Link Up Women’s Support Centre
Link Up Women’s Support Centre (Link-Up ) offers support to women affected by mental health difficulties and who are isolated and/or struggling as a result.
The centre aims to help women to achieve their full potential by providing support and education and by helping women to build their confidence and self esteem. Link Up provides activities, support and hope in a safe caring environment where women can develop the skills and confidence they need to enable them to cope with life.
There are currently six support groups available both during the day and evenings. There is also a Saturday afternoon drop-in. A creche is available for some groups. These groups offer women the opportunity to try new things, gain confidence in a supportive setting, develop positive coping strategies, meet other women and grow from having the opportunity to share experiences and support other women.
This service offers women an opportunity to talk in confidence about problems that concern them with trained and experienced counsellors in a safe and relaxed setting. Women are supported and encouraged to make their own choices. We are able to provide a creche for some sessions.
The centre aims to teach women principles of meditation and to give them the opportunity to experience a wide range of holistic therapies including Shiatsu massage and Reiki healing.
Arts and Writing Groups
We have a well established writing group which is facilitated by a published author, many members have discovered the power of the written word through this group and the therapeutic role that writing has to play. Link Up has run a wide range of art courses including pottery, textile and ceramic courses which have proved popular with members.
How To Get in Touch
Address: St Margaret’s House, G1, 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE
Phone Number: 0131 661 9292
Intended Client Groups:
This service is open to residents of these areas:
- North East
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Women over 16 years old, living in North East Edinburgh, who have mental health difficulties
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Health & Social Care,
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
St Margaret house
G1, 151, London Road
Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm
-Monday - Thursday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Members Drop-in: Thursday afternoons 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm -
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Public Parking
Parking at St Margarets car park
- Wheelchair Access
- Creche Available
Public Transport Information
Any along London Road
Provider's Name: Link Up Women’s Support Centre
Link Up provides activities, support and hope in a safe caring environment where women can practise the skills they need to enable them to cope with life.
The philosophy of the Centre is - Women Linking Together with each other - for support - in friendship - in the community - in strength.
Link Up provides:
- Support Groups
- Writing Group
- Short Courses
- Members Drop-in
- Alternative Therapies