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.


The Listening Space is a drop-in peer support space for positive mental health and wellbeing where you can share, listen, and support each other. We will listen with a compassionate and non-judgemental ear to whatever you want to speak about. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer (30 minute sessions, subject to availability) and/or participate in our peer-support group. The group is facilitated by a staff member and volunteers with lived experience of mental health recovery. There will be discussions and activities exploring how the group look after their mental health and wellbeing.

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

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

This is a drop-in service, you do not need to be referred or sign up to attend.

For more information you can contact

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 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 attending an in-person Listening Space in either Gilmerton or Leith, please see more information under the following links:


Opening times

Location: Online (Zoom)


  • 1-2pm: 1-to-1 drop-in sessions with peer volunteers (30 minute sessions, subject to availability)
  • 2-3pm: Drop-in peer support group

Dates: The 2nd Wednesday of every month.

Contact Details

Health in Mind
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT

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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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