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Referring to and accessing MYPAS services

Young people can access MYPAS’ Art Therapy, Family Counselling, Counselling and Drug and Alcohol Support by:

  • being referred by a GP, teacher, social worker, parent or other supportive adult


  • contacting us themselves

They can:

If you are making a referral on behalf of a young person please make sure they know about it, and agree to it being made, before you get in touch with us.

What happens when we receive a referral?

We will contact the young person directly to arrange a welcome meeting.

We aim to meet all young people for a welcome meeting within two weeks of referrals being made.

The welcome meeting

This is a chance for young people to meet a member of our staff and find out what we can do for them. It’s also an opportunity for us to find out which of our services might be best for them.

The meeting usually lasts for about half an hour and can be at our offices in Dalkeith, their school or a venue close to where they live.