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We are a local Edinburgh charity that provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental health difficulties.

Who is a carer?

A carer may be a family member, partner or friend who supports or cares for a person with mental health difficulties. Carers may or may not live with the person they support, and they may or may not carry out physical tasks.

We can help if

*You support someone with mental health difficulties, a learning disability, an acquired brain injury, dementia or autistic spectrum condition.

*You want to find out more about how to best to support carers.

*You'd like information about Edinburgh mental health services.

*You're a carer who may require collective or individual advocacy.

Latest news

Living it Up New Website : The team at Living it Up recently revealed their new website www.livingitup.scot - a fantastic resource offering wellbeing and self-management information to people over 50 in Scotland who may be...

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Publications

Edinburgh Carers Council has developed a series of booklets designed to meet the specific needs of those supporting someone with mental health difficulties.