The Stafford Centre has been supporting people in and around Edinburgh with their mental health for over 30 years.  We have supported and worked with over 100,000 people.  We have over 1100 visits per month.  

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Welfare Rights

The Welfare Rights Service is aimed at advising and supporting people experiencing mental health difficulties living in Edinburgh with their benefits.


Carers Service

Stafford Centre Carers Service provides support to all carers, of people with a serious mental illness. Practical advice, emotional support, information and contact with other carers can be provided.


Caring Connections

Support in Mind Scotland provides support to people whose lives are affected by mental illness.  Caring Connections is our new national service for carers (family/friends) of people being treated within forensic mental health services throughout Scotland.

Outreach service

This is targeted at people who may be interested in the idea of our resource, but who would struggle with our usual referral process which involves coming to a short introductory meeting at the Stafford Centre.


Veterans Café

The 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 Perfect Coffee


Thrive Edinburgh, the innovative new strategy for improving the mental health and wellbeing of all citizens in Edinburgh


Counselling Service

Support in Mind Scotland along with the Stafford Centre & The Thrive Connect Partnership offer a free counselling service.