Lothian Deaf Counselling Service

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service provides a free face-to-face confidential counselling service for those aged 18 or over who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Service Description

Health in Mind offer counselling in British Sign Language (without interpreter) and also in English. A personal loop system and communication in written English are available for people who are deafened or hard of hearing.

Counselling is a confidential and supportive relationship with someone who is trained and experienced in helping people talk about the difficulties they are experiencing in their lives and helps to build trust and overcome personal challenges to take greater control of life.

One of the Health in Mind counsellors is Deaf and the others have extensive experience of working with deaf people and receive professional supervision.

How To Get In Touch

You can self-refer or be referred to the service by your GP, Social Work, Audiology, Community Mental Health Team or other health professionals.

If you are making a referral on behalf of someone, you will need to know the name and contact details and the following information about the person you wish to refer:

  • name
  • contact details
  • preferred language (BSL or English)

The referral form and contact details can be found on the Health in Mind Website

The service is provided in association with NHS Lothian.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Other
    • Deaf, Deaf Blind, Hard of Hearing

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Deaf people who use British Sign Language (BSL) and individuals who are hard of hearing or deaf blind.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address

Address

40 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RT

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Email: contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Information in community languages
  • Translation Service
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider Contact

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Email: contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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