Support for families

Support for mental health

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Pilton Community Health project

It offers support for local people in North Edinburgh to take steps to improve their health.  The service offers a wide range of mental health, wellbeing, food, outdoor activities and volunteering support and initiatives for women, men and families. This service is based at

73 Boswall Parkway 
EH5 2PW.

For more information visit the Pilton Community Health project website, Facebook page or contact    

Online and in-person depression and anxiety support group

Health in Mind runs these friendly peer-led support groups for any adults affected by depression, low mood, stress or anxiety. Different groups are available on Monday and Tuesday evenings.

For more information visit the Health-in-mind website or contact

before 3 pm on the day, you would like to attend

or phone 

0131 225 8508 and leave a message. 

Keep Yourself Well 

A 7-week course where individuals meet in a supportive group, where they can develop their own personalized ‘Keep Well’ plan to understand themselves and their well-being needs better. Sessions are held in the City Centre on Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm starting from Wednesday 15th May.   

To register or for further information, please contact 

 07730 220 109. 

Health All Round

Health All Round supports people living in Gorgie Dalry, Saughton, Stenhouse and surrounding areas using a community development approach to provide services focusing on physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Support includes walking groups, ecotherapy, mental health drop-in sessions, an over 16 carers group, conversation café, men's green shed group, community gardening, outdoor movement, arts & creativity, writing group, yoga, and counselling therapies. For the current programme please visit. The services are based at

Health All Around
24 Westfield Avenue
EH11 2QH

For more information visit the Health All Round website or contact   

0131 337 1376 

The Health Agency

This service is based on the

Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre
30 Harvesters Way
EH14 3JF.

The service offers several services for adults in South West Edinburgh such as 1-1 counselling, CBT, complementary therapies, anxiety management, sleep well and managing anger and irritability and well-being for men courses. An Active Steps project is also offered encouraging activity and healthy eating through one-on-one support, exercise classes, a walking group and group work. 

Self-referrals can be made via the Health Agency website. For more information contact
0131 453 9400

PHEW mental health and well-being group at Broomhouse Space Hub

The group offers 18 to 25-year-olds a safe and friendly space to make connections with others and develop a better understanding of mental health and well-being, in a group setting, or via 1:1 support. For more information contact 

0131 455 7731

The Alma project

This Arts and Mental Health project is for adults with mental health problems, the project is currently offering online weekly art and creative writing, environmental art and drama therapy sessions. Weekly peer Zoom chat sessions are also available.

For more information or a referral form visit the Alma website or contact

0770 36 39 334

Wellbeing Group -Talk time

This mental health peer support group aims to help members of the community support each other with their mental health. The group runs on Thursdays from 2 to 3.30 pm at

Bridgend Farmhouse
41 Old Dalkeith Road

For more information contact 

Ladies Wellbeing Group 

This group is an opportunity to chat in a friendly, welcoming environment with other women over tea and biscuits, no subject is off limits. No booking is required, just pop into Workshop 3 on alternate Wednesdays, 11 am to 12 pm at

Bridgend Farmhouse
41 Old Dalkeith Road

For more information contact 

Coping with ADHD 

A 5-week course for individuals who have or are waiting on a diagnosis of ADHD, or people who experience symptoms. This course will look at ADHD and how it affects mental health and well-being. The course looks at some self-help techniques and encourages peer support and discussion in a group setting with people who might have similar experiences. 

Sessions are held Online on Thursday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm. To register or for further information, please contact 

07730 220 109

Free or low-cost counselling for families

Free 1:1 counselling for single parents

One Parent Family Scotland offers counselling for single parents. Sessions can be offered face-to-face or via video call.

For more information contact

0131 556 3899

Free counselling for parents in homeless accommodation or on low-income

The Lifelong Learning Health and Wellbeing team can arrange counselling for parents and carers in Edinburgh in homeless accommodation on low income or experiencing distress as a result of COVID-19.

For more information contact

Therapy, Linking and Counselling (TLC)

TLC is a free service for Leith parents with young children under 5 years. Counselling can help with many reasons such as relationship problems, bereavement, depression, anxiety, phobias, illness or addictions. Counselling helps by talking about how these problems are affecting you now but sometimes it is necessary to discuss past experiences or wider relationships which may have contributed to these present difficulties. Sessions run at

Dr. Bells Family Centre
15 Junction Place

Individuals must refer themselves by emailing 

Talktime Scotland  

TalkTimes Scotland aims to provide free counselling and emotional support to young people aged 12-25 years with a physical disability living in Scotland. Sessions can be in person, online or over the phone.

For more information visit the Talktime website, and Talktime Facebook page or to make an appointment contact

07774 210104

Held in Our Hearts  

Held in our hearts free counselling service is available for bereaved parents. Counsellors are available to offer specialist baby bereavement counselling for families. There are in-person and online counselling sessions available. Support is also available to men individually or as part of a couple in the form of peer support either in person or remotely, support groups, counselling and through a men’s WhatsApp group.

For more information visit the Held in Our Hearts website or to make an appointment contact

0131 622 6263

Hospital to Home - Held in Our Hearts

Held on Our Hearts offers a specialist Hospital-to-home service to support families whose baby has died between 14 and 24 weeks of pregnancy.

For more information visit the Held in Our Hearts website or contact

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre Counselling Service in Leith

This counselling service is available for mothers, and trans and non-binary parents who live in Leith and have a child not yet in school. Sessions are suitable for those who have experienced rape, sexual assault or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Up to 6 one to one counselling support sessions can be offered with a free creche place at Dr Bells Family Centre.

For more information or to book a session contact

07966 067301

Sunflower Gardens

Sunflower Gardens offers support to children aged five to 18 years based in Edinburgh who are affected by drug and/ or alcohol use within their family. Children and young people benefit from having a safe and confidential space where they can explore their emotions, thoughts and feelings whilst developing positive coping strategies. The service offers counselling (including art and play therapy), 1-1 therapeutic support and group work.  Referrals are accepted from parents or professionals. 

For more information visit the Sunflower Gardens website or email 

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland

This 1-1 free counselling support is available for those who have experienced grief and loss. Information and resources are also available.

For more information visit the Cruse Bereavement Care website or contact

0808 802 6161