Resources: News

Carers Focus Newsletter: May 2022

The Carers Focus Newsletter for May 2022 is now out and available to read. Please click on the link below to view the text only version on our website:


Job Vacancies

We are recruiting for two posts, a Peer Worker (Eating Disorders) and Advocacy Worker

Consultations Open - Mental Health Law Review

The Scottish Mental Health Law Review is now in its Phase 3, which means they are seeking views on their ideas and proposals for changes to mental health and incapacity law. Your views will help the review team to refine, change or add to their ideas. This will then allow them to pull together a final set of recommendations for the Scottish Government later this year.

Carers Focus Newsletter: December 2021

Our December 2021 newsletter is now out and available to read.

You can access a text-only version on our website here:

If you would like a pdf copy emailed to you, or if you would like to be added onto our mailing list, please contact

Festive Hours 2021

Edinburgh Carers Council's Festive Hours 2021

Our office will be open on Christmas Eve 24th December, and then we will remain closed from Monday 27th December — Tuesday 4th January 2022.

We will resume our normal working hours on Wednesday 5th January 2022.

If there is a crisis while we are closed, please contact the Edinburgh Crisis Centre or Mental Health Assessment Service.

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