Martin Whitfield MSP has visited The Haven wellbeing and resilience service being piloted in Tranent by Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity.

The Haven service was launched in September 2023 as an intervention to help avert the potential mental health crisis facing children and young people in Scotland.

The service, which is fully funded by the charity, aims to complement child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and to help prevent problems escalating to the point where professional intervention is needed.

Commenting on the service, Martin Whitfield MSP said:

“I have been following The Haven’s progress since it was first launched last year and was pleased to have the opportunity to see it first hand and meet some of the staff involved in its delivery.

“We are in the midst of a mental health crisis affecting children and young people across Scotland, so services like this one, which seek to complement the work of CAMHS, are very welcome and important.

“The interventions being made now through this excellent pilot service will hopefully help to reduce the likelihood of further mental health problems as children and young people progress into adulthood.”

More information about The Haven can be found here.