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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 Listening Space 

The Listening Space is a drop-in service for people in Edinburgh who are 18 years and over. It 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. Please note that due to staffing changes, the Listening Space is currently operating at limited capacity. However, please still do get in touch to find out when the next meeting is.

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 Anna Chmiel at

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

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.

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

Alternate Mondays 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Dates: 6 and 20 December; 17 and 31 January; 14 and 28 February; 14 and 28 March

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

Alternate Tuesdays 7.15pm to 8.45pm
Dates: 14 December; 11 and 25 January; 8 and 22 February; 8 and 22 March

Online groups

Alternate Tuesdays 7pm to 8.30pm

Dates: 7 and 21 December; 4 and 18 January; 1 and 15 February; 1, 15 and 29 March

Alternate Mondays 7pm to 8.30pm

Dates: 13 December (no group 27 December); 10 and 24 January; 7 and 21 February; 7 and 21 March

How to join

Please pre-register to attend at by 3pm on the day of the meeting you would like to attend.

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