MIDLOTHIAN & EAST LOTHIAN DRUGS & ALCOHOL PARTNERSHIP

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

MIDLOTHIAN & EAST LOTHIAN
DRUGS & ALCOHOL PARTNERSHIP

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in

Every Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm @ Newbattle Community Learning Centre

Newbattle drop-in health and wellbeing drop-in runs every monday from Newbattle Community Learning Centre in Newtongrange. The drop-in times are 3.30pm-5.30pm. The drop-in exists to provide health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-21 years and is delivered jointly by MYPAS, Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian School Nursing. The drop-in is accredited by Healthy Respect.

Young people can turn up without an appointment and can receive advice, information and services about sexual health and relationships, mental health, substance use and other aspects of health and wellbeing. Young people can access free condoms as the drop-in is part of the c:card service as well as pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Staff can also refer young people onto specialist services including counselling and drugs and alcohol support.

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in, Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place Newtongrange, EH22 4RT

Youth Information

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Youth Related Documentation

Why Let Drink Decide - Young People

Youth Related External Links

If you are a young person living in East Lothian and Midlothian and are worried about your own or some else’s drinking or drug use and need help or advice then click on the links below to find out more.  

Drink Aware:

www.drinkaware.co.uk

This site from the UK’s leading alcohol charity provides consumers with information to make informed decisions about the effects of alcohol on their lives and lifestyles. 

Down Your Drink:

www.downyourdrink.org.uk

Clear information on alcohol use and misuse including an online drinking questionnaire. 

Re-Solv:

www.re-solv.org

The site provides information about solvent and volatile substance abuse in a range of formats. The site provides factsheets and a free online training course. 

Talk to Frank:

www.talktofrank.com

This national site provides a wide range of information for adults, young people and parents on a wide range of drugs as well as a helpline; what to do if you are worried about someone’s substance use and people’s own stories. 

Know the Score:

www.knowthescore.info

This site provides a range of information on topics such as drugs and the law, what to do in an emergency, details of a helpline for those worried about their own or someone else’s drug use and a drugs quiz.

Kids Health:

www.kidshealth.org

American based site with lots of information for parents, kids and teens on a variety of health related topics including alcohol, drugs and smoking.