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:  alistair.thealmaproject@gmail.com  

(Referral forms are also on Service Provision page of this website.)

or phone –  0770 36 39 334 


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.

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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


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