Tuesday, 18 July 2017

1st Response

1st Response

We can help

Penumbra, Changes and Stepping Out, with funding from East Lothian Health and Care Partnership, has just launched the new 1st Response service for people who feel they are reaching crisis point.

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 
Whatever the issue, 1st Response can support you to resolve your crisis. 


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. 


Our team


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. 

Monday (weekly)  

12-2pm  

George Johnstone Centre
McNeill Room  35 Winton Place
Tranent EH33 1AE 


Wednesday (2nd & 4th each month)  

11am-1pm  

The Bleachingfield Centre
Countess Crescent
Dunbar, EH42 1DX 

Thursday (weekly)  

11am-1pm

John Gray Centre
Lodge Street
Haddington
EH41 3DX 
Star Room 


Help in an emergency

If you feel that you need to talk to someone straight away, phone:
·         Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87 (free)
·         Samaritans - 116 123 (free)


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