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Referring to and accessing MYPAS services

Young people in Midlothian can access MYPAS’ Art TherapyCounselling, Family CounsellingLGBT+ support, Drug and Alcohol Support and School Counselling.

Young people in East Lothian can access School Counselling, LGBT+ support  and Drug and Alcohol Support.

Referrals for our services can be made either by:

  • your GP, teacher, social worker, parent or other supportive adult


  • contacting us directly

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. At present we carry these out digitally. 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.