People affected by cancer in East Lothian now have access to a new service that can offer emotional, practical and financial advice and support.
CWIC Mental Health Service
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or have other worries about your mental health, call between 9am and 4pm Monday to Friday. An experienced worker will take your details and make an appointment for you to speak to a specialist mental health practitioner, who will ring you back at a at time that is convenient for you within the next 36 hours.This service is not designed for:people already being seen regularly by a Community Mental Health Nurse or are experiencing a mental health emergency.
01620 642 963
East Lothian's online source of mental health and wellbeing information.
Symptoms and self-help
Information on common symptoms and what to do about them. Includes stomach ache, headache and rash.
Welcome to Easy Health
With over 380 easy read health resources that include pictures and simple text, Easy Health's information is accessible to anyone who finds written information hard to understand, including people with learning disabilities.
Re-engage provides vital, life-enhancing social connections for older people at a time in their lives when their social circles are diminishing.
Street Fit Scotland
Street fit Scotland is a not for profit Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation/Social Enterprise. Our programme provides a route back into the community, a way of re-integrating back into society supporting to become active citizens.
Vitamin B12 or folate deficiency anaemia
Vitamin B12 or B9 (commonly called folate) deficiency anaemia occurs when a lack of vitamin B12 or folate causes the body to produce abnormally large red blood cells that can't function properly.
SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)
This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)
Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.
By sharing people’s real-life experiences, healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues. You can watch people share their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.
Humankind create services and support to meet people’s complex health and social needs, helping them to build healthier lives that have meaning and value for themselves and their families. They support local people to create stronger, better-connected communities.
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