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.


Wellbeing Workshops (online)

Five workshops on Breathing, Mindfulness, Relationships, Thinking Styles and Resilience

Coping strategies (online)

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

Anxiety Management (online)

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 the neurobiology of anxiety and how we can train ourselves to cope better.

Short courses for unpaid carers

We offer several one-off workshops for unpaid carers. All workshops are currently online.

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

  • Emotional regulation (online), Tuesday 5 October 5-6pm
  • Breathing and grounding, Saturday 9 October, 9-10am
  • Boundaries, Tuesday 12 October, 5-6pm
  • Dealing with unpredictability, Tuesday 19 October, 5-6pm
  • Chats about self care, Saturday 23 October, 9-10am

For more details, please contact Paulina on or 07435274586.

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.

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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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