The Eastspace support directory can help you find support available for adults living and/or working in East Lothian.

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The following services are available

Adult football sessions (Street Soccer Scotland)

Mental health friendly adult football sessions.

Ageing Well East Lothian (East Lothian Council and NHS Lothian)

Health activities that promote physical and mental health for people over 50.

Al-Anon Family Groups

A fellowship of relatives and friends of people with a drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

A fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Anam Cara workshops (Anam Cara)

Workshops for women designed to improve your emotional wellbeing.

Arts Therapies (NHS Lothian)

Baby loss counselling (Held in Our Hearts)

Counselling service for bereaved parents.

Befriending (Held in Our Hearts)

A befriending service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experience the death of a baby or infant.

Befriending Network

An online directory for volunteer and befriending opportunities.


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Black and Minority Ethnic Peer Connecting Service (Health in Mind)

support people from minority ethnic communities looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Bridge to Support (Health in Mind)

Support for survivors in Scotland, of childhood abuse by a Jesuit, their staff or a volunteer.

Cancer Support Network East Lothian

A community group offering support, advice and cups of tea to those who have, have had, or know someone with cancer.

Care When It Counts Mental Health Service – CWIC (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership)

Promoting positive mental wellbeing and aims to prevent mental health difficulties.

Carers peer support groups (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Group support for carers.

Carers support (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Support for unpaid carers.

Children and young people’s service (Salvesen Mindroom Centre)

Advocacy and support for children and young people with learning difficulties.

Community Links Service (We Are With You)

Community Link worker bases in Prestonpans, Harbours, Gullan and North Berwick Practices.

Community Mental Health Team – CMHT (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership)

Specialist support for those experiencing a range of different mental health difficulties.

Community Support Team (Waverley Care)

Community support for people living with or affected by HIV, hepatitis C or poor sexual health.

Connect – a service for women in East Lothian (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership)

Connections for Life (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Promotes effective communication around the subject of suicide.

Counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse (Health in Mind)

A counselling service for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Counselling for carers (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Counselling: one-to-one (Changes Community Health Project)

Short-term counselling.

Day Opportunities (Alzheimer Scotland)

Day opportunities for those affected by demenita.

Dementia Advisor (Alzheimer Scotland)

Point of contact with people living with dementia and those close to them.

Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus (Handicabs Lothian Limited – HcL Transport)

Supported community transport services in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

East Lothian Collective Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

A collective advocacy for people living in Midlothian.

East Lothian Independent Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Independent advocacy for people in East Lothian.

East Lothian PANDAS (Post-natal Depression Awareness and Support – PANDAS)

A peer support group for women affected by pre/postnatal depression and/or anxiety.

East Lothian project (Women’s Aid East and Midlothian)

Support and refuge to women who have experienced domestic abuse.

East Lothian Services (Penumbra)

Personalised and flexible support to individuals at home and/or in the community for those experiencing mild, medium or severe mental health difficulties.

East Lothian Substance Use Service (NHS Lothian )

Assessment, care and treatment of people experiencing a range of difficulties related to alcohol and/or drug use with interventions delivered by Mental Health Nurses experienced in substance use.

Enterprise (Prince’s Trust)

Support and resources for young people to start a business.

Experiences of Psychosis (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

A collective advocacy group for people with experience of psychosis.

First Steps Community Project

Support for families in Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig.

Future Pathways

Support for people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

Garden Therapy (Growing at Gilmerton)

Offering an environment that supports physical and mental wellbeing.

Groups, courses and training (Changes Community Health Project)

Opportunities to meet new people, get active and and boost your wellbeing.

Headway East Lothian

Local support groups and national services for brain injury survivors, their families and carers, and professionals in the health and legal fields.

Healthy living activities (Changes Community Health Project)

Health living activities such as cycling, nordic walking and buddy walking

Home-Start East Lothian

A volunteer befriending service for families.

Homemaker Service (Bridges Project )

Supports young tenants and prospective young tenants to live independently.

IMPACT Project (Action on Smoking and Health Scotland)

Training and resources to workers and volunteers from the Third Sector and the NHS about the adverse effects on mental health of smoking tobacco.

Independent Advocacy (EARS Independent Advocacy Service SCIO)

Independent Advocacy for adults aged 65 years and over with a physical disability (or an acquired brain injury) and/or a stroke survivor

Intensive Home Treatment Team – IHTT (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership)

For individuals who are experiencing mental health crisis/risk.

Keep The Heid Mental Health Cafe

Keep The Heid Mental Health Cafe is an informal but structured discussion group for people living with mental health problems in and around Haddington.

Lothian Bipolar 18-30 Self-help Group

Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group

Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service (Health in Mind)

A counselling service for adults who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind.

Lothian Education and Recovery Network (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Macmillan Move More East Lothian (Enjoy Leisure)

A physical activity programme for people living with and beyond cancer across the county to become, and stay, more physically active and improve health throughout their cancer experience.

Mental Health Occupational Therapy (East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership)

Milestone Residential Support Service (Waverley Care)

Intensive support for people living with HIV and hepatitis C.

Much More Than A label (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

A collective advocacy project for people with experience of a personality disorder.

Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins)

Music therapy for those in need.

Neighbourhood Networks East Lothian

Support for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairment, mental health difficulties and young people in transition.

Oor Mad History (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

Collective advocacy project on community history and the arts.

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

An annual exhibition of artwork by people with experience of mental health difficulties.

Outdoor Therapy Service (Venture Trust)


Pasda aims to improve the health and wellbeing of family carers of autistic adults in Edinburgh and the Lothians through peer support, information and activities.

Personal and Social Development (Prince’s Trust)

Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

Reconnect (People Know How)

A service delivering computers and devices to people who need help staying connected, accessing support or home-schooling during the coronavirus outbreak.

Safe Sleep Scotland (Scottish Cot Death Trust)

A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

Seen But Not Heard (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

A collective advocacy project for people with experience of eating disorders.

Shared Care Scotland

Assistance for unpaid carers to take regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.

Sharing A Story CIC

Shared reading and creative writing sessions to help reduce social isolation.

Stepping Out

Tailored made mental health project for individuals with severe and enduring mental health difficulties offering a wide range of support to encourage confidence decision making and independence.

Substance misuse one-to-one support (Mid and East Lothian Drugs – MELD)

Substance Misuse Workers offering one-to-one psychosocial support and recovery planning.

SX (Waverley Care)

Support and information to improve the physical, sexual and mental health and wellbeing of all men who have sex with men.

The Prince’s Trust

Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

The Ridge Support and Employability (The Ridge SCIO)

Support for individuals experiencing challenges including mental health difficulties, housing, welfare, employment and volunteering.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (Health in Mind)

A trauma counselling service for people in Scotland who experienced abuse in childhood.

Trauma support (Health in Mind)

Practical and emotional support for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or men who have experienced rape/sexual abuse or domestic violence as adults.

Tutor service (Bridges Project )

Individual and group tutoring for young people.

Venture Scotland

A progressive outdoor-based personal development programme for young people.

Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)

Support for veterans looking for mental health and wellbeing support.

Victim Support Edinburgh (Victim Support Scotland)

Support for those who are victims/survivors of a crime.

Vocational Traning Services (Rural & Urban Training Scheme RUTS)

Vocational training and employability support to young people.

Way2Work East Lothian (Bridges Project )

Tailored employability support packages to young people.

Wellbeing Scotland

Offering a range of support to people whose adverse life circumstances have had any impact on their wellbeing.

Witness service at Edinburgh High Court (Victim Support Scotland)

Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Witness service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Victim Support Scotland)

Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Workshops and training (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Workshops and training events to help carers feel more confident about aspects of caring and to get the information they need to feel confident in their role.