Support in Mind Carers Support

Support in Mind offers various support projects for carers

Edinburgh Carers Support Project offers support and information to carers (partners, friends and relatives) of those with any serious mental illness. The Project is based at the Stafford Centre. 

The project offers information, advice, practical and emotional support. 

Caring Connections is a national service for carers (family/friends) of people being treated within forensic mental health services throughout Scotland. the service provides support and appropriate information to carers throughout the key stages of their journey through the Forensic Mental Health Services.  By doing this the carer may feel better supported and informed of their own rights and more able to support their relative/friend who is receiving care and treatment.  Supporting families and friends in this way may go some way to maintaining or rebuilding relationships.

Carers & Relatives Alliance (CARA)  is a friendly support group for anyone affected by mental illness, including friends, family, partners and carers. the groups meets together to share experiences and make time for ourselves. Members support each other, share information and learn skills to help us cope. The group is very informal and welcoming. The group meets on the first Tuesday of most months at the Stafford Centre, 103 Broughton Street, Edinburgh 6/6.30pm to 8pm (Please call to confirm). See the flyer


Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Carers


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

This service is available to anyone who supports someone with a mental illness.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

The Stafford Centre
103 Broughton Street

Office Hours

Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Hours

-Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 557 0718

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Translation Service
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Support in Mind Scotland

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those affected by mental illness including schizophrenia.  This includes family members, partners, friends and carers.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 557 0718

Office Hours

Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Hours

Mondays to Thursdays from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

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