Veterans Lifestyle Management

Our Veterans’ lifestyle management courses are led by experienced practitioners and trained volunteers. It’s a specially structured course designed to support veterans and their friends and family.

  • Weekly sessions in a safe, supportive environment
  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn to cope with stress and anxiety
  • Take control of your mood by understanding anger and recognising triggers

We also run shorter courses and workshops on specific topics throughout the year.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • Ex-services veterans

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any

Contact Info. & Service Address

13 Queen's Walk,
Edinburgh
EH16 4EA

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3366
Email: hello@thistle.org.uk
Website: www.thistle.org.uk

Provider's Name: Thistle Foundation

Type: Charity/Voluntary

The Thistle Foundation support people with disabilities and long term health conditions such as mental health difficulties. 

 

Health and Wellbeing

 

Thistle offers a range of things to do to help people cope and have control over their own lives. 

 

Lifestyle management courses are run regularly, and can help people learn how to cope with difficult life situations. There are different types of course, including courses for veterans, exercise based courses, and nutrition focussed courses.  The courses take place at local community venues, including Thistle Foundation.

 

The Thistles Gym has accessible equipment and can offer supervised sessions. There are also a range of exercise classes. 

 

 

Young People 

 

InterAct is a project for school leavers, working across three special schools in Edinburgh and Midlothian and hosted by the Thistle Foundation.

 

InterAct aims to relieve young people and their families of the anxiety of leaving school, by initiating productive conversations about the future and by starting to make exciting plans within a safe and supportive environment.

 

 

Supported Living 

 

Thistle provide individual support in people's homes, to get out and about and to support the life you want to lead with your own tailored support plan. This service is available throughout the Central Belt. Self referrals are accepted as well as referrals from your Local Authority. 

 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3366
Email: hello@thistle.org.uk
Website: www.thistle.org.uk

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