Lothian Deaf Counselling Service (Health in Mind)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 18 years old and over who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind

Who provides this?

  • Health in Mind

Description

Health in Mind offers 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. This counselling service offers telephone and video counselling (face-to-face counselling is currently suspended due to COVID-19).

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

The service is provided in association with NHS Lothian.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

If you are making a referral on behalf of someone, Health in Mind need to know your name and contact details and the following information about the person you wish to refer: name, contact details and preferred language (BSL or English).

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes

Location information

Online and over the phone

Opening times

Monday9.00 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

40 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT

Social media:

Downloads


Lothian Deaf Counselling Service Referral Form
(52.54 KB vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document)

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service leaflet (1)
(174.65 KB pdf)


Type of support on offer:

Online
Support in person
Support on the phone

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Families
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Men
Older people
Religion
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Women
Young people

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