Contact MELDAP

Telephone: 0131 653 5162
Email: MELDAP@eastlothian.gov.uk


Service Directory

Our latest service directory can be viewed here and a printable version here.

Gateway to Recovery

Since February 2012, people seeking help for their  substance misuse problems across Midlothian and East Lothian have been able to self-refer to alcohol and drug services through the new Gateway to Recovery Clinics.

The Gateway to Recovery clinics bring together NHS and Voluntary Sector Services to provide a comprehensive assessment for people trying to regain control of their lives and overcome problems caused or affected by alcohol and/or drugs.

Service users benefit from a single point of access, a standardised assessment and triage process for all alcohol and drug services in the areas.

The Gateway's services can be accessed at the locations and times shown below;

Monday: Roodlands Hospital
Out Patients Department
Hospital Road, Haddington, 10am to 1pm

Tuesday: Midlothian Substnace Misuse Service
Glenesk Centre
1/5 Duke Street, Dalkeith, 11am to 4pm

Thursday: East Lothian Substance Misuse Service
The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way
Musselburgh, 11am to 4pm

Friday: Eastfield Health Centre
Logan Lea Centre
Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik, 9.30am to 12.30pm

The Gateway staff are drawn from NHS Lothian's Substance Misuse Directorate and Mid and East Lothian Drugs (MELD).

Professionals working in the substance misuse field in East and Midlothian can direct service users to any of the Gateway to Recovery clinics.

To find out more about the Gateway to Recovery clinics get in touch with one of the contacts below;

Midlothian: Tracey Cochrane on 0131 660 6822
East Lothian: Pauline Fox on 0131 446 4853
Mid and East Lothian Drugs (MELD): Dave Gasparini on 0131 660 3566

Recovery College

Adele Hill: 0131 260 9721

Transition in partnership with MELDAP have developed a Recovery College that will operate within Midlothian and East Lothian to provide people of working age, who are in recovery or are carers of people with addiction, the opportunity to participate in a free educational programme which will enable you to learn new skills, gain qualifications and further your training.

Please speak to your worker who can refer you or call direct to self refer.

Narcotics Anonymous

PO Box 235

Helpline: 07071 223441 / 0300 999 1212
Website: www.NA.org
Email: elna111@ymail.com

NA is a non for profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet reguarly to help each other stay clean. We have 19 meetings in Edinburgh and Lothian's, meetings throughout Scotland and the UK, so if you would like to come to a meeting and see what we have to offer, then contact us on our helpline number or on our email address provided.


Crew 2000

32 Cockburn Street

Tel: 0131 220 3404
E-mail: admin@crew2000.org.uk
Web: www.crew2000.org.uk
Monday-Wednesday 1pm to 5pm
Tuesday 3pm to 7pm
Friday - Saturday

Crew 2000 provides a range of integrated services for recreational and stimulant drug users. This includes a counselling service for people aged 16 and over, information and advice shop, complementary therapies, outreach service and a number of training courses. Most of Crew 2000's services are targeted at younger people aged 12 to 25 years old, however its acupuncture and drug counselling services have no upper age limit.

Crew Drop in shop:  Monday to Wednesday, Friday to Saturday 1pm-5pm and Thursday 5pm-7pm 

Crew Psycho-stimulant Drug counselling services: Monday to Friday 9.30am - 5pm

Edinburgh & Lothian Council on Alcohol (ELCA)

91 Rose Street
Tel: 0131 337 8188
Email: elca@btconnect.com

Mon-Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm

East Lothian residents can access ELCA services at the Esk Centre, Dunbar Medical Centre and the Musselburgh Primary Care Centre, while Midlothian residents can access ELCA services at Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith and Penicuik as well as its base in Edinburgh.

ELCA services are open to anyone over the age of 18 who is worried about their own or someone else's drinking. Trained counsellors provide advice, information and couselling. ELCA accepts self and formal referrals, all referrals are administered through its main office in Edinburgh.

LEAP (Lothian & Edinburgh Abstinence Programme)

Woodlands House
Astley Ainsley Hospital
74 Canaan Lane
Tel: 0131 446 4400

Email: leap.programme@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Web: www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk/Services/A-Z/LEAP

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

LEAP is a programme for people dependent on substances who want to get clean and sober. If alcohol is part of a wider drugs problem LEAP will also offer treatment. LEAP is a day programme based at Woodlands House in central Edinburgh which lasts three months and involves structured activities every day. It is for people living in Edinburgh and the Lothians and is a programme based on abstinence from all drugs, including alcohol.

Referrals welcomed from your GP, voluntary sector, a specialist service or any professional involved in your care.

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. Specialist services include centres for the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol problems and people with mental health problems.

Ask your GP for referral to your Alcohol CPN.

East Lothian Substance Misuse Service

The Esk Centre
Ladywell Way
EH21 6AB

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm
By appointment, or for enquiries call 0131 446 4853

East Lothian Substance Misuse Service (ELSMS) provides a range of services for adults who wish to regain control over their alcohol or drug use. ELSMS offers substitute prescribing, advice and works with other services to help people make positive changes to their substance misuse and improve their lives.

ELSMS runs various groups, including SMART Recovery and Coping Skills, these are run in partnership with NHS staff and MELD. We have Gateway Clinics where you can 'drop in' on a Monday at Roodlands Outpatient department between 10am to 1pm and on a Thursday between 11am to 4pm at The Esk Centre, Musselburgh.

Children 1st (East Lothian)

Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
East Lothian
EH33 1RW
Tel: 01875 824 000

Family Group Meetings are a way of helping families fiend their own solutions to difficulties, with the familiybeing placed at the heart of the decision making process.  Our priorities are to work with families where a child is looked after and accommodated; at risk of accommodation; where permanency planning is taking place; and where children have additional support needs.

With partners provide support to families involved in child protection services. Staff will work with the wider family members as well as parents and children to help families get the most from services to help improve the families situation and the outomes for the children.

There is a small team of family support workers who work with families across East Lothian with a focus on families with children between 0-8 years. This team will try to work alongside families at the earliest possible point, in a 4 staged approach offering intensive support in parenting and coping skills for a 12 week period to help families build on their strengths and coping skills and prevent them falling into crisis.

Children 1st has a family support worker based in Olivebank Children's Centre. The family support worker works with families of very young children and nursery staff to provide a more intensive level of support.

East Lothian Young Carers Substance Misuse Project (ELYC)

East Lothian Young Carers
Unit 1
Cheviot House, Mill Wynd
East Lothian
EH41 4EX 

Tel: 01620 826 558
Email: EastlothianYC@aol.com 

Monday - Friday Flexible

Opening hours are flexible and all clubs and individual time take place after school hours. ELYC provides respite and support to young people aged 5 - 18 years old whose lives are affected by parental substance misuse.  ELYC offers respite by running club nights which run 3 nights out of 4 and also individual support and support to families with a wide range of issues. The services offered to young carers and families are free and confirdential.

Club Nights

Monday 7pm to 9pm for S3 & S4 (3 times per month)
Tuesday 6.30pm to 8.15pm Primary School Ages (3 times per month)
Tuesday 7pm to 9pm for S5 & S6 and older (fortnightly)
Thursday 6.45pm to 8.45pm for S1 & S2 (3 times per month)

Friday Friends

Nungate Community Centre

Email: Info@fridayfreinds.org.uk
Web: www.fridayfriends.org.uk

Tuesdays: 1pm to 3pm
Fridays: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

Friday Friends is an outreach programme for those in the community who are experiencing some degree of exclusion associated with alochol and/or drug misuse issues and/or related mental health issues. family members are also welcome to come along for support. They meet on Tuesdays 1-3pm and Fridays 12.30-2pm serving a lovely lunch of home-made soup, salad, meats, cheeses, puddings and more. Counselling is available at both sessions with craft sessions on Tuesdays. Find out more by checking out their website or dropping them an email.


St Andrew Blackadder Church Hall
St Andrew Street
North Berwick
Tel: 01620 890056 (Office hours)

Group Meetings on a Tuesdays: 12pm to 2pm

Oasis is a friendly and informal social and learning group for adults with a history of substnace misuse. A light lunch of soup and sandwiches is available at each session followed by coffee, chat, social and learning activities.


Substance Misuse Support Workers - Children

ELC Children’s Services,
Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RW
Tel: 01875 824 309
Out of hours emergency: 08007316969

Monday - Friday: 9am to 5pm

The Children's Social Workers support children and young people living in East Lothian whose lives have been affected by their own substance misuse problems or that of their parents or carers. Our approach covers all areas of a child's life and the emphasis is upon ensuring that children are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, responsible, respected and included. The workers fulfil statutory duties while also working on a voluntary basis with individual children. We also take part in groupwork in the community and schools. To make a referral or to discuss what we can do, please call the contact number above.

Prison Throughcare Service & Throughcare Addictions Service

Brunton Hall
Ladywell Way
Musselburgh EH21 6AF
Tel: 0131 665 2240
Emergencies & Out of Hours: 01620 827763

Email: cjsw@eastlothian.gov.uk

Prison Through care is designed to reduce reoffending by offering timely support in making the transition back to the community. It is for all East Lothian resiidents who are serving a sentance of less than 4 years or who are in the community having been released for up to 12 months. Relationships are built up by prison visits and continued for up to 12 months after liberation.

Prison Throughcare offers one to one support, identiying appropriate service for ongoing support/information, signposting and referrals, advocacy, harm reduction advice and recovery coaching. The service also liaises with agencies such as homeless/housing departments, drug treatment agencies, lawyers and family members.

Throughcare & Aftercare Health Practitioner

Randall House
Macmerry Business Park
EH33 1RN

Tel: 01875 842090
Mobile: 07768 900689
Monday – Thursday: 9am to 5pm

This service provides support to young people aged 15-21 yrs who are currently or have been previously looked after and/or accommodated by East Lothian Council.

The main aim is to support young people throughout the transition into independent living, enabling them to identify any health issues, to empower them to take responsibility for their own health and in accessing appropriate services. The worker provides key worker service on a individual basis to young people as well as a range of groups (is young homeless people) and also facilitates a parenting group for young mums, who are either currently or were previously looked after.

An initial referral for this service can be made by a range of professionals ie social work practitioners, health professionals, voluntary agencies etc and young people themselves.

MELD (Midlothian and East Lothian Drugs)

6a Newmills Road
EH22 1DU
Tel: 0131 660 3566
Email: office@meld-drugs.org.uk
Web: www.meld-drugs.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

MELD aims to reduce the harm associated with substance misuse by providing free and confidential services for individuals whose lives are affected by drugs and alcohol. Provided in a variety of settings across Mid and East Lothian services include information, advice, support, client work with a couselling approach, needle exchange, family support, working with offenders, group work and auricular acupuncture.

The Family Support Service will work with any adult affected by a loved one's substance misuse. This support includes a one to one counselling approach, drugs education, complimentary therapies and stress management and a group work programme that takes place across Mid and East Lothian.

MELD offer Auricular Acupuncture sessions from our offices in Dalkeith. Auricular Acupuncture is a recognised and effective treatment within the substance misuse field. Attendance is by referral only and MELD also plan to reintroduce another group in East Lothian.

MELD deliver SMART Recovery groups across Mid and East Lothian with a clear focus on an individual's recovery using the SMART Model.

MELD offer other short term groups and previous courses have included well-being, activities, educational and computer groups. For further infromation on any of the above or to enquire about our current group work programme please contact MELD direct.

MELD operates a Peer Support Service in partnership with the CLEAR Project. The service offers motivational interventions and support for clients wishing to attend appointments or groups for the first time from a Peer Support Worker with lived experience.

Harm Reduction Team (HRT)

22-24 Spittal Street
Tel: 0131 537 8300

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

The Harm Reduction Team offers a range of health and advice services for drug users, homeless people and men who have sex with other men. Services offered by HRT include needle exchange, methadone programme, a women's clinic, outreach service for men who have sex with other men and men working in the sex industry. Drop in dental and wound clinics are also provided.

Wound care clinic every Thursday 10am - 1pm
Women's clinic every Thursday 2pm - 7.30pm
Dental Drop in, Monday, Wednesday and Fridays 12.30pm - 3pm

Children 1st (Midlothian)

Units 9-10
40 Hardengreen Business Park
Dalhousie Road
EH22 3NU
Tel: 0131 654 9540
Web: www.children1st @org.uk

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

The Midlothian Young Carers Service provides support and advice tailored to meet the individual needs of young people across Midlothian who find themselves caring for a dependant relative at home. Thier staff provides both individual and group activities aimed at helping the young people enjoy their lifes.

The Family Support: Direct Action and Support Service (DASS) provides an intensive ffamily support programme for families who are experiencing stress and difficulties, where parents have substance misuse issues. The team work across Midlothian with wider family group providing a 4 staged, fexiable 12 week programme of support. There is also additional support to families outwith business hours by the team and ParentLine.

In partnership with SureStart offer a service to families in difficulties that are affecting parenting of children between 0-8 years. This service will work alongside the whole family group to reach solutions taht will be child centred, that will work for the family and keep children safe, nurtured and in their family group when this is safe to do so. 

The Transitions team provide a therapeutic service to children who have been affected by domestic vilolence and work with school staff and deliver information in a way that children can learn from. The focus is enabling children to be aware that domestic abuse is harmful and something they can get support with.

Midlothian Substance Misuse Service (SMS)

Glenesk Centre
1/5 Duke Street
EH22 1BG
Tel: 0131 660 6822

Mon-Thurs: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 4.30pm

Midlothain Substance Misuse Service brings together nurses, doctors, social workers and psychologists.  The service specialises in the assessment, care and treatment of people who have problems realated to alcohol and/or drug misuse. the Midlothian substance Misuse Service supports people to make positive changes to their lives.

Support is provided in many ways and in varying venues, such as, the Genesk Centre, other NHS Departments, GP's Surgeries and if approapriate at home. We can offer one to one appointments with clients, provide sign-posting to additional services that might be helpful, such as Mental Health teams, Blood Bourne Virus service, Sexual Health Clinics, Take Home Naloxone programmes, SMART Recovery groups, Coping Skills groups, information and introduction to the recently opened recovery cafe called Horizons, the dental programme of 'Wide-Smile' and we are currently looking at starting another group to support Trauma through a skills programme and we also have 'Keep-Well' starting soon too, to review baseline health issues.

Our Gateway Clinics which offer self-referral to assessment continue and written information about these clinics can be obtained on request on the number above or fro, a variety of local venues such as libraries, chemists, Police and GP's to name a few.

VOCAL Midlothian

VOCAL Midlothian
30/1 Hardengreen Estate
Dalhousie Road
EH22 3NX

Tel: 0131 663 6869
Email: Midlothian@vocal.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

VOCAL Midlothian supports all un-paid carers in all family and relationship settings. They have a dedicated Family Support Addictions Worker in place to support family members and friends affected by someone else's alcohol or drug misuse. This service provides free, confidential, one-to-one and group support, as well as workshops and training.

MYPAS (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service)

Tollbooth Hall
176 High Street
EH22 1AY
Tel: 0131 454 0757 (Main Office)
  Or 0131 454 0819 (Connected/SMASH office)

Email: enquiries@mypas.co.uk
Web: www.mypas.co.uk

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm (evening support appointments and group programmes are available)

MYPAS promotes the health and well being of young people (aged 12-25 years old) in Midlothian. MYPAS provides drug and alcohol services, street work, art therapy, counselling and sexual health drop-ins for young people in Midlothian. MYPAS' Alcohol and Drug Service offers one to one support for young people (12-21 year old) who want information, advice and/or on-going support for their drug and/or alcohol use. The alcohol and drug team also provide preventative group programmes and diversionary activities.

Please see the MYPAS website (www.mypas.co.uk) for more information on our sexual health drop-in opening times and venues.

Alcoholics Anonymous

Northern Service Office (Scotland)
Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow, G2 6HJ
Tel: 0141 226 2214; 0845 7697 555 (24hr helpline)
Email: Help@alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk
Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 9am to 4.30pm
For information about AA meetings in the Lothians go to:


Alcoholics Anonymous is a group of people whose main purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. All members have had a problem with alcohol during their lives and are trying to recover.

Al-Anon Scotland

Unit 6 Mansfield Park Building
22 Mansfield Street
Glasgow G11 5QP
Tel: 02074030888
Email: enquiries@al-anonuk.org.uk
Web: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Monday-Friday: 10am to 4pm

Al-Anon provides support for anyone whose life is, or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Families and friends of people with alcohol problems share their experience in groups. A number of Al-Anon group meetings are held across Edinburgh and the Lothian's.

Bridges Project

Unit 1, Bogpark Road
EH21 6RT
Tel: 031 665 1621
Email: mail@bridgesproject.org.uk
Web: www.bridgesproject.org.uk

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Bridges Project is an independent, local charity which offers a range of services to young people aged between 14 and 21 years to help them manage the transition from adolescence to adult life and responsibilities. Operating across East Lothian and Midlothian, the services include: employability support and work practice placements: personal tutoring: transitions support from school: personal development: group activities and support with independent living.  Services are delivered on a bespoke casework and groupwork basis, based on need and personal aspiration. Participation is voluntary and the services are free and confidential.  The work is undertaken in partnership with a wide range of statutory, voluntary and private sector partners, including schools. referrals can be made by any organisation and self-referrals are welcome.

Find us on Facebook - facebook/bridgesproject or Twitter @BridgesProject1

Community Lived Experience for Alochol & Drugs Recovery (CLEAR)

Health In Mind
The Orchard Centre
1 Douglas Crescent
EH19 2DF

Tel: 0131 663 1616
Email: clear@Orchardcentreservices.org.uk

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

CLEAR is a Midlothian project that uses the lived experience of people who have had substance misuse and mental health difficulties to support adults who are still experiencing these challenges. People can access the service by referral or just picking up the phone themselves.

The Peer Support Service offers one-to-one support from trained volunteers who have lived experience of addictions and mental health difficulties. This could be meeting for a coffee in a cafe, going for a walk together or taking part in an activity. Peer Support is usually weekly and last for up to 8 months.

CLEAR also offers 3 support based groups: A monday drop-in, a 6 week wellbeing course; and a outsoors bush-craft and conservations skills group called Wild Woods. These groups are friendly and informal, and co-facilitated by peer supporters and staff.

Peer Support Training is also offered by CLEAR. We run a 5 day training programme every 3 months to build up the skills and knowledge of peer supporters to be able to support individuals in a safe and confidential way.

Cross Reach

1 Gorgie Park Close
EH14 1NQ

Tel: 0131 443 6844
Web: www.crossreach.org.uk

Cross Reach is a Christian Faith based organisation offering support and counselling to individuals and families. a wide range of issues such as substance misuse, mental health, homelessness and criminal justice work are covered by the service.

Dads Work

Co/ First Step Community Project
37 Galt Avenue
EH21 8HU

Tel: 0131 665 0848
Web: www.dadswork.co.uk
Email: dadswork@hotmail.co.uk
Mobile: 07833741768

Dads Work is a community project working with fathers and male care givers. It provides support groups, positive parenting classes, workshops on the role of fathers, home visits, trips and outings  for fathers and their children..

It provides a place for dads to meet other dads and talk about their experiences.

First Step Community Project

37 Galt Avenue
EH21 8HU

Tel: 0131 665 0848
Email: info@firststepmusselburgh.co.uk

First Step is a community for families with young children whihc is based in the Musselburgh East housing estate. We provide a safe place for local parents to meet and their children can play. Our aim is to provide opportunities for local families with young children to make positive choices in their lives by providing supportive centre-based and outreach activities which encourage parents and children to develop their self-esteem, confidence and skills.

NEON (Needle Exchange Outreach Network)

East Lothian
Olive Band Road, Musselburgh         Tuesdays 12noon to 3pm
Car park opposite Tesco beside bandstand

New Byres Medical Group Car Park  Tuesdays 4pm to 6pm
15a Hunterfield Road, Gorebridge

Pink Ladies

Director of Development, Maria Martin (Mobile) 07977279848
Course Director, Sheila Peaston (Mobile) 07752795626

Email: pinkladies1st@hotmail.co.uk
Web: www.pinkladies1st.org

Pink Ladies 1st is a very successful Scottish Charity which provides Self Management Programmes for women experiencing stress, anxiety or depression. Our service brings a fresh, unique approahc to mental health. Through providing coping strategies, we empower, motivate and inspire woment to take control, increase their confidence and self esteem and enable them to make long term positive changes to their lives. Our simple techniques are delivered with humour, in a safe, relaxed, easy to understand manner, putting women firmly back in the driving seat. For future programmes, please visit our website.

Adolescent Substance Use Service (ASUS)

The Esk Centre
Ladywell Way
EH21 6AB

Tel: 0131 446 4853
Email: ASUS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

ASUS is an adolescent service offered by NHS Lothian offering treatment and support to young people (up to the person's 19th birthday) living in East Lothian, who are experiencing difficulties related to their substance use (drugs, Alochol and/or psychoactive substances). ASUS works with the concept of recovery, supporting young people through a process of moving on from their problem substance use, towards a drug-free life as an active member of their community. ASUS accepts self and formal referrals.

Circle East Lothian and Midlothian

East Lothian - 01620 827 554
Pregnancy Support Service - 07903822062

Circle provides two services across East and Midlothian, our first service, the Pregnancy Support Service, offers support to mothers with substance misuse issues during pregnancy (and up to 6 months post birth). We work with the whole family as we recognise the wider impact. The project can respond to a diverse set of needs. The service works across East Lothian and Midlothian. The second project, Circle East Lothian works with children and families affected by their parental substance misuse.

Both services support parents during their recovery to greater acknowledge the impact on family life as well as offering direct support to children and young people. Both services adopt a strengths based/solution focussed approach. Referrers are encouraged to talk to project staff in the first instance - referrals from service users and professionals are accepted.

Midlothian Sure Start

Colliery Court, McSense Business Park
32 Sycamore Road
Matfield, EH22 5TA

Tel: 0131 654 0489
Web: www.midlothiansurestart.org.uk

Midlothian Sure Start has a number of centres throughout Midlothian offering a range of services geared towards meeting the needs of services users.
Project Users (families with young children, including dads) are provided with holistic support. There is an awareness that the project users are affected by issues such as poverty, inequalities, enviornment, housing etc so we have developed a range of services and entered into a number of strategic partnerships to provide project users with choices that can help them take control of their lives and improve their health, (mental and physical) and economic prospects.


Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD)

Stirling House
226 St Vincent Street
Glasgow, G2 5RQ

Tel: 0141 221 0544
Helpline: 08080 10 10 11(free and confidential)

Email: info@sfad.org.uk
Web: www.sfad.org.uk

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national Organisation raising awarness and providing support to family members, friends and communities who have been affected by a relative or loved ones alcohol or drug use. We offer a range of services which include: online learning and support, workforce development and training, bereavement counselling, telephone and online couselling on our telehealth platform, a platform for families voices to be heard through policy input to the Scottish Government, family support groups, 1:1 support, CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) programmes, advocacy and development work through our Family Support Development Officers.

Prestonpans Family Support Group

Pennypit pagoda
North Grange Avenue

Tel: 01875 815 221

Email: prestonpansfsg@hotmail.com

Are you affected by someone's substance or alcohol misuse?

The family support group meet fornightly on a Monday evening bewteen 6.30pm and 9pm.

New members are always warmly welcomed.

Alive and Kicking

Ninian Cassidy: (mobile) 07957845969

Alive and Kicking offer support to men who are experiencing mental health issues including alcohol or substance dependency. The aim is to improve fitness and well being through football. In addition to the football coaching session there will be a peer support group, where you will meet others facing similar issues. The group will meet on a weekly basis and will take part in football leagues as well as receiving inspiration from guess players and gain life skills to help manage your condition.


Enquiries: swcjenquiries@midlothian.gov.uk (subject line "Spring Programme")

Tel: 07710919403

Spring is a joint NHS and Midlothian Council service, for women in Midlothian aged over 18 who could benefit from support with mental health, substance use and experiences of trauma and/or abuse and may be involved in or are at risk of offending. We offer one to one support throughout the week and group programmes on a tuesday. Spring offers opportunities to learn new skills to cope with difficult and stressful situations and manage complex emotions, build self esteem and reduce isolation, iprove your health, wellbeing and safety and access a range of supports. Spring offers a safe space to try new things, think about changes you want to make and find out about other services in your area.

Referrals can be made through your health professional, support worker or Social Worker.

Waverley Care

3 Mansfield Place

Tel: 0131 558 1425
Email: info@waverleycare.org

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm

Waverley Care the leading Scottish charity providing care and support to people living with HIV or Hepatitis C. We offer a range of services which include testing, peer support, information and advice, befriending and prevention and education. We're here to support anyone in Scotland affected by HIV or Hepatitis C, as well as providing special services to those living in African Communities, gay and bisexual men, children and young people, and people affected by drug misuse.

Community Drug Problem Service (CDPS)

22-24 Spittal Street

Tel:0131 537 8345
Website: www.nhslothian.nhs.uk

The CDPS offers treatment for patients aged 18 and over with problematic drug use. Following assessment, clients usually receive substitute medication with specialist support from from CDPS, including education, tolerance testing, community detoxification, relapse prevention, cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling and referral to other agencies in the community.

Injecting Equipment Providers

The following Pharmacies in East Lothian provide Injecting Equipment:

Bankton Pharmacy, Hawthorn Road, Prestonpans
Monday - Friday: 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6pm
Saturday: 9am to 1pm

Right Medicine Pharmacy, 20 High Street, Haddington
Monday - Friday: 9am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5.30pm

The following in Pharmacies in Midlothian provide Injecting Equipment:

Rowalnds Pharmacy, 55 Clerk Street, Loanhead
Monday - Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Rowlands Pharmacy, 22 Edinburgh Road, Penicuik
Monday - Friday: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.30am to 4.30pm

Midlothian and East Lothian Drugs(MELD) provide a Needle Exchange Drop In at the following times:

Monday: 1pm to 4.30pm
Friday: 1pm to 4.30pm

You can access the service from their office base in Dalkeith, 6a Newmills Road, Dalkeith, EH22 1DU.

Cocaine Anonymous

Tel: 0141 959 6363
Email: info@cascotland.org.uk

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

A meeting will be held every Wednesday 8pm to 9pm at the MELD Officer, 6a Newmills Road, Dalkeith, contact MELD for more details 0131 660 3566, and Thursday 7.30pm to 8.30pm at the Community Hub in Bogwood Court, Mayfield.

Health In Mind

40 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh, EH2 4RT

Tel: 0131 225 8508
Email: contactus@health-in-mind.org.uk
Website: www.health-in-mind.org.uk

Health In Mind is an organisation that works with people experiencing issues around their mental health and wellbeing. Services include:

TRAUMA Service offers support and counselling for people who have experienced trauma and working with adults survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA).

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland is a Scotland-wide confidential telephone counselling service for adult survivors of childhood abuse including survivors from BME communities, offering free counselling, advice and information. For more information please contact Eileen Hone 08088 020 406. Calls are free from landlines and mobiles.

The Orchard Centre is based in Bonnyrigg and offers services throughout Midlothian, delivering preventative, community based recovery focused models for support and care.

Equal Access Midlothian/East Lothian - Health and Mind promotes equal access to mental health and wellbeing services and provides arrange of mental wellbeing support for people from minority ethnic communities including 1:1 befriending with trained volunteers, information provision and signposting and 6 weekly sessions of group work. Self or third-party referrals can be made to the service. contact Anika at anika@health-in-mind.org.uk or phone 0131 225 8508.

Re:discover Midlothian offers 1:1 volunteer support to enable people to make connections, build friendships and rediscover who they are. The service offers 6 month matches and is available to anyone feeling isolated due to mental ill health. Referrals are assessed on an ongoing basis. Contact the service directly or the joint mental health team. Lisahodkinson@health-in-mind.org.uk

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in

Every Monday 3.30pm-5.30pm @ Newbattle Community Learning Centre

Newbattle drop-in health and wellbeing drop-in runs every monday from Newbattle Community Learning Centre in Newtongrange. The drop-in times are 3.30pm-5.30pm. The drop-in exists to provide health and wellbeing services for young people aged 12-21 years and is delivered jointly by MYPAS, Midlothian Council and NHS Lothian School Nursing. The drop-in is accredited by Healthy Respect.

Young people can turn up without an appointment and can receive advice, information and services about sexual health and relationships, mental health, substance use and other aspects of health and wellbeing. Young people can access free condoms as the drop-in is part of the c:card service as well as pregnancy testing and emergency contraception. Staff can also refer young people onto specialist services including counselling and drugs and alcohol support.

Newbattle Health and Wellbeing drop-in, Newbattle Community Learning Centre, 67 Gardiner Place Newtongrange, EH22 4RT

Edinburgh and Midlothian Offender Recovery Service (EMORS)

Change, Grow, Live (CGL)
62 Broughton Street

Tel: 0131 557 5273
Drop in Monday - Friday: 2pm to 4pm
SMART Recovery Monday: 1pm to 2.30pm

EMORS is a free and confidential drug and alcohol, arrest referral and throughcare service for adults and young people. The service works across prison, court and the community.

EMORS works with clients experiencing substance misuse issues and attend Edinburgh Sheriff court most mornings.

The Throughcare part of the service provides support to prisoners returning to Edinburgh and Midlothian to help them reintegrate back in to the community and link them with appropriate agencies.