A Sense of Some Place

What is “A Sense of Some Place”

Mental health services are in the main provided in stand alone settings or as part of health and social care settings. People who use services have indicated they want mental health care where they use other community services e.g. at libraries, leisure centres or faith centres.

Linking to building social capital, it is also important to consider supporting community hubs where people feel safe, can be themselves without fear and feel a sense of belonging. For vulnerable groups these are not always mainstream community spaces, but places that offer informal support mechanisms for people at various times of their lives.

 In “A Sense of Belonging“ we committed to exploring and increasing opportunities for using community venues for care, treatment and support and to increase capacity and promote safe spaces where people can meet and provide peer to peer support. We are delighted that we have been able to secure the use of Walpole Hall to help support these aims. 

Our Ethos

To provide a welcoming and safe environment for people to engage in activities which support mental health and wellbeing.

What we aim to do

  • Provide a space that is free and accessible for partners
  • Maximise the use of the space for art exhibitions and activities which are programmed throughout the year
  • Promote a sense of community and belonging

What we are not about

  • Making profit
  • Commercial enterprises

Becoming a Partner

Further information, Please contact Prappy.Campbell@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Partners who want to use the Walpole Hall:

Step 1 - Click on "Events Calendar" on your left menu options to find out if Walpole Hall is available.   

Step 2 - Download the booking form here.

Step 3 – Send an electronic copy of your complete booking form by email to ASenseofSomePlace@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Partners who want to use Augustine United Church

Step 1 - Partners are to find out venue's availability from their website: www.augustine.org.uk 

Step 2 - Download AUC booking form Augustine United Church A Sense of Some Place  booking Form.docxAugustine United Church A Sense of Some Place booking Form.docx

Step 3 – Send an electronic copy of your complete booking form by email to administrator@augustine,org,uk