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A brief history of MYPAS

MYPAS, or Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service, was established as a charity in 1999 through collaborative efforts involving members of the local community, Midlothian Council, and NHS Lothian. Initially, the organization functioned as a general advice service for young people, encompassing specialised services in sexual health and substance use.

Over the years, MYPAS underwent significant transformations, evolving into an independent charity that collaborates with a variety of funders. This shift allowed MYPAS to expand its services and broaden its impact on the community.

Recent developments include the organisation’s growth, development, and increased service offerings. MYPAS extended its reach beyond Midlothian to deliver essential services to children and young people in East Lothian. The expansion of services includes the establishment of the LGBT+ Support Service, Counselling, Art Therapy, School Counselling Services in both East Lothian and Midlothian, and a dedicated Drug and Alcohol Service.

MYPAS remains committed to enhancing its services and outreach continually. The organisation actively seeks opportunities to expand its offerings, ensuring that more children and young people in need receive support for their health and well-being.

For those interested in partnering with MYPAS to contribute to their mission, we encourage you to contact us at enquiries@mypas.co.uk. This collaborative approach reflects MYPAS’s dedication to fostering partnerships that can positively impact the lives of young individuals in the community.