The Salvesen Mindroom Centre

We wanted to shine a spotlight on a service that celebrates and supports neurodiversity, so we we reached out to Andrew from The Salvesen Mindroom Centre to hear about the work they do.


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Mindroom is a charity that champions all forms of neurodiversity and supports all kinds of minds. Our mission is to be a leading centre for change, in how we live, work, and learn. We achieve this through support, education, advocacy, and research. We envision a future where society values and includes all kinds of minds. Mindroom’s purpose is to foster a deeper and more inclusive understanding of the diverse minds that make up our society. We raise awareness, promote acceptance, and actively contribute to the creation of a society where neurodiversity isn’t just acknowledged but truly valued.

Mindroom has a unique partnership with the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre at The University of Edinburgh. The research team aims to enhance our understanding of neurodiversity and we leverage this knowledge to design, deliver and evaluate approaches that enable people to thrive.


Children and young people

If you’re under 25 and think you may be neurodivergent and require assistance in voicing your needs in matters affecting your life, we’re here to help. Our services offer direct one-to-one advocacy and support for neurodivergent children and young people throughout Scotland, without the need for a formal diagnosis.

Parents and carers

While being a parent or carer of a neurodivergent child is undoubtedly rewarding, we understand that trying to access the right support can bring moments of uncertainty and isolation. Our team of Family Advice and Outreach Specialists aim to offer personalised guidance and information that meets your unique needs, empowering you every step of the way.

Professionals

We collaborate closely with professionals in schools, healthcare, social work, and other organisations to enhance knowledge and share best practices. Our goal is to ensure that you feel well-informed by offering comprehensive and reliable training, information, guidance, and support.

Employers

We believe that collaborative efforts within workplaces can cultivate a culture where everyone can thrive. Through our Neuroinclusion at Work project, we partner with you to provide advice, consultancy, resources, and training. We aim to close the employment gap and develop inclusive and supportive work environments for neurodivergent people.


If you have a question or need advice from one of our friendly team members, contact us at directhelp@mindroom.org or call 0131 370 6731.

If you are a school interested in partnering with us to support young people’s transition from senior school, contact us at andrew@mindroom.org or call 0131 370 6731.

If you are looking for neurodiversity training, we have a wide range of courses available, contact nellyw@mindroom.org or call 0131 370 6731.

If you would like to learn more about our Neuroinclusion at Work project contact aileen@mindroom.org or call 0131 370 6731.

If you would like to know more about how you could partner with Mindroom and support our work, contact us at aileen@mindroom.org or call 0131 370 6731.

You can find out more about Mindroom’s services and access free resources by visiting www.mindroom.org

We believe in the potential for positive change and the inherent power of every individual to create a future full of possibilities.

Find out more about Salvesen Mindroom Centre and the support they offer.


Do you live and/or work in Edinburgh and want to share your own experiences of mental health and wellbeing and the different ways keep you well? If you would like us to share your story, please email eastspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.


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