Mental health

Anxious, depressed or other mental health worries?

Monday-Friday 9am-4pm | 0300 790 6292

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We unfortunately can’t put you through to the CWIC mental health team direct – please use the number below. If you need urgent mental health support please call the Practice on 0300 790 6266 or 111 / A&E as needed outside of Practice opening hours.

If you’d like to express concerns about any hospital or local health board run services, including CWIC, CWIC Mental Health, the MSK Line or CTAC community nursing, please direct these to the NHS Lothian Patient Experience team rather than to Riverside. Thank you.

If you’re feeling anxious, depressed or have other worries about your mental health, call the health board’s mental health line to book an appointment with a mental health professional.

You don’t need a referral from a GP or other health professional before you call. It’s for anyone aged 17 years 9 months and over.

The CWIC mental health team work closely with us, other mental health services and third sector organisations to help you get the right support for your needs.

The team will take your details and book you an initial 30 minute appointment with mental health professional. Appointments can be by phone, NearMe video consultation or face-to-face (restrictions permitting) at either the Musselburgh Primary Care Centre or East Lothian Community Hospital, Haddington.

They’ll then assess you over the phone, provide help and support and sometimes a referral on to other services.

Click here to view the CWIC Mental Health service brochure.

This service is not designed for:

  • people already being seen regularly by a Community Mental Health Nurse in the Community Mental Health Team
  • people who are experiencing a mental health emergency — please phone your GP or access emergency mental health support immediately, if this is the case for you.
  • This service can’t prescribe medication, however can liaise with us about it

See our support services page for other mental health support available locally and throughout Scotland.