Support for carers (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Health in Mind

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over


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 EdinburghEric 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.

Support Groups for unpaid carers

Peer Spaces

Listening Space in Leith Community Centre
When: Every first Friday of the month
Where: Leith Community Centre
Time: 10.00 am – 11.00 am

Dementia Support Group

When: Every second Friday of the month
Where: Newington Library
Time: 10:15 am – 11:15 am

Anxiety Support Group

When: Every third Thursday of the month
Where: Morningside Library
Time: 10:15-11:15

Longer courses for unpaid carers

Boundaries Course

A four week course looking into the role of boundaries, feelings of guilt, resentment and anger. Join us if you want to learn about boundaries and practice setting boundaries in a safe space!

Wellbeing Workshops

Five workshops on: Breathing, Mindfulness, Relationships, Thinking Styles and Resilience that will help you to improve your wellbeing.

Coping strategies

A four week course that is looking into what is stress and different coping strategies to help stress management. Join us if you want to know more about how to provide more emotional, practical and proactive support to yourself.

Anxiety Management

A six weeks course that will explore strategies to manage anxiety on a level of your body and your mind. During the course you will learn some basic knowledge about neurobiology of anxiety and how we can train ourselves to cope better.

Moving Forward

This six week self-management group explores strategies that aims to support change and enhance your resilience in reaching your goals.

If you feel stuck and want to improve your life, but you are not sure what you need or where you can get support, this may be a good place to start.

Short courses for unpaid carers

We offer several one-off workshops for unpaid carers.

Sessions are short and focused on guided discussions, sharing experiences and learning new tools.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?


Location information

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

Contact Details

Health in Mind
40 shandwick place, Edinburgh, EH XYZ

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Types of support on offer:

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

Type of services on offer:

Learning, employability, volunteering
Relationships and Family Life

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