Open Arms

The Open Arms Programme is a collaborative project between ELREC, Sikh Sanjog, LINKnet, and Saheliya. It is designed to engage minority ethnic and migrant women in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Each collaborating organisation offers a variety of women-only services and activities.

ELREC offers fitness and sports classes as well as classes, such as yoga, which help one cope with mental health stresses such as anxiety and depression. Furthermore, we deliver activities aimed at personal and creative development such as arts and crafts and creative writing. Please see below for activity timetable in 2020.

Open Arms-ELREC

January to March 2020

Activity Calendar

 

Day  Time  Activity  Venue 
Mondays  10:30 – 12  Body maintenance & Face Yoga  McDonald Rd. Library 2-8 McDonald Rd, Edinburgh EH7 4LU 
Mondays  12:30 – 14:30  Crafts Making workshops  McDonald Rd. Library 2-8 McDonald Rd, Edinburgh EH7 4LU 
Tuesdays  10:00 – 12:00  H//t Squash  Grange club Portgower Pl, Edinburgh EH4 1HQ 
Tuesdays  12:30-14:30  Stress and Anxiety Management course (starting mid-February)  ELREC Office 14 Forth Street, EH1 3LH 
Wednesdays  12:00 – 13:00  Yoga   McDonald Rd. Library 2-8 McDonald Rd, Edinburgh EH7 4LU 
Wednesdays  13:00 – 15:00  Personal Leadership and confidence building course (starting end of February)  ELREC Office 14 Forth Street, EH1 3LH 
Thursdays   17:45 – 19:15  Creative writing course (starting end of February)  ELREC Office 14 Forth Street, EH1 3LH 

 

Activity Calendar-ELREC OpenArms-2020

Please contact ELREC’s Open Arms Project Coordinator Mitra Rostam (mrostami@elrec.org.uk) for more information about these services and activities, as well as to express interest in completing an eligibility form for joining the programme.

The Open Arms Programme exercises strict confidentiality – data and identity protection of the women who express interest in or join the programme is our top priority.