The Drop-in

What is the Drop-in?

The Health Opportunities Team runs three health drop-ins every week*, for young people aged 12 – 25 years old. They are based at Portobello, Gilmerton, and Craigmillar.

At the drop-ins, staff provide a safe space for young people to gain information and advice about all aspects of their well-being, particularly their emotional and sexual health.

*HOT is working towards opening our drop-ins again and will update this space as soon as possible.  In the meantime you can join our webchat using the chat box below at the times our drop-ins would usually run’


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What to expect

Young people can expect to find staff that are trained to help them explore any questions or concerns they may have about their well-being. Young people can also expect to be treated with friendliness, warmth and without judgement when they come along to drop-ins.

All drop-ins have two spaces;

  • waiting space where staff are available to engage with young people, and where there is a range of leaflets and other resources.
  • space where young people can be seen on a 1:1 basis. Drop-ins are confidential, meaning we don’t share any information with anyone else unless we feel concerned that a young person is at risk of harm.

Drop-ins are open at the following times and venues:

Craigmillar: Health Opportunities Team,
1a Queen’s Walk on Thursdays 3:45 – 6pm

Gilmerton: Gilmerton Community Centre,
4 Drum Street on Wednesdays 6:30 – 8pm

Portobello: Portobello Library,
14 Rosefield Avenue on Wednesday 4 – 7pm


When the Drop-ins are closed

c:card, Emergency Contraception, Support or Advice 

You can access services online, through your GP or at Chalmers Sexual Health Centre in Edinburgh.

You can also email us:

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre

2a Chalmers Street, EH3 9ES

Tel: 0131 536 1070

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Young People’s Drop-in at Chalmers (for 13-18 year olds)
Monday to Thursday 3.30pm to 7pm
Friday 1pm to 3.30pm

Online

Visit www.ccard.org.uk to find your nearest c:card point

Visit www.healthyrespect.co.uk for your nearest Healthy Respect Young People’s Drop-in and sexual health and relationship information.

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