We hold monthly free public meetings, normally on the 1st Thursday of each month, from 7pm - 9pm, at the Quaker Meeting House on Victoria Terrace in Edinburgh [location map].
Next Meeting (2013)
Thursday May 2nd: 7pm - Developing Tools for Personal Wellbeing (Self-life Coaching): (Dorry McKenzie)
Thursday Jun 6th: 7pm - Edinburgh Leisure: (James Brandon - Community Access Programme)
Thursday Jul 4th: 7pm - Nutrition: Food and Mood (Tara Hargreaves, Specialist Dietician REH)
Thursday Aug 1st: 6:30 - 8:30pm - The Stafford Centre, Broughton Road - Group Discussion
Thursday Sep 5th 7pm - Laughter Yoga (Kate Green)
Thursday Oct 3rd 7pm - Group work: Seasonal Mood Changes
Thursday Nov 7th 7pm - The role of an Occupational Therapist (Fiona Duthie, Ballenden House)
Thursday Dec 5th 7pm - Christmas fun night!
Thursday Apr 4th: 7pm - Discussion on Stress Management
Thursday Mar 7th: 7pm - Welfare Benefits: (Anne Hannah - The Edinburgh Advice Shop)
Thursday Feb 7th: 7pm - Mindfulness: (Tracy Williams, Psychological Therapist)
Thursday Jan 10th: 7pm - Edinburgh Crisis Centre
Thursday Dec 6th: 7pm - Open Meeting
Thursday Nov 1st: 7pm
Rae Newman, a community pyschiatric nurse [CPN] talked about Edinburgh's Intensive Home Treatment Team [IHTT] (brief summary)
Thursday Oct 11th: 7pm
Dr Chris Idzikowski, Director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, gave a talk titled: "Sleep and bipolar - a two-way street?"
Thursday Sep 6th: 7pm - Open Meeting: topic = Mood monitoring
Thursday Jul 5th: 7pm
Ann Hannah, Welfare Rights Advisor, The Edinburgh Advice Shop
Thursday Jun 7th: 7pm - Open Meeting
Thursday May 3rd: 7pm
Janice Harris, Pharmacist from Royal Edinburgh Hospital: "Medications used in Bipolar Disorder"
Thursday Mar 1st: 7pm
Margaret Dunn, "Psychological Approaches to Bipolar Disorder"
Thursday Feb 2nd: 7pm - Open meeting
Thursday Jan 12th: 7pm - Open meeting
Thursday Dec 1st: 7pm
Open night - complete with community singing and mince pies!
Thursday Nov. 3rd: 7pm
Two student psychologists chatted about their dissertation study. We also started to plan next year's programme.
The planned visit by a local Psychiatrist unfortunatley had to be cancelled.
Thursday Oct. 6th: 7pm
Ivor Klayman, a lawyer from Caesar and Howie who specialise in helping people with physical and mental health disabilities. He talked about advance statements, power of attorney and confinement under Scotland's mental health act.
Thursday Sept. 8th: 7pm
Dorry McKenzie, Recovery Facilitator, Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)
Thursday Aug. 4th: 7pm
Open Night (Central Library, George IVth Bridge)
Thursday Jul. 7th: 7pm
Mairi Anderson, who is a CPN and a Recovery Facilitator, will be talking about staying well using recovery focus interventions such as relapse signature. More info. to come, please check back nearer the date.
"Laughter yoga is a revolutionary exercise routine which combines Unconditional Laughter with Yogic Breathing.
The health benefits are numerous...
- Boosts the immune system
- Excellent mid-body workout
- Excellent for depression
- Reduces blood pressure"
You can read about Kate's sessions, and hear recent interviews with her on Radio Scotland and Leith FM on Kate's very own website
Thursday May 5th: 7pm - Open Night (no speaker - group discussion, planning, etc.)
Thursday Apr. 7th: 7pm
Pamela Gifford, who is the Debt Advisor from The Advice Shop talked about money. She covered, among other issues, topics like overspending, credit card debt, mortgage arrears and bank charges.
Thursday Mar 3rd: 7pm
Rosalind Johnstone gave us a talk about Mindfulness. This website explains about Mindfulness.
Thursday Feb 3rd: 7pm
Claire Ferry (Active Futures co-ordinator) from Edinburgh Leisure explained what's available in Edinburgh to help us shed a few pounds.
Thursday January 6th: 7pm
Topic: Open Meeting / Discussion (no invited speaker)
Thursday December 16th: 7pm
Re-scheduled after earlier meeting was cancelled due to bad weather
Open Discussion and Festive Fun - no visiting speaker
Thursday November 4th: 7pm
Margaret Dunn, a Psychologist from Ballenden House will give us a talk about Psychological Interventions
September - Open Discussion
August - Sharon Fegan, Occupational Therapist, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
July - All about benefits from the manager of The Advice Shop
June - Open discussion
May - Wellness Recovery Action Plan - Dorry McKenzie
April - Lisa Wiseman - Dietitian
March - Susan Pollock from Lothian Recovery Network
February - Open discussion
January - Jacquie Nicholson, manager of Edinburgh Crisis Centre
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The meeting house is accessed from the top of Lawnmarket or from the George IV Bridge/Victoria Street. Look for the blue pointers. There is metered parking nearby in Johnston Terrace, Victoria Street and Grassmarket.
Buses 23, 27, 41/41A, 42, and 45 pass nearby.