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The Stafford Centre is the central place where we support people with their mental health in Edinburgh

This drop-in enables you to relax in the company of others in a safe environment and begin to build supportive networks. We want to help you as soon as you walk through the door and ensure you are directed towards the best activity or support for your recovery.

We have many welcoming and supportive groups where you can feel valued. We deliver change at The Stafford Centre by building resilience to improve your skills, confidence and enable you to take a step forward in your life. There are many creative and wellbeing activities, from art sessions to our outdoor walking group, and a main café area where you can chat and feel welcomed by building supportive networks.

The Stafford Centre provides access to counselling, where we provide a safe and confidential space to talk about your own experiences, advice on your welfare rights, and practical and emotional support.

Services in Stafford Centre

The Signature Project

Service provides flexible support for men with PTSD, over 16, in Edinburgh who have experienced single or complex trauma. The project offers one-to-one sessions, stress management, CBT and peer support groups to promote hope and connection.

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Carer Support

We provide emotional and practical support, both individually and through peer support groups, for those caring for someone with mental illness. We also connect carers to relevant services and collaborate with local communities to create more opportunities.

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Community Café

The café is open every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm to support veterans, former and retired members of the UK armed forces, police, fire services, merchant navy or other emergency services and their families.

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Listen to our community radio station, Radio Stafford 103 – ran by our people at Stafford Centre!


Want to find out more about the support Change Mental Health delivers in Edinburgh?
Telephone: 0131 557 0718
Counselling service phone line: 0131 557 8459 

Do you have any questions about the support Change Mental Health delivers across communities in Scotland?

Our Advice and Support Service is open Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, where advisers can signpost you to local support that most fits your needs, including our Change Mental Health services. We offer initial advice on money worries and help to deal with emergencies.

Contact 0808 8010 515, email us at or fill out the enquiry form on the Advice and Support Service page.

Our address in Edinburgh is:

The Stafford Centre
103 Broughton Street

“I have been coming to the creative group for 7 or 8 years now. Due to both physical and mental health, it can be very difficult to get out of the house and down to the Stafford Centre. Despite this, I always make the effort to go and I almost always feel better when I do get to the group. There is no pressure to create something perfect, just a dedicated time and space to experiment and relax. Over the past years, The Stafford Centre and the group have become my second home.”


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