The Health Agency

Westerhaven

Westerhaven offers a wide range of specialist support services to those affected by cancer and long-term conditions such as COPD and long COVID. We also provide a service to relatives, carers, and friends of anyone who has received a diagnosis and who may need some support as well as anyone bereaved due to cancer.

Our services include:

  • A confidential and safe space to talk to our cancer support nurses about the emotional and practical impact of your diagnosis or that of a family member’s diagnosis.
  • Specialist information and support to help understand your diagnosis and what support you can access.
  • Counselling (including bereavement counselling), cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and neuro-linguistic programming therapy (NLP)
  • Check-in-calls and 1:1 support
  • Group yoga therapy and gentle exercise classes
  • A group work programme, including courses on taking care of yourself, mindfulness, and anxiety management
  • Healthy eating advice
  • Referrals to specialist welfare benefits and money advice
  • Access to complementary therapies, including specialist massage

All our services are free and are available to anyone in South West Edinburgh aged 16 and over and can take place face-to-face, online, or by phone.

If you would like to find out more about the support available please click the Access or refer to our services button. You can also call us 0131 453 9400 and leave a message with your phone number so we can call you back.