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Our East Lothian 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 0131 225 8508 or email contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk

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

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.

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.

Eastspace

www.eastspace.org.uk

East Lothian's online source of mental health and wellbeing information.

Eastspace has a new Covid-19 section where you can find service updates for mental health and wellbeing services in East Lothian. 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.

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 now be offered via 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. Email monika.dyczko@health-in-mind.org.uk or call 0131 225 8508 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 everyone who uses 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.

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.

For more information on Resolve counselling, please see 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.

This page was last updated 06 May 2020.

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