The Midspace support directory can help you find support available for adults living and/or working in Midlothian.

If you are a service provider and would like to add your services to this directory, please go to the provider’s area or email midspace@health-in-mind.org.uk.

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The following services are available:

Supports the health and wellbeing of LGBT+ Veterans, service personnel, and their families.

A Good Start (Midlothian Sure Start)


Support for parents and guardians with children under 3 years old.

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS)

AMIS operate a national helpline, website and training services for male victims of domestic abuse.

Ageing Well Midlothian (Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership)


Physical activity project for older people in Midlothian.

Al-Anon Family Groups


A fellowship of relatives and friends of people with a drink problem.

Alcoholics Anonymous

If you think you have a problem with drinking, AA is here to help.

ANDYSMANCLUB

ANDYSMANCLUB is a volunteer led, male suicide prevention charity that offers free peer to peer support groups.

Anxiety Management Group (Health in Mind)

A series of 6 free classes to listen and learn about coping with stress.

Art & Craft in Wellbeing (Health in Mind)

Connect with others and have fun learning new skills online, Develop your creativity and improve your wellbeing.

Art Psychotherapy (Health in Mind)


Emotional and physical wellbeing supporting using art materials alongside talking.

Art Therapy (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service – MYPAS)

Art therapy delivered by trained, qualified and experienced Art Therapists.

Baby loss counselling (Held in Our Hearts)


Counselling service for bereaved parents.

Befriending Network


An online directory for volunteer and befriending opportunities.

Beyond Diagnosis (Bipolar Scotland)

Peer support for anyone who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar .

Birthlink


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Black and Minority Ethnic Peer Connecting Service (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind
support people from minority ethnic communities looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Bridges Project

Bridges Project provides a wide range of support to disadvantaged, disengaged and isolated young people aged 12-25.

Carer events and activities for unpaid carers (VOCAL Midlothian)


Support and information for unpaid carers living in Midlothian.

Children and young people’s service (Salvesen Mindroom Centre)


Advocacy and support for children and young people with learning difficulties.

CISWO (The Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation)

CISWO is a UK-wide charity providing free support to former coal miners and their families.

Collective advocacy East Lothian and Midlothian (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy for people living in Midlothian.

Community Food Pantry (Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust)

The pantry aims to reduce the use of food banks and food poverty support you to budget effectively and free up money for other essentials.

Community Support Team (Waverley Care)


Community support for people living with or affected by HIV, hepatitis C or poor sexual health.

Community-based counselling (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service – MYPAS)


Open access counselling for young people.

Counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse (Health in Mind)


A counselling service for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Courage Over Fear Workshops (Anam Cara)

Anam Cara provide skills that enable women to make the positive changes required to help them lead healthier and happier lives.

Day Opportunities (Alzheimer Scotland)


Day opportunities for those affected by demenita.

Dementia Advisor (Alzheimer Scotland)


Point of contact with people living with dementia and those close to them.

Dial-A-Ride and Dial-A-Bus (Handicabs Lothian Limited – HcL Transport)


Supported community transport services in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Direct Help and Support Service (Salvesen Mindroom Centre)


This is a Post Diagnostic Support Service offering short-term, confidential, 1:1 support through a blend of in-person and online working.

Drug and alcohol support (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service – MYPAS)


Drug support service for young people.

Education as Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Enterprise (Prince’s Trust)


Support and resources for young people to start a business.

Experience of Trauma Collective Advocacy Group (CAPS Independent Advocacy)

The aim of the project is for people who have experienced trauma to come together, have a collective voice and create change.

Experiences of Psychosis (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy group for people with experience of psychosis.

Fair Start Scotland (Triage Central)


Fair Start Scotland deliver employability, skills and education services that help people find stable employment and improve their quality of life. 

Family Support (Midlothian Sure Start)

Midlothian Sure Start provides tailored support to parents and guardians individually and/or in a group setting.

Family Wellbeing Hub Midlothian (Children 1st)


Support for families and children impacted by substance use and mental health difficulties.

Future Pathways


Support for people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland.

Gentle Cycling Group (Health in Mind)

Promoting the use of greenspace and nature based activities to help improve mental health and wellbeing.

Gorebridge Sporting Memories Club (Sporting Memories)

Sporting Memories clubs are for older people to come together to talk and reminisce about sport.

Greenspace (Health in Mind)

The group will enable people to connect with others, learn new skills, develop confidence, enjoy and appreciate nature.

Group support (Health in Mind)

The groups provide a safe space to learn more about mental health and to develop new strategies for wellbeing.

Guided Self-help (Health in Mind)


The service is based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and provides one-to-one support to access self-help materials.

Historic Adoption Peer Support Service (Health in Mind)

A dedicated helpline in collaboration with The Scottish Government for people affected by former forced adoption policies

Home Support (Positive Help)

Home support for people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C

Improving the Cancer Journey (Macmillan Cancer Support)

Improving the Cancer services supports people affected by cancer (including family members and carers).

Independent Advocacy (EARS Independent Advocacy Service SCIO)


Independent Advocacy for adults aged 65 years and over with a physical disability (or an acquired brain injury) and/or a stroke survivor

LGBT+ support (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service – MYPAS)


Group and individual support for young people who identify as LGBT+

Listening Space (Health in Mind)

A safe space for adults experiencing mental health difficulties in talking and connecting with support services in Midlothian.

Lothian Bipolar 18-30 Self-help Group


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Bipolar Self-help Group


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar.

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service (Health in Mind)


A counselling service for adults who are Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind.

Lothians Veterans Centre


Support for veterans and their immediate families.

Man2Man (StrongMen)

Man2Man is a telephone-based peer support service from a trained StrongMen volunteer with first hand experience of losing a loved one.

Midlothian Access Point (Health in Mind)


Signposting service for peopel looking to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Midlothian Breast Feeding Alliance (The Breastfeeding Network)


The project provides free face to face, in person group support for anything related to breastfeeding.

Midlothian Community Hospital Garden (Cyrenians)


A community garden in the grounds of the Midlothian Community Hospital.

Midlothian Community Mental Health Team (Midlothian Health and Social Partnership )


Same-day urgent mental health assessment for individuals who are experiencing an acute crisis/deterioration in their mental health.

Midlothian Foodbank (Trussel Trust)


Providing emergency food to people in Midlothian.

Midlothian Individual Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy for people living in Midlothian.

Midlothian Mental Health and Resilience Service (MHARS) (Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership)


MHARS is a free confidential helpline for Midlothian residents aged 18-65, who experience mental health and wellbeing distress or crisis.

Midlothian project (Women’s Aid East and Midlothian)


Support and refuge to women who have experienced domestic abuse.

Midlothian Wellbeing Service (Thistle Foundation and Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership)


Support for people living with long term health conditions or facing challenging life situations to find ways to better manage and live well.

Mindful Photography Group – Access (Health in Mind)

This group promotes mental health and wellbeing through photography. 

Mindful Photography Group (Health in Mind)

The group starts on Friday 12 July, from 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm for 6 weeks

Much More Than A label (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of a personality disorder.

Mumswalk Midlothian


Walking group for mums with experience of mental health difficulties.

Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins)

By harnessing the power of music, we help break through the barriers caused by life-limiting illness, disability and social isolation.

One-to-one support (Health in Mind)


A safe, confidential space for people who live in Midlothian to access short-term support.

Oor Mad History (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Collective advocacy project on community history and the arts.

Out Of Sight Out Of Mind (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


An annual exhibition of artwork by people with experience of mental health difficulties.

Outdoor Garden Group (Health in Mind)

Health in Mind


Outdoor Therapy Service (Venture Trust)

Supports people by combining the benefits from time in nature with therapy to improve mental health and wellbeing.

P.S. Dads Rock (Dads Rock)


A peer support service for new Dads in Scotland.

PASDA


Pasda aims to improve the health and wellbeing of family carers of autistic adults in Edinburgh and the Lothians through peer support, information and activities.

Peer Connecting (Health in Mind)

One-to-one and group support for people over 18 who live in Midlothian.

Peer Connecting, Black and Minority Ethnic communities (Health in Mind)

Peer Connecting offers one-to-one and group support for Ukranian people over 18 and who are looking to improve or manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Peer Support (Held in Our Hearts)


A peer support service for bereaved parents and grandparents, who have experience the death of a baby or infant.

Peers Together (Bipolar Scotland)

Peers Together is Bipolar Scotland’s programme of one-to-one peer support for anyone in Scotland who lives with bipolar.

Personal and Social Development (Prince’s Trust)


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

Positive mental health, social inclusion, and positive destinations (Bonnyrigg Rose Community Football Club)

A support group for women and a group focusing on engaging those socially isolated in our local area.

Reading is Caring (Scottish Book Trust)

Reading is Caring trains people who care for someone living with dementia to create personalised, shared and sensory reading experiences.

Recovery and Justice Support (Health in Mind)


Peer support for people aged 18 and over with substance use problems who want to work towards positive mental wellbeing.

REHIS Cooking Skills Course (Cyrenians)


A community garden in the grounds of the Midlothian Community Hospital.

Renew 26 (Penicuik Churches)

A quiet shared space where it’s ok to not be ok. Renew 26 is open to anyone in the community.

Safe Sleep Scotland (Scottish Cot Death Trust)


A learning platform which focuses on increasing awareness of safe sleep for infants for the public and professionals.

School counselling (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service – MYPAS)


Counselling for young people in a school setting.

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Support family members that have been bereaved of a child suddenly and unexpectedly.

Seen But Not Heard (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy project for people with experience of eating disorders.

Shared Care Scotland


Assistance for unpaid carers to take regular breaks from their caring responsibilities.

Stress Control Classes (Health in Mind)

A series of 6 free classes to listen and learn about coping with stress.

Substance Use Recovery Support (Mid and East Lothian Drugs – MELD)


Recovery Workers offering one-to-one psychosocial support and recovery planning.

Suicide Intervention Centre (Chris’s House)


A centre for help, response and intervention surrounding suicide

Support and information for unpaid carers (VOCAL Midlothian)


Support and information for unpaid carers living in Midlothian.

Supportive Transport (Positive Help)

Lifts to appointments, support groups and shopping for people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C

The Lothian Bipolar Carers Group


Self-help group for people affected by bipolar including carers and supporters.

The Prince’s Trust


Support and resources to support young people’s learning and employability.

Therapeutic service (Midlothian Sure Start)


Therapeutic service for carers of children.

Thriving Transitions (Youth 2000 Project (Y2K))

Thriving Transitions offers a safe, inclusive space to spend time, access advice and develop important skills.

TransparenTsees

Transparentsees is a service is for parents, carers and other family members over 16 of trans people.

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (Health in Mind)


A trauma counselling service for people in Scotland who experienced abuse in childhood.

Trauma support (Health in Mind)

Practical and emotional support for men who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse or men who have experienced rape/sexual abuse or domestic violence as adults.

Veterans First Point Lothian (NHS Lothian)


Support for veterans looking for mental health and wellbeing support.

Victim Support Edinburgh (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors of a crime.

Vocational Traning Services (Rural & Urban Training Scheme RUTS)


Vocational training and employability support to young people.

VoiceAbility Independent Advocacy – Support for Social Security Scotland benefit applications (VoiceAbility)

Volunteer Midlothian


Encouraging more people to volunteer in Midlothian.

Walking Group (Health in Mind)

This group enables people to connect with others and enjoy the benefits of exercise and being outdoors.

Wee Breaks Midlothian (VOCAL Midlothian)


Support for unpaid carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities.

Wellbeing Scotland


Offering a range of support to people whose adverse life circumstances have had any impact on their wellbeing.

What Matters and Local Area Co-ordinators (British Red Cross)


advice, information and practical support older people in Midlothian.

Witness service at Edinburgh High Court (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Witness service at Edinburgh Sheriff Court (Victim Support Scotland)


Support for those who are victims/survivors and/or witnesses of a crime.

Writing and Mindfulness for Wellbeing Group (Health in Mind)

Providing an opportunity to meet new people, build confidence and learn new skills through writing and mindfulness.

Young Onset Service (Alzheimer Scotland)


Support people with dementia, their families, relatives and friends at any stage of the illness.