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Edinburgh Climate Festival 2024

This summer, the Edinburgh Climate Festival returns to the Meadows Park on Saturday 29 June from 12 pm to 7 pm.

The Edinburgh Fringe 2024 (2 – 26 August 2024)

For three weeks in August, Edinburgh becomes a hub of creative energy, welcoming artists and performers from around the world.

Scottish Ambulance Service Seeks Public Input on Mental Health Crisis Response

The Scottish Ambulance Service, in collaboration with mental health charity See Me, is conducting a survey to gather public input on how they respond to mental health emergencies. Have your say, your voice matters.

Online Edinburgh Disabled People’s Social Care Peer Support Group

The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living is providing a safe space for disabled people to meet online, share experiences, support each other and talk about what’s important to them in regard to accessing social care.

Scottish Refugee Festival Film Screening

Media Education will be hosting a screening of short films created for Scottish Refugee Festival on 21 June 2024.

General Election Mental Health Hustings

Change Mental Health, Penumbra Mental Health and Health in Mind – have joined together to organise this General Election Hustings.

Free Pain Education Session with Pain Concern

If you’ve had pain for more than 12 weeks and live in Edinburgh, Lothian or Forth Valley, you can learn more about pain and what you can do for yourself at a free 2-hour education session with Pain Concern.

Thriving at the Fringe 2024

Health in Mind is launching the second edition of ‘Thriving at the Fringe’ in collaboration with Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership and Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Share your story to be included in this years edition!

The Fringe Community Ticketing Initiative

The community ticketing initiative (CTI) provides free Fringe tickets for people in and around Edinburgh who might not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.

Broomhouse Street Party 2024

The annual Broomhouse Street Party will take place on Thursday 8 August 2024.

Gathering Peer Voices – June 2024

This month The Peer Community is holding it’s Gathering Peer Voices event focusing on the theme of employability.

Fake Fringe – free live performance at the Leith Police Box

Leith Police Box is hosting their Fake Fringe on 17 August 2024..

Drop-in session on council tax, benefits, repairs and rent

Come along to talk with The Edinburgh Advice shop’s friendly team who will help you with any questions you might have about council tax, benefits, repairs, housing or rent.

Edinburgh Canal Festival 2024

Edinburgh Canal Festival is a celebration of the Union Canal and canalside community happening on Saturday 15June (12 noon-5 pm).

New “Death Cafe” Launches in West Edinburgh

This is an opportunity for anyone with questions, ideas and thoughts about death to get together over a cup of tea and cake and chat. 

Edinburgh Leisure celebrates its unsung heroes.

Edinburgh Leisure will be holding a thank you on Thursday, 6th June at Meadowbank Sports Centre for their unsung heroes and their unwavering commitment and all they do to help create a more active and healthier city.

Keeping Edinburgh Podcast

Keeping Edinburgh Podcast is a wellbeing ‘what’s on guide’ will be publishing three more episodes this year.

Edinburgh Pride 2024

Edinburgh Pride is Scotland’s longest running celebration of diversity, ensuring the rainbow shines over the capital city.

Volunteer Week 2024

Volunteer Week Scot is taking place from Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June 2024 and is celebrating it’s 40th Birthday!

Carers Week 2024

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the challenges unpaid carers face, taking place on 10 – 16 June 2024.

Loneliness Awareness Week 2024

Loneliness Awareness Week 2024 will be held from 10 to 16 June.

Free digital support helpline provided by People Know How

The Connecting Scotland Helpline provides digital support to anyone in Scotland. It is free to call and is open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

University Mental Health Day 2024

University Mental Health Day is an annual day to start conversations about student mental health. 

Celebrating 20 years of Breathing Space

Breathing Space celebrates its 20th Anniversary on 1 Feb 2024.

Time to Talk Day 2024

Time to Talk Day is the largest national conversation about mental health.

Worried this winter?

If you are worried about energy bills and the cost of living this winter, the Citizens Advice network is here to help.

New Edinburgh podcast ‘Keeping Edinburgh’ from Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership

This month sees the launch of the brand-new podcast with a difference – exclusively aimed at citizens across Scotland’s Capital, it will focus on “what’s on” and wellbeing.

Mental health research opportunity for heart attack patients

The University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian are looking for participants for a research study examining hospital care experiences of patients who have a mental illness and who have been admitted to hospital for a heart attack.

Warmer Homes Scotland Grant

Warmer Homes Scotland scheme re-launched on 2nd October, providing support for households to stay warmer and save money on their bills.


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