What is Peer Support?
Peer Support Workers are individuals who have lived experience of overcoming substance misuse issues. Through shared understanding and experiences, workers are able to offer practical and motivational support to individuals accessing the service.
MELD has a team of 5 peer support worker’s, including a Senior Coordinator. This service is based in East Lothian and support is offered to individuals experiencing substance misuse difficulties who are:
- 18+ years old
- Living in East Lothian
- Expressing a desire to change their alcohol and/or drug use
What can a Peer Support Worker help me with?
Our Peer Support Service links in with a range of agencies to offer support to individuals trying to move on from substance misuse issues. Peer Support Workers can provide practical support which includes supporting someone to attend appointments and/or group work. They can also encourage participation and engagement in other services in East Lothian that may be beneficial to an individual’s personal recovery journey. This includes a network of recovery-based services which can offer a range of internal and external interventions and support.
How do I refer to the Peer Support Service?
You can self-refer to the service. You can also be referred to the service by another agency (with your consent).
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07843339963 to find out more information or make a referral to the service.