Arts Therapies (NHS Lothian)

Who is this for?

  • Anyone aged between 18 and 65 years old.

Who provides this?

  • NHS Lothian


Art Therapies offers psychologically informed educational arts groups and one-to-one art and music therapy as a way of helping individuals in their recovery.

The team use the art forms primarily as a way to connect in relationships and explore difficult emotions, which may or may not be reflected in words. Exploring different ways of being in the arts therapies may enable increased connections with arts groups and voluntary sector provision in communities to enable ongoing relational self-care and recovery.

Group work is ten-weeks only. Individual therapy usually lasts between 18 months – 2 years although timing is agreed with you based on your circumstances and need.

How do I access this?

  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm

Contact Details

East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston RdHaddington, EH41 3PF

Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Healthy living
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Social groups
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Young people

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