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Open new window Capital City Partnership

The Capital City Partnership is a partnership of key statutory, voluntary and community agencies in the city working together to promote social inclusion and achieve social justice for the people of Edinburgh.

Open new window CAPS Advocacy

CAPS is an independent advocacy organization for people who use, or have used mental health services. CAPS works with mental health service users as individuals or as members of a group to set their own agenda, to find a stronger voice, to get their point across, and influence decisions which affect their lives.

Open new window Carers Direct - NHS Choices

Call Carers Direct on 0808 802 0202 Free, confidential information and advice for carers. Lines are open 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines or you can request a free call back.

Open new window Carers Scotland - The voice of Carers

Carers Scotland is a Scottish carer-led organisation working for all carers, campaigning for a better understanding of the issues affecting and services needed for carers. Carers Scotland also provides information and advice for carers.

Open new window Centre of Health and Wellbeing

The Centre of Health and Wellbeing (CHWB) is an innovative thinking Scottish social enterprise with charitable status. Their unique and holistic healthcare services provide a combination of traditional and complementary approaches.

Open new window Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre

The Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre works across the UK and maximises international links to tackle child sex abuse wherever and whenever it happens. Part of our strategy for achieving this is by providing internet safety advice for parents and carers and delivering a virtual police station for reporting abuse on the internet.

Open new window ChildLine

The web site of the ChildLine national phone line. 0800 1111. The website is also full of information and links.

Open new window Children 1st - Parentline

At some time all parents find that parenting can be difficult, stressful, even impossible. ParentLine Scotland is the free, confidential, telephone helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland. You can call about any problem, however big or small.

Open new window Choose Life

The national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland.

Open new window Citizens Advice

The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free information and advice from over 3,000 locations, and by influencing policymakers.

Open new window City of Edinburgh Council

The City of Edinburgh Council is responsible for providing political leadership and a comprehensive range of services making the City a cleaner, safer place to live and work.

Open new window College of Occupational Therapists

The British Association/College of Occupational Therapists is the professional body for occupational therapy staff in the UK.

Open new window Communities Scotland

Communities Scotland is a Scottish Executive agency. Our aim is to work with others to ensure decent housing and strong communities across Scotland.

Open new window COSCA

As the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland, COSCA seeks to advance all forms of counselling and psychotherapy and the use of counselling skills by promoting best practice and through the delivery of a range of sustainable services.

Open new window Counselling Directory

Providing the UK with a huge counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. This is a free, confidential service that will hopefully encourage those in distress to seek help. The website also contains a number of sections on emotional disorders (types of distress section) and provides some useful statistics. Every counsellor on the site who has submitted their profile has either sent a copy of their qualifications and insurance cover to us, or is registered with a professional body online with recognised codes of ethics and practice, this way we can be assured of their professionalism.

Open new window Crazy Diamond Consultancy

Recovery consultancy and home of THRIVE Approach to Mental Wellness.

Open new window Cruse Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is a registered charity which offers free bereavement care and support to people who have experienced the loss of someone close.

Open new window CruseYouth Line

CruseYouth Line National charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people. Phone: (1) 0870 167 1677 (2) 0808 808 1677 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm 3pm-9pm - 7 days. *local rates apply

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