||103 Broughton Street, Broughton
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- Community Development
- Self Help/Support
The Stafford Centre is a community resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community.
The Centre operates as a Drop-In where people can enjoy the company of others in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment and begin to build supportive networks. We have a Snack Bar serving home-made soup, lunches and a variety of snacks, tea, coffee etc., all at reasonable prices. Some Centre users help by volunteering behind the counter.
The Stafford Centre is managed by Support in Mind Scotland, and has in place policies and procedures which protect the rights and welfare of everyone using and working in the Centre.
Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
We seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness.
Using the Stafford Centre
Although the Centre runs a “drop-in” service you must be registered with the Centre before you can access the services. You can be referred by an agency, or you can self-refer.
To access the service there is a short referral process. A staff member will meet with you to tell you what the Centre can offer and to find out a bit about you. The staff member will also complete a registration form with you which is completely confidential. After this process you will be able to access the service.