Peer Support Service

The MELD Peer Support Service is for adults experiencing substance use issues in
East Lothian.

What is Peer Support?

Peer Support Workers are individuals who have lived experience of overcoming substance use 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 peer support workers, including a Senior Coordinator. This service is based in East Lothian and support is offered to individuals experiencing substance use 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 use 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 or call 07843339963 to find out more information or make a referral to the service.

At A Glance

Support from workers with personal experience

Self referral service

Confidential service

Support for substance and alcohol misuse

One to one service

Available to anyone living in East Lothian aged 18 or over

MELD (Midlothian)

Number 11, 11 St. Andrew Street, Dalkeith EH22 1AL

​Tel: 07843 339 958


MELD (East Lothian)

The Esk Centre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh EH21 6AB

​Tel: 07843 339 958