"Hi, my name is Linda MacLeod.
In 2015 I was approached by a group of carers for people with mental health difficulties to facilitate their monthly meetings. Having worked with carers and facilitated many groups over a number of years, I was delighted to accept and be part of such a rewarding and vital group.
The founding members of this group have been truly inspirational. I have been in the privileged position of being a part of their lives, seeing them work through and gain support from one another.
As simple as it is, their coming together and discussing their issues as carers, has increased their confidence and self esteem. They have gone on to promote, self advocate and be proactive, and were instrumental in the planning and developing of the Empathy in Mind Group.
Together they wrote the constitution and designed the website, as well as working through the maze of gaining Charitable status and becoming members of SCVO.
I am honoured to be in the position of facilitating EiM. It is a warm, inclusive, non-judgemental group.
If you are experiencing any problems in caring for someone with mental health difficulties, you are not alone.
Please feel free to contact us: a listening ear and the empathy of others will give you back a ‘sense of belonging’, for the difficult times and the better ones."
If you are a carer of someone with mental health difficulties, you are very welcome to come along to our Empathy in Mind Group.
17The Group meets from
10:30 to 12:30, usually on the third Tuesday of the month.
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!
Member of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO)