Equal Access

Equal Access provides support and information for people from minority ethnic communities who are experiencing feelings of stress, isolation, depression, anxiety or unhappiness and are unable to access information about the services available.

The service aims to:


  • Develop mental health support services
  • Raise awareness of mental health issues amongst minority ethnic people
  • Identify barriers to accessing services 


Support is offered in many ways: this may be short-term one to one support; befriending and peer support with volunteers; or support groups and providing information sessions.

The Equal Access team can communicate in many languages other than English.

Equal Access is available to anyone aged 16 or over and from a minority ethnic community, who is living in Midlothian. When you get in touch, you will be invited to meet for an initial chat to assess your needs. The team will work with you to identify your goals and provide support and information on the service available to help you to move forward.

Equal Access also accept referrals from health and social workers, please click here to download a referral form.

On Tuesdays to Thursdays call 07747332567

On Mondays and Fridays call 0131 225 8508

Email: [email protected]

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Black and Minority Ethnic

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

People aged 16 and over from a minority ethnic community and who are living in Midlothian.


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Agency Referral


Contact Info. & Service Address

Old Visitor Centre, National Mining Museum
EH22 4QN

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 07747332567
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk/services/equal-access.html

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
  • Information in community languages
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Health in Mind

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Health in Mind is a Scottish Charity whose mission is to promote tolerance and greater understanding of mental health issues through:

  • Offering a range of mental health and wellbeing services
  • Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Innovating, developing and promoting new approaches to mental health improvement.
Previously known as Edinburgh Association for Mental Health (EAMH), Health in Mind was developed in 1982 and continues to deliver a wide range of services across the Lothians and Borders, including one national service.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 07747332567
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk/services/equal-access.html

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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