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Equal Access - Supporting people from minority ethnic communities

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

If you are from a minority ethnic community and experiencing feelings of stress, isolation, depression, anxiety or unhappiness, Equal Access can provide you with support and information to help you.

Equal Access aims to develop mental health support services; raise awareness of mental health issues amongst minority ethnic people and identify any barriers you may experience in accessing services.

The diversity of our staff and volunteers means we can communicate with you in several languages. We can offer support in different ways which may include one to one support, befriending and peer support, group activities or providing information.

We would meet you for an initial chat to assess your needs and then work with you to identify your goals and the support and information on the services available to help you to move forward.

Edinburgh - you can access the service if you are over 18 and from a minority ethnic community.

Please note we are unable to take referrals from people living in North East Edinburgh.

Midlothian and East Lothian - you can access the service if you are over 16 and from a minority ethnic community.

Get in touch with us

You can download our referral forms at the bottom of this page.  

For information, please call us on 0131 225 8508 or email a member of the team.

If you live in Midlothian or East Lothian email or call Monika on 07776594315.

If you live in Edinburgh email or phone Rahila on 07730220109.

Your health or social care worker can also refer you by completing the referral form which can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.