The Joshua Nolan Foundation

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People at risk of suicide

Who provides this?

  • The Joshua Nolan Foundation

Description

The Joshua Nolan Foundation’s aim is to reduce the numbers of suicide by helping to fund quality counselling sessions for those who desperately need it, while also improving awareness of the issue across Edinburgh.

The foundation is run by a group of volunteers and partner with specialist counsellors based in and around Edinburgh who provide the counselling service for those at risk of, or impacted by suicide. The amount of funding provided to the person using the service varies depending on how much they can afford to pay.

Two people end their lives in Scotland every day. That’s more than the amount who die on Scotland’s roads in traffic accidents. UK wide suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20 and 49. And that’s even more than cancer and heart disease. Every suicide is a preventable tragedy.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Service is appointment only

Is there a cost?

The initial session with the service user and the counsellor will be 50% funded. Following that initial session the foundation will fund up to 80% of the costs of the sessions.

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

Varies depending on the counsellor.

Opening times

Varies depending on the counsellor.


Type of support on offer:

Support in person

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Men
Older people
Religion
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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