Midlothian Young People's Advice Service
Midlothian Young People's Advice Service (MYPAS) promotes the health and well-being of young people (aged 12 to 25 years old) in Midlothian.
- Drug and Alcohol services (Connected)
- Art Therapy
- Counselling and Sexual Health Drop-ins
- One to one support (for 12 to 18 years old)
- Information, advice and/or support related to their use of drugs and/or alcohol for young people.
- Regular meetings to look at what young people want to change and support them to achieve their goals.
- Community based activities with groups of young people to prevent and reduce the harm associated with alcohol and drug use. This includes:
- group work
- Street work
- diversionary activities
- Support for parents concerned about their child's substance use.
- Training for workers and staff teams across Midlothian covering a wide range of young people's substance use related issues.
How can I get these services?
The referrer (such as teachers, social workers, parents, youth workers etc) and/or the young person themselves can phone or email MYPAS to talk through the referral process and make an initial appointment. Alternatively referrers and young people can send in a referral form that can be downloaded from the MYPAS website.
Agency staff from across Midlothian can contact MYPAS to discuss opportunities for partnership working, the development of community-based activities with young people and training programmes for workers.
MYPAS workers endeavour to be as flexible as possible in terms of meeting times and venues, and will try to meet young people where and when it is most convenient for them.
MYPAS workers can meet young people either at Tolbooth Hall or at a more suitable meeting place within Midlothian.