Edinburgh Connect is a mental health team for looked after and accommodated children and young people in Edinburgh.
The aim is to promote and enhance the mental health of looked after and accommodated children. Edinburgh Connect provides a range of approaches to working with children and young people. These include:
- Consultation to residential care staff and foster carers
- Direct work with children and young people who are in residential care
Consultation – sessions take place regulalry within each of the resedentuial units. These sessions are initially the main forum for discussion about concerns for a particular child or young person. Together with key staff we will explore the issues, concerns and questions staff have about each young person.
Direct Work – Staff from Edinburgh Connect may work directly with children or young people, exploring a range of approaches. We may join residential, social work or CAMHS staff in assessments and brief interventions. We may also undertake ongoing therapeutic work with children or young people.
Training – Edinburgh Connect is available to facilitate, lead or organise teaching sessions and presentations to staff and carers. Sessions can be arranged according to identified need and individual requests.
Intended Client Groups:
- Looked after and accommodated
- Young People
This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Looked after and accommodated children and young people, 0-18 years old.
Residential Care Units
Health and Social Care
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
Mackenzie Medical Centre (East Wing)
20 West Richmond Street
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm-
Tel: 0131 651 4130
Fax: 0131 651 4271
Facilities & Access
This service has the following facilities:
- Wheelchair Access
- Translation Service
- Creche facilities are not available at this location.
Public Transport Information
Lothian Regional Transport Bus Numbers - 5, 47, X4, 37, 7, 31, 29, 3, 3A, 8, 49 to Nicolson Street
Provider's Name: Edinburgh Connect
Type: NHS Lothian
Edinburgh Connect is a mental health team for looked after and accomodated children and young people in Edinburgh.
The service works in partnership with residential care staff and foster carers to promote and enhance the mental wellbeing of looked after and accomodated children.