Equal Access (Health in Mind)

Equal Access provides support and information for people 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 

 

Support is offered in many ways: this may be short-term one to one support; befriending and peer support with volunteers; or support groups and providing information sessions.

The Equal Access team can communicate in many languages other than English.

Equal Access is available to anyone aged 16 or over and from a minority ethnic community, who is living in Edinburgh. When you get in touch, you will be invited to meet for an initial chat to assess your needs. The team will work with you to identify your goals and provide support and information on the service available to help you to move forward.

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

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

People aged 16 and over from a minority ethnic community, who are living in Edinburgh.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Health professional,
Social Worker,
Support Service

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

40 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RT

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Friday 9:00am - 4:30pm-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Fax: 0131 220 0028
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk/services/equal-access.html

Transport

Public Transport Information

Office:
Lothian Regional Transport Bus Numbers 4, 12, 25, 26, 31, 33, 44, 44A, 100, X12, X26, X31, X48
Duncan Place: LRT 1, 12, 21, 25, 32, 34, 35, 49, X12
WHALE: LRT 33 direct, buses 3,18, 30 to Westside Plaza.
Craigmillar: LRT 2, 14 and 30 stop in front of Thistle Foundation.

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Fax: 0131 220 0028
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk/services/equal-access.html

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm,
Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

Service Hours

Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 5:00pm,
Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm

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