Information for Referrers
Health Opportunities Team can offer one-to-one support to young people between the ages of 12 and 25 who live in the Craigmillar/Portobello and Liberton/Gilmerton areas of Edinburgh. We also offer one-to-one support as part of our Substance Use project within some schools in South West Edinburgh. Additionally we can sell our services to schools or privately – please get in touch if you would like more information.
Health Opportunities Team One-to-One support aims to help young people to learn strategies to cope with their difficult feelings. Our programmes are most effective when supported by parents/carers or by agencies and workers who are involved in the young person’s life.
Our programmes cannot ‘fix’ all the problems faced by a young person but they can help the young person find ways to make positive changes when they are ready to.
To make a referral
If you would like to refer a young person to our one-one support services, please fill in a HOT Therapeutic Services Referral Form and return to:
OR, if you have an NHS secure email address, you can email the Referral Form securely to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also return the form by post to:
Health Opportunities Team
1a Queens Walk
Unfortunately we cannot accept any referrals without this form.
We hope that our support will help young people to:
- feel less distressed, less angry and more relaxed
- feel better about themselves
- have more control in their lives
- have better relationships with other people
- be more able to deal with stress