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: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Referral forms are also on Service Provision page of this website.)
All 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 Studio Tues 12.30 – 2.30pm
Creative Writing Wed 12noon – 2pm
Music Group Wed 2pm – 4pm
Drama group Thurs 12.15 – 2pm
Art for a Change Thurs 1pm – 3pm
A new group started on Thurs 12th Jan. 2017, 1-3pm. Art for a Change. Structured art sessions using a variety of media and focussing on developing and changing. For all with mental health problems but particularly aimed at those coping with the stress of being homeless, and those at risk of self-harm or suicide. See poster and information below. Places still available.
All groups held at the Craigentinny Community Centre.
See Contact Us for how to get there.
See Service Provision page for Referral forms and more information about groups.
See Events for exhibitions, performances, workshops and events