CHANGES is a Community Health Project which promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.

Contact us on 0131 653 3977

Mental Health First Aid Training

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid

Duration – 12 hours


This is a First Aid course for Mental Health, in the way that a physical First Aid course is for physical health.

It is designed to give participants the skills to spot common mental health symptoms in others (and themselves), what to do until professional help is available, know about the recovery from mental ill health, know about the links between alcohol and drug abuse and mental health and to understand the importance of good listening skills. The illnesses covered in the course are Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis and Addictions. Not actual illnesses but also covered are Suicide and Self-Harm.

The course can be run in blocks of 2 – 6 hours daily/weekly to groups of up to 15 – 24 participants.

We run this course in East Lothian on behalf of the Council. It is run on the basis that if you live or work in East Lothian you are entitled to a place without charge. Anyone who does not fulfil these criteria may be given a space if there are any available but at a cost of £80. Fee is payable when booking spaces.

To express interest in this course please email You will then be contacted when courses are organised in order to complete the booking form.

In addition, CHANGES offer this course to groups or organisations for fixed fees. If you would like to run a course please email with a contact number and we will contact you to discuss requirements and fees.

Further information on the course is available at

The course can be run in blocks of 2 – 6 hours daily/weekly to groups of up to 15 – 24 participants.

What's On

Relaxation Workshops
First Thursday of every month
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Please wear comfortable clothing.  You may wish to bring the following, although they will be provided if required:


  • Yoga mat
  • Blanket
  • Cushion
First Steps Towards Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing
Starts: 02/05/2019
Ends: 13/06/2019
10:00am - 12 noon
Stress Control Course
Starts: 18/04/2019
Ends: 23/05/2019
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fisherrow Centre, Musselburgh

Contact us on 0131 653 3977