We offer a range of groups, workshops and courses that are based on the five ways to wellbeing. Groups are currently meeting online and in community venues.

Groups are delivered by experienced Support and Development Workers as well as Peer Support Workers who have lived experience of mental health issue. They are open to those who wish to improve their mental health and wellbeing. They provide a safe space to learn more about mental health and to develop new strategies for wellbeing.

Many also support people to use their own experiences to help others and some offer the opportunity to develop a sense of wellbeing through being in nature and conversation.

Groups include photography, outdoor, walking, creative writing, arts and crafts. We also offer groups for men, women, young people and the LGBTQIA community.

Outdoor Garden Group

A group set in a beautiful old walled garden in Dalkeith.

The group will enable people to develop confidence meet others and enjoy the benefits of being in nature.

Helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Tuesdays 10 am to 12 noon in blocks of 8 weeks.

Next Block due Tuesday 26 March 2024

Gentle Cycling group

Outdoor activities can lift your mood.

Cycling is a great way to explore the outdoors, meet others, and improve your Mental Health & Wellbeing.

Beginners and those that have not cycled for a while are welcome.

Mondays from 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Cycles and equipment are provided.

Next Block of eight weeks TBC

Walking group

Greenspaces and exercising have been an important way to improve wellbeing.

This group enables people to connect with others and enjoy the benefits of exercise and being outdoors.

Helping to reduce stress and anxiety.

Next Block starts 14 February 2024

Writing & Mindfulness Wellbeing Group – Online (ZOOM) 

Writing can be a tool for understanding yourself and the world around you. It can provide structure, a safe space to express yourself and channel your imagination creatively. Build a toolbox of exercises & practices Share & discuss in a safe space Meet like-minded people. 

This group starts Tuesday 20 February – 26 March 2024  

2.00pm – 3.30pm each week for 6 weeks.  

Waiting list open now

Creative Photography Group

This group promotes mental health and wellbeing through reflection and creative expression. 

The group involves: 

  • A beginner friendly introduction to creative photography 
  • Colours and emotions 
  • Poetry and photography
  • Self-portrait through shadows and reflections 
  • Reflective group discussions 

Fridays from 1.30 pm – 3 pm

The group starts on Friday 26 January for 6 weeks in Bonnyrigg 

This group has Wheelchair access and an accessible toilet.

Mindful Photography Group – Access

This group promotes mental health and wellbeing through photography. 

The group involves: 

  • An introduction to mindfulness and photography 
  • Creative self-expression 
  • Connecting with nature 
  • Reflective group discussions 

*Accessible paths: mainly paved concrete paths or shallow gravel, seating at regular intervals, accessible toilets nearby, drop kerbs, parking and public transport access.  

Kindly note that despite our best efforts, these routes might not be suitable for everyone. We can provide more info about the planned routes on request. 

Waiting list now open

Creative Wellbeing Group

Improve your Mental Health and Wellbeing through creativity. Join us at Gorebridge Hive (the old police station) to learn new skills, connect with others and get creative!

Wednesdays from 6pm – 8pm

Next Block starts 31 January 2024

Waiting list for the Spring edition is open (dates TBC)

Stress Control Classes

This group is delivered by NHS and Health in Mind Staff and will provide tools and information to help you deal with stress

This group starts Tuesday 5 February 2024

3.30pm – 5pm each week for 6 weeks.  

How to register

To find out more and to register make an enquiry below. You’ll hear back within 10 working days. Alternatively call 0131 225 8508.

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