The Signature Project provides men in Edinburgh experiencing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with short term, flexible, and informal support in a safe space free from judgement.

How can this service help me? 

We can provide a space for you to express your thoughts and feelings, and to explore different coping strategies. We can also assist you with practical difficulties such as benefits, finances and housing.   

We are here to help you with any changes you would like to make in your life, and we will assist you in seeking out further sources of support if that’s what you want. 

What makes me suitable for the project?  

To access this service, you must identify as male and be over the age of 16. The project is suitable for those who are experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. You do not need an official diagnosis for this service, and you can self-refer to access it. As we are an Edinburgh based project, you must be registered with an Edinburgh GP and if you have a history of drug and alcohol use, you will need to be in recovery or on a programme. 

What can I expect when I contact you? 

After you have contacted us, we will have an informal chat to find out more about you and support you would like. This chat is a great time for you to ask any questions about our service, find out about our confidentiality policy, and see if we offer the right support for you. If you feel like this is the right service for you, we will ask you to provide us a with a few personal details such as your name, address, and GP practice and start to put a plan in place for how we will work with you. 

Do we have to meet in person? 

Only if you want to. The support we offer is led by you, so you decide how we meet. We can offer support over the phone, video call, or face-to-face somewhere in the community. Appointments will all be arranged at a time that suits you, in a place that suits you.  

"We provide short term, flexible, and informal support"

Will it cost me anything? 

No, this service is completely free of charge.  

What else do I need to know? 

The service offers short term support. This will be different for everyone so we will agree timescales with you. The Signature Project is not a counselling, crisis, or emergency service and our office hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.   

If you have any further questions, or would like to be supported by The Signature Project, please contact [email protected]

If you would like to self refer to The Signature Project, please download this form and submit it to [email protected]