An opportunity for an informal chat with a
Community Mental Health Chaplain and with other mental health service users over a cup of tea or coffee. After
the drop-in there is a short act of worship for those who wish to stay. Everyone is welcome.
Healthy Living Centre
• GP and Health Visitor
• Social Work
• Health Agency
• Stress Relief
• Refugee and Asylum Social Work Specialist
• Edinburgh Women's Aid Outreach Service
• Fact sheets for non-English speakers
Practice Team; family-based care; health & social care.
The Columcille Centre
• Activities for adults with learning disabilities
Chest Heart Stroke Scotland
• Now they have Arabic worker to support Black Minorities Ethnicity (BME) and Syrian families
• Advancement of Education
• Recreational facilities
• Promotion of religious harmony
GP practice, covering the Moredun, Liberton and Gilmerton districts of the city.
Community Child Health
• Looked after children’s team
"Walking with a group is a great way to explore the city and make new friends while keeping yourself fit and healthy.
Follow our guide to the best Edinburgh walking groups that cover routes including Arthur’s Seat, the Innocent Railway track and Cramond Beach, it’s easy to find one that suits your walking ability."
Webpage below has onward links to several organisers/organisations that run groups - varied capabilities."
"classes, gym, fitness studios.
Inclusive, family friendly.
Clambers: soft play for children."
"Intention for post is to increase support to those living in BME communities (in particular the Arabic Community across Edinburgh) and their families with, or at risk of, heart, stroke or respiratory illness.
Based in in both the MEHIS office (Craigmillar Medical Centre) and the CHSS office (Rosebery House, Haymarket)"
Health All Round
• Community Health Services
• Great programme of opportunities
Nari Kallyan Shangho (NKS)
• Women and children welfare charity
• Social inclusion
• After school club
• Other activities
Specialises in medicine for elderly patients. The hospital has around 170 beds in eight acute wards. It also has a Day Hospital, which is open from Monday to Friday, and it provides a range of outpatient services.
• Scottish charity that works with mental health and wellbeing
“Our aim is to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Edinburgh through providing opportunities to participate in community growing activities.”
Allotments are involved!
The project is also open to anyone who wants to get involved, and share in the experience of growing, cooking and eating healthy food in the great outdoors.
• Hours open, Mon – Fri, 9am to 4:45pm
• Central Booking to arrange midwife appointment
• As soon as you know you are pregnant
General Hospital - does NOT have an Accident and Emergency but DOES have an excellent MINOR INJURIES unit.
Open 8am-9pm every day. You can just turn up, no appointment needed.
Benches to come & sit on & enjoy the views;
Becomes a Fringe Venue in the summer.
What's not to like?
"We are a health and wellbeing charity that supports people living with long-term conditions across Scotland to live the life they want." We run a well-being Centre, Gym, a healthy living initiative, amongst our many projects.
Leith Victoria Swimming Center offer weekly times for ladies-only swimming. Please consult the website for latest times and fees.
Medical practice - primary health care providing referrals to specialised services.
The EAP provides open access to a range of primary healthcare services.
"Something of a hidden gem to the west of the city centre, our beautifully preserved Victorian 'baths' at Dalry Swim Centre have a real community feel and provide the main ingredients needed for a healthy, active lifestyle."
swimming for children.
Traditional Turkish bath, open 7 days a week, sessions cost £7.20 per person
PCHP is a community health project which offers: physical activity classes, cooking classes,
A CHAT CAFE to help English learners, counselling services, a women's support service, GP surgery link workers.
Creche available for service users.
• National Disabled People's Organisation
"We are a modern general practice offering a wide range of services to our patients and we are always looking at new ways to improve our service for you and communicate this through regular patient newsletters. Your suggestions to help improve our services are always welcome."
This Practice is very aware of the social and community aspects of health - does a lot of work on linking well with the local community. Provides good signposting info at https://www.aliss.org/signpost/craigmillarconnect/
Providing bikes free to refugees/asylum seekers and families.
Drumbrae Leisure Centre offer weekly times for ladies-only swimming. Please consult the website for latest times and fees.
"Positive Help is a registered Scottish charity which offers free volunteer-led practical help to those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians."
"Our charitable objectives are: “to relieve the suffering and distress of adults and children in Edinburgh and the Lothian area who are infected or affected by HIV/ AIDS and Hepatitis C and their families, friends and carers”.
Without the support of our dedicated volunteers and our generous donors, we simply could not provide our range of life-changing services."
"Positive Help offers four free services to support those affected by HIV and Hepatitis C in the Edinburgh area:
Supportive Transport service
Home Support service
Children & Young People’s Befriending service
Study Buddies service (formerly homework club)
Our services are focused on helping people with HIV or Hepatitis C to live independently and have control over their lives."
Supporting Fair Trade with Palestine:
"Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop which aims to provide a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, as well as one in the Galilee and another in the Negev. Our work also helps to sustain infrastructures, as many of the producer groups also provide health, education and emergency services in their communities which lack any form of local government which might do this."
"Link Up Women's Support Centre provides a safe caring environment in the community for women who suffer from mental health problems and social isolation."
Maureen Child, local councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar, holds a 'surgery' at Craigmillar Library on the first Wednesday of each month (during school term), 5pm - 5.30pm or by appointment 5.30pm-7.30pm.
One of the reasons Maureen is on this list is that she's been really helpful to this whole initiative. At the political level, she helped open communication with relevant officers in the City Council, and helped make the City Chambers available for our original mapping event <http://edinburgh.cityofsanctuary.org/2017/02/13/mapping-sanctuary-in-edinburgh>. And not only did she open the event, but she stayed the rest of the day, participating throughout. Thanks Maureen!
accessed via Manse garden.
Beautiful garden for anyone to visit, free; welcomes volunteers; occasional events.
"Dr Neil’s Garden is so much more than a garden. It is a friendly place that welcomes all to its peace and beauty and at the same time offers comradeship and training to volunteers. The Garden stimulates change through play, learning, the arts, healthy activity, and by addressing the special needs of people. It is open to all, free of charge 7 days a week."
The City of Edinburgh Methodist Church is an inclusive church in the heart of the city where we share God’s love through working with and for others, to transform our community and the world. We are involved in the community throughout the year in a number of ways, from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe to small business incubation. We host local and national organisations who meet in our premises, and we have a strong interest in working with community groups and charities.
All our rooms have access to audio visual equipment, wi-fi and are fully accessible (lift and stairs).
The Well Café is situated in the building on the ground floor and provides hot food and drink everyday from 9am – 3pm. The cafe is part of the Edinburgh Community Cafe network.
We host a creative project called The Dream Factory, which includes support for small business incubation.
Our outreach project, Hope's Garden, is an aromatherapy clinic situated in the basement. As well as treatments available to the general public, Hope’s Garden works with the church to develop links with agencies across the city, and operates a referral system to individuals accessing the services of those agencies.
"We are delighted to announce that we have a variety of elegant and practical studio spaces available for hourly, daily, weekly or monthly hire all at very competitive rates.
Studios are available in a variety of sizes, located in the historic Hanseatic Barn.
We have artists, architects, health and beauty practitioners, why not join our community?"
Also: Gallery, venue for events, Cadells Cafe
Portobello Pakistani Educational & Cultural Centre (the Madrasah)'s charitable objectives:
"To promote any charitable purpose for the benefit of Pakistanis resident in Portobello and surrounding areas, including the advancement of education, the relief of poverty, the furtherance of health and the provision of facilities, in the interest of social welfare, for recreation and other leisure time occupation with the object of promoting racial harmony, alleviating isolation and improving the conditions of the life of the aforementioned community."
"We are an independent charity committed to improving the social, emotional and sexual wellbeing of young people. We work across the east, south and west of Edinburgh." For example, there's a drop-in service based in Craigmillar.