Our ambition is to embed proactive and early intervention children’s mental health support within the local community, making it widely available and accessible to children and families in need, with the simple, but pressing aim of ensuring that vital support is available at the right time, and in the right place.

Situated in Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, a Hub for South West Health and Social Services, we are based in the heart of the community.

With Kids have been situated in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh for over 10  years where we are known and trusted within the community.  We have worked to establish With Kids in South West Edinburgh as the foremost providers of crucial community based mental health support to children with complex emotional needs; our aim is to make community mental health support widely available to children and families, through the provision of Play Therapy and parent/care, family and community support.

Our work is aimed at children, aged 3-12, and their families in the Wester Hailes area who have experienced challenging life circumstances. Accessing play therapy significantly reduces the need for mental health support in later life, and recognising that parents are vital partners in this will ensure that parents are better able to meet their child’s emotional needs. 

We work alongside families to find solutions to the difficulties they are facing. This may include practical, or emotional support to parents and carers through counselling, parenting advice, family activities, and community events. Over time our relationships with families aims to enable the building of confidence in abilities to enhance wellbeing and family life. Our work seeks to reduce feelings of isolation and to support greater connection within the local community.

Click here to find out more about Play Therapy

Call 0131 453 9400 for information on our parent and family support services.

Funded by Volant, The National Lottery & The Henry Smith Charity