about Us

Edinburgh Smile is a project developed by LINKnet Mentoring Ltd in collaboration with NHS-Lothian Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Services (MEHIS) and funded by the Scottish Government.​


​LINKnet Mentoring Ltd


LINKnet is a voluntary sector organisation established to serve minority ethnic people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians. LINKnet has been working since 2000 to eliminate/reduce inequality and disadvantage of minority ethnic people particularly in the fields of employment, education and civic engagements. It works to foster integration and understanding between communities, tackle disadvantages and promote equality. In 2018, LINKnet was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for volunteering. LINKnet is the first and the only minority ethnic organisation to receive this award in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

MEHIS​

Minority Ethnic Health Inclusion Services (MEHIS) is a NHS project which provides free, confidential advice, information and support to black, minority ethnic and refugee communities. The aim of the project is to improve the quality of and access to primary health care services by the black/minority ethnic and refugee communities across
Lothian. MEHIS has ethnic minority link workers/advocates who speak various languages and can help you to access primary health care services and perform an advocacy role regarding health services.

 

Oral Health Community Challenge Fund


The Oral Health Community Challenge Fund is a grant scheme by the Scottish government
to help improve the oral health of people living in areas of multiple deprivation.


 

Our Objective
 

The main objective of Edinburgh Smile Project is to increase awareness of oral health and its impact on well-being among ME (minority ethnic) communities in a safe, more convenient and cost-effective way through activities such as one to one support, awareness-raising workshops and dissemination of simple but culturally sensitive information.

Our Values

                                                                                            Outstanding
                                                                                            Respect
                                                                                            Awareness
                                                                                            Long Life

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