Veterans First Point (V1P)

A one-stop-shop for veterans living in Lothian Offering help and assistance to veterans whatever their needs may be.

Veterans First Point (V1P) supports the physical and mental health of Scotland veterans, and their families.

Services available include:

  • Advice, Information and signposting
  • Internet access PCs for jobs, housing, welfare or general use
  • Peer Support
  • A full-time specialist veterans therapist
  • A full-time clinical psychologist
  • A psychiatrist
  • A Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

There is a team of peer support workers (PSWs) who act as the listening ear to help you address needs you may have. The Peer Support team includes ex-servicemen or women and their role is to help you move forward with your life.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Drug and Alcohol Users
  • Men
  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Women
  • Other
    • Ex-Service men & women or a partner of someone who has previously served.

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Ex-Service men & women or a partner of someone who has previously served.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Floor K Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Service Hours

-Monday to Friday 1.00pm - 4.30pm Drop-In Service -

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 9920
Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk
Website: www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Metered parking nearby
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Translation Service
  • Disabled WC
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Veterans First Point

Who We Are

Veterans First Point (V1P) has been developed by veterans for veterans and is staffed by veterans. Funded by the Scottish Government, NHS Lothian and the Ministry of Defence, it aims to provide a one-stop shop for veterans and their families living in Lothian. What this means in practice is that we work with organisations that might be able to help a veteran or their family to resolve whatever issue they may have.  

The Service

The core of the operation is a team of peer support workers (PSWs) who act as the listening ear to whatever needs you may have. They are all ex-servicemen or women and their role is to help you move forward with your life. The thinking behind this is that even if we have not been on the same deployments as you, we know about military life and the pressures on self and family. V1P also has specialists in mental health and psychological disorders. We have a specialist veterans' therapist on site who can provide counselling, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) interventions. We also have a clinical psychologist and psychiatrist when required When you register to use the service, one of the PSWs will spend time with you talking through your issues and concerns. They will then agree an action plan with you that will link you directly to the most appropriate support or help provider. The service is completely free of charge; the only stipulation is that you are ex-service or a partner of someone who has previously served.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 9920
Email: enquiries@veteransfirstpoint.org.uk
Website: www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Service Hours

Monday to Friday 1.00pm – 4.30pm Drop-In Service

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