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Lothian centre

V1P Lothian is the original project established during 2009. It was designed in collaboration with Veterans who were seeking a mental health and well-being service which understood them, as well as meeting their needs in a clinical manner for wider support and advice. The team consists of Veteran peer support workers, clinicians, therapists and an administration team.

We provide:

  • Veteran Peer Support Worker led caseload management of welfare issues
  • Mental health assessment and treatment with both Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Self referral through afternoon drop-in, phone and email (we also accept referrals through GPs and other agencies)
  • Peer Support Worker led activities including city walks, music groups, team sports, etc.
  • In-house clinics from Citizen's Advice Bureau, Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP), Veterans UK.
  • Female Veterans drop in
  • LGBT drop in, in partnership with Fighting with Pride


V1P Lothian,
468 Gilmerton Road
First Floor, Rothesay Wing
EH17 7SA
Lothian drop-in centre
Lothian NHS
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Support we offer

We provide an open access drop-in centre on Wednesday's and Thursday's between 2.00pm and 3.30pm at V1P Lothian.