Resources: News

Newsletters: Thrive Edinburgh and Peer Collaborative

Thrive Edinburgh has published the 4th Edition of their Newsletter, their first of 2019. To view, please click on this link:


January 2019 Carers Focus Newsletter

Our January newsletter is now available, please click on this link below to see the version on the website:

If you would like to sign up to our mailing list to receive a pdf-version of the newsletter (and future news/updates) please email or phone us on 0131 322 8480.

Christmas Hours

24th December 10AM - 2PM

25th December - 30th December CLOSED

31st December 10AM - 2PM

1st - 2nd January CLOSED

We will be back to normal hours 9am-5pm on 3rd January 2019.


Best wishes for the holidays from Edinburgh Carers Council!

Edinburgh Crisis Centre Update

Message from the Edinburgh Crisis Centre:

Due to essential maintenance being carried out ,the Edinburgh Crisis Centre will not be able to provide 1-1 appointments from 8am-7pm on Wednesday the 19th December nor overnight stays from 8am on Wednesday the 19th December to 12pm on Thursday the 20th December.

Mental Welfare Commission Seeking New Board Member

New board member with experience as an unpaid carer sought for the Mental Welfare Commission

Paul Dumbleton, Mental Welfare Commission Board member, will leave his role in March after eight years. Paul has been the Commission’s Board member with experience as a family carer since the Board was established in 2011.

Last reminder! Survey: Learning Disability/Autism & Mental Health Act

Last reminder! This is the last chance to tell the Mental Welfare Commission about your experiences of learning disability or autism and the Mental Health Act.

Their survey ends this Friday, 30th November.

Please complete a survey so that this review can reflect your experiences.

EVOC Drop-in for Carers Rights Day

EVOC will be marking Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November from 11am – 3.30pm by hosting a drop-in wellbeing event for paid and unpaid carers across Edinburgh. This coincides with Edinburgh Carers Council's AGM, though EVOC's event will be longer so anyone who is interested, please consider dropping by!

There will be a small spa space, a chance to try Reiki and yoga, and a free lucky dip with prizes donated by businesses across Edinburgh.

Next Carers Forum – Thursday 6th December

Next Carers Forum – Thursday 6th December

11 am - 2 pm at Great Michael House, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh. EH6 7EZ

This forum meeting will be an opportunity to have some FUN. It will be fun-focused with the focus on FUN!

Survey: Learning Disability/Autism in Mental Health Act

Please consider taking part in this survey for an independent review which aims to gather evidence on how people with learning disability & autism experience the Mental Health Act.

The deadline is Friday 30th November.

Staff and carers can complete the online survey at

Please contact Simon or Catherine (0131 313 8744) from the review team if you would like to meet with them, for those who care for someone who cannot take part themselves.

Peer Collaborative October Newsletter

To find out recent news and information about peer work, please have a look at Peer Collaborative October Newsletter by following this link: