Drugs & Alcohol Support (aged between 12 – 21)
Information, advice, group work sessions and ongoing one-to-one support about alcohol and drugs.
Art Therapy (aged between 12 – 18)
Art therapy can help with building confidence, self-esteem, expressing and managing
difficult feelings. All skill levels are welcome – you don’t have to be good at art to do art therapy.
LGBTQ+ Support (aged between 12 – 21)
A weekly group for LGBTQ+ young people in Midlothian. It’s a safe, comfortable and inclusive space to talk about a range of topics and spend time with young people who have similar experiences. If emotional support, or information about LGBTQ+ issues would be helpful, one-to-one support is also available.
Counselling (aged between 12 – 18)
Counselling can help you freely express your built up feelings and emotions
and it can also help you work towards a better understanding of yourself and
the world around you.
Family Counselling (aged between 12 – 18)
Family counselling provides an opportunity for young people attending school in
Midlothian and their families to help resolve family issues that may be causing the
young person distress or anxiety
Young Men’s Therapeutic Project (aged between 12 – 20)
This project supports young men, who have struggled to engage with traditional therapeutic services. Through groupwork and one-to-one work to improve their self-esteem and confidence and to express and manage difficult feelings.
How To Get In Touch
Intended Client Groups:
- Young People
Applicants for this service should also meet this condition:
Counselling at MYPAS is for anyone 14-18 years old, who lives, works or attends schools in Midlothian.
Art Therapy at MYPAS is for anyone 12 – 18 years old who lives, works or attends school in Midlothian.
This service accepts direct self referrals.
The young person can contact MYPAS directly or be referred (through a GP, teacher,
social worker, parent or other).
This service is available by appointment only.
Contact Info. & Service Address
176 High Street
Public Transport Information
MYPAS meets young people in a variety of locations throughout Midlothian. The venue is agreed after discussion with the young person so that it is accessible and comfortable to them.
Provider's Name: MYPAS (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service)
MYPAS (Midlothian Young People's Advice Service) works with young people around their mental health, sexual health and substance use. The mental health team at MYPAS provides counselling and art therapy for young people aged 12-18. The service is free and confidential.