With every 1 in 4 people being affected by mental health issues in Scotland, it’s clear to see that diagnosis rates are continuing to rise, with inequality being a key driving force.

Our lifestyles and social status have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing, which is why those within poorer areas of Edinburgh, for example, where deprivation and poverty are higher than expected are still suffering through an epidemic of mental health issues.

While efforts are being made through the Scottish Government’s mental health strategy, down to remaining struggles, the need for private mental health treatments is also rising.

However, down to financial struggles, many individuals are shying away from such interventive services. We at Nova Recovery, standing as an affordable Largs based rehabilitation centre are here to change this, to make mental health treatments accessible to those in need.

Through mental health deterioration, greater risks of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, crime, and reduced quality of life are all likely, which must be reverted for the community of Edinburgh.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, it’s time to change the taboo of speaking out, by considering professional mental health treatments in Edinburgh, to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, chronic stress, PTSD and many other conditions.

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The rise of mental health diagnoses

As we’ve shared above, unfortunately, over the years, mental health diagnosis rates have continued to increase. There is a definite correlation between such increase with the way of life in poorer areas of Edinburgh, placing unequal qualities of life as a contributor.

Commonly, once physical health issues are experienced by a targeted area, down to poor lifestyle choices or poverty, action is made to change such status. However, mental health issues and speaking up about such struggles are stigmatised, are seen as a taboo talking point. Through this image, many individuals are avoiding mental health treatments, emotional support and the opportunity to recover.

This is the sad reality of many individuals, who either cannot speak out down to the fear of judgment, or down to a lack of resources, to invest in mental health treatments. In response to such struggles, a mental health strategy has been developed to promote the uptake of mental health treatment options, which is why here at Nova Recovery, we’re here to contribute to make a change.

Sourcing mental health treatments in Edinburgh

If you’re open to sourcing mental health treatments in Edinburgh, our rehabilitation offering will be ideal, down to our wealth of experience, our small yet homely setting, and our leading range of private treatment services.

While we’re based in Largs, we stand as a specialist treatment centre offering clinical, compassionate and comprehensive care within both addiction and mental health recovery.

Reasonably, the treatment options which are completed via rehab will drive recovery efforts and the maintenance of symptoms. However, the entire experience of recovery will work to improve quality of life, from wellbeing rates, to lifestyle choices and motivations.

Down to the efforts that can be achieved through our comprehensive mental health care and treatment programmes, looking beyond the borders of Edinburgh will be wise, to provide you with respite from your current pressures.

By taking action and trusting our team here at Nova Recovery, you can expect to complete a range of our below mental health treatments, in tandem with a holistically driven programme, to elevate your reality.

The most effective mental health treatments

Effectiveness is of course a key motivating factor when recommending mental health treatments. However, we must also consider the suitability of such treatments. For example, a client who is suffering from the symptoms of depression will require alternative treatment options to someone who’s struggling with a panic disorder.

Down to the range of mental health conditions that we treat, we therefore recommend treatment services on an individual basis, where some of the below may be weightier than others for you.



Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most common mental health treatments, utilised here at Nova recovery. Standing as a talking therapy, it supports those who are experiencing intense and overpowering emotions, commonly those who self-harm, express suicidal thoughts or suffer from manic episodes of depression or anxiety.

CBT works to promote acceptance of such feelings or outlooks, yet also inspires the opportunity to change those responses to the initial trigger. While there are many different mental health treatments, CBT is an expected option via our clinic.



Prescription medications are an effective mental health treatment; however, their use will only be appropriate for certain mental health conditions. For example, someone who’s struggling with schizophrenia will benefit from mood stabilisers and antipsychotics greater than someone with generalised depression. Prescriptions will take into account personal wellbeing and addiction susceptibility ratings.


Stress management 

If you’re considering mental health treatments in Edinburgh, there’s a strong chance that stress management will be recommended for you. While stress is a symptom in itself, stressors are known to aggravate many mental health issues. Knowing how to manage exposure to stress is very important, to minimise the impacts that such triggers have on the central nervous system.


Anxiety management 

Those looking for anxiety treatment in Edinburgh will benefit significantly from anxiety management. Here’s where cues are considered and worked through to manage the symptoms of anxiety. This is something we highly promote at Nova Recovery to instil positive coping strategies.


Lifestyle management  

As lifestyle choices can dictate mental health strength, it’s imperative that we offer lifestyle management services. From promoting mindfulness to educating our clients on nutrition and work-life balance, we offer mental health care and treatments to elevate quality of life.

A holistic approach to mental health treatments at Nova Recovery

There are a wide range of evidence-based mental health treatment services available to you. However, knowing which services will be appropriate for your mental health concerns can be challenging, alone. Here’s why investing in mental health treatment centres is encouraged, as a helping hand will be present, from your evaluation to your aftercare.

At Nova Recovery, we promote a holistic approach to mental health treatments to ensure that you can experience this level of support while working to improve your mental health from every angle.

Through the taboo of mental health issues, we understand that you may struggle to initially take to such treatments. Yet, down to the risks of an undiagnosed and untreated mental health issue, we urge you to source private and confidential support. If you’re open to mental health treatments in Edinburgh, consider our offering, nearby, to experience respite from your reality.

Everyone deserves to be happy and healthy, no matter their background. Experience our approach to mental health recovery here at Nova Recovery.

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John Gillen - Author - Last updated: December 8, 2022

John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.