ICUsteps Edinburgh is a group for ex-ICU patients, their families and friends, run by former ICU patients, relatives and health professionals. The purpose is to provide on-going support after discharge for those who have encountered critical illness. Any ICU patient is welcome; you don’t need to have been a patient in Edinburgh to attend.

The support is in the form of meetings where patients and relatives can come and talk to others who understand what you have been through.

If you want to talk, listen and share your experiences we would like to meet you.

Get in touch with ICUsteps Edinburgh

If you'd like to know more, please get in touch and send us a message

Support group drop-ins - Face-to-face meetings (Trial)

Face-to-face drop-in meetings will resume on a trial basis from September 2023. These meetings will be held at The Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel, located at 9 Haddington Place Edinburgh EH7 4AL. The hostel has good transport links from Waverley railway station, St Andrews bus station and is close to the York Place tram stop. Parking nearby is possible at on-street Pay & Display spaces and at Greenside Car Park. There is also a Café Bar on site offering a selection of food and drink.

Where we meet

The Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
9 Haddington Place
Edinburgh EH7 4AL

When we meet

From 19:00 on these dates:

Support group drop-ins - Online meetings

Virtual on-line meetings via Zoom will continue during the face-to-face trial period on alternate months starting from October 2023.

When we meet

Dates for the on-line meetings are:

How to join

If you would like to join one of the ICUsteps Edinburgh Support Group meetings, please get in touch by sending us a message using the form above.

Further support

View the support group page for more information or try the online community.