Drop-in peer support (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind


Health in Mind offers a range of drop-in peer support services for people living in Edinburgh. These services 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 that usually takes place in the main hall of Gilmerton Community Centre. For now, the service has moved online, using the platform Zoom.

Health in Mind is here to give you a space to be listened to, and to connect with others who will do their best to understand you.

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 1.00 – 3.00 pm

1.00 – 1.30 pm – This time is reserved for you 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. Health in Mind volunteers are impartial and respect your confidentiality. They will not provide advice or counselling.

At present, because this is happening online, please get in touch in advance if you’d like a one-to-one listening session.

1.30 – 3.00 pm – 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, there is an option to dial in from your phone. Call Health in Mind on 0131 225 8508 for more information.

Wellbeing Space

The Wellbeing Space is a weekly drop-in group for people living in South Queensferry, where Health in Mind staff and volunteers 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.

Date: Every Thursday
Time: 12.00 – 1.30 pm
Platform: Zoom

If you are interested in joining the group, please email Anna at anna.chmiel@health-in-mind.org.uk

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Type of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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