Connections for Life (Carers of East Lothian – CoEL)

Who is this for?

  • Unpaid carers aged 18 years old and over

Who provides this?

  • Carers of East Lothian (CoEL)

Description

The Connections for Life project aims to promote effective communication around the subject of suicide and to increase carers’ confidence in their ability to cope during this difficult time.

Supporting someone you care about when they’re experiencing thoughts of suicide can be overwhelming. Family and friends often find themselves uncertain of available supports and resources, and feeling as though there’s nowhere to turn.

CoEL run a small group training sessions and provide one-to-one support from a dedicated Carer Support Worker.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Please complete CoEL’s online referral form if you would like to access this service or to refer someone else.

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Sometimes – length of waiting list depends on volume of referrals

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

Opening times

Some carers events and groups run outside of these hours.

Monday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Friday10.00 am – 4.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

Carers of East Lothian (CoEL), East Lothian Community Hospital, Alderston Road, Haddington EH41 3PF PF

Type of support on offer:

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

Categories:

Carers

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