Equal Access provides support and information for people from minority ethnic communities who are experiencing feelings of stress, isolation, depression, anxiety or unhappiness and are unable to access information about the services available.
The service aims to:
- develop mental health support services
- raise awareness of mental health issues amongst minority ethnic people
- identify barriers to accessing services
Support is offered in many ways: this may be short-term one to one support; befriending and peer support with volunteers; or support groups and providing information sessions.
The Equal Access team can communicate in many languages other than English.
Equal Access is available to anyone aged 16 or over and from a minority ethnic community, who is living in East Lothian. When you get in touch, you will be invited to meet for an initial chat to assess your needs. The team will work with you to identify your goals and provide support and information on the service available to help you to move forward.
Equal Access also accepts referrals from health and social workers, please click here to download a referral form.
How To Get In Touch
Mobile Phone Number: 07776594315
Intended Client Groups:
- Black and Minority Ethnic
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
People aged 16 and over from a minority ethnic community, living in East Lothian.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
Tuesday to Thursday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
Tel: 07747 332567
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Information in community languages
- This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Provider's Name: Health in Mind
Health in Mind have been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. They do this by providing a wide range of services to support people and enable them to make a positive difference in their lives. Individuals can approach Health in Mind directly, or be referred to their services by GP or another healthcare professional.