Empathy in Mind is an Edinburgh carer-led Group which offers a safe and confidential space for any carer who may be experiencing the challenging behaviours associated with mental health difficulties.
The Group is for anyone who cares for someone with a mental health difficulty: you may be a friend, parent, grandparent, partner, sibling or flatmate.
The Group was initially borne out of people caring for someone who had, or could have, attracted a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Now the Group is open to all carers of people with mental health difficulties.
Here you can meet with other carers and listen, chat, share or just enjoy the company as you wish.
Carers are often left confused and bewildered by a diagnosis or, indeed, non-diagnosis when you know help is needed. This can leave you feeling anxious and fearful about what is happening in your life, how to deal with the constant crises that arise and how best to support your loved one while taking care of yourself.
The Empathy in Mind Group can help by sharing experiences and suggesting better ways to cope.
The Group will give you an opportunity to learn and understand the difficulties associated with diagnoses such as personality disorders.
Being part of the Group will help reduce your sense of isolation and, importantly, you will be encouraged to also take care of your own mental health and well being.
The Group provides a warm, welcome and safe space to be able to meet and chat about any of the difficulties you may be experiencing, with people who can empathise and appreciate what you may be going through.
The Empathy in Mind Group welcomes you -
please feel free to come along and discover for yourself how empathy, tea & cake can make all the difference!
The Group usually meets on the third Tuesday of each month - for the next meeting, see 'Next Group Gathering' (either to the right or below).
If you are a carer of someone with mental health difficulties, you are very welcome to come along to our Empathy in Mind Group.
The Group meets in the morning, usually on the third Tuesday of the month.
'How We Are Keeping Safe' on the home page
We are back to in person meetings, please see
below for how to contact.
We meet at The Botanic Cottage - see Find Us for maps and venue information, plus contact details for accessing the venue.
We look forward to welcoming you!
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