The Listening Space (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind


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 group 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.

You can meet both online and in-person. The number of spaces available for in-person meetings is currently limited due to Covid-19.

Volunteers will listen with a compassionate and non-judgemental ear to whatever you want to speak about.

Volunteers are impartial and respect your confidentiality. They will not provide advice or counselling.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

For more information and to sign up, contact Anna Chmiel at

For those who have limited or no access to the internet, Health in Mind can also arrange for you to dial-in from your phone. Call Health in Mind on 0131 225 8508 for more information.

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

The Listening Space currently takes place on Zoom and in-person. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and need some help to access the space, Health in Mind can provide support with this.

Opening times

In-person meetings
Location: Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum St, Gilmerton, Edinburgh EH17 8QG
Time: 1.30 – 3.00 pm
Dates: Every other Wednesday. 15 Dec, 12 and 26 Jan, 9 and 23 Feb

Online meetings
Location: Zoom
Time: 1.30 – 3.00 pm
Dates: Every Wednesday
You can also access an online or in-person one-to-one listening session at 1.00 – 1.30 pm (to be requested by 5.00 pm the day before each meeting).

Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life
Substance use

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