Peer Connecting (Health in Mind)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 and over

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind


Peer Connecting Midlothian offers one-to-one and group support for people over 18 who live in Midlothian and who are looking to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Health in Mind’s peer support brings together people with shared experiences of particular mental health and wellbeing difficulties, isolation and loneliness, barriers in connecting with others and community, or similar personal interests and cultural background.

This service provides a space where people feel accepted, understood and supported and where everyone’s experiences are being treated as equally important.

If you decide to access our service, you will have a choice between taking part in one to one peer support with a peer volunteer, which is sometimes called befriending, or in a support group with other peer participants and volunteers. This is where you work towards goals you have agreed with someone else.

Peer Connecting Midlothian can support you to:

  • build your confidence and self-esteem, explore ways of managing your feelings and thoughts better, and feel more empowered and in control
  • reconnect with family and friends, build new relationships, and get more involved in your local community
  • re-discover and reinforce your strengths and talents, find a sense of purpose and meaning in your life, and feel more hopeful for the future

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm


PCS Midlothian - Introduction form - self
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PCS Midlothian - Introduction form - 3rd party
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Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Older people
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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