Orchard Centre Services

Our Orchard Centre in Bonnyrigg provides creative, community based services to promote positive mental health & wellbeing in Midlothian.

Based in the community, Orchard Centre Services operate throughout Midlothian from Bonnyrigg. Funded by Midlothian Council, the service offers a wide variety of person centred supports and projects which have, quite literally, changed thousands of lives.

Find out what's going on in your area

The Centre itself is a non-medical resource which people can self-refer to. The atmosphere within the Centre is informal and welcoming.  The professional and experienced team offer diverse skills and creativity.  

It is a one-stop shop: running nine projects, as well as also offering opportunities for volunteers and members to get involved in running the centre. 

To learn more about our projects, view the Orchard Centre Services leaflet or click on a service below to read more:

Day Service & Out of Hours
A range of one to one supports and comprehensive group work programme.

Early Intervention & Crisis Response Service (EICRS)
Face to face and telephone support for people experiencing a non medical crisis.

Support from Home
Support at home and in the community to enable independent living.

ROWAN Project
Respect Our Woodland and Nature is a project based on conservation and wellbeing, including health walks, bush craft and environmental art, amongst other things.

Support, community based services, complimentary therapies and awareness raising events throughout Midlothian.

Art Therapy 

Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy which provides art materials to use alongside talking. It's confidential and no art experience is necessary. We provide 1 to 1 sessions and 4 groups which all run weekly. 

CLEAR: Substance Misuse and Mental Health Project 

A peer support programme for people with drug or alcohol problems working towards positive mental wellbeing.

SHARE Project: Suicide, Harm, Awareness, Recovery & Empathy
Support groups for Men aged 25-50 years with a focus on prevention & early intervention.

Volunteering and Member involvement
Various opportunities including our volunteer run cafe, office work, peer & buddy support.

We also host visiting services including advocacy, CAB clinics and carer support. For further details on any of these services, please call us on 0131 663 1616 or email us.  

Who can access these services?

We welcome self referrals as well as referrals from statutory service such as GPs, social workers or carers/friends for people based in Midlothian.

You can also view the latest care inspectorate report here.

Service Manager:

Joyce Turnbull: joyceturnbull@orchardcentreservices.org.uk

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.

What you think

“Without it, people would be lost. In my case, without the OC I wouldn’t be here today…it means a lot to me…I know a lot of other people feel the same.” 

“I enjoy using the centre as it has helped me move on and look forward to the future.”
“Meeting different people, learning different things.”


Suicide Harm Awareness Recovery Empathy

Are you male aged between 25-50? Feeling Alone? Do you struggle with financial or personal issues? Ever felt that YOU can't go on? Would it help to talk?

If so come along to a relaxed, informal group offering:

Shared Steps program for wellbeing

Free expert financial and practical advice

An opportunity to be included - your chance to make a difference.

Groups held at Penicuik Town Hall and Midlothian Voluntary Action, White Hart St, Dalkeith

For further info contact:John Murphy on 0131 663 1616 or email john@orchardcentreservices.org.uk




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