Availability : Edinburgh Wide
Who is this for?
- Children and adults affected by mental health and wellbeing difficulties
Arts Psychotherapies are person-centred psychological therapies that are based in NHS Lothian in Community, Inpatient and Children and Young People Services.
At present we cannot take self-referrals from members of the public for Arts Psychotherapies treatments. We can only take referrals for people who are already connected with other services in NHS Lothian. This might be people already using inpatient services, or children and young people connected with Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). This can also include referrals from General Practitioners that are made through Primary Care, and from Community Mental Health Teams across Edinburgh and the Lothians. This is because we are a small service and we are trying to make sure that we are targeting our services at those in most need.
If you are interested in accessing arts psychotherapies, then probably the best route for you initially is to speak with your General Practitioner about your wellbeing and mental health. If they agree with you that a referral to your local Community Mental Health Team is appropriate then they will do this for you, and at that stage you could ask about Arts Psychotherapies.
Is there a cost?
- Facilities vary according to location
Times vary depending on location and your needs.