Veterans’ First Point

Veterans First Point (V1P) supports the physical and mental health of Scotland veterans, and their families. It is based in Edinburgh but open to veterans and their families living anywhere within the Lothians.

Services available include:

  • Peer Support Worker led caseload management of welfare issues
  • Mental health assessment and treatment with both Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Self referral through afternoon drop-in, phone and email (V1P also accept referrals through GPs and other agencies)
  • Peer Support Worker led activities including fly fishing, city walks, music groups, archery, etc.
  • In-house clinics from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Veterans UK and Edinburgh Housing Advice Project (EHAP).

 

V1P provides an open access drop-in centre from Monday to Friday between 1.00 pm and 3.30 pm at V1P Lothian, in Argyle House on Lady Lawson Street.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Other
    • Ex-service men and women, and their families.

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Service open to ex-service men and women, and their families, living anywhere in Lothians.

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral

Any agency

Contact Info. & Service Address

Floor K Argyle House
3 Lady Lawson Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DR

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Hours

-Drop in Monday to Friday, from 1.00 pm – 4.30pm.-

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 9920
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Disabled WC
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Veterans’ First Point

Type: NHS Lothian

Veterans' First Point (V1P) a one-stop-shop provided by veterans for veterans.


Through peer support, provided by veterans, V1P offers advice and support to veterans and their families and can signpost veterans to partner agencies across Lothian.


V1P has a full-time Veterans Therapist and close links with the Edinburgh Traumatic Stress Centre, at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital.


The Centre also provides a valuable social networking contact for veterans, their families and friends.


Volunteers and opportunities for volunteering are key components of V1P.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 220 9920
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.veteransfirstpoint.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm

Service Hours

Drop in Monday to Friday, from 1.00 pm – 4.30pm.

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