A service for children and young people affected by alcohol and drug use in their families.

Sunflower Garden is a homely, welcoming place in Edinburgh, especially for children between the age of five and fourteen. Our aim is to support you through any difficulties you’re experiencing because of alcohol or drugs in your family.

Office hours

9.00 am - 5.00 pm (Monday - Friday)

Arrange a visit

Cal 0131 220 2488


Anna Rahimian

Services offered at Sunflower Garden

  • Support for families affected by substance use

We can help you to:

  • Express and manage your worries, feelings and fears
  • Feel more confident about yourself
  • Learn to cope with difficult situations

What happens at Sunflower Garden?
When you come to Sunflower Garden for the first time you will be welcomed by a member of staff, who will ask you what you want to do.

The staff and volunteers at Sunflower Garden come from all sorts of backgrounds. Some have been social workers, some are counsellors, while others are art or music therapists. This means we can offer all sorts of different therapies and techniques to help you work through your feelings. Some people want to talk about their experiences, some prefer to express themselves through art. Some just want to spend time in a quiet place. It’s really important that you find what works for you.

“When K started coming to the group, the difference in him was amazing. He did all sorts of stuff, making things, doing different activities and he went to a group about alcoholism too. He really loves it here – they know him and understand him. He’s more confident and a lot happier. This place has been a lifeline for him.”
- - K's mum

Questions about funding, referrals or availability?
Call us on 0131 220 2488