resilience, develop coping strategies and combat the feelings of isolation often brought about by caring for a loved one living with dementia at home. Our highly skilled practitioners, who specialise in using the arts to engage with people living with dementia, will guide you through practical exercises in self-care, non-verbal communication and playfulness. This workshop has been designed in close collaboration with carer groups across Scotland and puts you, as a carer, at its heart.

"you have given us ideas of how we can communicate rather than reading a book as we have had a chance to try it out here"

" I feel more included, less isolated and very much enjoyed the exercises working with a partner"

"The workshop is a hugely valuable experience for carers and certainly something as a group that we would love to do again. I would highly recommend the workshop to other carers and groups, it is a very enjoyable experience and the Hearts and Minds staff are fantastic- highly skilled, empathetic, warm and welcoming.”

Gillian Councill, Dementia Advisor, Alzheimer Scotland

Workshops will be held at the following locations:

Bridgeton Dementia Resource Centre, 11 Bridgeton Cross, G40 1BN. April 4th 1- 3:30.

Borders Carers Centre (SCIO), Brewerybrig, Low Buckholmside, Galashiels, TD1 1RT May 24th 1- 3:30.

Inverness- MACs Café, Mackenzie Centre, 23a Culduthel Road, Inverness, IV2 4YH May 25th 1- 3:30

Haddington- John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX June 14th 12- 2:30

Dunfermline- The Education Centre, Queen Margaret Hospital, Whitefield Road Dunfermline, KY12 0SU June 26th 1- 3:30.

Further locations and dates still to be confirmed so please check back.

For further information on these workshops please email or call 0131 229 4037

These workshops have been developed thanks to the very kind funding from The Bupa UK Foundation.