MELD aims to provide locally accessible, confidential and non-judgemental services to reduce substance use-related harm to individuals, families and the wider community across Midlothian and East Lothian.
This service offers one to one support, group work, support and information to people living in Midlothian and East Lothian affected by substance use.
MELD work in partnership with both East Lothian Substance Use Service and Midlothian Substance Use Service. Clients are referred directly through both services and can access a range of support, including medical intervention, to meet individual needs.
This service provides training to anyone over the age of 16 to raise awareness of opiate overdose and how Naloxone could help to save someone’s life. We can supply Naloxone kits to anybody who has undertaken this essential brief training.
Service User Involvement & Volunteer Opportunities
MELD regularly seeks feedback from our service users who tell us how we are doing and how we can improve the services we deliver. MELD welcomes enquiries from anybody who would like to discuss volunteering opportunities.
MELD groups include SMART, Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture and Mindfulness. All the groups and meetings run face to face as normal at the moment . These groups are free and easy to access. More information can be found by clicking on the links below.
This service provides motivational and practical support to people living in East Lothian affected by substance use issues. One to one support is offered by workers who have lived experience and recovery that is individual to each person.
Auricular (Ear) Acupuncture can be supportive to anyone struggling with withdrawal symptoms associated with reducing or stopping substances, including alcohol. This treatment can also help to reduce stress and anxiety levels.
This service offers assessment, stabilisation or reduction of substance use in partnership with medical staff from the East Lothian Substance Use Service.
Mindfulness sessions can help individuals to focus on the present and sessions can be beneficial alongside other supports to help with managing stress and anxiety symptoms. These secessions run on Wednesdays at the Starfish cafe at 12.30 pm.
Self-Management And Recovery Training Open Meetings. Face to face on Wednesdays at the Starfish cafe at 9.30 am, Fridays at the Esk Centre at 11.15 am and Mondays at the Volunteer Centre in Tranent at 5.15 pm.