Support for carers (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide / North East / North West / South East / South West

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind


Caring for others, whether that’s your friends, families, or neighbours, can be isolating and difficult. It is often hard for carers to find the time to take care of themselves and connect with others too. 

That’s why Health in Mind is delivering support for carers as a partner in the Carewell Health and Wellbeing Partnership. This partnership is a new joint initiative between ourselves, VOCAL Edinburgh, Eric Liddell Centre and Milan Senior Welfare

Health in Mind is offering a range of courses and peer spaces to support the mental health and wellbeing of carers. These safe spaces will allow carers the time to explore and discover ways of keeping well and to be able to connect to a wider community of carers and experience peer support.

Do you have experience of caring for someone and would you like to support others? Health in Mind is also looking for volunteers and people to be involved in the development of our carer services.

Listening Space for carers

The Listening Space for carers a place to meet other carers, talk about how you’re feeling, and to share, listen and receive support.

Dates: Every Tuesday
Times: 1.00 – 3.00 pm
Platform: Zoom

Coping with the new normal for carers

A series of workshops for carers, where you can learn tools to feel more relaxed and resilient.

4 March: Breathing
11 March: Mindfulness and self-care
18 March: Contact and boundaries
25 March: Thinking styles
1 April: Resilience
Time: 3.00 – 5.00 pm
Platform: Zoom

Caring during COVID-19: Toolkit

This is a six-week online course that will explore different tools and strategies that you can use to manage anxiety and stress. 

The course is open to all carers who care for a family member, friend or neighbour and are keen to learn and connect with a wider community of carers. 

Date: starting on 3 March 2021
Time: 2.00 – 4.00 pm
Platform: Zoom

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

Due to Covid-19, this service is currently being provided online.

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Learning, employability, volunteering
Older people
Survivors of abuse

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