Make a Referral

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 the HOT Therapeutic Services Referral Form and return to:

[email protected]

OR, if you have an NHS secure email address, you can email the Referral Form securely to: [email protected].  

You can also return the form by post to:
Health Opportunities Team
1a Queens Walk
EH16 4EA

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