Peer Connecting, Creative Wellbeing Group (Health in Mind)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind

Description

The Black and Minority Ethnic Peer Connecting Service offers one-to-one and group support for people over 18 living in East Lothian and Midlothian who are looking to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing. Health in Mind works collaboratively with other organisations to support not only you but your family as well.

Peer support brings together people with shared experiences of particular mental health and wellbeing difficulties, isolation and loneliness, language barriers in connecting with others or community, or similar personal interests and cultural backgrounds.

If you decide to access this service, you will have a choice between taking part in one-to-one peer support with a peer volunteer, which is sometimes called befriending, or in a support group with other peer participants and volunteers. This is where you work towards goals you have agreed with someone else.

Within Peer Connecting Service, Health in Mind will support you and aims to:

  • help you to build your confidence and self-esteem, explore ways of managing your feelings and thoughts better, and feel more empowered and in control
  • support you to reconnect with family and friends, build new relationships, and get more involved in your local community
  • help you to discover and reinforce your strengths and talents, find a sense of purpose and meaning in your life, and feel more hopeful for the future

Health in Mind peer volunteers draw on their own experience and training provided by us in order to do this. Everyone’s experiences are treated as equally important and no one is more of an expert than anyone else.

To find out more make an enquiry. You’ll hear back within 10 working days. Alternatively call 0131 225 8508.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

Support is offered via phone or video call with some potential for outdoor activities such as walks or outdoor cafe spaces

Opening times

Monday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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 in person
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Creative

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