The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.


Petal Support

Covid-19 UPDATE...

Important Changes to PETAL Support Services During The COVID-19 Virus.

PETAL Support is continuing to offer counselling services via telephone and online appointments in place of face to face meetings during the Coronavirus outbreak in Scotland.

It is with regret we have had to change our service provision going forward and this will continue during the COVID-19 breakout in Scotland.

We are also maintaining our Referral and Practical Information telephone support line (Tel: 01698 324502 Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm) during the outbreak.

We will continue to update our website with health advice to support wellbeing of adults, children and young people during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Normal service details...

For people affected by homicide or suicide.

Counselling & Psychotherapy...

Our therapy programmes are scheduled for up to ten to twelve session period where the counsellor and client discuss progress on a week-to- week basis. Therapy Sessions are based on ongoing client reviews with the counsellor and PETAL Support Staff. At the end of the programme clients may have the choice to continue with contact through peer support groups (location specific).

In response to the recognised need of our younger members we introduced a children and young persons therapy room. The d├ęcor and environment is warm, comfortable with audio, visual, sensory equipment, books, toys and games. The young people respond well and we will continue to develop both the service and the environment around their identified needs.


Adults: One to one Counselling: Telephone Counselling: Volunteers and paid sessional counsellors and therapists dedicate time to each person, using positive and therapeutic techniques to help individuals manage and understand the effects of significant change, loss and grief

Families: members receive one to one counselling
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This record was last modified on: 26 October 2020