Contact MELDAP

Telephone: 0131 653 5162
Email: MELDAP@eastlothian.gov.uk


MYPAS (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service)

Tollbooth Hall
176 High Street
EH22 1AY
Tel: 0131 454 0757 (Main Office)
  Or 0131 454 0819 (Connected/SMASH office)

Email: enquiries@mypas.co.uk
Web: www.mypas.co.uk

Mon - Friday: 9am to 5pm (eveing support appointments and group programmes are available)

MYPAS promotes the health and wellbeing of young people (aged 12-25 years) in Midlothian. MYPAS provides drug and alcohol cervices, street work, art therapy, counselling, and sexual health drop-ins for young people in Midlothian.  MYPAS' Alcohol and Drug service offers one to one support for young people (12 to 21 year olds) who want information, advice and/or on-going support for their drug and/or alcohol use. The alcohol and drug team also provide preventative group programmes and diversionary activities.

Please see the MYPAS website (www.mypas.co.uk) for more information on our sexual health drop-in opening times and venues.

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)

91 Rose Street
Tel: 0131 337 8188
Email: elca@btconnect.com

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm

East Lothian residents can access ELCA services at the Esk Centre, Dunbar Medical Centre and the Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, while Midlothian residents can access Elca services at Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Penicuik as well as its base in Edinburgh.

ELCA services are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is worried about their own or someone else's drinking. Trained counsellors provide advice, information and couselling. ELCA accepts self and formal referrals, all referrals are administered through its main office in Edinburgh.

Community Lived Experience for Alcohol & Drugs Recovery

Health in Mind
The Orchard Centre
1 Douglas Crescent
Bonnyrigg, EH19 2DF
Tel: 0131 663 1616
Email: clear@orchardcentreservices.org.uk

CLEAR is a Midlothian project that uses the lived experience of people who have had substance miuse and mental health difficulties to support adults who are still experiencing these challenges. People can access the service by referral or just picking up the phone themselves.

The Peer Support service offers one-to-one support from trained volunteers who have lived experience of addictions and mental health difficulties. This could be meeting for a coffee in a cafe, going for a walk together or taking part in an activity. Peer Support is usually weekly and last for up to 8 months.

CLEAR offers 3 support based groups: A monday drop-in; a 6 week wellbeing course; and an outdoors bush-craft and conservations skills group called Wild Woods. These groups are friendly and informal, and co-facilitated by peer supporters and staff.

Peer Support Training is also offered by CLEAR. We run a 5 day tarining programme every 3 months to build up the skills and knowledge of peer supporters to be able to support individuals in a safe and confidential way.