Sunflower Garden (Simpson House)

A service for children and young people in Edinburgh affected by drug and alcohol use in their families.

Service Description

Sunflower Garden supports children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years old. The service helps them to find ways of coping with their situations by expressing and managing their worries, feelings and fears.

Services offered at Sunflower Garden:

  • one-to-one counselling for children and young people
  • support for families affected by substance use

Sunflower Garden recognise that the needs of every child and young person is different. The multi-disciplinary team offers a range of services to provide the support that is right for each individual.

Family Outreach Service 

Sunflower Garden works in partnership with Circle Harbour Project to provide support across the city for families affected by drug and alcohol use.

As part of this service, Sunflower Garden provides one-to-one therapeutic support to children and young people on an outreach basis, usually in school. This support is varied and can be tailored to meet the individual needs of the child. To make a referral please contact us directly or, alternatively, contact the Family Outreach Worker for your area:

South East –  07921 700539

North East – 07703714761

North West – 07903248740

South West – 07903822059

Individual Counselling and Art therapy
Children and young people can receive support through our counselling service based in Simpson House, Queen Street. Counselling is open-ended and offered weekly by our team of committed counselling staff and volunteers.

Group work for children affected by parental alcohol use
This group helps children and young people express their feelings and to make sense of their situations.  It helps them understand more about alcohol use and to build relationships with other people who have similar experiences.


Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Children


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


52 Queen Street

Office Hours

9.00 am - 5.00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 am - 8.00pm Thursday

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 2488

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Translation Service
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Simpson House

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Simpson House provides various services incuding counselling, training, recovery groups and the Sunflower garden, which is for children affected by drug and or alcohol abuse in their families. 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 2488

Office Hours

9.00 am – 5.00 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
9:00 am – 8.00pm Thursday

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