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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:

  • get in touch with us by phone, letter or email
  • fill out and send in a MYPAS Referral Form
  • come to our sexual health drop-ins (which are only for young people) where they can speak to any member of staff about our services

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.

Accessing MYPAS sexual health drop-ins

Young people don’t need an appointment for our sexual health drop-ins. They just need to come along during drop-in opening times.

All drop-ins are run on a first come first served basis.

If a young person needs an adult to support them to come to a drop-in please let us know beforehand on: 0131 454 0757 or enquiries@mypas.co.uk.