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 

 

DUE TO HIGH ATTENDANCE NUMBERS, THE WAY FORWARD IS CURRENTLY CONSIDERING FORMING A SECOND SUPPORT GROUP. IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING, PLEASE DO EMAIL THEM  ON wayforwardayr@gmail.com SO THAT THEY CAN MAKE PERSONAL CONTACT AND KEEP YOU UPDATED. 

Meetings take place at:

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

Meetings in 2015

  • 5th  January 2015
  • 19th January
  • 2nd February
  • 16 February
  • 2nd March
  • 16th March
  • 30th March
  • 13th April
  • 27th April
  • 11th May
  • 25th May
  • 8th June
  • 22nd June
  • 6th July
  • 20th July
  • 3rd August
  • 17th August
  • 31st August
  • 14th September
  • 28th September
  • 12th October
  • 26th October
  • 9th November
  • 23rd November
  • 7th December
  • 21st December

The group meets on fortnightly Mondays:

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

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

 

 

                                                                            

                                             

NORTH AYRSHIRE ACTION - Irvine

 

Meetings take place at:

Burgh Room, Volunteer Halls, High Street Irvine, KA12 0BA

Alternative Tuesday Evenings 7pm - 9pm

Meetings in 2015 (all Tuesdays) No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • 10 February 2015

  • 10 March 2015

  • 14 April 2015

  • 12 May 2015

  • 16 June 2015

  • 14 July 2015

Email northayrshire.action@yahoo.co.uk with any queries. 

 

                                                                            

MIND SPACE - Dunfermline Support Group

DUNFERMLINE MIND SPACE GROUP IS CURRENTLY TAKING A SHORT BREAK. PLEASE CHECK BACK HERE SHORTLY TO SEE WHEN THEY WILL BE UP AND RUNNING AGAIN. 

Meetings take place at:

Gillespie Memorial Church Hall,

Chapel Street ,

Dunfermline,

Fife,

KY12 7AW

(Please note that no association with Gillespie Memorial Church is required in order to attend).

 

No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

 

You can contact the group

by email mindspacedunfermline@gmail.com for specific questions about the group only.  They are unable to answer personal enquiries.

 

                                                                            

 

 

HIGHLAND 'STRESS MANAGEMENT' - Inverness 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. No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • 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) No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • 19th January
  • 16th February
  • 16th March
  • 20th April
  • 18th May
  • 15th June
  • 20th July
  • 17th August
  • 21st September
  • 19th October
  • 16th November
  • 21st 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) No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • 6th January 2015
  • 20th Jan
  • 3rd Feb
  • 17th Feb
  • 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 Sept
  • 15th Sept
  • 29th Sept
  • 13th Oct
  • 27th October
  • 10th November
  • 24th November
  • 8th December
  • 22nd December

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

 

                                                                            

POST NATAL DEPRESSION GROUP - South Edinburgh

 

Meetings take place at:

Valley Park Community Centre, 37 Southhouse Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8EU (Map)

Alternative Fridays 10am-11.30am

Meetings in 2014-2015 (all Fridays) No need to call ahead, just turn up. Children are welcome and soft play is provided. 

  • 19th December
  • 16th January 2015
  • 30th January
  • 13th February
  • 27th February
  • 13th March
  • 27th March

You can email edinburghpndgroup@gmail.com for specific questions about the group.  They are unable to answer personal enquiries.

 

 

                                                                            

 

CLEAR MIND - Leith Support Group

 

Meetings take place at:

"The Space", 86 Great Junction Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 5LJ (map)

Every month on a Tuesday 12.45-2.15

Meetings in 2014 No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • Tuesday 16th December
  • 13th January 2015
  • 10th February 2015
  • 10th March 2015

Email clearmind.leith@gmail.com for more details about the group.

 

                                                                            

 

SELF HELP AND RECOVERY IN GLASGOW (SHARING) - Glasgow Support Group

Meetings take place at:

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

Alternate Tuesday Evenings 7.00pm - 8.45pm

Meetings in 20141205 (all Tuesdays) No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

  • 2nd December
  • 16th December
  • 6th January 2015
  • 20th January
  • 3rd February
  • 17th February
  • 3rd March
  • 17th March
  • 31st March
  • 7th April
  • 21st April
  • 5th May
  • 19th May
  • 2nd June
  • 16th June
  • 30th June
  • 14th July
  • 28th July
  • 11th August
  • 25th August
  • 1st September
  • 15th September
  • 29th September
  • 6th October
  • 20th October
  • 3rd  November
  • 17th November
  • 1st  December
  • 15th 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.

 

                                                                            

 

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) No need to call ahead, just turn up. 

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

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

 

                                                                            

 

WEST LOTHIAN SUPPORT GROUP

 

 

Meetings take place at:

Crofthead Farm, Dedridge, Livingston, EH54 5DG

First Wednesday of every month, 6.30-8.30pm - no need to call ahead, just turn up. 

Dates in 2014:

  • 07 January

  • 04 February

  • 04 March

  • 01 April

  • 06 May

  • 03 June

  • 01 July

  • 05 August

  • 02 September

  • 07 October

  • 04 November

  • 03 December

 

 

 

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.

 

Last Updated: May 2014