Equal Access

Supporting people from minority ethnic communities.

The beauty of the world lies in the diversity of its people.

At Health in Mind, we understand that cultural differences can influence our feelings and emotions and how well we can respond to challenges within our lives.

Support for ethnic minorities

Equal Access provides support and information for men and women 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 

We can offer support in many ways: this may be short-term one to one support, befriending and peer support with volunteers, support groups and providing information sessions.

How is support provided?

If you are aged over 16, from a minority ethnic community and living in Edinburgh, Midlothian or East Lothian you are welcome to get in touch. The diversity of our staff and volunteers means we can communicate in a number of languages. You will be invited to meet for an initial chat to assess your needs, and then we will work with you to identify your goals and provide support and information on the service available to help you to move forward. 

Please note our office in Shandwick Place does not have a lift and is situated on the first and second floors. If you have restricted mobility, please contact us for further information and assistance.

Get in touch with us

Click here to download our Equal Access leaflet 

For more information please call us on 0131 225 8508 or e-mail one of our team:

If you live in Midlothian or East Lothian:  anika@health-in-mind.org.uk  

If you live in Edinburgh: krzysztof@health-in-mind.org.uk

We also accept referrals from health and social workers, please click here to download a referral form.


Need help now?

If you or someone you care for is facing a crisis and in distress, please contact NHS 24 on 111 or your GP directly.

Click here for further information and contact details.

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