Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)

Who is this for?

  • Veterans of any age

Who provides this?

  • NHS Lothian

Description

Veterans First Point Lothian (V1P) works in with veterans who are seeking a mental health and wellbeing service.

V1P works with you to understand your needs and provides support and advice. It aims to improve the accessibility, co-ordination and credibility of veterans services in Lothian. The team consists of Veteran peer support workers, clinicians, therapists and an administration team.

V1P offers:
• peer support worker led caseload management of welfare issues
• mental health assessment and treatment with both Psychiatry and Psychology
• peer support worker led activities including drop-in sessions
• in-house clinics from Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) and Veterans UK.
• referral and liaison with NHS and third sector colleagues if your case is high risk

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Monday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Tuesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Wednesday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Thursday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Friday9.00 am – 5.00 pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

Contact Details

First Floor, Rothesay Wing, Erskine Home Edinburgh, 468 Gilmerton Road, Edinbugh, EH17 7SA

Types of support on offer:

Drop-in
Information and advice
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Social groups
Substance use

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