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:


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

Complementary Therapy

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

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.

Learning Centre

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.

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.

Consultancy and Training (external)

Saheliya staff also provide training and consultancy for other organisations on issues relating to minority ethnic women’s lives, race and culture, equal opportunities and a variety of issues which support organisations to improve their service delivery for minority ethnic communities.

Members of our staff team speak Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Dutch, French, Gujarati, Greek, Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Swahili, Thai, Twi and Urdu.