Contact MELDAP

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


Midlothian Young People's Advice Service (MYPAS)

Tolbooth Hall
176 High Street
EH22 1AY

Tel: 0131454 0757
Email: enquiries@mypas.co.uk

MYPAS promotes the health and well being of young people (aged 12-21 years)in Midlothian. MYPAS provides drug and alcohol services, art therapy, counselling and family counselling for young people in Midlothian. MYPAS' Alcohol and Drug Service offers one to one support for young people (12-21 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.

Adolescent substance Misuse Service (ASUS)

The Esk Centre
Ladywell Way
EH21 6AB

Tel: 0131 446 4853
Email: ASUS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

ASUS in an adolescent service offered by NHS Lothian offering treatment and support to young people (aged 18 and under) living in East Lothian, who are experiencing difficulties related to their substance use (drugs, alcohol and/or psychoactive substances). ASUS supports young people in making positive choices, working through the process of moving on from their problematic substance use, towards a drug-free life as an active member if their community. ASUS accepts self and formal referrals.

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

Its not just adults who are affected by alcohol or drug misuse. The children of those who use alcohol and drugs can suffer too. Many young people come into contact with alcohol and drugs, negotiate through safely and make healthy choices. For others it is not so easy. Using alcoholand drugs can affect your health and wellbeing, your friendships, family and opportunities.

If you are worried about your own, a loved ones or friends' alcohol or drug use, MELDAP have a number of services that can be accessed by you. There are various sources out there on the internet, below are links to PDF downloadable documents and websites. Click on the image of the required documentation you require to open / view it.

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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:


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:


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



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:


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:


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:


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