MELD aims to provide locally accessible, confidential and non-judgemental services to reduce substance misuse-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 misuse.
MELD work in partnership with both East Lothian Substance Use Service and Midlothian Substance Misuse 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. We are currently offering SMART face to face on a Wednesday at 9.30 am at the Starfish Café in Musselburgh and online on a Thursday at 11.30 am on Zoom. Mindfulness continues to run on a Tuesday evening at 7 pm on Zoom. 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 misuse 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 misuse in partnership with medical staff from the East Lothian Substance Misuse 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 sessions are run at present online using Zoom with other group participants.