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Fringe by the Sea 2024

This year, Fring by the Sea takes place from 2 August – 11 August 2024 and will feature over 200 acts across 10 days.

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 ‘Near Me’ health appointments now available at Tranent Library

Online video health consultation appointments delivered by NHS Scotland’s “Near Me” service are now accessible from Tranent Library.

VCEL New Podcast Release

Volunteer Centre East Lothian (VCEL) has announced the launch of its latest initiative, the CONVO podcast.

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.

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.

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.

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! 

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.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.