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AGM - 30th November

We will be holding our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Friday, November 30th from 11am-1:30pm.

The venue will be The Mews (35 Young Street, North Lane, EH2 4JD).

Come along to hear about our our work from the past year! Refreshments and cake will be available.

We will also have a guest speaker opening for us at 11am, MSP Ben MacPherson, who was elected as MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith in May 2016. Following Ben's speech will be Edinburgh Carers Council's AGM business meeting.

Improving Transition for Learning Disability Service Users

If you or someone you know is a family member of someone who has a learning disability, and has experienced the transition from hospital to community, please consider taking part in this interview to help improve the experience of this transition for families in future. Please read below for more information.

If you are interested, please give us a call (0131 322 8480) or email


University of Stirling Carer Survey

The University of Stirling has launched a survey to find out about what carers look for in replacement care and the types of support they value.

If you look after someone over the age of 55 (no matter how big or small the caring role), please consider taking this survey which takes approximately 10 minutes. The deadline is 1st October 2018.

Please follow this link to participate:

AdvoCard Community Collective Advocacy Peer Research: Experiences of Physical Health Care and Side Effects of Psychiatric / Mental Health Medication

AdvoCard's Community Collective Advocacy is carrying out peer research for the experiences of physical health care & side effects of psychiatric / mental health medication. This is to gather views to improve the care people receive for their physical health issues and to address the side effects of medication.

" People often tell us about two important issues: experiences of physical health care when you have a mental health diagnosis or lived experience of mental health issues; and side effects of psychiatric medication

Carers Focus Newsletter September 2018

Our September newsletter is out; follow this link to read:

If you would like to sign up to the newsletter mailing list, or update your address, please email Rachael at

Thrive Edinburgh Newsletter

Please click on the link below to view Thrive's first newsletter. Thrive Edinburgh is a new mental health and wellbeing strategy for Edinburgh.

Seeking a Treasurer

Seeking a Treasurer

Edinburgh Carers Council has been providing support and advocacy to carers for twenty years. It has a focus on mental health but also works with carers of people with dementia, learning difficulties and some physical conditions. It is seeking a Treasurer to assist the Management Committee and welcomes applications from those with lived experience as a family carer or those with an interest in carer and mental health issues.

Next Carers Forum - Save the Date

We will be hosting our next Carers Forum on September 20th 2018 from 11am-2pm.

This will be our first Forum since our office move and because of this it will be held at a new venue: Volunteer Edinburgh (222 Leith Walk EH6 5EQ).

Learning from Loss - Families and Carers Survey

Edinburgh Carers Council is part of a Scottish Government ministerial review of the arrangements currently in place for investigating the deaths of people being treated for mental illness, personality disorder or learning disability.

The review wants to hear from family carers who have experience of these investigations. This includes where people have died by suicide. If you would like to contribute to the review and help to influence the way investigations are carried out Edinburgh Carers Council can support you to do this.

Coffee Morning

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary and moving into our new office, we are hosting a Coffee Morning on Wednesday, 18th July from 10am-12pm. It will be located in the Cafe area of our office building (14 Links Place, Great Michael House). Brunch will be provided and all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!