Women’s Aid East and Midlothian

Information, support, advocacy and temporary accommodation for women, children and young people who have been subjected to domestic abuse

Covid-19 Service Notice

If you are being subjected to domestic abuse, you can still get help regardless of Coronavirus restrictions. WAEML continues to operate with some additional measures that aim to keep our staff and service users safe.


Women’s Empowerment Centre

We are launching a social enterprise trading arm and embarking on an exciting new chapter in the organisation’s structure.

WAEML - womens empowerment centre
Talk to someone in confidence,  please call our support line: Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline open 24/7:

Our Vision

Women and children are free from domestic abuse and all forms of violence against women.


To lead in the delivery of quality domestic abuse support that transforms the lives of women, children and young people until all forms of violence against children is eradicated.


Changing Lives, Challenging Attitudes, Working to end domestic abuse.

Our Support Centres

Please note that due to the coronavirus pandemic we are operating an appointment only system. Please call us to arrange a suitable appointment – we may have emergency appointments available. You should not attend any of our centres if you have any symptoms of coronavirus.

Please check at www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for current advice.

Mother Having Serious Conversation With Young Daughter At Home


29a Eskbank Road
Loop system
Not wheelchair accessible


10 Carnethy Avenue
Loop system
Wheelchair accessible


Unit 5 Macmerry Business Park
Loop system
Wheelchair accessible

Contact Us

If you’d like to talk to someone about your situation please call our support line (staffed Monday – Friday from 9am – 4pm)
Scottish Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage helpline open 24/7: