Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)

Who is this for?

  • Veterans 18 years old and over

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
  • Open referrals and drop-ins are also available

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

Yes – only for mental health assessment and treatment

Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available

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

Floor K, Argyle House, 3 Lady Lawson Street, Edinbugh , EH3 9DR

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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:

Anxiety
Bereavement, grief and change
Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Complex needs
Depression
Eating disorders
Healthy living
Housing, benefits, debt
Learning, employability, volunteering
LGBTQ+
Loneliness/isolated groups
Long term conditions/disabilities
Low mood
Men
Older people
Relationships and Family life
Religion
School, college, and university
Self confidence and self esteem
Self harm
Social groups
Stress
Substance use
Survivors of abuse
Trauma
Women

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