Support for Veterans (Thistle Foundation)

The Thistle Foundation’s Support for Veterans offers people support to self-manage long term conditions and or difficult life circumstances.

Service Description

The Thistle Foundation has a history of supporting veterans since we were founded in 1944. The service starts with a one-to-one conversation then opens up a menu of options for support including one-to-one support, groups and physical activity options.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Other
    • Ex-services veterans


This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral


Contact Info. & Service Address

13 Queen's Walk,
EH16 4EA

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3366

Provider's Name: Thistle Foundation

Type: Charity/Voluntary

  Thistle is a health and wellbeing charity supporting people with disabilities, long term health conditions or facing challenging life situations to live well. Thistle has several areas of work: Thistle Health and Wellbeing, Thistle Supported Living, and Thistle YP. Thistle Health and Wellbeing supports people to cope and have control over their own lives. Working with people from all walks of life, Thistle offers a supportive environment for people to find coping strategies and solutions for challenges they face. Thistle offers a range of support options including Lifestyle courses, Mindfulness, Thistle’s Gym, supported exercise, Thistle’s Shed, creative writing groups and ladies Hobby Hut. Thistle HWB also offers support for veterans and works with local primary schools. Thistle Supported Living supports disabled people to live independently in their own homes. Thistle YP supports young disabled people moving on from special school to plan for moving on to adult life.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 661 3366

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