The West Space support directory can help you find support available for people living and/or working in West Lothian. We’re currently extending the services that are shown to include services for under 18s too.

If you are a service provider and would like to add your services to this directory, please go to the provider’s area or email westspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.

If you are 18+ and would like support in contacting the services listed then the West Lothian Well-Being Service can help. You can find out more information and request a call on their website.


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The following services are available

(Music in Mind) Generation Arts

18+


Boost your mood with music -singing, writing, playing or experimenting.

Al-Anon Family Groups

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A fellowship of relatives and friends of people with a drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

18+


A fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

ANDYSMANCLUB

18+

ANDYSMANCLUB is a volunteer led, male suicide prevention charity that offers free peer to peer support groups.

Assertive Birth

18+


Assertive Birth offer a variety of courses to new and expecting parents, delivered on a group and one to one basis within West Lothian.

Baby loss counselling (Held in Our Hearts)

18+


Counselling service for bereaved parents.

Bedrock Supported Accommodation (Rock Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Supported tenancies for up to two years for young people aged 16-25 years old who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Birthlink

18+


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Branching Out (Beechbrae)

18+


An outdoor activities group.

BREATHE (Trash Panda CIC)

Under 18


One-to-one support for a range of different difficulties.

Broxburn Sporting Memories Club (Sporting Memories Foundation Scotland)

18+


Sporting Memories clubs are for older adults to come together to talk and reminisce about sport

Carer Support Groups (Carers of West Lothian)

18+


A space to connect with other carers.

Change Grow Live Assertive Outreach and Criminal Justice Service (Change Grow Live)

18+


Support for individuals with substance misuse issues and who find it difficult to engage with services, have never engaged before or who continually dis-engage from treatment.

Children and young people’s service (Salvesen Mindroom Centre)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Advocacy and support for children and young people with learning difficulties.

Children’s Health Care Scotland

Under 18


Children’s Health Scotland provide information and support to children, young people and their families so they can access the best quality healthcare.

Collective mental health advocacy (Mental Health Advocacy Project SCIO – MHAP)

18+


Individual advocacy for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

Community Connections (West Lothian health and Social Care Partnership)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Community Connections are ‘pop-up’ information drop ins that provide access to informal advice, information, support, and onward referral to community resources and third sector services.

Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (Health in Mind)

18+


Creating social networks to reduce loneliness and isolation and offers peer support groups too.

Community Outreach (Open Door Accommodation Project)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support for young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless for a variety of reasons.

Community Support Team (Waverley Care)

18+


Community support for people living with or affected by HIV, hepatitis C or poor sexual health.

Community Woods and Garden, Polbeth & West Calder

18+


Volunteering opportunities within a community garden.

Counselling (Carers of West Lothian)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A counselling service open to all carers including young carers and disabled people living in West Lothian.

Counselling service (Bridge Community Project)

18+


Affordable counselling service.

Craigshill Accommodation Project (Open Door Accommodation Project)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support for young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless for a variety of reasons.

Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus (Handicabs Lothian Limited – HcL Transport)

18+


Supported community transport services in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Domestic and Sexual Assault Team – DASAT (West Lothian Council)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A specialised service to adults and children in West Lothian who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Early Years Programme (At the Root Theater)

Under 18

Listen & Link is a West Lothian Council phoneline service for children, young people and families who have concerns for the mental wellbeing of a child or young person in their household. Or, the child or young person may be worried about their own mental wellbeing. The service is operated by 5 family support workers within Children and Families.

EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO)

18+


EARS Independent Advocacy Service (SCIO) provides independent advocacy to people across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Education as Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

18+


Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Enterprise (Prince’s Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support and resources for young people to start a business.

Equal Access (Health in Mind)

18+


Equal Access provides one-to-one and group support to develop coping strategies and connect with local communities, groups and services.

Equine Therapeutic Services (Ponies Help Children)

Under 18


Ponies work with children 3 years old and over to help build resilience, improve mental health.

Experiences of Psychosis (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

18+


A collective advocacy group for people with experience of psychosis.

Financial Wellbeing service (Bridge Community Project)

18+


Tailored support to help you through times of financial hardship.

Future Pathways

18+


Support for people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

Gate (The Donaldson Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Skills development and training service for adults with neuro-diversities.

Generation Arts

18+


Creative activities for older people.

Good Connections Community Wellbeing Project (West Calder & Harburn Community Development Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A community wellbeing social prescribing service available to people living within the range of West Calder Medical Practice.

Historic Adoption Peer Support Service (Health in Mind)

18+

A dedicated helpline in collaboration with The Scottish Government for people affected by former forced adoption policies

Home-Start West Lothian

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support for families with children under 5 years old.

IMPACT Project (Action on Smoking and Health Scotland)

18+


Training and resources to workers and volunteers from the Third Sector and the NHS about the adverse effects on mental health of smoking tobacco.

Improving the Cancer Journey (Lothian Improving the Cancer Journey)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18

Improving the Cancer services supports people affected by cancer (including family members and carers).

Individual mental health advocacy (Mental Health Advocacy Project SCIO – MHAP)

18+


Individual advocacy for adults experiencing mental health difficulties.

Information and advice (Carers of West Lothian)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


This service provides information, advice and support including one-to-one emotional support

Listen & Link (West Lothian Council)

Under 18

Listen & Link is a West Lothian Council phoneline service for children, young people and families who have concerns for the mental wellbeing of a child or young person in their household.

Lothian Bipolar 18-30 Self-help Group

18+


Self-help group for young adults aged 18-30 living with bipolar disorder and their carers, friends and family within this age range.

Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group

18+


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service (Health in Mind)

18+


A counselling service for adults who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind.

Man2Man (StrongMen)

18+


Man2Man is a telephone-based peer support service from a trained StrongMen volunteer with first hand experience of losing a loved one.

Mental Health Peer Support Groups (Behind Your Mind SCIO)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


The purpose of these services are to help people that are struggling with their Mental Health via support from relatable peers.

Milestone Residential Support Service (Waverley Care)

18+


Intensive support for people living with HIV and hepatitis C.

Much More Than A label (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

18+


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of a personality disorder.

Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Music therapy for those in need.

Nightstop (Rock Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Emergency short term accommodation for young people who are at risk of or have become homeless.

Oor Mad History (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

18+


Collective advocacy project on community history and the arts.

Outdoor Therapy Service (Venture Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18

Vanture Trust aims to support people by combining the full range of benefits from time in nature and the outdoors with professional therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing.

P.S. Dads Rock (Dads Rock)

18+


A peer support service for new Dads in Scotland.

PASDA

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Pasda aims to improve the health and wellbeing of family carers of autistic adults in Edinburgh and the Lothians through peer support, information and activities.

Peer Connecting Service (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind
A peer support service for adults who want to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing by spending time with a peer volunteer that has their own experiences of mental health recovery.

Peer Support (Held in Our Hearts)

18+


A peer support service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experience the death of a baby or infant.

Personal and Social Development (Prince’s Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

Playworks (Family and Community Development West Lothian)

Under 18


Play-based support for pre-school and primary aged children, in groups run by professional staff.

Polbeth Community Counselling

18+


counselling service supports adults over the age of 18, living working or studying across West Lothian.

Prostate Cancer Support Group (Edinburgh & Lothian Prostate Cancer Support Group – West Lothian Branch)

18+


Offering help, information and support from men with experience of all treatments that are on offer for Prostate Cancer.

Reading is Caring (Scottish Book Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Reading is Caring trains people who care for someone living with dementia to create personalised, shared and sensory reading experiences through free workshops that can help maintain their caring relationships, spark memories and relieve stress.

River Kids

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


River Kids help disadvantaged local children and their families in West Lothian

S.M.I.L.E. Counselling

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Counselling for children and young people in West Lothian.

Safe Sleep Scotland (Scottish Cot Death Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

SEASONS (Skills, experiences, activities, socialising, opportunities, networks and support)


Support and activities to help benefit your mental wellbeing.

Seen But Not Heard (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

18+


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of eating disorders.

Self-Management Skills (Children’s Health Care Scotland)

Under 18


Children’s Health Scotland offers a Self-Management Service for children and young people with long-term health conditions.

Shared Care Scotland

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Assistance for unpaid carers to take regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.

Social groups for disabled people (Carers of West Lothian)

18+


Social groups for disabled adults.

Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Course

18+


Short course for those who are experiencing loss.

Stepping Stones to Wellbeing (Bridge Community Project)

18+


Supports people within your local community to come together and participate in carefully developed groups and courses.

Support Groups for people bereaved by suicide (Neil’s Hugs Foundation)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A safe and confidential spaces for people who have been bereaved by suicide to talk, listen and support each other.

Supported Flats (Open Door Accommodation Project)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support for young people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless for a variety of reasons.

Tartan Army Children’s Charity

Under 18

To help make a difference in Scotland, TACC invites disadvantaged children to join the Tartan Army for ‘My First Scotland Match’ (MFSM).

The Answer Project

18+


Daycare to the older people who are affected by Dementia or are physically frail.

The Older People Active Lives – OPAL (Cyrenians)

18+


Supports older people to increase their independence and wellbeing.

The Prince’s Trust

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

The School Bank West Lothian

Under 18

The School Bank West Lothian provides children in families with a brand new school uniform and other clothing and equipment required for the school day.

Throughcare Service (Action Against Stalking)

Training and workshops for carers and disabled people (Carers of West Lothian)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A range of training opportunities and workshops for carers and disabled people.

TransparenTsees

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Transparentsees is a service is for parents, carers and other family members over 16 of trans people.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (Health in Mind)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A trauma counselling service for people in Scotland who experienced abuse in childhood.

Trauma support – Pathways Men (Health in Mind)

18+

Practical and emotional support for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or men who have experienced rape/sexual abuse or domestic violence as adults.

Venture Scotland

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


A progressive outdoor-based personal development programme for young people.

Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)

18+


Support for veterans looking for mental health and wellbeing support.

Vibe (The Donaldson Trust)

Under 18


Vibe is a platform for improving wellbeing and learning. It’s aim is to support neurodivergent children and young people in a space where they feel safe and secure in order to re-engage with learning.

Victim Support West Lothian (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors of a crime.

Vocational Traning Services (Rural & Urban Training Scheme RUTS)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Vocational training and employability support to young people.

VoiceAbility Independent Advocacy – Support for Social Security Scotland benefit applications (VoiceAbility)

18+

VoiceAbility are commissioned by the Scottish Government to provide a free advocacy service to people across Scotland who identify as disabled and want to access Social Security Scotland benefits.

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Promoting, supporting and developing West Lothian’s voluntary sector.

Wellbeing Scotland

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Offering a range of support to people whose adverse life circumstances have had any impact on their wellbeing.

West Lothian 50+ Network

18+


Activities for people aged 50 years old and over.

West Lothian Bipolar Support Group (Bipolar Scotland)

18+

The group is run by Bipolar Scotland, Scotland’s national charity for people living with bipolar, and facilitated by trained volunteers.

West Lothian Cancer Information and Support Service (Macmillan Cancer Support)

18+


Support for people affected by cancer.

West Lothian Drug & Alcohol Service (WLDAS)

All Ages

West Lothian Drug and Alcohol Service aims to provide easily accessible, confidential and non-discriminatory services to reduce substance misuse related harm to individuals, families and the community of West Lothian.

West Lothian Food Train (Food Train)

18+


Food support for older people.

West Lothian Foodbank (Trussell Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Emergency food and support to local people.

West Lothian Recovery Service (Change Grow Live)

18+


Support for individuals who are stable with their substance use.

West Lothian services (Alzheimer Scotland)

18+


Specialist services for people with dementia and their carers.

West Lothian Women’s Aid

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Information, support and safe accommodation where available for women and children experiencing domestic abuse.

Whitburn Community Fridge (Whitburn and District Community Development Trust)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


The Community Fridge is available for the whole community to access, where there is a variety of surplus food available as well as long life ambient products and household essentials.

Witness service at Edinburgh High Court (Victim Support Scotland)

All Ages / 18+ / Under 18


Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Women’s Support Group (Neil’s Hugs Foundation)

18+

A safe confidential space for Women with mild to moderate mental ill health to support each other and help reduce isolation.

Young carer groups (Carers of West Lothian)

Under 18


Support groups for young carers.

Young carer service (Carers of West Lothian)

Under 18


Support for young carers.


If you feel your or others around you need further support to manage mental health and wellbeing please see the West Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership page to find out more about the statutory health and social care services available.


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