Support for Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic Families

AAI Diversity Work: 6-week online support programme for black and minority ethnic people in Scotland

Aditi: Supports the safety and wellbeing of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) women who have experienced or are currently experiencing domestic abuse or ‘honour’ based violence. For more information call 0131 603 4865, email

ELREC: Online course and activities for women such as sessions exercise sessions, crafts, skin care and keeping well. In partnership with Health in Mind, a Stress and Anxiety management group for women from black and minority ethnic communities runs weekly. For more information email Mitra at or visit Facebook: Mitra Rostami-ELREC

Equal Access – Health in Mind: Online support sessions for people from ethnic minority backgrounds who may face additional cultural and language barriers to accessing mental health support.

  • Fortnightly Mondays from 12 to 1pm – Women support group.
  • Weekly Tuesdays from 11 to 12.30pm- Stress management and coping skills for women.
  • Fortnightly Thursdays 12-1.30pm (men and women) One to one support may also be available.

To register or for further information, please email or call 07730220109.

LINKNet: Mentoring one to one weekly remote support for women looking to build their confidence and look for opportunities for education, employment and personal development. Contact or phone 07957989804.

Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB): Online and telephone support is still being offered to black and minority ethnic children and families, with some of the groups running remotely. New referrals accepted. Tel 0131 467 7052 Visit or Facebook

Open Arms: Services offering support for women from black and minority ethnic communities in Edinburgh, including refugees, asylum seekers and those who have mental health challenges or difficult home situations.

SCORE Scotland: Family Support to BAME communities in the South West Edinburgh. We liaise with schools, social work departments and GP services to support children, young people and their parents/carers during the COVID 19 pandemic, supporting families with mental health support, and mindfulness/meditation sessions. Please refer families by emailing or text 07504 826 683

Scottish Domestic Abuse 24 hr Helpline: Support for Women experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage and their friends and family. Translation facilities available for callers whose first language is not English. Tel: 0808 802 3333 or email online chat at

Sikh Sanjog: One to one support to women and their families through phone, video calls and online groups, including help with accessing benefits, foodbank support etc. Contact 07837 701263 or email or visit or Facebook

Saheliya: Learning session online or by phone including English language, sewing, computer skills, yoga, well-being and exercise. Weekly informal online drop-in session run to help people with employment or to stay in touch, language support provided in Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Bengali.

Email or phone 07400617023 (between 10am – 4pm on Mon – Fri). Visit or Facebook- Saheliya Hub

Shakti Women’s Aid: Supporting BME women and children experiencing domestic abuse. Tel 0131 475 2399 email Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

The Action Group – BEMAS Service: Holistic advice and support for parents from BME communities with a disabled child. Tel: 0131 475 2315 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Leave a message for Advice or BEMAS and an adviser will call back or email

The Welcoming Association has created online resources to support newcomer families across Edinburgh, to feel less isolated and continue to find friendship and support during the Corona virus crisis. Support includes Online English learning; Online Employment Guidance; Online Friendship; Home Energy, Recycling and Growing; Useful information available at www.thewelcoming/covid-19-announcement or call 0131 346 8577 or email

If any of the information listed here is incorrect, please contact us and we will update as soon as possible.