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The following services are available

A Good Start (Midlothian Sure Start)

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

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


A fellowship of people who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Anam Cara workshops (Anam Cara)


Workshops for women designed to improve your emotional 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 for young people.

Baby loss counselling (Held in Our Hearts)


Counselling service for bereaved parents.

Befriending (Held in Our Hearts)


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

Befriending Network


An online directory for volunteer and befriending opportunities.

Birthlink


Support for adults affected by Adoption with a Scottish connection.

Bridge to Support (Health in Mind)


Support for survivors in Scotland, of childhood abuse by a Jesuit, their staff or a volunteer.

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


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

Community Food Pantry (Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust)



Community Lived Experience for Alcohol and drugs Recovery – CLEAR (Health in Mind)


support people with substance use problems.

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.

Crisis Response (Health in Mind)


Crisis support.

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.

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


Drug support service for young people.

Enterprise (Prince’s Trust)


Support and resources for young people to start a business.

Equal Access (Health in Mind)

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

Experiences of Psychosis (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy group for people with experience of psychosis.

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


Counselling for young people and their families.

Family Support (Midlothian Sure Start)


Tailored support for families

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.

Group support (Health in Mind)


Group support from Health in Mind

Guided Self-help (Health in Mind)


One-to-one support to access self-help materials.

IMPACT Project (Action on Smoking and Health Scotland)


Training and resources to workers and volunteers from the Third Sector and the NHS about the adverse effects on mental health of smoking tobacco.

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+

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.

Lothian Education and Recovery Network (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


Experience led learning opportunities about mental health.

Lothians Veterans Centre


Support for veterans and their immediate families.

Men’s workshop pilot (Anam Cara)


Workshops for women designed to improve your emotional wellbeing.

Midlothian Access Point (Health in Mind)


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

Midlothian Collective Advocacy (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


A collective advocacy for people living in Midlothian.

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 Intensive Home Treatment 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 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.

Milestone Residential Support Service (Waverley Care)


Intensive support for people living with HIV and hepatitis C.

Much More Than A label (CAPS Independent Advocacy)


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

Music Therapy (Nordoff Robbins)


Music therapy for those in need.

Neighbourhood Links and Local Area Co-ordinators (British Red Cross)


advice, information and practical support older people in Midlothian.

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 Therapy Service (Venture Trust)



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.

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)



re:discover (Health in Mind)


A befriending service.

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

Scottish Cot Death Trust

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

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.

Substance misuse one-to-one support (Mid and East Lothian Drugs – MELD)


Substance Misuse Workers offering one-to-one psychosocial support and recovery planning.

Support and information for unpaid carers (VOCAL Midlothian)


Support and information for unpaid carers living in Midlothian.

SX (Waverley Care)


Support and information to improve the physical, sexual and mental health and wellbeing of all men who have sex with men.

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.

Training and social opportunities for unpaid carers (VOCAL Midlothian)


Support and information for unpaid carers living in Midlothian.

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.

Tutor service (Bridges Project )


Individual and group tutoring for young people.

Venture Scotland


A progressive outdoor-based personal development programme for young people.

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.

Volunteer Midlothian


Encouraging more people to volunteer in Midlothian.

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.

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.


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