We can help
Feeling at crisis point?
Are you dealing with long-term, mounting stress? Are you feeling unable to cope?
People can feel at crisis point for many reasons, including:
- Money or debt worries
- Unemployment or problems at work
- Housing issues
- Changes in your health
- Family or caring concerns
How can we help?
1st Response provides face-to-face support throughout East Lothian. Our team will listen to you and help you resolve your crisis. We will provide you with sensitive and non-judgmental support based on your needs, and help you to access other services. We will support you to plan and manage your next steps. We will provide you with information about other organisations which could help (such as health services, social work, benefits advice and other support), and we will help you to develop skills to manage your mental health.
1st Response is run by specially trained Practitioners and Peer Workers – people who use their own experience of mental health difficulties to help others achieve recovery.
Who can use the service?
1st Response is open to anyone aged 18 years old and over who lives in East Lothian and is experiencing distress and reduced mental wellbeing.
Accessing 1st Response
We run drop-in sessions each week. You can access any of these and no appointment is required.
George Johnstone Centre
McNeill Room 35 Winton Place
Tranent EH33 1AE
Wednesday (2nd & 4th each month)
The Bleachingfield Centre
Dunbar, EH42 1DX
John Gray Centre
EH41 3DX Star Room
Help in an emergencyIf you feel that you need to talk to someone straight away, phone:
· Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87 (free) · Samaritans - 116 123 (free)