Guided Self-help (Health in Mind)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Provided by: Health in Mind

Who is this for?

  • people aged 18 and over experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression, stress or sleep problems

Who not to refer:

  • Have GAD7 or PHQ9 scores over 15
  • Having made plans to act on thoughts of suicide in the past 6 months.
  • Are currently using substances
  • Have longstanding mental health difficulties such as schizophrenia or PTSD
  • Have relationship issues as their primary problem.


The service is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and provides one-to-one support to access self-help materials. A guided self-help worker provides one-to-one support to enable people to make positive changes in their life now and going forward.  It is essential that the person is motivated to carry out tasks and complete workbooks at home.

Guided self-help is delivered over four sessions. Some evening sessions may be available on a case-by-case basis.

If you have an enquiry or would like a referral form and GAD & PHQ questionnaires, please contact us via email at

Our referral form can be found here: Guided Self Help – Health in Mind – RefHelp (

Please note that referrals must be sent to our NHS email address –

How do I access this?

  • Referral by third party

For GP’s, GP Link Workers, Mental Health Nurses and Thrive Teams:


Is there a cost?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Please note that the office in Shandwick Places does not have a lift and is situated on the first and second floors. If you have accessibility needs, an appointment can be carried out in an accessible building.

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00

Contact Details

Health and Mind
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT

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Types of support on offer:

Support in person
Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Low mood
Self confidence

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