The Ethnic Minority Support service is for people (18+) living in West Lothian who identify as coming from Ethnic Minority background who want to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

The service is led by people from Ethnic Minority backgrounds with lived experience of mental health challenges. Our staff and volunteers understand how difficult it may be to connect with others from different cultural backgrounds, how this may bring feelings of loneliness and isolation and affect other aspects of your life.

We offer a range of free wellbeing courses, group drop ins, peer spaces and individual support to support the mental health of ethnic minority communities.

These services are offered in a way that considers the additional barriers faced by ethnic minority communities, like language and culture. We offer a safe space to acknowledge what you are going through as well as helping you to find tools to take control of your wellbeing. Our services are delivered either in person (in locations across West Lothian) or online (Zoom).

At Health in Mind we aim support you to:

  • Build your confidence, self-esteem, and hope.
  • Explore ways of managing your thoughts and feelings, and to feel more empowered and in control
  • Develop self-management tools
  • Build relationships and connect with the community and other support available

Our groups and workshops

Drop-in Listening Space (in-person group)

Our Drop-in Listening Space will be held every first Wednesday of the month

Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Dates: Every first Wednesday of the month from 7 August
Location: Voluntary Sector Gateway, 20-22 King Street, Bathgate, EH48 1AX

Anxiety & Depression Support groups

Our Anxiety & Depression Support groups will run fortnightly offering 6 sessions. Group will start end of July/August and people will have the choice of attending an in person group or online.

Anxiety Management course

Anxiety Management course will run for 5 weeks, course will be facilitated online.

Waiting list is now open. 

Wellbeing Toolkit course

Wellbeing Toolkit course will run for 6 weeks, course will be facilitated online.

Waiting list is now open. 

How to access the service 

You can self-refer or be referred by someone else. Once we hear from you, we will contact you to let you know more about the service and to make sure it’s the right service for you.

To find out more make an enquiry below. You’ll hear back within 10 working days. Alternatively call 0131 225 8508.

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