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.

Service Description

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.

Group Work
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.

Counselling Service
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.

Complimentary Therapies
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
Email: info@link-upsupport.co.uk

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Women

Residency:

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

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

G.P.,
Health & Social Care,
Health Visitors

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

St Margaret house
G1, 151, London Road
Edinburgh
EH7 6AE

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.30am - 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am - 1.00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Thursday 10.00 am - 4.00 pm Members Drop-in: Thursday afternoons 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 9292
Email: info@link-upsupport.co.uk
Website: www.link-upsupport.co.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Parking at St Margarets car park
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Creche Available

Transport

Public Transport Information

Any along London Road

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Provider's Name: Link Up Women’s Support Centre

Type: Charity/Voluntary

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:

  • Linking-Up
  • Support Groups
  • Counselling
  • Writing Group
  • Short Courses
  • Members Drop-in
  • Alternative Therapies

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 9292
Email: info@link-upsupport.co.uk
Website: www.link-upsupport.co.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 5.00pm, Friday 9.00am – 1.00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Thursday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Members Drop-in: Thursday afternoons 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

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