To maintain and support the mental well-being of black and minority ethnic women, Saheliya offers a range of services for both prevention and support. These services include:

Support Work

Our casework team provide support and assistance in Edinburgh and Glasgow with issues that can contribute to poor mental health: Housing concerns, Finances, Immigration, Health Care, Abuse and Hate Crimes. We do not solve these issues for you but we do support and empower you to take the necessary steps you require. We work with partner organisations to advocate for your rights.

Complimentary Therapies

Weekly appointments for massage, reflexology and aromatherapy are available in Edinburgh.

Unfortunately, we are currently not able to accept new referrals for our Complimentary Therapies service.


Provided by trained,  BACP registered counsellors in English and a variety of Minority Ethnic languages. Counselling services are offered in Edinburgh.

Environmental Projects

Saheliya Community Garden in Glasgow was designed and developed by 50 wonderful women at Saheliya between May and July 2016, it continues to offer community gardening sessions at 10am -12pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We also have opportunities for learning how to Grow Your Own Food.

Young Saheliya

The Young Saheliya Service provides support for young BME women and girls from the age of 12-25 years in Edinburgh and Glasgow.  Here at Saheliya we understand that it may be difficult  to meet friends, have barriers to make the choices that you want, have a free, safe,  private and confidential space to chat to some-one about things that may be bothering you.

Learning Hub

Education and training is vital in developing independence and building confidence. Saheliya Learning Centre provides training and courses to build skills and achieve qualifications. Courses include ESOL, IT, Child Care, Sewing etc. Some classes are accredited.

Groupwork Training

Champions for Change enable girls and women to gain knowledge and skills to have their voices heard at conferences, events, and one-to-one with politicians and service providers.
Champions for Well-being enables women to become sources of mental well-being advide in their families and communities, and to actively challenge abusive cultural practices and other gender based abuse.