Support for families

Support with speech and communication

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NHS Speech and Language Therapy helpline

This helpline is for parents of children looking for advice or support around their child’s talking and communication or who may have concerns about their child’s speech, language or communication. A speech and language therapist is available on  

  • Tuesdays from 9 am to 10.30 am, 
  • Wednesdays from 11 am to 12.30 pm, 
  • Thursdays from 1 pm to 2.30 pm, 

For more information visit the NHS Speech and Language Therapy website or contact 


Let’s Talk for Little Ones online webinars

These online webinars provide information and ideas about supporting children’s language and communication for parents provided by NHS speech and language therapists. You will learn about typical language development and some strategies and ideas to try at home.

Register to attend at the Let’s Talk Eventbrite page.

For more information, please contact the admin team on

0131 537 7119.

Let’s Talk Early Years website

This website provides information for professionals, parents and families to support children’s speech, language and communication in the early years of the NHS Lothian Speech and Language Therapy team.

For more information visit the Let’s Talk Early Years Facebook page.

Follow the Children's and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy Team on Facebook and Let’s Talk Early Years Instagram for regular advice on helping your child's communication skills.

Tiny Happy People website

Help for parents to develop their children's language skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about the development of communication skills. 

For more information visit the Tiny Happy People website.

Craigmillar Books for Babies Family Support at Home service

Referrals can be made for families in Craigmillar with a child under four years to receive communication and language support.

For more information contact

0131 621 2621