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Veterans Community Café

Run by veterans and for veterans,
supporting veterans with their
mental health in the community

Veterans Community Café was set up to help veterans isolated due to mental health issues, to address loneliness through contact with other veterans.

Our Veterans Community Café seeks to serve and support veterans, former and retired members of the UK armed forces, police, fire services, merchant navy, or other emergency services and their families.

The café is held every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm at Change Mental Health’s Stafford Centre in Edinburgh where veterans can benefit from peer support.

A free drop-in, it’s a welcoming space for veterans to chat to one another where their families are welcome to attend for hot drinks and food. There are also a range of guest speakers talking about different subjects of interest to veterans.


If you have any questions about the Veterans Community Café, please contact Joe Sangster (Veterans Café Coordinator at Change Mental Health). You can find out more about the support we deliver in Edinburgh through our team at Stafford Centre or call on 0131 557 8459.

Need support?

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.


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