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Midlothian LGBT+ Service

 

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE:

OUR LGBT SERVICE IS CURRENTLY BEING DELIVERED BY PHONE, ZOOM AND SOCIALLY DISTANCED OUTDOOR MEETINGS

LGBT ONLINE GROUPS

The LGBT+ Midlothian Group currently meet online on Monday Evenings 7pm-8pm

For more information

Contact MYPAS on 0131 454 0757 or email enquiries@mypas.co.uk

You can arrange to speak to a youth worker beforehand if it makes coming along the first time a little easier.

ONE TO ONE SUPPORT

We are still taking referrals for one to one support.This can be done via Zoom or phone call or meeting outdoors following social distancing guidelines.

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MYPAS’ LGBT+ Service provides:

  • weekly social groups for LGBT+ young people from Midlothian.
  • one to one support for LGBT+ young people in Midlothian.

LGBT+ Youth Groups

A safe friendly space for young people who identify as LGBTQ+ and allies.

Young people from Midlothian can attend to chill & meet new friends, take part in activities, get support and have fun.

The LGBT+ Groups meet on Monday Evenings

For more information

Contact MYPAS on 0131 454 0757 or email enquiries@mypas.co.uk

You can arrange to meet our youth worker beforehand if it makes coming along the first time a little easier.

or

Just turn up any Monday

Venue

MYPAS Tolbooth Hall, 176 High Street, Dalkeith

 

One to One Support for LGBT+ Young People in Midlothian

We provide one to one support for LGBT+ young people who live in Midlothian aged 12 to 21.

What is one to one support?

The type of support you’ll have will be based on the kind of support you need. You might:

  • Talk about exploring your sexuality or gender identity
  • Talk about coming out to friends and family or at school
  • Learn about what is available for young people who want to transition socially or physically
  • Talk about things that worry you and find out about ways to improve your mental health
  • Focus on the strengths and skills you already have
  • Figure out ways to change things for the better
  • Talk about relationships with friends and family

You can meet with our LGBT+ project worker to discuss issues you might face in your life, such as relationships with family and friends, coming out, gender identity and your health and wellbeing.

You’ll agree how often you meet, where and how long for with your project worker. It could be once a week or more often than that. And you could meet up for a few weeks, or over the course of several months. We can meet somewhere that is comfortable for you. We also offer online meetings if that’s what you’d prefer.

The service is friendly, free and confidential. This means that we won’t tell anyone that you are attending the service without your permission unless we are concerned about your safety or the safety of others.

If you would like to refer to our one to one support service, you can find our referral form here or you can contact us on 0131 454 0757 or email enquiries@mypas.co.uk.

Other places you can get information and support

You can speak to LGBT Health and Wellbeing Scotland on their helpline on 0300 123 2523 or by emailing helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk

You can get support from LGBT Youth Scotland on their live chat by visiting their website for more info on  https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/groups-and-support/digital-support/