The Listening Space – Online (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 online, on Zoom.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

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?


Location information

This peer support space currently takes place online, on Zoom. If you are unfamiliar with Zoom and need some help to access the space, Health in Mind can provide support with this.

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

The Listening Space – Gilmerton (Health in Mind)

Opening times

Location: Zoom
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 Thursday

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Types of support on offer:

Support from someone with similar experience
Support on the phone
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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