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COVID-19 OUR EDINBURGH SERVICES (31 MARCH 2020)

This page will include all of the latest updates from our Edinburgh-based services. It will continue to be updated, so please do keep checking in.

Anxiety Management Drop-In (South Queensferry)

Are you experiencing anxiety? Would you like to learn tools that can help? The Anxiety Management Drop-in meets weekly and is a space for people to learn evidence-based tools to reduce symptoms of anxiety.

The group currently meets every Tuesday from 2.00-3.00pm on the online platform, ZOOM. If you are unsure about using ZOOM, we are also here to help you access it if needed. 

To join an online session, or if you have any questions, please email Zoe at zoe.reid@health-in-mind.org.uk

Edinburgh Counselling Services

To support people who use our services during this time, we are currently offering telephone counselling sessions for our CSA Counselling Service, NE Counselling Service and SE Counselling Service.

This option isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available but to give clients further options, we are also offering video counselling. All new clients who are ready to start counselling will be offered telephone or video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions counselling@health-in-mind.org.uk

Edinburgh Depression and Anxiety Support Group

The Depression and Anxiety Support Group is a friendly user-led support group and it's open to any adults affected by depression, low mood, stress or anxiety. It offers the opportunity for confidential local support, contact with others in a similar situation and the opportunity to explore positive ways of coping with depression.

How to access the service
No referral is required. People are welcome to drop-in to the groups.

At present, meetings will take place using the platform Zoom. We encourage people to attend using video if possible but if you do not have access to the internet it is possible to phone into the groups.

To join a session or if you have any questions, please email edinburghselfhelp@health-in-mind.org.uk before 3pm on the day you would like to attend. Each session will be 50 minutes for up to 8 participants and a peer facilitator.

If you need to phone in to the group please call us on 0131 225 8508 and leave a message including your name and contact number and please state that you would like to attend the Edinburgh Anxiety and Depression group. A staff member will call you back to arrange for you to join a session on the day of the group meeting.

Dates and times
Mondays from 7.00 – 7.50pm and 8.00 -8.50pm
6 and 20 April; 4 and 18 May; 1, 15 and 29 June (Augustine group)

Mondays from 4.00 – 4.50pm and 5.00 – 5.50pm
13 and 27 April; 11 and 25 May; 8 and 22 June (Stockbridge group)

Tuesdays from 7.00 – 7.50 and 8.00 – 8.50pm
31 March; 14 and 28 April; 12 and 26 May; 9 and 23 June (Methodist Church Group)

Edspace

We have started a new page on Edspace where you can find service updates for mental health and wellbeing services in Edinburgh. The page can be found online here.

If you have service changes, please email them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk.

Equal Access 

Our Equal Access service supports people from ethnic minority communities who face additional cultural and language barriers and help them develop positive mental health and wellbeing.

We are going online using the video communications platform Zoom.

  • We will be providing online group support sessions every Tuesday from 31 March from 11.00 am – 1.00 pm where you can learn stress management and coping skills for various mental health challenges.
     
  • We will also provide one-to-one support to digitally connect with local communities, groups and services, taking into account your cultural and language needs.

To register for the group sessions or for further information, please contact, Rahila Khalid on rahila.khalid@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 07730220109.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service

To support people who use our service during this time, we are currently offering video counselling.

We understand this isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available. All new clients will also be offered video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions deafcounselling@health-in-mind.org.uk

The Listening Space

Our Listening Space service, a space for positive mental health and wellbeing in Edinburgh, is going online on Wednesday afternoons using the platform Zoom.

We can offer:

  • A space for you to speak to a peer listening volunteer one to one (1.00 - 1:30pm)
  • An online peer support group to share, listen, and support each other. Discussions and activities exploring how we can look after our mental health and wellbeing (1.30 - 3.00pm)

For more information and to sign up, contact Jenny Green: jenny.green@health-in-mind.org.uk. For those who have limited or no access to the internet, we can also arrange for you to dial-in from your phone.  Call or text Jenny on 07908 707 816 for more information.

Peer Collaborative

Updates on how people can access peer spaces in Edinburgh during the Coronavirus (covid 19) crisis will be added to our Edspace page. If you have an update on your peer service or group please email peer@health-in-mind.org.uk and it will be added to the list.

Resolve

To keep supporting people who use our Resolve service, we are now offering telephone and video counselling. We understand that this isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available.

All new clients who are ready to start counselling will be offered telephone or video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information, please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions counselling@health-in-mind.org.uk. For more information on Resolve counselling, please see here.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland

Our Trauma Counselling Line, a free telephone counselling service for adults who experienced abuse in childhood, is continuing as normal.

Wellbeing Space (South Queensferry)

Do you feel low, anxious or isolated? Would you like to join a supportive group with others in a similar situation? The Wellbeing Space meets weekly and it allows people to share, listen and connect with each other.

The group currently meets every Thursday at 12.00 - 1.30pm on the online platform (ZOOM).

To join an online session or if you have questions, please email our Support and Development Worker, Anna Chmiel, at anna.chmiel@health-in-mind.org.uk

This page was last updated 31 March 2020