The Alma Project

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over with mental health difficulties

Who provides this?

  • The Alma Project


The Alma Project uses the arts as a therapeutic tool to support people with mental health difficulties.

It provides weekly, therapeutic art groups that can provide you with a safe space, time, resources and support. The groups can help to reduce isolation and keep you healthier for longer.

The Alma Project provides 4-5 groups per week facilitated by community art workers and supported by volunteers. Groups are generally in visual art, specific art media or craft, creative writing and drama. The project also hosts outings, social events, exhibitions and performances.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Private parking available
  • Public parking available

Only the creative writing group and has disabled access. The other groups are up 11 steps.

Opening times

Mondays 12.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Online writing/art session
Tuesdays, 12.00 pm – 2.00 pm

Online drama therapy
Wednesdays, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm

Online art/writing
Thursdays, 1.00 pm – 2.30 pm

Contact Details

Craigentinny Community Centre,, 9 Loaning Road, Edinburgh EH7 6JE

Social media:


The Alma Project referral procedure
(44.73 KB pdf)

Covid Service referral form
(1.22 MB vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)

Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support with others


Black and minority ethnic communities
Loneliness/isolated groups
Older people
Social groups
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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