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Scottish Ambulance Service Seeks Public Input on Mental Health Crisis Response

Complete a new survey to gather public input on how to respond to mental health emergencies. Have your say, your voice matters.

Election Information Session with MEND

MEND will be hosting a FREE An informative session promoting equality in the upcoming general election

Newbattle Abbey College Open Days

Newbattle Abbey College are hosting online and in person open days.

Volunteer Week 2024

Volunteer Week Scot is taking place from Monday 3 June – Sunday 9 June 2024 and is celebrating it’s 40th Birthday!

Carers Week 2024

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the challenges unpaid carers face, taking place on 10 – 16 June 2024.

Loneliness Awareness Week 2024

Loneliness Awareness Week 2024 will be held from 10 to 16 June.

Mental Health Lived Experience Panel Meeting

This Panel Meeting is an opportunity for people with lived experience of mental health issues to discuss their experiences and influence future service development of services in Midlothian.

Visit the new Peer Recovery Hub!

SRN has launched a new online resource to inspire you to develop and champion peer support for mental health recovery

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 13 – Sunday 19 May 2024.

Stress Awareness Month 2024

April is recognised as National Stress Awareness Month to bring attention to the negative impact of stress.

Greener Gorebridge!

The People’s Conference

The People’s Conference is organised by and for people with experience of mental health issues and this year it was all about housing and mental health.

Free digital support helpline provided by People Know How

The Connecting Scotland Helpline provides digital support to anyone in Scotland. It is free to call and is open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm.

University Mental Health Day 2024

University Mental Health Day is an annual day to start conversations about student mental health. 

Celebrating 20 years of Breathing Space

Breathing Space celebrates its 20th Anniversary on 1 Feb 2024.

Time to Talk Day 2024

Time to Talk Day is the largest national conversation about mental health.

Worried this winter?

If you are worried about energy bills and the cost of living this winter, the Citizens Advice network is here to help.

Winter Ready in Woodburn with Communities, Lifelong Learning and Employability

Carers who are worried about high energy bills this winter can drop into Communities, Lifelong Learning and Employability’s free session on Mon 6 November.

Peer Chat Live at Lunch, with the Scottish Recovery Network

Peer Chat Live at Lunch! is a 30-minute online discussion and live Q&A. It’s broadcast live to the Scottish Recovery Facebook and Twitter channels.

Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month

Men’s Health Awareness Month, is a worldwide annual campaign that encourages men to talk about their mental health.

Midlothian Council relaunches its warm and well hubs

The council has relaunched four warm and well hubs across the county to provide support with the cost-of-living crisis.

The SANE Creative Awards Scheme is open again!

he SANE Creative Awards Scheme is open again and will be welcoming applications until Tuesday 31 October 2023.

Time For You Carers Fund 2023 by Alzheimer’s Scotland

The 2023 round of the ‘Time for You Fund’ is now open. Unpaid carers of people with dementia living in Scotland can apply for grants of £200.

VOCAL’s Wee Breaks funding for Unpaid Carers

VOCAL’s Wee Breaks funding allows carers to apply for a grant to fund activities, devices and support, which would give you a break from caring.

Get your free Peer Group Facilitation guides!

Let’s do Peer Group Facilitation is a set of free practical guides to support you to run peer support groups whether online or in person.

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We’re always looking to promote wellbeing events in Midlothian and would love to add yours!

Disabled Person’s Railcard

Customers can get a Disabled Person’s Railcard if they live in England, Scotland or Wales and are registered deaf or use hearing aids Discounted travel – RNID.


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