Core Service

One to one support, advice and information for people recovering from substance use and/or alcohol issues.

Anyone can refer themselves to the Core Service by phoning  our new Contact Service number 07843 339 958, operating across Midlothian and East Lothian. They will then be offered regular one to one appointments with a Recovery Worker.

The MELD Core Service supports individuals throughout East Lothian and Midlothian to deal with and overcome substance use and alcohol issues. Clients are offered confidential one to one appointments in a location close to their homes, where they can safely explore their issues. MELD works in partnership with other agencies to be part of an on-going Recovery Programme, benefiting those who need our support in addition to the support of other agencies.

We are currently able to offer face to face appointments again. COVID updates are reviewed regularly in line with Scottish Government advice. For more information, see our Coronavirus updates page.

MELD use the Outcome Star in one to one sessions. This helps us to measure and support change, whilst allowing clients to identify areas of life that they would like to make positive changes to.

At A Glance

Self referral service

Confidential service

Support for substance and alcohol misuse

One to one service

Local appointments close to home

Ongoing support & reviews

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