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May's Veterans Activity Calendar

VETERANS ACTIVITY CALENDAR MAY 2020

TELEPHONE SUPPORT

Tuesday - Thursday                                 13.00 – 15.30

(Telephone Only)

Veterans First Point Lothian

V1P Lothian                                                           Argyle House, Floor K                                 

 Lady Lawson Street               Edinburgh EH3 9DR                            Tel: 0131 220 9920

Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

 Monday - Friday

Lothians Veterans Centre 

(please check LVC Facebook page for staff contacts)

LVC

11 Eskdaill Court

Dalkeith EH22 1AG

Facebook: Lothians Veterans Centre 

Monday – Friday

09.00 – 17.00

Poppy Scotland Welfare Team

Poppy Scotland

Welfare Team

Telephone: 0131 550 1557

Email: gethelp@poppyscotland.org.uk.

As required

The Thistle Foundation

Self -Management

(Please state you are a Veteran)

The Thistle Centre

13 Queens Walk, Edinburgh

EH16 4EA

Contact: Emma Hollands

Tel: 07552 277416

Email: emma.hollands@thistle.org.uk

As required

Venture Trust

Active Learning Hub

Wellbeing Hub

Employability Hub

(Please contact V1P to get a referral)

V1P Lothian                                                           Argyle House, Floor K                                 

 Lady Lawson Street               Edinburgh EH3 9DR                            Tel: 0131 220 9920

Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

 

SPECIALIST SUPPORT

Monday – Friday

9.00 – 17.00

(Telephone Appointment Only)

Veterans First Point Lothian

V1P Lothian                                                           Argyle House, Floor K                                 

 Lady Lawson Street               Edinburgh EH3 9DR                            Tel: 0131 220 9920

Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Everyday

(working day)

Fares 4 Free

 (available to pick up prescriptions & deliver shopping / welfare packages if you are unable to leave home)

Fares 4 Free

Contact: David Gibson – 07708299399

Facebook: Fares4Free

Everyday

(working day)

Who Dares Cares

(Welfare packages)

Who Dares Cares

Email: whodarescares@gmail.com

Facebook: Who Dares Cares

Every Friday

14.00

(Drop in – no referral required – open to Edinburgh & Lothians)

Veteran UK Smart Recovery Meeting

(Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling or online shopping)

Please note this is now an online group.

Veteran UK SMART Recovery Hub 11, St Andrews Street

Dalkeith

EH22 1AL

Contact: Shaun 07502 077091

Email: shauno@smartrecovery.org.uk

As Required

(Delivery Edinburgh City only – Pick up from Leith)

 

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts

(Providing daily food packs for the

 most at need in Edinburgh.  Each food pack contains lunch, dinner and breakfast for the next again day)

Empty Kitchens, Full Hearts

Contact: Munro, Logistics Coordinator

Email: food.ekfh@gmail.com

As Required

Shoulder to Shoulder

(Get help from an online mentor or become a mentor)

Veterans & families in Scotland

TimeBank

Erskine Home, Erskine

Renfrewshire

PA7 5PU

Contact: Ali – call or text on 07437 437 867

Email: ali@timebank.org.uk

 

 ONLINE ACTIVITIES

Every Tuesday

07.15 Join

07.30 – 08.30

Zoom Meditation

Free

 

Zoom Meditation

The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

Website: https://yorkmbsr.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Coronvirus-Mindfulness-Resources-Sheet-Public.pdf

Facebook: York MBSR

Anytime

Mindfulness

Online Video - Free

Every Mind Matters

Short mindful breathing exercise video

You tube: https://youtu.be/wfDTp2GogaQ

 

Anytime

Be mindful

Online Course for reducing stress, depression & anxiety

(Cost of £30)

Be Mindful

Suitable for beginners to mindfulness

10 Sessions – 30 minutes each – no limit for completing go at your own pace

Website: https://www.bemindfulonline.com/

Anytime

Headspace

Mindfulness for beginners

Online Free

Headspace

Website: https://www.headspace.com/mindfulness

 

  Everyday

Free Books

Reading Force is a FREE shared reading activity to keep families close and connected.

Reading Force

https://www.readingforce.org.uk/join-reading-force/ 

(To apply please click the link above)

Every Monday / Wednesday / Friday

10.30 – 11.30

Quarantined Marine Workout

Tom the Marine

(Free Zoom Sessions)

Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8082645398

Instagram: @quarantined_marine_workout

Email: info@soldiersartsacademy.com

Facebook: Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

Saturday 2nd, 16th May

11.00 – 13.00

Max’s Guitars – Group Session

(1st Hour – Beginners, 2nd Hour – Intermediate / Advanced)

Stay as long as you feel comfortable

Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8082645398

Email: info@soldiersartsacademy.com

Facebook: Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

Friday 1st, 8th, 15th, & 29th May

18.00 – 21.00

Drama Workshop

Jason & The Argonauts

(Jonathon Lewis award winning writer & director)

Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8082645398

Email: info@soldiersartsacademy.com

Facebook: Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

Tuesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th May

10.30 – 12.30

Art Workshop – Group Session

(Professional Artist Robin Perko)

Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8082645398

Email: info@soldiersartsacademy.com

Facebook: Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

Friday 22nd May

11.00 – 13.00

Poetry Workshop–Group Session

(with Karl Tearney)

Soldiers’ Arts Academy

Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/8082645398

Email: info@soldiersartsacademy.com

Facebook: Soldiers’ Arts Academy CIC

 

 

FREE DOWNLOADBALE APPS

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Mood Coach

Mood Coach is an app for Veterans, Service members and others to learn and practice Behavioural Activation.

PTSD Coach - Apps on Google Play

PTSD Coach

PSTD Coach app provides you with education about PTSD. It was designed for those who have or may have Post Dramatic Stress Disorder.

Smiling Mind on the App Store

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a free mindfulness meditation app to help bring balance to your life.

Happify – Apps on Google Play

Happifiy

Happifiy is a science based activities and games app which can help you overcome negative thoughts, stress and life’s challenges.

Self-help Anxiety Management – Apps bei Google Play

Self-Help for Anxiety Management

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM) is friendly app that offers a range of self-help methods for people who are serious about learning to manage their anxiety.

MindShift CBT - Anxiety Canada – Apps on Google Play

Mind Shift

Mind Shift is a totally free based Anxiety tool which uses proven strategies based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Calm

Calm app is for Sleep, Meditation and Relaxation. It is also the perfect mindfulness app for beginners but includes programmes for intermediate and advanced users.

 

 

WELFARE CLINIC’S

Monday 11th May

Monday 25th May

13.00 – 17.00

(Telephone Appointment only)

Citizens Advice Bureau

Clinic

Please contact V1P to make an appointment.

V1P Lothian                                                           Argyle House, Floor K                                 

 Lady Lawson Street              

Edinburgh

 EH3 9DR                           

Tel: 0131 220 9920

Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Facebook: Veterans First Point Lothian

 Monday – Friday

09.00 – 17.00

Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP)

 (The service is free, independent, impartial and confidential.)

Armed Services Advice Project - ASAP

Contact the national helpline on

 0808 800 1007

Or  CAB West Lothian on

01506 432977 or 07857 145903

Email:

 WES-Enquiries@CABWestLothian.casonline.org.uk or ASAP@cas.org.uk

Our website https://www.cabwestlothian.org.uk/

For more info on the service visit: www.adviceasap.org.uk

Monday 18th May

10.00 – 16.00

(Telephone Appointment only)

Veterans UK

Clinic

Please contact V1P to make an appointment.

V1P Lothian                                                           Argyle House, Floor K                                 

 Lady Lawson Street             

 Edinburgh

 EH3 9DR                           

Tel: 0131 220 9920

Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Facebook: Veterans First Point Lothian