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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Organisation Details

Address 14 Links Place, Leith
Post Code EH6 7EZ
Locality North West 
Telephone 0131 270 6087
  • Advice/Information
  • Advocacy
  • Carers
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Self Help/Support

We are a local Edinburgh charity that provides free, confidential and independent advocacy for carers supporting someone with mental health difficulties.

We are an independent Edinburgh charity that is carer-led in its developments.

We provide:

- Information to carers about all aspects of mental health care and services.
- Individual advocacy services for carers and named persons.
- Collective advocacy.
- Training opportunities so carers can be empowered.

Edinburgh Carers Council is a representative forum for carers of people with mental health problems across Edinburgh, composed of individual carers, members of carers support groups and other carer organisations.

Our aim is to ensure that the views and needs of carers are included at all stages in the development of mental health services, and to give carers the information and support necessary for them to carry out their caring role.

We act as a point of contact for carers of those who use mental health services by providing information, support and learning opportunities.

We hold regular open meetings and information sessions, and take action with carers and on their behalf.

At our resource centre we provide internet access and resource material for carers.

At the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh Carers Council is organising ways to support carers and provide information for them.

Edinburgh Carers Council is a charity that has provided advocacy to carers for over 16 years. When you are caring for someone with mental health difficulties it can be stressful, confusing and isolating. Our services help carers access the support and information to be in control of their own caring situation. Located at The Canon Mill, we also have an office at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital. Appointments can be made to be seen at either office.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Carers Forum 0131 322 8480 More info »
Collective Advocacy 0131 270 6087 More info »
Ferryfield House Carers Group 0131 322 8480 More info »
Findlay House Carers Group 0131 322 8480 More info »
Forensic (FMHS) 0131 270 6087 / 270 6089 More info »
Individual Advocacy 0131 270 6087 / 6089 More info »
Membership 0131 270 6087 More info »
Safety, Privacy and Dignity in Older Peoples services (SPD) Group 0131 270 6087/0131 537 6392 More info »
Transitions Carer 0131 270 6087 / 6089 More info »