Service update

The service in its current form will end on the 30th of November 2020 as an outcome of funding changes.

The new service will be a part of the Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership, ‘THRIVE’ initiative.

Further details of the service and guidelines for the referral process will be put up on this webpage as soon

as possible.

You can still email us at for any further enquiries.

The Edinburgh Self Harm Project was opened in 2005 to provide a non-judgemental,
friendly and user led support service for people who self-harm (age 16+

The service provides a confidential environment where people can
talk about their concerns. We offer support to enable people to cope with
crisis by developing the skills and confidence needed to make positive
life choices.

Edinburgh Self Harm Project
5 Leamington Terrace
EH10 4JW

Parents and Carers Support 

The services also explores the needs of family, carers and professionals
in contact with people who self harm, providing information, advice and
support. The Project offers Parents and Carers Support Sessions. This
is a 1:1 service for any parent, carer or friend who is dealing with the
issues of suicide and self-harm.


The Project has developed new posters with mini tear off leaflets. Available
in A3 and A4 format, the posters contain information about the Edinburgh
Self-Harm Project and what it offers. Please contact the Project direct
if you would like a supply of posters.

Skin Camouflage Clinic

Formed in partnership with
Changing Faces– the UK charity that supports, represents and campaigns for people who
have disfigurements of the face or body – Penumbra’s Camouflage Clinic
is a new service offering support to people seeking to mask scars or other
marks caused by self-harming.


For more information please contact our East Area Office:

5 Leamington Terrace


EH10 4JW
E (service)

E (East area office)

T 0131 229 6262