Mental Health First Aid Training

In partnership with EnvironMental Health, East Lothian Council are delighted to be offering funded spaces on their First Aid For Mental Course to Community Practitioners and Volunteers in the East Lothian area. See below for course dates.

These spaces are funded by the East Lothian Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund. 

Please contact for further information, quoting: Ref: 269613

SEPTEMBER – 27th & 28th, 9.00am – 1.30pm, Classroom

OCTOBER – 29th Sept, 6th & 13th Oct; 9.30am – 12.30pm, Online

NOVEMBER – 22nd & 23rd, 9.00am – 1.30pm, Classroom

DECEMBER – 8th & 9th, 9.00am – 1.30pm, Classroom

Cost of Living Crisis

East Lothian Council have released a guide to help people locally as prices rapidly rise. There is lots of information so why not download the brochure and take a look?

You can also check what you’re entitled to via the online benefits calculator, just visit

In addition the UK government is providing additional financial support to help people with the cost of living increases, targeted particularly to those with the greatest need. For full details visit cost-of-living-support-factsheet.

Social Enterprise / CiC – Funding Available

We have been informed by East Lothian Council that there is currently some funding available for social enterprises and CiC’s with a deadline of 5th September. The funding comes from the City Regional Deal. See documents below for more details. Enquiries can be sent to

Share Your Views on Local Policing

A Survey from Lothian & Scottish Borders Police

Lothian & Scottish Borders Police is currently in the process of developing the division’s Local Policing Plan for 2023-26.  A core part of this rests on seeking the views of communities and local partners to assist in the identification of priorities for the plan. We have been asked to share their survey, Your Police 2023-23, with the community. Please see the survey overview and scroll to the bottom of the page or follow the link to start the survey directly.

If you would like a hard copy of the survey please contact your local policing team who will be happy to assist.