Action on Depression work in Edinburgh and the Lothians to support people affected by depression. We do this through raising awareness about depression and how to get help and offering training to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety and for those working to support them.
We run Living Life to the Full life skills courses in Edinburgh and the Lothians. These are either open to the public or run with partner organisations.
There are no courses running at present.
Find out about self-help support groups in Edinburgh and the Lothians.
Other help and support in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Edinburgh - edspace
Midlothian - midspace
East Lothian - Changes
West Lothian - West Lothian Community Health & Care Partnership
Our partners in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Veterans First Point is a one-stop-shop for veterans living in Lothian. Offering help and assistance to veterans whatever their needs may be.
Health in Mind is a charity promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland. Services include: Befriending; Counselling; Guided Self Help; Information Services; Men in Mind; Orchard Centre Services; Support, Accommodation & Respite Service; and Trauma Services
LGBT Health & Well Being Centre is a unique initiative to promote the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people living in, working in and travelling to Edinburgh. We run a programme of activities, events, courses and community groups. The Centre also provides information on health and LGBT topics and runs the Lothian LGBT Helpline.
Wester Hailes Health Agency approach is based around a clear grasp of local experiences, perspectives and expectations. Provision is holistic and based on need; mental health support services include counselling, CBT, ear acupuncture, relaxation groups, anxiety management groups, dietetic services, physical activity services including walking groups, massage, reflexology, shiatsu, gardening group, carers group, women’s group, men’s jogging group, drop-in service, Time Bank project and a range of volunteering opportunities.
Volunteer Centre Edinburgh supports you to search for voluntering opportunities, get help and advice, read other peoples inspirational volunteering stories, watch videos about volunteering and even share things that you are interested in via your own social networking media.
The Ca(I)re programme helps carers in Edinburgh maintain their own good health and general wellbeing and enable them to fulfil their caring role. This is achieved through: free educational, recreational and therapeutic courses; social events; open days; an advice and information service; and weekly drop in support sessions.
Saheliya is a Black and Minority Ethnic Women's Mental Health organisation whose services include: counselling; group support; befriending; and complementary therapies
Changes is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian. Services include: free groups & courses; counselling; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; wellbeing walks; volunteer support & opportunities; and an information library
If your partner is abusive, East Lothian Womens Aid can get support from Women’s Aid. You can get support whether or not you are living with your partner.
Midlothian Wellbeing Interventions Network (MWIN) has a remit to support improved options and choices for people experiencing, or vulnerable to developing, mental health problems. A significant aspect of this is the development of information resources.
Carers of West Lothian is a voluntary organisation that provides information and support on a wide range of issues to unpaid carers.