Pathway – Men (Health in Mind)

What is Beyond Trauma: Pathway Men?

Beyond Trauma: Pathway Men is a therapeutic support service within the Beyond Trauma service at Health in Mind. It is available to adult (16+) men in the Lothians who are adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse or to men who, as adults (16+), have experienced rape/sexual assault or domestic violence. It is a free service funded by NHS Lothian and the City of Edinburgh Council Community Safety Partnership. The service welcomes self, statutory and voluntary sector referrals. It does not offer an emergency service and it is not able to provide 24-hour access to service users in crisis.

Our Approach

  • Psychological approach – this means that we have a psychological understanding of clients’ issues related to the experiences of abuse and this understanding is central to our work. We share this understanding with clients to encourage awareness and insight into the issues that affect them.          
  • Support approach – we encourage clients to identify past, current and potential support (emotional, practical and social) which they might wish to utilise, which would provide constructive and helpful aids in recovery. 
  • Matched/stepped care approach – our work with clients is aimed at a minimum level to encourage clients’ autonomy and responsibility.
  • Recovery focused approach – we place an emphasis on clients finding a personal, meaningful sense of recovery, with an awareness that options and choices are available

What we offer

  • Assessment/consultation
  • A confidential, safe space to talk
  • Regular, scheduled meetings
  • 1 to 1 work
  • Group work
  • Telephone contact
  • Co-responsibility for the work at every stage.
  • Regular reviews

The Staff

Beyond Trauma: Pathway Men staff are carefully recruited and undergo an enhanced Disclosure Scotland check and we only employ staff who have the skills and experience appropriate for this work.  All staff have on-going supervision and training in the relevant issues. Beyond Trauma service users are actively involved in the recruitment process.

The Referral Process

If after reading this information you would like to refer yourself, or make a referral for another, then the next step would be to complete a referral form. This can be downloaded from or by clicking here or by contacting the service to arrange a copy to be sent to you. We would then either arrange an initial appointment with you or suggest alternative services that would appear to be more appropriate for you.


Beyond Trauma: Pathway Men welcomes feedback as we are keen to provide a continually improving service. If you have a complaint, about a member of staff or the service, there is a procedure to deal with it. You can contact us by telephone or in person. Firstly, if you can, try to resolve the issue informally with your worker or their manager. If you are still unhappy, put your complaint in writing to: The Complaints Officer, 40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh. EH2 4RT.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Men
  • Survivors of Abuse


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Male survivors of childhood sexual abuse


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


40 Shandwick Place

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. Where arranged in advance, support can be provided outside of these hours

Service Hours

-Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm. -

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm. Where arranged in advance, support can be provided outside of these hours

Service Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm.

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