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Visit the new Peer Recovery Hub!

Visit the new Peer Recovery Hub!

Scottish Recovery Network has launched a new online resource full of free tools, events, and opportunities to inspire you to develop and champion peer support for mental health recovery

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May 2024.

Stress Awareness Month 2024

April is recognised as National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress.

Mindfulness introduction session evening- free to join!

A free mindfulness taster session, where you will learn about what mindfulness is and we learn to be more aware.

Make Yourself at Home in East Lothian

Health In Mind and East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership would like to invite you to a meeting in a friendly atmosphere, to talk about services that are available for you in the area.

The People's Conference

The People's Conference is organised by and for people with experience of mental health issues and this year it was all about housing and mental health.

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.

Peer Chat Live at Lunch, with the Scottish Recovery Network

Peer Chat Live at Lunch! is a 30-minute online discussion and live Q&A. It’s broadcast live to the Scottish Recovery Facebook and Twitter channels.

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.

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Men's Health Awareness Month, is a worldwide annual campaign that encourages men to talk about their mental health.

Planning older people's services: Making decisions together

ELHSCP want to work with East Lothian residents and communities to collectively identify possible options to support the development of high quality sustainable services for older people in the future.

The SANE Creative Awards Scheme is open again!

The SANE Creative Awards Scheme aims to improve the quality of life for people with mental health problems, their carers and families by supporting their artistic ambitions and helping fulfill their creative potential.

Ponder Wander with Changes East Lothian

Do you enjoy going for a walk and noticing little things? Or taking some time to sit in nature tuning into nature’s rhythms? Join Changes East Lothian for a Ponder Wander.

East Lothian Walking Festival

East Lothian Walking Festival are delighted to announce the launch of East Lothian's 2023 Festival of Walking from August 27th to September, 3rd 2023. Come and explore our wonderful countryside, meet new people and perhaps even challenge yourself a little.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Community Ticketing Initiative

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society has just launched its Community Ticketing Initiative (CTI) for 2023. These are tickets that have been generously donated by Fringe artists and companies for people living in and around Edinburgh who are at risk, vulnerable, marginalised, isolated or experiencing additional barriers to attending the festival.

Ageing Well - Join the Team

Ageing Well east Lothian and Enjoy Leisure are looking for a volunteer to help support Low Level Nordic walking sessions in Musselburgh.

Keep Safe Premises in East Lothian

The Keep Safe initiative is a partnership between I Am Me Scotland and Police Scotland and has been developed to support disabled people to participate in community life, free from fear of harassment and abuse. 

Suicide Cultures: Reimagining Suicide Research

Suicide Cultures is a Wellcome Trust funded research programme which aims to explore how suicide is experienced and what suicide means to diverse communities across Scotland and its Islands.

The Priority Services Register in Scotland

The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free UK wide service which provides extra help during power cuts or when there’s an interruption to your electricity, gas or water supply.

Get your free Peer Group Facilitation guides!

Let's do Peer Group Facilitation is a set of free practical guides to support you to run peer support groups whether online or in person.

Rent Deposit Fund: A partnership between SafeDeposits Scotland and Rock Trust

Young people aged 16-25 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness can apply to the Rock Trust for a deposit funded by SafeDeposits Scotland. This will help young people move into Scotland's private rented sector.

Winter Warm Banks

The Warm Welcome Campaign is determined to equip and support thousands of free, warm, and welcoming spaces in communities across the UK. They want to make sure that nobody is left to suffer on their own this winter.

Positive Mental Health in the Workplace

A new digital platform has been launched by the Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland to signpost employers to the information they need to help them develop and implement the right approaches that will support good mental health.

Add Your News Story to Eastspace!

We're always looking to promote mental health and wellbeing news stories in East Lothian and would love to add yours! 

"Shed your armour, show the scars" by See Me Scotland and Feniks

The project, created by Polish Community Ambassadors under the leadership of See Me Scotland and Feniks, encourages men to speak up about their struggles and to actively pursue support.

The CEA Card by the UK Cinema Association

The CEA Card is a national card scheme developed for UK cinemas by the UK Cinema Association (UKCA).

Scotland's Adult Disability Payment

The Adult Disability Payment is open for new applications across Scotland.

Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme Returns

The Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme provides free repairs and maintenance to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it, to get thousands of people across Scotland on their bikes.

The Think Positive Hub

Think Positive works with colleges, universities, and students’ associations across Scotland to help them to develop and promote their mental health support offer.

Health in Mind celebrate about 40 years

Health in Mind is celebrating 40 years this month! You can read more about what Health in Mind has achieved since 1982.

Police Scotland's Little Book of Big Scams

Police Scotland, along with their partners at the Scottish Business Resilience Centre and the Royal Bank of Scotland have produced a booklet called Little Book of Big Scams.