Our Priorities

Changes East Lothian is a charity that aims to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through support groups and courses, one-to-one therapy, and wellbeing activities.

Our Vision:

Our vision is that everyone in East Lothian enjoys positive mental health and wellbeing.

Our Mission:

Changes have grown from within the community to enable people to achieve and maintain good mental health and wellbeing through:

Our Values:

Compassion – We treat our work, our community, our partners and each other with warmth, respect and compassion.

Welcoming – We offer a warm, friendly and supportive welcome to everyone. We know it’s not always easy to ask for help but we’re here to support you.

Community – We are an inclusive community which celebrates and values the diversity of East Lothian and everyone living there.

Our Strategic Priorities:

Over the next three years (2021 – 2024) we will be focusing on the following areas:

  1. Infrastructure and Income Generation – Ensure that Changes remains a robust, financially secure organisation, with the staffing and structure to meet demand, and with strong governance through the Board.
  2. Service development – Increase our impact in the community by strengthening existing services and developing new initiatives according to the needs of the community. Evaluate services and consult with the community to establish gaps in service provision and seeking ways to fill these gaps. Provide the right kind of help when it is needed and for as long as it is needed.
  3. Communications – Increase our presence in our community by raising awareness of positive mental health and wellbeing, and the services we offer, through our online presence and links to professionals and other community groups and organisations. Reach a wider range of people, including those traditionally hard to reach.
  4. Environmental sustainability – Contribute to our community and environment through sustainable working and reducing our carbon footprint.

Contact us 0131 653 3977 or info@changeseastlothian.org