The Listening Space – Gilmerton (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Health in Mind

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over looking for a supportive space to talk about their mental health and/or to listen to others share their experience.


A space for positive mental health and wellbeing. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in our peer-support group.

The Listening Space is a peer support space where you can share, listen, and support each other. There will be discussions and activities exploring how the group look after their mental health and wellbeing.

This group is facilitated by a staff member and volunteers with lived experience of mental health recovery. We 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.

This group meets in person. The number of spaces available is currently limited due to Covid-19 and registration in advance is mandatory to be able to attend.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

For more information and to sign up, contact Aynsley Lafferty at

Is there a cost?

No, this service is free.

Location information

Location: Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum St, Gilmerton, Edinburgh EH17 8QG

If you are interested in the Online Listening Space, please see more information under the following link:

The Listening Space – Online (Health in Mind)

Opening times

Time: 12:30 – 2 pm
You can also access a 1:1 listening session at 12:00 – 12:30 pm (we ask that these are requested by 5 pm the day before each meeting).
Dates: Every other Wednesday; 9 and 23 Feb, 9 and 23 Mar, 6 and 20 Apr

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Bereavement and grief
Eating disorders
Healthy living
Long term conditions/disabilities
Low mood
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Self harm
Substance use

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