The Alma Project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of the inhabitants of the Edinburgh and Lothians through the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool. We provide quality, arts groups to people with mental health issues. We are involved in many public exhibitions, performances and workshops that give this marginalised group a platform, and help to combat the stigma surrounding mental ill health.
The Alma Project was set up as a constituted community group by service users and their supporters on 5th December 2010, and became a Scottish Charity Incorporated Organisation on 12 Nov. 2015. SC046127
For enquiries re. referrals and volunteering email: email@example.com
(Referral forms are also on Service Provision page of this website.)
Most of our groups are based at Craigentinny Community Centre, 9 Loaning Road, Edinburgh EH 7 6JE. It is partly housed in an old castle in the lovely, peaceful, village-like area of Craigentinny.
Art Group Mon 11.45 – 1.45pm
Art for You Tues 12.30 – 2.30pm
Creative Writing Wed 12noon – 2pm
Drama Group Thurs 11am -2pm
Textile Art Thurs 1pm – 3pm
Alma service users can also join the Inspire Choir, run by our partners, Scots Music Group. Fridays 11.30 – 1.30pm at Old St. Paul’s Church hall, Jeffrey Street. 9th Nov. 2018 – 25th Jan. 2019. Concert 1st Feb. 2019.
Most groups held at the Craigentinny Community Centre
See Contact Us for how to get there.
The Drama group is held at South Leith Baptist Church Hall, Casselbank St, off Leith Walk.
See Service Provision page for Referral forms and more information about groups.
See Events for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events
Many thanks to all our funders and supporters. Our main funding comes from the City of Edinburgh Council.
Kpe4 Charitable Trust
Christ Church, Morningside