The iThrive Edinburgh support directory can help you find support available for adults living and/or working in Edinburgh.

The filter options below will help to narrow down your service search results. After you have chosen your location answer the questions that are important to you or the person you are supporting.

  • How do you or the person want to receive support?
  • What do you or the person want support with?
  • Who is the support for – do you or the person identify as being part of one of the communities/groups listed and is this important in terms of the support you’re looking for?

If you are a service provider and would like to add your services to this directory, please go to the provider’s area or email ithrive@health-in-mind.org.uk.

The following services are available

About Youth


Youth work services including open-access youth group, activity programmes, group-work programmes, outreach initiatives and one-to-one support.

Access Data (Access to Industry)


Support for unemployed and low-income Edinburgh parents to gain and/or improve their knowledge and skills related to the world of data and preparing them for the demands of the contemporary job market.

Active 50+ (Feniks)


A social group for older people from the Polish community in Edinburgh.

Active Birth Workshop (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


Active birth workshops for pregnant people and their birthing partners.

Active Steps (The Health Agency and Health All Round)


A programmed designed to support and motivate people to lead healthier, more active lives.

Advice Line (Deaf Action)


For anyone who is deaf to get advice on a range of topics from a trained advisor who is a native British Sign Language and Irish Sign Language user.

Advice Shop (City of Edinburgh Council)


A professional information, advice and advocacy service helping you access the right benefits and support with money worries.

Al-Anon Family Groups


A fellowship of relatives and friends of people with a drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous


A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Anxiety and Depression Support Group (Health in Mind)


A friendly peer-led support group open to any adults living with depression, low mood, stress or anxiety.

Anxiety Management Course (Health in Mind)

An in-person course, open to people living in South Queensferry, that focuses on self-management skills – providing tools that can be used in everyday life to manage symptoms of anxiety.

Arkordia


A group of experienced and fully qualified therapists providing low-cost psychotherapy and counselling services.

Arts Therapies (NHS Lothian)


A form of therapy for those affected by mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Baby loss counselling (Held in Our Hearts)


Counselling service for bereaved parents.

Befriending (Held in Our Hearts)


A befriending service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experience the death of a baby or infant.

Befriending for carers (Eric Liddel Centre)


A befriending service for unpaid carers.

Befriending Service (Oxgangs Care)


Befriending service for older people living in EH10 or EH13

Bereavement Support (Scottish Cot Death Trust)


Support services for families who are directly affected by the sudden or unexpected loss of a baby or child.

Birthlink


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Boxercise, Magdalene (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Boxercise outdoors. Suitable for complete beginners, all equipment is provided.

Bridge to Support (Health in Mind)


Support for survivors in Scotland, of childhood abuse by a Jesuit, their staff or a volunteer.

Bridgend Farmhouse


A diverse community project with activities related to healthy eating, environmental skills and physical health.

Bright Deal (Deaf Action)


Advice in British Sign Language to help you live comfortably, understand your energy usage, and save money on your bills.

Cairn Service (6VT Edinburgh City Youth Cafe)


Support for young victims and witnesses of crime.

Carer training and leisure events (Voices Of Carers Across Lothian)


Training session and leisure events for unpaid carers.

Carers Programme (Eric Liddel Centre)


A programme of wellbeing classes, events, talks and trips for unpaid carers.

Carers’ Group (The Health Agency)


Weekly carers groups.

Children and young people’s service (Salvesen Mindroom Centre)


Advocacy and support for children and young people with learning difficulties.

Citadel Youth Centre


A community bases youth centre based in North East Edinburgh.

CoCo Counselling in Communities


A community counselling service offering one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy for adults and young people.

Collective Advocacy (Advocard)


Collective advocoacy projects for adults with lived experience of problematic substance use.

Collective Advocacy for Carers (Edinburgh Carers Council)


Opportunities for mental health carers to be involved in collective advocacy.

Collective Advocacy for people from ethnic minority backgrounds (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy project for people from minority ethnic backgrounds.

Community gardening and ground maintenance group (Youth Vision)


A group for young people to gain work experience in horticultural skills within the Youth Vision garden and grounds.

Community Support Team (Waverley Care)


Community support for people living with or affected by HIV, hepatitis C or poor sexual health.

Community Taskforce Volunteers (Volunteer Edinburgh)


A team of volunteers to support communities during COVID-19.

Confidential Conversations (Crossreach)


Support services for people affected by anxiety and/or depression before or after having a baby.

Contact Point (Wheatley Care)


A mental health resource centre that provides a range of meaningful group activities.

Counselling (Feniks)


Counselling service for adults in Edinburgh.

Counselling (Support in Mind Scotland)

Counselling Service (Crew)


Counselling sessions for people concerned about their stimulant and other drug use

Counselling Service (The Health Agency)


Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapry (CBT).

Counselling Service for Carers (Voices Of Carers Across Lothian)

Counselling service supporting unpaid carers who require emotional support linked to their caring role.

Craigmillar Art Club (Connecting Craigmillar)


Regular art classes and an active network of people interested in art who live in Craigmillar or Niddrie.

Craigmillar jogging group (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Get active outdoors using the NHS Couch to 5K running program. A twelve week program to help you get moving, meet new people and explore Craigmillar Castle and Little France Parks.

Craigmillar Tapestry Project (Connecting Craigmillar)


A stitching and tapestry skills weekly class for residents of Craigmillar and Niddrie.

Creative Express (The Junction)


Using creativity to support the health and wellbeing of local young people.

Crew Drop-in


A drop-in service for anyone looking for information and services related to drug safety, sexual health and employability

Crewe Medical Centre walking group, Pilton (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Explore the old railway lines, learn about local history and discover new wild places through this gentle walking group.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh (Crisis)


A range of services for people who are homeless and vulnerably housed.

CSA (Counselling for Survivors of Sexual Abuse) (Health in Mind)


Counselling service for people who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Dads to be Course (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


Class for expectant dads about the birthing process, baby care and emotional difficulties.

Dads WhatsApp Group (Dads Rock)


A WhatsApp group for Dads to share hints and tips on parenting and support one another.

Day Care Service (North Edinburgh Dementia Care)


Day care and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Debt help central (Christians Against Poverty – CAP)

Free, professional debt advice to help those struggling with unmanageable debt.

Dementia Support (Eric Liddel Centre)


Social and emotional support for people living with dementia and their carers.

Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus (Handicabs Lothian Limited – HcL Transport)


Supported community transport services in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Drop-in and Phone Support (Edinburgh Women’s Aid)


A drop-in and phone service for women.

Early Years Service (Multi-Cultural Family Base)


Support for Black and Minority Ethnic families with children pre-birth to 3 years old.

Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol


Specialist advice, information, one-to-one counselling and support to anyone concerned about their own or someone else’s alcohol use.

Edinburgh Crisis Centre (Penumbra)


Community based, emotional and practical support for those experiencing a mental health crisis.

Edinburgh Headway Group


Edinburgh Headway group is a rehabilitation day service for members who have an acquired brain injury.

Edinburgh Leisure


A charity dedicated to making a positive difference by creating opportunities for everyone to get active, stay active and achieve more.

Edinburgh North debt help and counselling (Christians Against Poverty – CAP)

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre


Confidential information and support for those who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Edinburgh Self Harm Project (Penumbra)


A support service for people who self-harm.

Edinburgh Support Services (Scottish Association for Mental Health)


The SAMH housing support service can provide you with practical, emotional and social support.

Employability and Wellbeing Service (Canongate Youth)


Employability and wellbeing support for young people.

Employability Fund (Enable Scotland)


A programme for people with learning disabilities and/or learning difficulties to develop employability skills and experience.

Employability Service (Volunteer Edinburgh)


Volunteering opportunities for job seekers.

Ending Violence Against Women Programme (Amina-the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre)


A prevention programme which aims to challenge sexist and misogynistic attitudes and behaviours amongst the Muslim and Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.

Enterprise (Prince’s Trust)


Support and resources for young people to start a business.

Equal Access (Health in Mind) Anxiety Management Course

A place for women to explore different tools and strategies to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Equality and Rights Network (EaRN) (Volunteer Edinburgh)


Support for groups, forums, organisations and individuals to work in partnership with public services.

EU Settlement Scheme support service (Citizens Rights Project)


Support for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, and their family members, who need support with their EU Settlement Scheme applications and their rights after Brexit.

Experiences of Psychosis (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy group for people with experience of psychosis.

Family Advice Information Resource (FAIR)


A specialist charity that provides an information and advice service for people with learning disabilities, parents, carers and people who work with them

Family Support: Home Visits (Home-Start Edinburgh West and South)


Support for families to create a safe environment at home.

Family Support: Parenting at Home (Home-Start Edinburgh West and South)


Support for families to create a safe environment at home.

Family Support: Parenting Groups (Home-Start Edinburgh West and South)


Support for families to create a safe environment at home.

Family Wellbeing Service (Sight Scotland)


Support for people and their families affected by sight loss.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward provides educational workshops and early intervention sessions to young people, addressing a range of risk-taking behaviours.

Fast Track Counselling in Polish (Feniks)


Counselling service in polish for adults in Edinburgh.

Fast Track Counselling Service (Pregnancy Counselling & Care Scotland)


Counselling for those who are urgently needing support due experiencing mental health difficulties close to giving birth or shortly after finding out they are pregnant.

Future Pathways


Support for people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

Gilmerton Community Gardening, Gilmerton (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Come along to plant some beautiful plants in the evolving Gilmerton Garden, or just to have a cup of tea and meet some more people. All equipment and gloves are provided.

Grassmarket Community Project


A community project for the people of Edinburgh looking for creative and fulfilling activities.

Green Wellies (The Green Team Edinburgh & Lothians Ltd)


A project making improvements to Edinburgh’s greenspaces while supporting people’s wellbeing.

Guided Self-help (Health in Mind)


One-to-one support to access self-help materials.

Health and Welfare Support (Networking Key Services Ltd.)


Support for South Asian and other ethnic minority women and their families.

Health and Wellbeing (Rock Trust)


Wellbeing support for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Health and Wellbeing Team (Volunteer Edinburgh)


Information, guidance and support to get involved in volunteering.

Healthy Active Minds (Edinburgh Leisure)


A physical activity referral project for adults affected by mild to moderate mental health conditions.

Helper Service (Marie Curie)


Helper service for people with a terminal condition, and their families and carers.

Helpline for care experienced people (Who Cares? Scotland)


A helpline for care experience people

Hit Squads (Fresh Start)


Help to decorate a new home.

Holistic Health Project (Community Foundation For Planetary Healing)


Holistic therapies support for people on a low income who are struggling with their physical, mental, emotional or spiritual health.

Holyrood Hub (Streetwork, Simon Community Scotland)


Access to practical support for people who are sleeping rough.

Home Birth Support Group (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


A workshop for expectant parents to learn more about home births.

Home Support (Positive Help)


Home support for people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C

Hope Park Counselling Centre (The University of Edinburgh)


Donation-based counselling service.

Hospital Advocacy Service (Advocard)


Advocacy service for people who are currently in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital either on a voluntary or compulsory basis.

IMPACT Project (Action on Smoking and Health Scotland)


Training and resources to workers and volunteers from the Third Sector and the NHS about the adverse effects on mental health of smoking tobacco.

Independent Advocacy (Partners in Advocacy)


Independent advocacy for adults with a learning and/or physical disability.

Independent Advocacy (Who Cares? Scotland)


Independent advocacy for care experienced young people.

Independent Advocacy for Stroke Survivors (EARS Advocacy)


Independent advocacy for anyone who has had a stroke within the last 2 years.

Individual Advocacy for Carers (Edinburgh Carers Council)


Independent and confidential advocacy for unpaid carers/family and relatives supporting someone who is in a hospital or who uses services in Edinburgh and who has dementia, an acquired brain injury, learning disability, or mental health difficulties.

IWORK4ME


Support for autistic adults to build a small micro-enterprise.

Jobcentre Plus (Department of Work and Pensions)


Support and information to help people return to or move closer to work.

Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support Groups

Perinatal Mental Health Support groups for mums and mums-to-be who are struggling emotionally.

LEARN (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Leith Conversation Cafe (Feniks)


A social gathering for people to come together to take part in inspiring conversation.

Let’s Create (Whale Arts)


A therapeutic art group for women.

LGBTIQ+ inclusive sports clubs (LEAP Sports Scotland)

LEAP Sports oversee a network of LGBTIQ sports clubs across Edinburgh

LGBTQI+ Collective Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy for people who identify as LGBTQ+

Life and Soul Counselling (St Mungo’s Wellness Centre)


A counselling service for children, adults and couples

Live Chat (LGBT Youth Scotland)


Online chat with a youth worker for young people who are part of the LGBT+ community.

Long-term Counselling Service (Pregnancy Counselling & Care Scotland)


Long-term counselling for those experiencing mental health difficulties due to a pregnancy-related concern

Lothian Bipolar 18-30 Self-help Group


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Bipolar Carers Support Group


Information, peer support and self-management guidance to carers, partners, family members or friends of people living with bipolar.

Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service (Health in Mind)


A counselling service for adults who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind.

LOVE Gorgie Farm


A friendly urban farm that offers hands-on education and learning opportunities for its visitors.

Marriage Counselling (The Spark Counselling Edinburgh)


Marriage counselling to help you deal with relationship breakdown, anxiety, stress and/or depression.

Men’s group (Connecting Craigmillar)


A weekly evening peer support group for men living in Craigmillar and Niddrie.

Mental Health Carer Participation Service (Voices Of Carers Across Lothian)


Emotional support for unpaid carers.

Mental Health Information Station (NHS Lothian)


A drop-in for support, information and signposting for people affected by mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Mentoring (Linknet Mentoring Limited)


Mentoring service for people from Black and minority ethnic communities

Milestone Residential Support Service (Waverley Care)


Intensive support for people living with HIV and hepatitis C.

Money Advice Service (Edinburgh Food Project)


Advice and support from fully trained debt and welfare rights advisers.

Motherspace (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


A workshop for expectant parents to learn more about breastfeeding.

Much More Than A label (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of a personality disorder.

Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins)


Music therapy for those in need.

Music therapy service (Eric Liddel Centre)

For unpaid carers and people living with dementia Music therapy offers people of all ages the opportunity to engage in musical experiences.

Nature Connection Training (Community Foundation For Planetary Healing)


Nature Connection Training. This is a training programme for people who would like to learn and deepen their Nature Connection, create Nature Connected Communities and support cultural repair.

North East counselling (Health in Mind)


Counselling service for adults living in Craigmillar.

North East Edinburgh Counselling Service (NEECS)


Counselling service for people living in North East Edinburgh.

Number 6 One Stop Shop


social opportunities and one-to-one advice and support on a range of issues for adults with autism.

One Parent Families Scotland


Individual and group for separated parents.

Oor Mad History (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Collective advocacy project on community history and the arts.

Out and About in Edinburgh (The Royal Voluntary Service)


A social group for older people to go on outings in Edinburgh.

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


An annual exhibition of artwork by people with experience of mental health difficulties.

Outdoor Therapy Service (Venture Trust)

Benefit from time in nature and the outdoors with professional therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing

Oxgangs walking group (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Pantry (Fresh Start)


8 week Personal Development training course.

Parenting Matters course (Parent Network Scotland)


Online course tailored to meet the needs of today’s parents.

PASDA


Pasda aims to improve the health and wellbeing of family carers of autistic adults in Edinburgh and the Lothians through peer support, information and activities.

Patient Support Service at the Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion (Visibility Scotland)


Support for individuals affected by sight loss.

Peer Mentoring (Voices Of Carers Across Lothian)


Peer mentoring service for carers.

Peer Support Service (Edinburgh Carers Council)


A one-to-one volunteer peer support service for carers of people with mental health difficulties.

People’s Health and Emotional Wellbeing (Space & Broomhouse Hub)


A service for young people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Perinatal Services (CrossReach)


Support services for people affected by anxiety and/or depression before or after having a baby.

Personal and Social Development (Prince’s Trust)


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

PF Counselling Service


For anyone facing difficulties in everyday life.

PF Young Adults Counselling Service (PFYA)


For anyone facing difficulties in everyday life.

Phonelink (Caring in Craigmillar)


Telephone phone check-in service for older people.

Positive Mental Health Training (Foundation for Positive Mental Health)


Mental health training for NHS service providers, carers and workplaces.

Preparing for Breastfeeding Workshop (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


A workshop for expectant parents to learn more about breastfeeding.

Prescribe Culture (University of Edinburgh Museums)

A heritage-based, non-clinical initiative developed to support those needing help with mental wellbeing.

Prison Advocacy (Advocard)


Advocacy service for prisoners in HMP Edinburgh.

Problematic Substance Misuse Advocacy Service (Advocard)


Advocacy service for people with problematic substance use.

Progress for Parents (Enable Scotland)


An employability support project for parents and guardians of people with a disability.

Public Services Team (Volunteer Edinburgh)


Volunteering opportunities for citizens of Edinburgh and support for organisations that work with volunteers.

Quit Your Way North Edinburgh (NHS Lothian)


A service to help you stop smoking.

Quit Your Way South Edinburgh (NHS Lothian)


A service to help you stop smoking.

Rainbow Recovery


Support group for people dealing with someone else’s addiction.

Reconnect (People Know How)


Support for adults and families in Edinburgh and East Lothian to help them to improve wellbeing by increasing digital and social inclusion.

Redford Woods conservation activities (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

Help look after this beautiful ancient woodland and enjoy learning about woodland environments

Redhall Walled Garden (Scottish Association for Mental Health)


A therapeutic horticultural project based in a beautiful walled garden.

Redhall Walled Garden walking group (Edinburgh and Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)

A gentle walk around the Craiglockhart and Colinton Dells, the Water of Leith walkway and Union Canal.

Relationship Counselling (The Spark Counselling Edinburgh)


Counselling to help you deal with relationship breakdown, anxiety, stress and/or depression.

Richmond’s Hope


Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved.

Rights Centre (Citizens Rights Project)


Support for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens, and their family members, who need support with their EU Settlement Scheme applications and their rights after Brexit.

Room for Art – Art Therapy (Art in Healthcare)

Visual Art Workshops for Health and Wellbeing

Safe and Sound (Deaf Action)


Support for landlords and tenants to improve communication.

Safe Sleep Scotland (Scottish Cot Death Trust)


A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

Saturday wilderness group (Youth Vision)


A programme of wilderness skills and traditional arts and crafts for up to 12 young people.

Scotland Cycle Repair Scheme

free repairs and maintenance to people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford it

Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution (Cyrenians)


A national resource centre promoting and supporting best practice in mediation, family conflict resolution and early intervention work with a particular focus around young people and families.

Scottish Recovery Network


A Scottish wide network collaborating to raise awareness and promote the reality that recovery is possible.

SEASONS (Skills, experiences, activities, socialising, opportunities, networks and support)


Support and activities to help benefit your mental wellbeing.

Seen But Not Heard (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of eating disorders.

Self Management Support (Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living)


Self-management for citizens of Edinburgh living with long-term health conditions.

Shared Care Scotland


Assistance for unpaid carers to take regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.

Simpson House Recovery Appointments (CrossReach)


Recovery appointments people who has been affected by past or present drug use, whether it’s your own or someone else’s.

SMART Recovery Group in Polish (Feniks)


A social gathering for people to come together to take part in inspiring conversation.

SoBs Edinburgh (Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide)


A support group for anyone who has lost a person to suicide.

Social Security Advocacy (Advocard)


Individual and collective advocacy support to those who are being effected by Welfare Reform and changes to the new Social Security system in Scotland.

South East counselling (Health in Mind)


A counselling service offering telephone and video counselling for adults in South East Edinburgh.

Stafford Centre (Support in Mind)


A drop-in centre that hosts supportive and social activities for adults affected by mental health and wellbeing difficulties.

Stafford Centre Carers Service (Support in Mind)


Emotional and practical support for carers.

Starter Packs (Fresh Start)


A pack of basic essential household goods to help you to set up and sustain a new home.

Staying on Track Now (Youth Vision)


A training programme providing long term support for young people to build relationships and moved into adulthood.

Stepping Stones North Edinburgh


Family wellbeing support which is flexible and tailored to the needs of individuals. Delivers a wide range of support both for children individually and whole family support.

Still I Am Project (Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre)


Support fro Women, all members of the trans community and non-binary people, from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities aged 16 and over, who have had any form of unwanted sexual experience.

Stills School (Stills: Centre for Photography)


Photography school for young people who face barriers to accessing the arts.

Street Soccer Scotland


Football sessions open to all abilities and gender.

Student Counselling Service (Queen Margaret University)


Counselling service for students at Queen Margaret University.

Sunflower Gardens (CrossReach)


Group support for anyone who has been affected by past or present drug use, whether it’s your own or someone else’s.

Support for carers (Health in Mind)

A range of courses and peer spaces to support the mental health and wellbeing of carers.

Support for Young Adults (Health in Mind)


A fortnightly drop-in peer-support space for young people who’re experiencing anxiety, depression or low-mood.

Supportive Transport (Positive Help)


Lifts to appointments, support groups and shopping for people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C

SX (Waverley Care)


Support and information to improve the physical, sexual and mental health and wellbeing of all men who have sex with men.

Take The Stage; Craigmillar/Niddrie open mic nights (Connecting Craigmillar)


Monthly live open mic music and performance nights for residents of Craigmillar and Niddrie.

TalkTime Scotland


Counselling service for young people with a disability and/or long-term condition.

Tasting Change (The Health Agency)


A programme is designed to help increase their knowledge on nutrition, improve cooking skills, and promote positive food opportunities for local families and individuals.

Telephone Advice Service (Edinburgh Rehab Centre)


A telephone advice service on treatment options for those recovering from alcohol abuse and alcohol addiction.

The Alma Project


A range of therapeutic art groups.

The Joshua Nolan Foundation


Funding for counselling for those who are at risk of suicid

The Listening Space – Gilmerton (Health in Mind)

A space for positive mental health and wellbeing. You can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in this peer-support group.

The Listening Space – Online (Health in Mind)


A online drop-in peer-support service where you can chat individually with a peer-volunteer and/or participate in our peer-support group.

The Prince’s Trust


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

The Sorted Project


Support and opportunities for those in active recovery from ill health due to substance use or mental health difficulties.

The Yard


Adventure play service for disabled children and young people and their families.

Thistle Foundation


Support for people living with long term health conditions or facing challenging life situations to find ways to better manage and live well.

Thrive (Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust – ELGT)


Part of the Thrive Physical Activity & Greenspaces Collective which exists to support people experiencing mental health difficulties

Time 4 Mum (Firsthand Lothian)


A befriending service for mums who are experiencing isolation.

Toddler Group (Feniks)


A social group for older people from the Polish community in Edinburgh.

Together Outdoors (Cyrenians)


A national resource centre promoting and supporting best practice in mediation, family conflict resolution and early intervention work with a particular focus around young people and families.

Training Initiative (Fresh Start)


8 week Personal Development training course.

Transitions Advocacy for Carers (Edinburgh Carer’s Council)


An advocacy service for families and carers of people within mental health settings who are in a period of transition.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (TCLS) (Health in Mind)


A trauma counselling service for people in Scotland who experienced abuse in childhood.

Trauma Support – Pathways Men (Health in Mind)


Practical and emotional support for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or men who have experienced rape/sexual abuse or domestic violence as adults.

Trauma support – Pathways Women (Health in Mind)


Practical and emotional support for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Venture Scotland


A progressive outdoor-based personal development programme for young people.

Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)


Support for veterans looking for mental health and wellbeing support.

Veterans Support (Thistle Foundation)


Support for veterans living with long term health conditions or facing challenging life situations to find ways to better manage and live well.

Victim Support Edinburgh (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors of a crime.

Vocational Traning Services (Rural & Urban Training Scheme RUTS)


Vocational training and employability support to young people.

Volunteering Hub at Royal Edinburgh Hospital (Volunteer Edinburgh)


Volunteer placements and activities for patients in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.

Volunteers Supporting Families (VSF) Edinburgh (Volunteering Matters)


Volunteer support for families facing a range of life challenges.

Welfare Rights Service (Support in Mind Scotland)

The Welfare Rights Service advises and supports people experiencing mental health difficulties living in Edinburgh with their benefits

Wellbeing courses and workshops (Health in Mind)

Workshops and courses designed to help improve your mental health and wellbeing.

Wellbeing Project (HIV Scotland)


Counselling, therapy and life-coaching for those affected by HIV.

Wellbeing Project (The Ripple)


Groupwork and opportunities for people experiencing low mood, anxiety, loneliness and/or lack of motivation.

Wellbeing Scotland


Offering a range of support to people whose adverse life circumstances have had any impact on their wellbeing.

Wellbeing Service (Deaf Action)


Health and wellbeing support, including hard of hearing and deaf counselling services.

Wellbeing Toolkit – in Person workshops (Health in Mind)

Wellbeing Toolkit for Families (Parent Network Scotland)


Online programme for families to help reduce anxiety and have fun.

Westerhaven (The Health Agency)


Specialist support services to those affected by cancer and long-term conditions such as Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and long COVID-19.

Willow Gardening Group (The Health Agency)


A programmed designed to support and motivate people to lead healthier, more active lives.

WISHES (Women in Self Help and Emotional Support) women’s group


User led womens group.

Witness service at Edinburgh High Court (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Witness service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Women’s Football Session (Street Soccer Scotland)


Free football sessions for women.

Yoga for Pregnancy (Pregnancy and Parents Centre)


Facilitator-led yoga for pregnancy sessions.

Young Dads Support (Dads Rock)


Supporting young dads practical parenting guidance and emotional support.

Young Onset Service (Alzheimer Scotland)


Support people with dementia, their families, relatives and friends at any stage of the illness.

Young Onset Service (North Edinburgh Dementia Care)


Day care and support for people with dementia and their carers.

Your Home (Right There)


Support for people transitioning from homelessness into long-term accomodation or at risk of being homeless.


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