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Carers Focus Newsletter: July 2021

Our Carers Focus Newsletter for July 2021 is now available to read.

You can read the text only version on our website, or you can email to receive the full PDF copy.

You can also ask to join our mailing list where you will receive all ECC and carer news through email.

Coffee Morning & Art Workshop - Carers Week 2021

Carers Week is from June 7th-13th this year. We at Edinburgh Carers Council are pleased to announce that we will be having a couple of online events on Friday 11th June.

Online Peer Support Group for Carers & Relatives

In addition to our individual (one-to-one) peer support service, we have now started an Online Peer Support Group. The sessions are facilitated by ECC and held on the last Friday of every month at 2:30 pm. The group is open to anyone who cares for someone with a mental health difficulty.

Message from Ruth Rooney: Carer feedback needed

Message from Ruth Rooney, Edinburgh Carers Council Coordinator:


I am contacting you to ask for your support in relation to the advocacy service at Edinburgh Carers Council.

AGM 2020

Edinburgh Carers Council’s AGM

When: Thursday, 21 January 11 am - 12 pm

Where: Online via Zoom

You are warmly invited to join us for our first online Annual General Meeting to hear all about our past work over the year 2020.

To register, please email

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers for our Board of Trustees

Christmas Hours 2020

Edinburgh Carers Council's Christmas Hours 2020

Thursday, 24 December (Christmas Eve) - CLOSED from 12 noon
Friday, 25 December (Christmas Day) - CLOSED
Monday, 28 December (Public Holiday) - CLOSED
Tuesday, 29 December - CLOSED
Wednesday, 30 December - CLOSED
Thursday 31 December (New Year's Eve) - OPEN 9am-5pm
Friday 1 January (New Year's Day) - CLOSED
Monday 4 January (Public Holiday) - CLOSED

Resuming normal working hours on Tuesday, 5 January 2021


Fundraising Appeal

Help us continue to provide advocacy & peer support to unpaid carers

Edinburgh Carers Council is a small, local charity which has been providing advocacy, information and support to unpaid mental health carers in Edinburgh for over 20 years. Caring for someone with a mental illness can be a difficult, lonely, and isolating experience.

Support ECC with AmazonSmile

You can now support Edinburgh Carers Council by shopping on AmazonSmile! It has all the same prices as Amazon with the added bonus that AmazonSmile will donate a portion of the purchase price to your selected charity.

Click this link to to support ECC while you shop;

Temporary Waiting List

We now currently have a temporary waiting list of 2-4 weeks for our individual advocacy service.

If you'd like to make a referral to the advocacy service please continue to phone our office number on 0131 322 8480 or email Please include a brief overview of your situation and an advocacy worker will be in touch to let you know how long the wait may be.

July Newsletter & Next Carers Forum

You can now view our latest Carers Focus Newsletter for July 2020!

Read the text-only version on our website here.

If you would like to receive the full version please email for your copy. You can also ask to be put on our mailing list to receive the latest news/updates.