Guided Self-Help Midlothian (Health in Mind)

Guided Self-Help is a short term therapy for people experiencing mild to moderate distress, such as anxiety, depression and / or stress.

With the support of a worker, the service aims to help people gain an understanding of their own problems, and come up with strategies for overcoming them. This short-term approach is based on cognitive-behavioural principles with a proven evidence base.

Workers will assist people to explore and develop their own solutions, tailored to their specific needs. This involves the use of high quality self-help materials, such as workbooks, books, websites, signposting towards other services, as well as focusing on lifestyle factors, such as relaxation and sleep.

A GP referral is required to use this service. The service is open to adults aged 18 and over living in Midlothian, affected by mild to moderate mental ill health. Workers can see people in GP Practices in Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Penicuik.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Unable to accept clients currently misusing drugs or alcohol


Agency Referral


By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

40 Shandwick Place

Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 9.00am - 5.00pm & Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Public Parking
    Metered parking nearby, may be expensive
  • Information in community languages
  • Some of the projects meet the needs of those with mobility issues but not if they require permanent use of a wheelchair
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.


Public Transport Information

Dependent on location: several bus routes go to the main office (4, 12, 26, 44/A)

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
& Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm

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