Resources: News

Learning from Loss - Families and Carers Survey

Edinburgh Carers Council is part of a Scottish Government ministerial review of the arrangements currently in place for investigating the deaths of people being treated for mental illness, personality disorder or learning disability.

The review wants to hear from family carers who have experience of these investigations. This includes where people have died by suicide. If you would like to contribute to the review and help to influence the way investigations are carried out Edinburgh Carers Council can support you to do this.

Coffee Morning

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary and moving into our new office, we are hosting a Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 18th July from 10am-12pm. It will be located in the Cafe area of our office building (14 Links Place, Great Michael House). Brunch will be provided and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!


Carer Survey & Events

The Scottish Government has made funding available for carers for the next 5 years and help is needed in order to decide which support and services are needed to best assist you in your caring role. Please take ten minutes to complete this survey by following the link below,

Carers Week Event - June 2018

To mark Carers Week we are hosting an event at ‘The Mews’, 35 Young Street, North Lane, Edinburgh on Friday 15th June, 12:30 – 4 pm. The event is free and lunch is provided. There will be a choice of workshops and the aim is for everyone to have a fun, relaxing afternoon and meet other carers.

Heather from Light Bulb Arts will facilitate a creative arts workshop. No experience is required and all materials will be provided. All you need is your imagination and you can create a beautiful work of art to take home with you.

Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens’ Big Lunch 2018


The Cyrenians are hosting the Royal Edinburgh Community Gardens’ Big Lunch 2018 on Sunday 3rd June 2018.

The event will be a relaxed, informal get-together for staff, service users and volunteers of various charities to promote the community and the public.

The event will be bring & buy and the plan is to have a wide variety of food and refreshments. If you are able to bring along some homemade cooking or cakes, that is brilliant, though you should not feel like it’s a requirement.

We are moving office

This week we are beginning to move office, from The Canon Mill to the Leith Links. Our new address will be Edinburgh Carers Council, Gf5, 14 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ. Disabled access is located around the back of the building. There is free parking, and Lothian buses that travel along this route including the 12, and 16.

Our telephone number is also changing. The new number will be 0131 332 8480.

Carers Forum - Save the Date

A date has been set for our next Carers Forum. We will be meeting on Thursday 30th March 2017, 11-2 at Edinburgh Carers Council offices at 1-3 Canon Street, The Canon Mill, EH3 5HE. Topic is to be advised so watch this space.

Please get in touch with Greig or James on or 0131 270 6087 for more information or to register your interest. Lunch and refreshments provided.



Creative Breaks Fund 2017

Creative Breaks Fund for 2017

 Support in Mind Scotland will be running the Creative Breaks Fund in 2017. The programme was launched on Friday 3rd February and the fund is part of Shared Care Scotland’s Time to Live Short Breaks scheme.

Latest ECC newsletter

Please take the time to read all he latest news and community updates in our recent newsletter.


New Training Portal

NHS Lothian in partnership with BEAT, the UK's Eating Disorders Charity have developed a new training portal for professionals who work with young people in the education, mental health or social sector. More details can be viewed on the BEAT website.