Groups

Peer Support Groups in Edinburgh

Carers are welcome to join a support group in an area local to them. A Carer Support Practitioner from VOCAL will facilitate the group in a mixture of formats (online and in person). To find out more contact the Carer Support Practitioner for the group or call VOCAL on freephone – 0808 196 6666


Conversation Cafe (North West)

  • In person – last Tuesday of the month, 10.30am-12noon
  • Contact – Gillian Smith, VOCAL gsmith@vocal.org.uk

Connecting Carers (North West)

  • In person – second Monday of the month, 11am-12noon
  • Contact – Gillian Smith, VOCAL gsmith@vocal.org.uk

Connecting Carers (South East)

  • Online – last Wednesday of the month 12pm-1pm
  • In person – first Wednesday of the month, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Contact – Lisa Ehlers, VOCAL lehlers@vocal.org.uk

Connecting Carers (North East)

  • Online – second Wednesday of the month, 12pm-1pm,
  • In person – last Wednesday of the month, 12pm-1pm
  • Contact – Tammy Easton, VOCAL teaston@vocal.org.uk

Connecting Carers (South West) in partnership with Dementia Friendly Pentlands

  • In person – twice a month, Monday 12.30pm – 2.30pm
  • Contact – Claudine Davison, VOCAL cdavsion@vocal.org.uk

Peer support for carers of young people with mental health problems (citywide)

  • Online – once a month on a Monday 6pm-7pm
  • In person – once a month on a Friday 10am-11am
  • Contact – Megan Copely, VOCAL mcopely@vocal.org.uk

Peer support group for carers of a child with a disability (citywide) in partnership with LCIL

  • In person – once a month on a Monday, 11am-12.30pm
  • Contact – Megan Copely, VOCAL mcopely@vocal.org.uk