Self-help support groups

There are currently seven self-help support groups for people experiencing low mood, anxiety and depression that are affiliated to Action on Depression. These groups are run in Ayr, Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kilmarnock and St Andrews.  We also have a monthly online chat.

Groups supported by Action on Depression

Find out more about how our self-help support groups work.

No group in your area? We also maintain a list of groups run by other organisations.

If you need to know anything else, email Action on Depression.

The groups are affiliated to Action on Depression and have been set up with the aim of providing a safe place for people experiencing depression and low mood to meet in safety and to share experiences.  Neither the group nor Action on Depression can be held responsible for any distress or actions  which may arise as a result of discussions held at the group meeting.

 

THE WAY FORWARD Ayr Support Group (newly formed)

 

Meetings take place at:

Strathyre House, 42 Prestwick Road, Ayr, KA8 8LB

Meetings in 2014

The group meets on fortnightly Mondays:

  • 20th January
  • 3rd February
  • 17th February
  • 3rd March
  • 17th March
  • 31st March
  • 14th April
  • 28th April
  • 12th May
  • 26th May
  • 9th June
  • 23rd June
  • 7th July
  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 18th August
  • 1st September
  • 15th September
  • 29th September
  • 13th October
  • 27th October
  • 10th November
  • 24th November
  • 8th December
  • 22nd December

You can contact the group by emailing wayforwardayr@gmail.com

This group has been set up in partnership with Ayr Action for Mental Health.

                                             

Highland 'Stress Management' Support Group

Meetings take place at:

Multicultural Centre Inverness, 1 Ardconnel Terrace, Inverness, IV2 3AE (Map)

Meetings in 2014

The group meets on the first and third Monday of each month at 5.30pm

  • 6th January
  • 20th January
  • 3rd February
  • 17th February
  • 3rd March
  • 17th March
  • 7th April
  • 21st April
  • 5th May
  • 19th May
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 7th July
  • 21st July
  • 4th August
  • 18th August
  • 1st September
  • 15th September
  • 6th October
  • 20th October
  • 3rd November
  • 17th November
  • 1st December
  • 15th December

You can contact the group by phone/txt on 0756 4922 839 or email beyoufeelgood@gmail.com

 

Depression & Anxiety Mutual Support (DAMS) - Dundee

Meetings take place at:

The Chaplaincy Centre 
University of Dundee
Cross Row 

Dundee DD1 4HN  (Map)

(Please note that although the group meets in the Univeristy of Dundee, you do not need to have any association with the Univeristy to attend the group)

Monthly on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6pm - 8pm

Meetings in 2014 (all Mondays)

  • Wed 8th January (extra meeting)
  • 20th January
  • 17th February
  • 17th March
  • 21st April
  • 19th May
  • 16th June
  • 21st July
  • 18th August
  • 15th September
  • 20th October
  • 17th November
  • 15th December

You can contact the group by email damsdundee@gmail.com for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

 

Edinburgh Depression Support Group

Meetings take place at:

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church, 25 Nicolson Square. Edinburgh (Map)

Alternative Tuesday Evenings 7pm - 8.45pm

Meetings in 2014 (all Tuesdays)

  • 7th January
  • 21st January
  • 4th February
  • 18th February
  • 4th March
  • 18th March
  • 1st April
  • 15th April
  • 29th April
  • 13th May
  • 27th May
  • 10th June
  • 24th June
  • 8th July
  • 22nd July
  • 5th August
  • 19th August
  • 2nd September
  • 16th September
  • 30th September
  • 14th October
  • 28th October
  • 11th November
  • 25th November
  • 9th December

You can email edinburghdepsupportgroup@hotmail.co.uk for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

 

SHARING - Self Help And Recovery (from anxiety and depression) IN Glasgow

Meetings take place at:

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House, 38 Elmbank Crescent. Glasgow. G2 4PS (Map)

Alternate Tuesday Evenings 7.00pm - 8.45pm

Meetings in 2014 (all Tuesdays)

  • 7th January
  • 21st January
  • 4th February
  • 18th February
  • 4th March
  • 18th March
  • 1st April
  • 15th April
  • 22nd April
  • 6th May
  • 20th May
  • 27th May
  • 10th June
  • 24th June
  • 8th July
  • 15th July
  • 29th July
  • 12th August
  • 26th August
  • 9th September
  • 23rd September
  • 7th October
  • 21st October
  • 4th November
  • 18th November
  • 2nd December
  • 16th December

You can email glasgowsharing@gmail.com for specific questions about the group only. 

Please help fund this vital support group by donating to their Just Giving page.

 

East Ayrshire - C.H.A.T. Kilmarnock (Coping, Help, Action, Talk)

Meetings take place at:

MEETING ROOM 3, North West Area Centre, Kilmarnock. KA3 1NQ (Map)

They meet fortnightly on alternate Wednesdays from 7pm - 9pm and run an 'open door' policy.

  • 8th January
  • 22nd January
  • 5th February
  • 19th February
  • 5th March
  • 19th March
  • 2nd April
  • 16th April
  • 30th April
  • 14th May
  • 28th May
  • 11th June
  • 25th June
  • 9th July
  • 23rd July
  • 6th August
  • 20th August
  • 3rd September
  • 17th September
  • 1st October
  • 15th October
  • 29th October
  • 12th November
  • 26th November
  • 10th December

You can contact the group by phone/txt on 0759 1159 689 or email selfhelpkilmarnock@gmail.com.

They also have a website: www.selfhelpkilmarnock.wix.com/chat and have just produced their first newsletter: C.H.A.T May 2012.

They've produced a Flyer for anyone to print and pass round.

 

St Andrews Depression and Anxiety Support Group

Meetings take place at:

The Chaplaincy Centre, Mansefield, 3A St Mary's Place, St Andrews, Fife. KY16 9UY (Map)

Monthly on the first Monday of each month 6.45pm - 8.45pm

Meetings in 2014 (all Mondays)

  • 6th January
  • 3rd February
  • 3rd March
  • 7th April
  • 5th May
  • 2nd June
  • 7th July
  • 4th August
  • 1st September
  • 6th October
  • 3rd November
  • 1st December

You can contact the group by email stadasgroup@gmail.com for specific questions about the group only.  They do not answer personal enquiries.

 

Online Chat

 

For anyone in Scotland.  Meets monthly on the first Wednesday of the month (unless interrupted by staff holidays, in which case it'll be moved to the second Weds)
 7 - 9pm.

Chat's in 2014

  • Weds 8th January
  • Weds 5th February
  • Weds 5th March
  • Weds 2nd April
  • Weds 7tth May

Last Updated: 24th Jan 2014