With Kids is working collaboratively with partners Space, Big Hearts Community Trust and SAMH to bring a Community Mental Health Partnership for children and young people age 5 – 26  to South West Edinburgh. Together we provide a range of essential local mental health services to meet a diverse range of need.

With Kids have been situated in the Wester Hailes & South West 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.

Through the provision of Play Therapy our work in this project is aimed at children, aged 5-12, in the South West area who have experienced challenging life circumstances. Accessing play therapy significantly reduces the need for mental health support in later life. Recognising that parents are vital partners in this, our therapist will also support parents to better understand and respond to their child’s emotional communications. 

We will provide Play Therapy supports in 3 locations in the South West: Wester Hailes, Currie and Pentland.

Our Collaborative Partners are:

SAMH (The Scottish Association for Mental Health): Scotland’s national mental health charity working in 60 communities across Scotland to provide mental health support and services.

SPACE: a community anchor organisation in Broomhouse with local needs at its heart and providing a wide range of activities in their hub throughout the week. Space are the lead partner for the project but the delivery on the project outcomes are a shared responsibility. 

Big Hearts Community Trust: the official charity of Heart of Midlothian FC in Gorgie, using the social power of football to help adults and children live a safe and fulfilling life.

For more information on the services provided by our partners please visit here

To refer a child for Play Therapy please access referral form here