Please find below some referral organisations who are available to help you:

 

 

Women’s Aid East & Midlothian

Provide support, information and temporary accommodation to all women, children and young people who have experienced abuse.

Helps Women and Children

Based in East Edinburgh & Midlothian

Tel: 0131 561 5800

Women’s Aid West Lothian

Provide safe, temporary accommodation to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse.

Helps Women and Children

Based in West Lothians

Tel: 01506 4113721

Shakti Women’s Aid

Provide support to migrant survivors of domestic abuse.

Helps Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 475 2399

AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)

Is the leading charity for men who experience domestic abuse. Operating a national helpline, website and training services.

Helps Men

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 447 7449

EDDACS (Edinburgh Domestic Abuse Court Support Service)

Part of Edinburgh Women’s Aid

Helps Women

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 315 8122

Cedar (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse recovery)

Work with children, young people and the mothers who have suffered domestic abuse. Run 12 week group sessions for children and mothers.

Helps Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 07425603936

Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre

We offer free and confidential emotional and practical supportinformation and advocacy to women, all members of the trans community, non-binary people and young people aged 12-18 in Edinburgh, East and Midlothian, who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. This includes, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse and commercial sexual exploitation.

Helps Women and Children over 12yr+

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0808 08010302

Edinburgh Womens Aid

Provides support for women, children and young people experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse. Temporary accommodation, housing, risk assessment, legal advice, mental health, financial advice, support from other services.

Helps Women and Children.

Based in Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 315 8110

Dads Work

is a community project in East Lothian working with fathers and male care givers. It provides support groups, positive parenting classes, workshops on the role of fathers, home visits, trips and outings for fathers and their children.

Supports Men

Based in East Lothian

Tel: 01875 898 283

Children 1st Parent Line

Support for parents and families.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

08000 28 22 33

Edinburgh Young Carers

Provides support and respite for children and young person’s in a caring role for parents, siblings aged 5yrs-25yrs.

Helps children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 475 2322

Fostering Compassion

workshops supporting children affected by abuse and neglect. Use animals and nature themes to reverse the effects of abuse.

Helps Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 01875 393102

Play Therapy Base

provide children aged 3 to 14 years with a child-centred therapeutic resource close to their local communities. 14 qualified play specialist, 2 creative art therapists and 4 student play specialists.

Helps Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 454 9713

Richmond Hope Bereavement Service

support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved. 

helps Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 661 6818

CAMHS

(NHS Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Referrals must be made by a professional.

Helps Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Contact via their Website

The Yard

supporting disabled children and young persons and their families / carers through adventure play.

Helps Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 476 4506

Health Visitors

Health visitors offer support and advice up until the time a baby goes to school. Offer specialist support on family and children health.

Helps Parents and Children.

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Contact in Local areas via GP’s

Family Nurse Practitioners

a home visiting programme for first time young mums and families.

Helps Parents and Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Local areas via GP’s, work with parents to 26 years

 

Home Start

A local network of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with children through challenging times. Parenting, isolation, finance, mental health, separation.

Helps Parents and Children

Based in Edinburgh

tel: 0131 378 0081

First Step

Aims to provide opportunities for local families with young children to make positive choices in their lives by providing supportive centre-based and outreach activities which encourage parents and children to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills.

Helps Parents and Children.

Based in East Lothian (Musselburgh)

Tel: 0131 665 0848

Cyrenians

Services are aimed at tackling the causes and consequences of homelessness.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 475 2354

One Parent Families

Aims to support and advise single parent families on all matters of life.

Helps Parents and Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0808 801 0323

Clan Childlaw

Delivers free, confidential legal advice and representation in relation to children and young persons.

Also provides free information and guidance about children's rights and the law to family members, carers and adults who work with children or young people in Scotland.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0808 129 0522

Home Link Family Support

Helps support families with children under 5 years when life can appear challenging.

Offers support, advice, company and home visits.

Helps Parents with Children under 5

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 661 0890

Sure Start

Targeted to families in deprived areas with young children. Gives help and advice on child and family health, emotional health, parenting, money, training and employment.

Helps Parents and Children

Street Work (Simon Community)

making it easy for people to avoid, resolve and recover from homelessness.

Helps Men and Women

Based in  Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0808 178 2323

Carers of East Lothian

supports all adults in a caring situation in East Lothian to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own wellbeing, strengthen their collective voice to improve services.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in East Lothian

Tel: 0131 665 0135

 

Vocal

supports and empowers unpaid carers in Edinburgh and Midlothian through individual support, information, training and access to services.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Midlothian

Tel: 0131 663 6869

Edinburgh Branch of Vocal 0131 622 6666

 

With You

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh & Lothians

Tel: 0131 201 2931

 

Place 2 Be

A charity focused on improving children and young people’s mental health. Provides counselling and advice.

Helps Children

Based in Edinburgh

Contact via their website

 

Simpson House

provide counselling for people affected by their own or another’s drug use, recovery support groups, recovery one to one appointments, and work with children and young people affected by parental substance use.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 225 6028

Four Square

charity which supports people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Hostel accommodation and refuge. Mental health support. Help with employment and training.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh

0131 557 7900

 

The Rock Trust

Scotland's youth-specific homelessness charity. 

Helps Children

Based in Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 557 4059

 

The Ripple Project

Supports community of Restalrig, Lochend & Craigentinny which are amongst the most deprived in Scotland. Supports the community with the challenges that poverty, health and social inequalities bring.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Based in Edinburgh

Tel: 0131 554 0422

 

Shared Parenting Scotland

support regarding children’s needs during separation and how to share parenting efficiently. Gives resources and information.

The Spark

specialise in online counselling and telephone counselling services. They also operate the Relationship Helpline - a free relationship support line for people struggling with relationship problems. They can also refer you onto free counselling funded by The Scottish Government.

Helps Men, Women and Children

Call free on 0808 802 2088

 

Mankind Initiative

providing support for male victims of domestic abuse and violence.

Helps Men

Men’s Advice Line

a helpline for men experiencing domestic abuse (based in London)

Helps Men from across the UK

HeadsUpGuys

Depression resource for men with practical tips to manage and prevent depression.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

supports LGBT victims of domestic abuse

Helps Men and Women across the UK

Shelter Scotland

Information on homelessness in Scotland.

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse Helpline

Helpline for anyone who has suffered the effects of domestic abuse.

Midspace

Midlothian’s online mental health and wellbeing information service.