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Drop-in Peer Support Edinburgh

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 Online Listening Space 

A space for positive mental health and wellbeing. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in our peer-support group.

The Listening Space is a peer support space where you can share, listen, and support each other. There will be discussions and activities exploring how the group look after their mental health and wellbeing.

This group is facilitated by a staff member and volunteers with lived experience of mental health recovery. We 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.

Where:

Online, Zoom

When:

Time: 12:30 – 2.00 pm
You can also access a 1:1 listening session at 12:00 – 12:30 pm (we ask that these are requested by 5.00 pm the day before each meeting).

Dates: Every Thursday

Contact information

For more information and to sign up, contact Anna Chmiel at edinburgh@health-in-mind.org.uk.

For those who have limited or no access to the internet, Health in Mind can also arrange for you to dial-in from your phone. Call us on 0131 225 8508 for more information.

If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and need some help to access the space, we can provide support with this.

If you are interested in the Listening Space in Gilmerton, please see more information below.

The Listening Space - Gilmerton

A space for positive mental health and wellbeing. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in our peer-support group.

The Listening Space is a peer support space where you can share, listen, and support each other. There will be discussions and activities exploring how the group look after their mental health and wellbeing.

This group is facilitated by a staff member and volunteers with lived experience of mental health recovery. We 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.

Where:

Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum St, Gilmerton, Edinburgh EH17 8QG

When:

Time: 1:30 – 3.00 pm
You can also access a 1:1 listening session at 1:00 – 1:30 pm (we ask that these are requested by 5.00 pm the day before each meeting).

Dates: Every other Wednesday: 15 and 29 June, 13 and 27 July, 10 and 24 August

Contact information:

For more information and to sign up, contact Aynsley Lafferty at edinburgh@health-in-mind.org.uk.

The Listening Space - Leith

A space for positive mental health and wellbeing. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in our peer-support group.

The Listening Space is a peer support space where you can share, listen, and support each other. There will be discussions and activities exploring how the group look after their mental health and wellbeing.

This group is facilitated by a staff member and volunteers with lived experience of mental health recovery. We 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.

Where:

Leith Community Centre, 12A Newkirkgate Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6AD

When:

Time: 1:30 - 3.00 pm.
You can also access a 1:1 listening session at 13:00 – 13:30 pm (we ask that these are requested by 5.00 pm the day before each meeting).

Every other Wednesday: 8 and 22 June, 6 and 20 July, 3 and 17 August

Contact Information:

For more information and to sign up, contact Aynsley Lafferty at edinburgh@health-in-mind.org.uk.

Depression and Anxiety Support Group

We are currently hosting groups both online and in person. We will be limiting numbers attending the in person sessions for the time being. Please pre-register to attend by 3pm on the day of the meeting you would like to attend. If you are not pre-registered to attend we will not be able to admit you to the session.

In Person Groups

We are limiting numbers attending the in person sessions for the time being. In person groups often fill up before the day of the group - we advise to book in advance if possible. You will only be able to book one session at a time. You will be sent a track and trace email on the day of the meeting which you will need to complete in order to confirm your spot.

Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

Alternate Mondays 7.15 pm to 8.30 pm
Dates: 6 and 20 June, 4 and 18 July 

Nicholson Square Events (formally known as Edinburgh Methodist Church) 25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9BX

Alternate Tuesdays 7.15 pm to 8.45 pm
Dates: 14 and 28 June, 12 and 26 July 

Online groups

Alternate Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30pm

Dates: 7 and 21 June; 5 and 19 July

Alternate Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm

Dates: 13 and 27 June; 11 and 25 July

How to join

Please pre-register to attend at edinburghselfhelp@health-in-mind.org.uk by 3pm on the day of the meeting you would like to attend.

Equal Access Edinburgh

The Equal Access service is for anyone aged 18 or over, from a minority ethnic community living in Edinburgh, who would like to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

We offer a range of courses, which explore different tools and strategies to improve our wellbeing.

Drop ins and workshops cover topics such as relaxing breathing exercises, personal boundaries and challenging unhelpful thinking styles and many more.

Drop ins are open to people who want to have a space to be listened to, and given the opportunity to connect with other people.

How to access the service?

Courses, workshops and drop ins will be advertised on our website and at www.ithriveedinburgh.org.uk.

For more information please contact Rahila Khalid by email at Rahila.Khalid@health-in-mind.org.uk

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