Your first stop for mental health information & resources
Are you affected with mental health issues? Or do you care for someone who is? Come along to a free weekly, friendly drop in.
The Mental Health Information Station runs every Thursday from 11am-3pm and is based at ‘A Sense of Some Place’ in the Walpole Hall (next to St Mary’s Cathedral), Palmerston Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW.
The Information Station is a one stop shop acting as a source of support, information and sign posting. Lead by NHS Occupational Therapists, input is drawn from health and social care staff, peer support workers, volunteers and key third sector partners. The Information Station offers:
- Faster self-service access to individuals;
- Psychological self-help guides and resources;
- Support groups sign posting;
- Provide standardised information on conditions and medication ;
- Support for Carers;
- Link with community resources through experts that are very aware of what is out there in different localities or city wide projects;
- Offer access to information on education courses, physical activities, social and leisure activities, volunteering and work;
- Allow visitors to browse information on display or speak directly to advisors on hand, no appointment required;
- Assistance to people on how to connect with others and enjoy social opportunities and meet ups, and
- Benefits advice and housing guidance
The service aims to ensure that people have access to the right support as early as possible.
Getting to the Walpole Hall
Directions for finding the hall:
The Walpole Hall is about a ten minute walk from the West End of Princes Street and five minutes from Haymarket Station. It is located within the grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral. Please follow the pedestrian path outside the main entrance to the Cathedral on Palmerston Place, until you reach the Stone Arch Gate next to the Nursery building. Walpole Hall’s main entrance and reception is on your left via the Stone Arch Gate.
By Bus: Numerous buses on the way to Haymarket stop near the bottom of Palmerston Place, on Haymarket Terrace.