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.

Service Description

The team includes staff with personal experience of military life and professionals with extensive experience of working with the welfare and mental health needs of veterans. Veterans’ First Point are here to help improve your current situation based around your personal goals.

The service includes:

  • assessment and treatment of mental health problems
  • veteran peer support workers
  • specialist support agencies

Opening Times: Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Drop-In Times: Tuesday to Thursday, 1.00 pm to 3.30 pm
Location: Veterans F1rst Point, Lothian Floor K, Argyle House 3 Lady Lawson Street Edinburgh EH3 9DR

How To Get In Touch

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

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Other

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Service open to ex-service people 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 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.

Transport

Public Transport Information

Trains to Haymarket or Waverley (15 minutes walk away).
Serviced by a number of bus routes.
www.lothianbuses.com
www.firstgroup.com

Lothian Buses Site for routes and timetables.

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

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