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Drop-in Peer Support

We offer a range of drop-in peer support services for people living in Edinburgh.

They are open to people who want to have a space to be listened to, and to connect with others who understand you. 

The Listening Space 

The Listening Space is a drop-in service which usually takes place in the main hall of Gilmerton Community Centre. For now, the service has moved online, using the platform Zoom.

We are here to give you a space to be listened to, and to connect with others who will do their best to understand you.

The Listening Space takes place on Wednesdays.

What we can offer:

From 1pm – 1:30pm: The space to speak to Health in Mind peer listening volunteers one to one. Volunteers will listen with a compassionate and non-judgemental ear to whatever you want to speak about. We are impartial and respect your confidentiality. We will not provide advice or counselling.

At present, because this is happening online, we ask that you let us know in advance if you’d like a one-to-one listening session.

From 1:30pm – 3pm: An online peer support group to share, listen, and support each other. There will be discussions and activities exploring how we look after our mental health and wellbeing.

For more information and to sign up, contact Stuart Cameron: stuart.cameron@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 Health in Mind on 0131 225 8508 for more information

Wellbeing Space

Do you sometimes feel low, anxious or isolated?

Are you keen to learn wellbeing tools that can help?

Would you like to be supported by peers?

The Wellbeing Space is a weekly drop-in group for people living in South Queensferry, where we talk about wellbeing and do some activities that promote good mental health.  There is no pressure to speak, you can just come along and listen if you like.

Dates and times 

Every Thursday 12 noon to 1.30pm, online on Zoom.

How to join
If you are interested in joining the group, please email Anna
Email: anna.chmiel@health-in-mind.org.uk

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 living with 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.

Groups
We are currently running three groups and all meetings are online on Zoom.

Alternate Mondays 7pm to 8pm  (Augustine group)
Dates: 14 December (no group 28 December); 11 & 25 January; 8 & 22 February; 8 & 22 March

Alternate Tuesdays 7pm to 8pm (Methodist Church group)
Dates: 8 & 22 December; 5 & 19 January; 2 & 16 February; 2, 16 & 30 March

Alternate Mondays 5.30pm to 6.30pm (NW Edinburgh group)
Dates: 7 & 21 December; 4 & 18 January; 1 & 15 February; 1, 15 & 29 March

How to join
If you would like to join any of the groups, please email us on edinburghselfhelp@health-in-mind.org.uk by 3pm on the day of the meeting you would like to attend.

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