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Our Midlothian Services - Covid-19

We are working flexibly with people and can offer support in a range of ways. If you would like to talk to someone about support or for further information please contact us. Call 07760 753043 or email midlothian@health-in-mind.org.uk

This page includes the latest updates from our Midlothian-based services. It will continue to be updated, so please do keep checking in.

Midlothian Crisis Response

Our Midlothian Crisis Response is for anyone living in Midlothian experiencing a non-medical crisis.

It's open from 4.00 pm to 10.00 pm Monday to Friday and from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at the weekend.

Call: 0131 663 5533.

One to One Support

Call 07760 753043 to make an appointment for one to one telephone support.

The number is available Monday to Friday from 9.00 – 8.00 pm and 10.00 to 4.00pm at the weekends. Telephone support can also be arranged for the evenings and weekends.

For more information please email Jill Robinson at jill.robinson@health-in-mind.org.uk

Art Psychotherapy Service

We use art making in psychotherapy one to one and group sessions. This offers another tool to help express and explore your inner world and can give shape to what may be difficult to put into words.

During this time, we are offering initial referral meetings and assessments either by telephone or video. We are continuing to offer one to one clients telephone and video art psychotherapy sessions. Other short-term groups for referrals are being explored and we will post more information here when we know more.

We accept self-referrals and a referral form can be found here. Please be aware that we currently have a waiting list and will endevour to follow up any referrals within 6 weeks. We appreciate your patience at this difficult time.

If you need any further information, please contact our Senior Art Psychotherapist who will be happy to answer any of your questions andrea.spink@health-in-mind.org.uk

Bridge to Support

www.bridgetosupport.org.uk

Bridge to Support is here for survivors in Scotland, of abuse by the Jesuits or their staff. To access the service or if you have any questions, you can call us on 0131 243 0136 or email bridgetosupport@health-in-mind.org.uk

CLEAR (Community Lived Experience for Alcohol and Drugs Recovery) Midlothian

CLEAR continues to provide 1-1 peer support to people with substance use problems. It is available Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm.  Face to Face contact is currently suspended but telephone support is available.

You can self refer or through a professional. Please contact gaynor.mctighe@health-in-mind.org.uk for further information.

Face to face support with video

We have moved some of our recovery, self-management, and wellbeing groups on to the online platform Zoom. .

If you have access to a smartphone, laptop, or PC, you will be able to join a group. Our staff will be in contact with you to find out what interests you - and talk you through how to set up and join in. 

If you have not already heard from us about this, or if you are new to our services, please also get in touch on 077607 53043 or email Jill Robinson at jill.robinson@health-in-mind.org.uk.

Guided Self-Help

Midlothian Guided Self is still taking referrals but they must be sent on Email only. Referrals continue to still be accepted by GP's, Wellbeing Workers, Primary Care Mental Health Nurses and Access Point. We have transferred to delivering GSH sessions on the telephone during this time and are woring towards the option of providing video sessions.

Refers can email referrals to lothian.midlothiangsh@nhs.net
Any further enquires to Billie Jo Johnson on Billie-jo.johnson@health-in-mind.org.uk or telephone 07760752995
 

Counselling for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (CSA)

To support people who use our services during this time, we are currently offering telephone counselling sessions for our CSA Counselling Service.

This option isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available but to give clients further options, we are also offering video counselling.

All new clients who are ready to start counselling will be offered telephone or video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions. Email counselling@health-in-mind.org.uk  or call 0131 225 8508 and ask to speak to a member of the Counselling Team.

Equal Access

Our Equal Access service supports people from ethnic minority communities who face additional cultural and language barriers and help them develop positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Equal Access Team is working hard to ensure that support is still available to those who need it.

All matches will be offered a telephone or video call. This means you don’t need to wait until measures are relaxed to be matched with a volunteer.

Please contact Monika for further information monika.dyczko@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 663 1616 and ask to speak to Monika.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service provides a free confidential counselling service for those aged 18 or over who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind throughout Lothian who will benefit from a counselling service specially designed to meet their needs.

To support people who use our service during this time, we are currently offering video counselling.

We understand this isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available. All new clients will also be offered video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions. Email deafcounselling@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 225 8508 and ask to speak to a member of the Counselling Team.

Midlothian Access Point

Our Midlothian Access Point is currently closed. People who are experiencing anxiety or depression can email Emma Young on emma.young@health-in-mind.org.uk to be signposted to online and telephone resources and self-help materials.

Please note, the Midlothian Access Point is not a crisis service. If you need immediate help please contact your GP, NHS 24 on 111 or the Crisis Response in Midlothian on 0131 663 5533.

Midspace

www.midspace.co.uk

Midlothian's online source of mental health and wellbeing information.

Midspace has a new Covid-19 section where you can find service updates for mental health and wellbeing services in Midlothian. The page can be found online here.

If you have service changes, please email them to julie.huggan@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 225 8508 and ask to speak to Julie.

Rediscover

Rediscover Midlothian has now evolved to a distance befriending service.

Trained volunteers offer support via telephone or video calls to explore ways to use the current situation to promote positive wellbeing and self-care. This could be by exploring ways to connect, be active or learn something new. 

Support usually takes place once per week for around 30-45 minutes and matches will last for the duration of social distancing restrictions.

For more information, please contact Lisa Hodkinsons. Call 07760 753020 or email lisa.hodkinons@health-in-mind.org.uk. Referral forms can be found here. 

Resolve

To keep supporting people who use our Resolve service, we are now offering telephone and video counselling. We understand that this isn’t suitable for everyone, and some people have opted to put their counselling on hold until face to face counselling is available.

All new clients who are ready to start counselling will be offered telephone or video counselling until face to face counselling resumes.

If you need any further information, please contact our counselling team who will be happy to answer any of your questions. Email counselling@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 225 8508 and ask to speak to a member of the Counselling Team.

More information about Resolve Counselling can be found here.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland

Our Trauma Counselling Line, a free telephone counselling service for adults who experienced abuse in childhood, is continuing as normal.

Trauma Support Services

Pathway Men is accepting referrals via email and will offer initial assessment and appointments by phone at present. Please be aware that we have extensive waiting lists.

Pathway Men
Practical and emotional support for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or men who have experienced rape/sexual abuse or domestic violence as adults. We provide support to develop coping strategies, build self-confidence and reduce stress and anxiety.

You can self-refer or be referred by someone else. The referral form, risk assessment and contact information can be found on our website here.

Need to talk?

If you need someone to talk to right now, you can download the Midlothian Need To Talk card on the link to the right which includes information of helplines that are here to listen.

This page was last updated 11 May 2020.

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