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OUR HISTORY

1982

We start as the Edinburgh Association for Mental Health or EAMH, Initially taking over some flats which were then rented for ex-patients by the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

1984

We launch our first befriending and counselling services and around that time we set up CAPS, the Patients’ Council and the Edinburgh Mental Health Forum which we still support.

The 90s

Our work with minority ethnic men develops to include women and becomes our Equal Access service. Throughout this period, we work in close partnership with the City of Edinburgh Council and other voluntary organisations across the City – partnerships which we retain and have added to over the years.

2001

Our first research into the needs of female survivors of childhood sexual abuse by Dr Sarah Nelson is published. More research is undertaken to take account of the needs of both men and women and becomes the foundation of a range of counselling and support services for survivors.

2003

Our name changes to Health in Mind and we take over the Orchard Centre in Bonnyrigg which has been part of Midlothian Council. We fulfil the Council’s expectations by developing a wide range of projects and services which are available across Midlothian.

2006 

We launch Edspace, the mental health and wellbeing website for Edinburgh and establish our Information Resource Centre which provided information by telephone, email or one to one.

Today

Health in Mind is a well-respected and established organisation working in the Scottish Borders, Mid and East Lothian, Edinburgh and in other parts of Scotland with our unique Trauma Counselling Line Scotland service.

The Edspace website was the first in our area specific mental health and wellbeing information websites and is now one of four covering the Lothians - Midspace (Midlothian), Eastspace (East Lothian) and Westspace (West Lothian).

Our partnerships are more important than ever before and innovation and quality remain essential to developing and delivering the services which can make a difference to improving people’s lives.