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.

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; a waiting space where staff are available to engage with young people, and where there is a range of leaflets and other resources. And there is a 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

If you need a 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: info@healthopportunities.org.uk

Email Us 

Chalmers Sexual Health Centre

2a Chalmers Street, EH3 9ES
T: 0131 536 1070

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


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