Gilmore Medical Practice

0131 536 9800

Mental Health

All the doctors in the practice see patients with mental health problems. If you think you are suffering from low mood, anxiety or any other mental health issue, please consider booking a double appointment, initially with a GP, to discuss it further.

The practice keeps close ties with the Community Mental Health Team. This team consist of psychiatrists, psychologists, community psychiatric nurses (CPNs), and occupational therapists amongst others, and all patients are initially referred through a centralised system.

Mental Health Emergency

If you are suffering with mental health problems and need to see a psychiatric specialist in an emergency out of hours, you can contact the Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital direct on 0131 537 6000 and ask for the Emergency Team. If it is within practice hours, please contact the surgery where a Duty Doctor will be available.

Counselling Services

If you feel you would benefit from counselling then please click here to find out about the various counselling services available in Lothian and how to access these. The majority of these do not require GP referral. Please note that counselling is not provided by the NHS but we can refer for psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Please click on the following links to find out more information about looking after your mental health:


iThrive is an Edinburgh based mental health information website. It provides patient information leaflets, links for self help, including on line material as well as books. It also provides information ... [continue] iThrive

Mental Health Information Station (MHIS)

This is a free weekly drop in service run by NHS Lothian. Please click on the following link to find out more information – MHIS

The Feeling Good App

Feeling Good App – To overcome stress, low mood & worry The Feeling Good App contains the evidence based audio programme Feeling Good for Life, which is the new name ... [continue] The Feeling Good App

Wellbeing Lothian

The Wellbeing Lothian website brings together a wide range of self-help guides, video and audio clips on topics ranging from diet and sleep to managing stress and anxiety. It also offers online ... [continue] Wellbeing Lothian