The Early Years Service at Multi-Cultural Family Base provides support to BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) families with very young children who are in need. Our staff, who are trained in Social Work, Infant Mental Health, Therapeutic skills, Baby massage… offer individual or group support to families with an emphasis on promoting good mental health through positive attachments, encouraging play, providing practical assistance where families are experiencing disadvantage and working alongside families and communities to promote social inclusion and equality. We welcome self-referrals and referrals from our partners in health, social work and other voluntary agencies. Families may also receive a service from our Social Work student colleagues who are on placement with us. We do not provide interpreters, but some of us are bilingual in community languages, or can help you to access communication support. Our service is free and open to those who are resident in the City of Edinburgh.