CLEAR Project (Community Lived Experience for Alcohol and drugs Recovery)

CLEAR Project (Community Lived Experience for Alcohol and drugs Recovery) is a Midlothian peer support project for people with drug or alcohol problems, who are working towards positive mental wellbeing.

Service description

CLEAR uses the experience of volunteers who have had addictions themselves in the past to support people who are still going through these difficulties.

Peer Support Service

CLEAR can offer people one-to-one support in the community from a peer support volunteer. The trained peer support volunteers are all people who have experienced substance misuse and mental health difficulties themselves, but have moved on from these and have been in recovery for a number of years.

The aim is to build confidence and self-esteem, giving the person the sense that they are not alone and enabling them to make positive steps in their own life.  This could be just a chat over a cup of coffee in a café, going for a walk or taking part in an activity together.  It is an informal, non-medical approach to support, and lasts for up to 8 months.

Monday Drop-in

A community drop-in in Bonnyrigg supporting people in their recovery from substance misuse towards positive mental wellbeing. It is an open, friendly drop-in focusing on activities, socialising and informal discussions around addiction and mental wellbeing.

Date: Mondays
Time: 1.00pm – 3.00 pm
Location: Community Room at the Lasswade Centre, Eskdale Drive, Bonnyrigg EH19 2LA

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • Drug and Alcohol Users

Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:

Adults aged 18 and over in Midlothian, in recovery from drug and / or alcohol misuse


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

By Appointment

This service is available by appointment only.

Contact Info. & Service Address

The Orchard Centre
14 Lothian Street
EH19 3AB

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 663 1616
Email: [email protected]

Provider's Name: Health in Mind

Type: Charity/Voluntary

Health in Mind is a Scottish Charity whose mission is to promote tolerance and greater understanding of mental health issues through:

  • Offering a range of mental health and wellbeing services
  • Raising awareness of mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Innovating, developing and promoting new approaches to mental health improvement.
Previously known as Edinburgh Association for Mental Health (EAMH), Health in Mind was developed in 1982 and continues to deliver a wide range of services across the Lothians and Borders, including one national service.

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0131 663 1616
Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

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