Rape Crisis Scotland helpline: 08088 01 03 02

Useful contacts

 

Black and minority ethnic (BME) women

Immigration Advisory Service
115 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 2SZ
For info about immigration.
0141 248 2956

Ethnic Minority Law Centre
41 St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G1 2ER
Legal advice in a bi-lingual and culturally sensitive setting on immigration, welfare rights family/domestic law, debt, housing etc.
0141 204 2888

Multi-Cultural Family Base
50 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HE
Offers one-to-one support to families in North Edinburgh and all BME families in Edinburgh, as well as offering therapeutic group work and art therapy to vulnerable children and young people. The Banyan Project supports young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
0131 467 7052 www.mcfb.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Saheliya
125 McDonald Road, Edinburgh EH7 4NW
Free counselling, befriending, complementary therapies, support, outreach and group work for BME women and girls aged 12 and over in Edinburgh, with mental health difficulties and/or have experienced sexual abuse. Young Saheliya offers one-to-one and group support for BME girls at high school, college or university. Childcare available for under-fives on request.
0131 556 9302 www.saheliya.org.uk / info@saheliya.co.uk

Scottish Refugee Council – Edinburgh Refugee Centre
St George West, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh
Advice on legal issues, welfare rights and employment issues, as well as advocacy to asylum seekers and refugees. Can arrange for an interpreter. Support for those who have experienced domestic violence.
0800 085 6087

Shakti Women’s Aid
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Practical and emotional support for BME women and children who are experiencing and/or fleeing physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse from their husbands, partners and/or family members. Provides refuge/ temporary accommodation, info and advocacy on legal rights, welfare benefits, housing, employment immigration/nationality laws, racial harassment, health, education. Children and young people’s outreach service providing info, individual and group support. For boys and girls aged up to 16 (18 if at school).
0131 475 2399 www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk / info@shaktiyouth.co.uk

Children and young people

Barnardos Skylight Project
22 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RT
Support service for children and young people (aged 8-18) who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault. Offers art therapy, child psychotherapy, counselling (one-to-one and group) and gestalt therapy. Also offers support to non-abusing parents.
0131 557 9944 www.barnardos.org.uk / skylight@barnardos.org.uk

Childline
Free and confidential counselling service for children and young people. Support and info on a range of problems including sexual and physical abuse, pregnancy, child abuse, self harm.
0800 11 11 www.childline.org.uk / www.donthideit.org.uk

Caledonia Youth
5 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DP
Free and confidential sexual health services for all young people up to and including the age of 24 years (including U16s). Services offered include emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.
0131 229 3596 www.caledoniayouth.org / edinburgh.information@caledoniayouth.org

Healthy Respect
Info advice and support on sexual health for young people in the Lothians.
www.healthy-respect.com

Ettrick Family Resource Centre
Ettrick Road, Selkirk, TD7 5AJ
Abuse and trauma recovery service which works to aid the recovery process of children (up to the age of 16) who have experienced sexual physical and emotional abuse. Offer support for parents, although they do not offer adult abuse survivor service. Covers central Scottish Borders.
01750 22892 www.children1st.org.uk / ettrick@children1st.org.uk

Multi-Cultural Family Base
50 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HE
Offers one-to-one support to families in North Edinburgh and all BME families in Edinburgh, as well as offering therapeutic group work and art therapy to vulnerable children and young people. The Banyan Project supports young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
0131 467 7052 www.mcfb.org.uk

Childhood sexual abuse

Health in Mind – Counselling for Adult Survivors of CSA
c/o 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT
Free and confidential counselling service to support adults experiencing the on-going effects of CSA.
0131 225 8508 contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk

Pathway (Supporting Survivors)
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT
Offers support to women survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Edinburgh who have concerns about their mental health.
Support depends upon the individual needs of the woman. Services offered are: one-to-one and group support, drop-in, support in own tenancy.
0131 225 8508 pathway@health-in-mind.org.uk

National Association of People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
0800 085 3330 www.napac.org.uk

Oasis Women’s Support Project
Gilmerton Community Centre, 4 Drum Street, Edinburgh
Run by women for women from South Edinburgh area who have mental health difficulties and/or survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Support can be either therapeutic, group or on a one-to-one basis.
0131 220 0028 www.health-in-mind.org.uk / contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk

Rape and Abuse Line
Confidential national helpline for women and men affected by rape and sexual abuse, and for their partners, family & friends. Face-to-face counselling in the Highlands. Evenings 7-10pm
0808 800 0123 (answered by women) 0808 800 0122 (answered by men)
www.rapeandabuseline.co.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Scottish Borders Rape Crisis Centre
Free and confidential, information and support for women and girls in the Scottish Borders who have experienced sexual violence.
0800 054 2445 (Tues 10am-12 noon, Wed 12 noon-2pm, Sat 10am – 12 noon).

Counselling

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma
Manor Hall, Deanston near Doune, Stirling, FK16 6AD
Provides specialist treatment for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, dissociative disorders, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. They offer day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for men and women aged 18 and over.
01786 842 670 / info@centrefortrauma.com / www.centrefortrauma.com

Couple Counselling Lothian
9A Dundas Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6QG
Counselling for couples and individuals with relationship problems; psych-sexual therapy; counselling for young people; family therapy.
0131 556 1527 www.cclothian.btinternet.co.uk / cclothian@btopenworld.com.uk

Counselling Directory
Online resource for those looking for support or general advice about counselling in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
www.counselling-directory.org.uk/region_97.html

Wellspring
13 Smiths Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8NT
Phoneline offering individual psychotherapy and counselling for individuals, couples and families. Have some women only groups. Phone for appointment – can arrange evening appointments.Contribution according to salary.
0131 553 6660 www.wellspring-scotland.co.uk / mail@wellspring-scotland.co.uk

Deaf and hard of hearing women

Breathing Space
Free and anonymous helpline service for people with depression, mental health issues and those who may just be feeling unusually worried or in need of someone to talk to. Advisers use British Sign Language (BSL) to offer online advice, information and support for deaf people in Scotland through a webcam. Their BSL service is open: Wednesday 6pm-10pm, Thursday 6.30pm-10pm, Saturday 9am-12.30pm and Sunday 2pm-6pm.
0800 838587 (6pm-2am every day of the year) / Minicom: 0800 31 71 60
www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk / info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service
Free counselling on a range of issues for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or deafblind and live in Edinburgh or the Lothians. Counselling offered in British Sign Language and English. A personal loop system and written communication are available for people who are deafened or hard of hearing.
Referral: 0800 804 74652 (voice) 0800 804 7463 (text) View Lothian deaf counselling service’s leaflet.

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Royal National Institute for Deaf People
www.rnid.org.uk

Dissociative identity disorder (DID)

First Person Plural
PO Box 2537, Wolverhampton WV4 4ZL
First Person Plural is a small UK-wide registered charity led by abuse survivors with first hand experience of complex dissociative distress. Membership is open to dissociative survivors, their friends, family, professionals and anyone with an interest in dissociation who wishes to support their work.
www.firstpersonplural.org.uk / fpp@firstpersonplural.org.uk

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma
Manor Hall, Deanston near Doune, Stirling, FK16 6AD
Provides specialist treatment for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, dissociative disorders, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. They offer day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for men and women aged 18 and over.
01786 842 670 / info@centrefortrauma.com / www.centrefortrauma.com

(PODS) Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors
83A High Street, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 3DP
PODS works to make recovery from dissociative disorders a reality through training, informing and supporting. It works with survivors, partners, supporters and professionals by phone, email, and in person. They can signpost towards other agencies and appropriate sources of help where they exist.

Freephone helpline: 0800 181 4420 (Tuesdays 6-8pm. Messages can be left at other times and an appointment made) www.pods-online.org.uk / info@pods-online.org.uk

Domestic abuse

Domestic Abuse Helpline
Free 24 hours helpline answered by women. Provides info and support to those affected by domestic abuse and their families.
0800 027 1234

St. Leonards Police Station – Domestic Abuse Liaison Officers
Divisional HQ, 14 St. Leonards St, Edinburgh, EH8 9QW
0131 662 5769 or 662 5093

East Lothian Women’s Aid
69 Eskside West, Musselburgh
Info support and refuge accommodation for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner.
0131 665 9552 eastlothian.womensaid@virgin.net

Edinburgh Women’s Aid
4 Cheyne Street, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH4 1JB
Offers confidential support, drop-in service and info to women who have experienced abuse by their partner or ex-partner. Can provide refuge accommodation for women and any accompanying children. Telephone and one-to-one crisis counselling.
0131 315 8110 www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk / info@edinwomensaid.co.uk

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma
Manor Hall, Deanston near Doune, Stirling, FK16 6AD
Provides specialist treatment for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, dissociative disorders, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. They offer day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for men and women aged 18 and over.
01786 842 670 / info@centrefortrauma.com / www.centrefortrauma.com

Shakti Women’s Aid
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5QY
Practical and emotional support for bme women and children who are experiencing and/or fleeing physical, emotional and/or sexual abuse from their husbands, partners and/or family members. Provides refuge/ temporary accommodation, info and advocacy on legal rights, welfare benefits, housing, employment immigration/nationality laws, racial harassment, health, education. Children and young people’s outreach service providing info, individual and group support. For boys and girls aged up to 16 (18 if at school).
0131 475 2399 www.shaktiedinburgh.co.uk / info@shaktiyouth.co.uk

Drugs and alcohol

Edinburgh and Lothian Council on Alcohol
6 Clifton Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR
Free specialist advice, info and counselling to anyone worried about their own or someone else’s drinking. Services in Edinburgh, Dalkeith, Penicuik.
0131 337 8188 alcoholcounselling@elca.fsbusiness.co.uk

(NEDAC) North Edinburgh Drug Advice Centre
10 Pennywell Court, Edinburgh EH4 4TZ
Free and confidential advice, info, and counselling for those affected by drug/alcohol use, HIV and AIDS. Support either by telephone or face-to-face, also for family members and partners.
0131 332 2314 mail@nedac.co.uk

Simpson House
52 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3NS
Free counselling for drug users and those affected by another’s drug use. Covers Edinburgh and the Lothians.
0131 225 6028/1054

Turning Point Scotland – Links Project
5 Links Place, Edinburgh, EH6 7EZ
Advice and info, individual and group support for people aged 16+ who are drug using and in crisis. Covers Edinburgh and the Lothians.
0131 553 2222 www.turningpointscotland.com

East Lothian organisations

East Lothian Sexual Abuse Service (ELSAS)
ELSAS provides support in East Lothian to women and girls aged 12 and over, who are currently experiencing or have experienced sexual abuse.
07800 604 164 elsas@ercc.scot

East Lothian Women’s Aid
69 Eskside West, Musselburgh
Info support and refuge accommodation for women and children who have experienced domestic abuse from a partner or ex-partner.
0131 665 9552 eastlothian.womensaid@virgin.net

Employment

Women into work
Run courses for women aged 21 and over who have been out of work for 6 months.
0131 475 2622 www.womenontowork.org / mail@womenontowork.org

Access to Industry
Run courses for women at Stevenson College
0131 442 1042 www.accesstoindustry.co.uk / mail@accesstoindustry.co.uk

Fairbridge
Run Access courses for young people aged between 16-25
0131 553 0916/0915 www.fairbridge.org.uk/edinburgh

Family, friends and partners

Barnardos Skylight Project
22 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RT
Support service for children and young people (aged 8-18) who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault. Offers art therapy, child psychotherapy, counselling (one-to-one and group) and gestalt therapy. Also offers support to non-abusing parents.
0131 557 9944 www.barnardos.org.uk skylight@barnardos.org.uk

Ettrick Family Resource Centre
Ettrick Road, Selkirk, TD7 5AJ
Abuse and trauma recovery service which works to aid the recovery process of children (up to the age of 16) who have experienced sexual physical and emotional abuse. Offer support for parents, although they do not offer adult abuse survivor service. Covers central Scottish Borders.
01750 22892 www.children1st.org.uk / ettrick@children1st.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Groups

Wellspring
13 Smiths Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8NT
Phoneline offering individual psychotherapy and counselling for individuals, couples and families. Have some women only groups. Phone for appointment – can arrange evening appointments.Contribution according to salary.
0131 553 6660 www.wellspring-scotland.co.uk / mail@wellspring-scotland.co.uk

Link-up – women’s support centre
35 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh
Centre run by women for women offering education and support to help women take charge of their live and improve their health and wellbeing. Provides support groups, writing groups, short courses, drop-ins and opportunities to experience alternative therapies: reflexology, India head massage and Ti Chi.
0131 661 9292

Health

Caledonia Youth
5 Castle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH1 2DP
Free and confidential sexual health services for all young people up to 24 years (including U16s). Services offered include emergency contraception, pregnancy testing and counselling.
0131 229 3596 www.caledoniayouth.org / edinburgh.information@caledoniayouth.org

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre – NHS Lothian
2A Chalmers Street, Edinburgh EH3 9ES
Sexual and reproductive health service where you can access a wide range of family planning and GUM services via appointments and drop-in. Offers confidential advice, support, contraception, testing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections. Walk in clinic: Monday-Friday from 8.30-10am. Emergency contraception available up to 72 hours after risk of pregnancy. Rape and sexual assault clinic on Wednesday afternoons by appointment. Young people (13-18) drop-in clinic Monday 1-3.30pm and 5-7pm and Friday 1-3.30 pm.
0131 536 1070 www.lothiansexualhealth.scot.nhs.uk

NHS 24
Nurse-led NHS helpline providing health advice and info.
08454 24 24 24

Housing

CHAI (Community Help & Advice Initiative)
13-14 Hailesland Place, EH14 2SL
Community help and advice on welfare benefits and housing support to residents of West and South Edinburgh. Crisis advice service to women fleeing domestic abuse.
0131 442 6410 chai@mail.wh1.org.uk

Cranston Street Hostel
2 Cranston Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8BE
Emergency shared and temporary hostel accommodation for homeless women (18+) in Edinburgh.
0131 557 2338 cranstonstreet@uk2.net

Edinburgh Council Housing Department
40 Captain’s Road, Edinburgh, EH17 8QF
0131 664 4151 www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Edinburgh Council Housing Options Team
Level 1, 23 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
Advice, info and assistance if you are homeless or at risk of losing your home on how to find temporary and permanent accommodation Emergency and supported accommodation. Help and support when you are homeless, and assessment of legal rights under homelessness law.
0131 529 7368 / Emergency out of hours: 0800 032 5968

Number Twenty
20 Broughton Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3RX
Supported hostel accommodation for women aged between 16-21 who are without a safe place to stay. 24hour staff support. Stay is limited to 4 months which is open to further 2 months extension if necessary. Women need to be referred through a voluntary or statutory organization.
0131 557 1739

Shelter Families Project
103 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8BX
Support and housing advice for families that have become homeless/are in temporary accommodation.
0808 800 4444 (9am – 5pm)

Shelter Housing Aid Centre
Ground Floor Kittle Yards, Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PJ
Free and confidential info, advice and advocacy to anyone experiencing housing problems including homelessness, eviction proceedings, housing benefit issues, rent or mortgage arrears, over crowding, dampness or despair.
0131 466 8031 www.shelterscorland.org.uk / edinburgh_shac@shelter.org.uk

Legal and police

Victim Support
2 Nicholson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BH
Provides free and confidential, emotional and practical support, and info to people affected by crime. Can help with insurance compensation forms, criminal justice procedures, provide info about other agencies and provide support if the case goes to court.
0845 603 9213 www.victimsupportsco.co.uk / victimsupportedi@btconnect.com

Victim Information and Advice (VIA)
Procurator Fiscal, 29 Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LD
Provides info to victims who are going through the court process. Can give case-specific info about the criminal justice system works and advice.

Witness Service
Edinburgh Sheriff Court, 27 Chamber Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LB
Service run by Victim Support for witnesses and victims attending court. Provide practical and emotional support, before, during or after a court appearance. Will also provide support to victims and witnesses not attending court as well as family and friends. Anyone can self refer and the crime need not to be reported to the police.
0131 220 1550

Lothian and Borders Police
In an emergency call 999 / To report a crime call 101

Criminal Injuries Compensation Board
May be able to help in getting financial compensation if you are the victim of crime or violence.
Application forms available from website. Victim Support can help you fill in the forms.
0141 331 2726 www.cica.gov.uk

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service
0131 226 2626

LGBT

LGBT Youth Scotland
John Cotton Centre, 10 Sunnyside, Edinburgh, EH7 5RA
Info, advice and support for LGBT young people, parents and professionals. Drop-in every Wednesday at the centre.
Confidential youthline and textphone services on Tuesday evenings.
0131 622 2266 / youthline: 0845 113 0005 www.lgbtyouth.org.uk / info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Edinburgh Trans Women Support Group
This group meets on the 1st Saturday of every month in the Hub at the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing. The meetings are an opportunity to meet in a relaxed, friendly and safe environment. For up-to-date info please see their website.
www.edinburghtranswomen.org.uk

Lothian Lesbian and Gay Switchboard
Provides advice, info and support to those who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted. Can give info about other services in local area.
0131 556 4049 (every night 7.30–10 pm) www.lgls.co.uk / switchboard@rapidial.co.uk

Scottish Transgender Alliance
www.scottishtrans.org

Male survivors

Abused Men in Scotland
Works with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, age, disability or ethnic origin.
Freephone: 0808 800 0024 www.abusedmeninscotland.org / info@abusedmeninscotland.org

Beyond Trauma
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT
Free and confidential counselling service for male survivors of sexual violence.
0131 225 8508 www.health-in-mind.org.uk / contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk

Gay Men’s Health
10a Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LU
Free and confidential counselling for gay and bisexual men in the Lothians. Offers couple counselling.
0131 558 9444 counselling@gmh.org.uk / mail@gmh.org.uk

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma
Manor Hall, Deanston near Doune, Stirling, FK16 6AD
Provides specialist treatment for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, dissociative disorders, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. They offer day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for men and women aged 18 and over.
01786 842 670 / info@centrefortrauma.com / www.centrefortrauma.com

MASA
Support and counselling to adult male survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence, and partners and family members.
0141 550 2048 www.menlivingwithabuse.co.uk / abusedmen@aol.com

Men’s Advice Line
0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and most mobile phones)
Monday – Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
www.mensadviceline.org.uk / info@mensadviceline.org.uk

M Power
National helpline for men who have who have been raped, assaulted or abused in childhood or adult life, and partners (male and female) and family members of abused men. Telephone line is staffed by both men and women.
0808 808 4321 www.male-rape.org.uk / support@male-rape.org.uk

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Survivors UK
National helpline for men who have experienced child sexual abuse, sexual assault or rape. Also supports family, friends and partners.
UK National Helpline 0845 122 1201 7pm-10pm Mon/Tue/Thu
www.survivorsuk.org / info@survivorsuk.org

Thrive
2-6 Sandyford Place, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G3 7NB
Glasgow based service for men who were sexually abused under 16, and are adult male survivors over the age of 18. Male and female counsellors. Appointment only.
0141 211 8133 thrive@glacomen.scot.nhs.uk

Mental health

Advocard
332 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BR
Confidential advocacy service for people with mental health problems on a wide range of issues, including the Mental Health Act 2003.
0131 554 5307 advocacy@advocard.org.uk

Edinburgh Crisis Centre
PO Box 23768
24 hour helpline offering support, advice and info to anyone aged 18+ who has used mental health services and worker.
0808 801 04 14 www.edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk / info@dascot.org

Health in Mind
40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh, EH2 4RT
Mental health projects covering Edinburgh and the Lothians.
0131 225 8508 www.healthinmind.org.uk / contactus@healthinmind.org.uk

Saneline
Emotional and crisis support for anyone experiencing mental health problems, their families, carers and friends. Can provide interpreters.
0845 767 8000 (12 noon – 11pm) www.sane.org.uk

Parenting and carers

Homestart
172 Leith Walk, Edinburgh ● Helps parents who are finding it hard to cope with their children
0131 553 7819

Edinburgh Carers Council
356 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 5BR ● Provides info and advocacy to carers of people with a mental health problem
0131 554 5153 info@edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk / www.edinburghcarerscouncil.co.uk

Edinburgh Young Carers Project
Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY
Offers info, emotional and practical support to young carers.
0131 475 2322 info@youngcarers.org.uk / www.youngcarers.org.uk

Multi-Cultural Family Base
50 Coburg St, Edinburgh EH6 6HE
Offers one-to-one support to families in North Edinburgh and all BME families in Edinburgh, as well as offering therapeutic group work and art therapy to vulnerable children and young people. The Banyan Project supports young people who have experienced domestic abuse.
0131 467 7052 www.mcfb.org.uk

One Parent Families Scotland
13 Gayfield Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3NX
Helpline, counselling and support groups for lone parents. Provides info and advice about employment, benefits, funding for education/holidays, childcare and parenting problems.
0131 556 3899 www.opfs.org.uk / info@opfs.org.uk

Underground – Young Parents Group (Rock Trust)
55 Albany Street
Offers relaxed space for young mums and dads (aged 16-25) to get out and meet other people whilst making use of a crèche
0131 524 9864

Relaxation

Link-up – women’s support centre
35 Lochend Road South, Edinburgh
Centre run by women for women. Offers education and support to help women improve their health and wellbeing. Provides support groups, writing groups, short courses, drop-ins and alternative therapies (reflexology, Indian head massage and Ti Chi).
0131 661 9292

Midlothian in Mind (part of Health in Mind)
14 Lothian Street, Bonnyrigg, EH19 3AB
Support for people in Midlothian who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress etc. Offers aromatherapy, relaxation, reflexology and support groups sessions.
0131 663 1616

Sulas therapies
Complementary therapist in Edinburgh offering a range of therapies.
0131 554 1214 / 07816 216 432 www.sulastherapies.co.uk

Ritual abuse

Manor Hall Centre for Trauma
Manor Hall, Deanston near Doune, Stirling, FK16 6AD
Provides specialist treatment for individuals with a range of post-traumatic reactions, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), complex trauma and dissociation, dissociative disorders, personality and mood disorders (such as anxiety and depression) as well as problems associated with attachment and loss. They offer day patient, inpatient, outpatient, and respite care services in a tranquil setting located in central Scotland for men and women aged 18 and over.
01786 842 670 / info@centrefortrauma.com / www.centrefortrauma.com

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Open every day from 6pm until midnight for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Offers free and confidential initial and crisis support and information by phone or email. Supports women, men and transgender survivors as well as their family, friends and workers. The helpline has a minicom service for Deaf or hard of hearing people and they can also arrange for language interpreters if your first language is not English.
Freephone 08088 01 03 02 www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

Ritual Abuse Information
www.ra-info.org

Ritual Abuse Network Scotland
www.rans.org.uk

Survivorship
Forum on survival of ritual abuse based in California
www.survivorship.org

TAG: Trauma and Abuse Group
PO Box 3295, 11 Prospect Place, Swindon SN2 9ED
www.tag-uk.net

The Freedom Room
Forum for and by survivors of ritual abuse.
www.thefreedomroom.piczo.com

Self-harm

Bristol Crisis Service for Women
National helpline and info for women who self-harm
0117 925 1119

Edinburgh Crisis Centre
24-hour helpline for adults who have used mental health services
0808 801 0414

LifeSIGNS
Aims to support all people who are affected in any way by self-harm
www.lifesigns.org.uk / info@lifesigns.org.uk

Penumbra Self-Harm Project
Edinburgh based project for young people who self-harm
0131 225 7566

Suicide

Breathing Space
Free and anonymous helpline service for people with depression, mental health issues and those who may just be feeling unusually worried or in need of someone to talk to.
0800 838587 (6pm-2am every day of the year) / Minicom: 0800 31 71 60
www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk / info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Choose life
www.chooselife.net

Hopeline UK – Papyrus
Helpline offering support, practical advice and info to anyone concerned that a young person they know may be suicidal. Aimed at parents, carers, siblings, friends and professionals.
01978 367 333 www.papyrus-uk.org

The Samaritans
25 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8WX
Offers confidential, non-judgemental emotional support to anyone who has feelings of distress or despair, who may be suicidal, depressed, or self harms.
08457 90 90 90 (24 hours) www.samaritans.org.uk / jo@samaritans.org

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