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Active 50+ (Feniks)


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

Advice and Support Line for Care Experienced People (Who Cares? Scotland)


Independent advocacy for care experienced young people.

Advice Shop (City of Edinburgh Council)


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

Akordia


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

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.

All in Edinburgh (Enable Scotland)


Supporting people with disabilities and long term health conditions, to find and sustain meaningful work.

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.

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 Network


An online directory for volunteer and befriending opportunities.

Birthlink


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Bridge to Support (Health in Mind)


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

Cairn Service (6VT Edinburgh City Youth Cafe)


Support for young victims and witnesses of crime.

Carer training and leisure events (Voices Of Carers Across Lothians VOCAL)


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.

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.

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.

Computer Delivery (People Know How)


A service delivering computers and devices to people who need help staying connected, accessing support or home-schooling during the coronavirus outbreak.

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 for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Health in Mind)


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

Counselling Service (Crew)


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

Counselling Service (Projekt 42)


Projekt 42 combines personal training, group fitness, yoga and mental health services.

Counselling Service for Carers (Voices Of Carers Across Lothians)

Voices Of Carers Across Lothians (VOCAL) Edinburgh

Emotional support for unpaid carers.

Counselling services (CrossReach)


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

Crew Drop-in


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

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh (Crisis)


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

Dads WhatsApp Group (Dads Rock)


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

Dementia Support (Eric Liddel Centre)


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

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


A drop-in and phone service for women.

Drop-in peer support (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind
Drop-in peer support for people who want have a space to be listen to and to connect with other who understand you.

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 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)

Health in Mind
support people from minority ethnic communities looking to improve their 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.

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


Support for families to create a safe environment at home.

Fast Forward

Fast Forward

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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.

Grassmarket Community Project


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

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 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.

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 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


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Learn Digital (People Know How)


Support to help improve adults’ digital skills through one-to-one or group support, providing you with support to use computers and digital devices.

Leith Conversation Cafe (Feniks)


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

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


A counselling service for children, adults and couples

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 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.

Lothian Education and Recovery Network (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Marriage Counselling (The Spark Counselling Edinburgh)


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

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


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.

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.

Nature Connection Volunteer Training (Community Foundation For Planetary Healing)


Nature Connection Training for volunteers. 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.

Number 6 One Stop Shop


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

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.

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.

Peer Connecting Service (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind
A peer support service for adults who want to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing by spending time with a peer volunteer that has their own experiences of mental health recovery.

Peer Support Service (Edinburgh Carers Council)


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

Prescribe Culture (University of Edinburgh Museums)


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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.

Rainbow Recovery


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

Redhall Walled Garden (Scottish Association for Mental Health)


A therapeutic horticultural project based in a beautiful walled garden.

Relationship Counselling (The Spark Counselling Edinburgh)


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

Resolve Counselling (Health in Mind)


A paid for counselling service from Health in Mind.

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.

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 network designed to raise awareness and promote the issue of recovery.

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 Counselling Service (Crossreach)


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

Simpson House Group Support (CrossReach)


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

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.

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.

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.

Support for carers (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind


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.

TalkTime Scotland


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

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 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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

Walking Befriending (People Know How)


An outdoor befriending service for adults in Edinburgh.

Wellbeing Calls (People Know How)


An over the phone befriending service for adults experiencing isolation.

Wellbeing courses and workshops (Health in Mind)

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 Scotland


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

Wellbeing Toolkit for Families (Parent Network Scotland)


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

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.

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.


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