Edinburgh Mental Health Services

LinkLiving’s Edinburgh Mental Health Services provide visiting tenancy support for people living in the community.  The service supports people experiencing severe and enduring mental health issues to live as independent a life as possible within their communities.   

What do we do

Well-trained and experienced support workers provide emotional, practical, and social support to help people experiencing mental health issues to live as independently as possible. The service works in a person-centred way to build effective relationships, working towards recovery and a good life.

The Edinburgh Mental Health Service has five teams of support workers who provide visiting support across the whole of Edinburgh.  The service also has one Core and Cluster accommodation service at Comely Green which provides more intensive support. 

The Edinburgh Mental Health Services work in a person-centred and trauma-informed way and can help to refer service users to any further specialist services they may need.

I am so lucky to have LinkLiving supporting me. The staff are all very good and my support worker has been helping me to do more things out in the community and at home. I couldn't ask for anything more.

Edinburgh Mental Health Service User

How we can help you

Service users are assigned a support worker who can offer advice, guidance, and support on a wide range of topics, including mental and physical health, employment, relationships, training and benefits, and tenancy issues. 

Support workers take the time to talk with service users, and together produce a tailored support plan which identifies personal outcomes and how LinkLiving will help service users to work towards them.  Support workers are trained in how to carry out risk assessments so that they can help to keep service users safe and well.

Support workers carry out regular reviews of support plans.  Reviews are an important part of the service the Edinburgh Mental Health Services provides as it gives the service user the chance to reflect on previous months and recognise their achievements.  Reviews are also an opportunity to receive feedback on the service and learn how LinkLiving can improve.

Over the pandemic I have still received my support from LinkLiving which was a big help to me in such an uncertain time. My support worker arranged for me to be provided with an iPad and showed me how to use it. I now feel so much more connected and less isolated.

Edinburgh Mental Health Service User

How can you get support

LinkLiving’s Edinburgh Mental Health Services are funded by The City of Edinburgh Council.  If you want to apply for support please contact Social Care Direct on 0131 200 2324 or online here for advice about funding.  If you are in a position to fund your support yourself it is possible to self-refer.  

If you would like more information about the Edinburgh Mental Health Services please contact us.

Thank you to our funders

This service is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council. Baillie Gifford has also provided funding for service user activities and engagement.