Mental Health support
Every year, one in four people are affected by mental health problems.
These can affect the way we think, feel and behave.
Some mental health problems are described using words that are in everyday use for example, “anxiety” and “depression”. This can make them seem easier to understand, but can also mean that people underestimate how serious they can be.
With the right support people can recover from even the most serious mental health problems.
Our mental health support teams are trained to provide person-centred mental health support to help people in their recovery journey.
Ways we can help
We have vast experience working with people who have mental health issues, and are familiar with the stigma that can come with it.
We can help you:
- engage with people, professionals and others who have a interest in your welfare
- access skills and tools to help you manage your mental health
- create a tailored support plan to help you meet the positive outcomes you desire
We offer a range of mental health support services in Central Scotland:
- Our Steps To Resilience programme runs in Edinburgh, Falkirk, and Fife to support young people 14-25 whose mental health has been negatively affected by trauma and disadvantage
- Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide visiting tenancy support for people living in the community who are experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues, enabling them to live as independent a life as possible
- Better Than Well provides a self-help service for people living in Fife who have been affected by trauma, enabling them to recognise, understand, and manage their symptoms
- The Carers' Self-Help Project provides support in Fife for carers of children, young people, and adults with autistic spectrum conditions who struggle with their own mental health
- Fife Temporary Accommodation with Support provides short term accommodation with support at West Bridge Mill, Kirkcaldy for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
- Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently
- Edinburgh Young Persons' Service visiting housing support works with young people across Edinburgh who have experienced homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or have been in care, to find stability and independence
- Edinburgh Young Persons' Service delivers Independent Living Skills group workshops which enable young people with experience of care or homelessness to learn the skills to maintain a tenancy, engage with work or volunteering, and improving wellbeing
- Edinburgh Young Persons' Service SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults) project provides housing and support for care experienced young people who are transitioning from local authority care, helping them to find stability and independence while planning for their future
- Steps To Success in Grangemouth provides residential accommodation and support for care-experienced young people aged 16-25 to help them to gain the skills needed to live independently before moving on to a permanent tenancy elsewhere
- Transform Through Transitions provides mental health and independent living skills workshops to public sector leasing tenants in Edinburgh
- Help on Managing Everything (HoME) provides additional mental health and practical support to Link Housing Association and Paragon Housing Association tenants who are struggling to maintain their tenancies
- Link Academy offers a qualification in Tenancy and Citizenship which equips participants with the skills to sustain a tenancy and be an active member of their community
- Building Resilience for a Better Home is a remote self-help service in Glasgow, Inverclyde, East Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, and West Lothian which supports tenants of Larkfield, Horizon, and Link Housing Associations who are at risk of losing their tenancies due to poor mental health
- The Older Persons' Service offers volunteer befriending, social cafes, and a Help to Stay at Home service to help older people aged 65+ who have become isolated, lonely, or who are affected by poor health, to meet others and become more involved in their local communities
If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to access any of the services listed above please contact us.