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Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point

Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point

Covid-19 update - please see below:

Midlothian Access Point (MAP)

Temporary closure

We are sorry to advise that due to the current Covid-19 , MAP is currently not running. We will re-open as soon as possible. The team are still able to carry out phone assessments with patients and can make onward referrals for computer based cognitive behavioural therapy, Guided Self-Help etc, as well as groups that have moved to non- face to face and other sources of self-management. Please email to organise a telephone call.

In the mean time, please see below sources of support and information which you may find useful at this time:

Breathing Space – A free, confidential, phone line and website for people in Scotland who are feeling depressed or anxious. The phone line is open:

 Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Monday – Thursday : 6pm to 2am

Weekends: Friday 6pm – Monday 6am

The Samaritans – A telephone line providing support for everyone, especially those who are suicidal or in crisis.

Tel: 116 123

Open 24hrs a day, 365 day a year 

Crisis response (Midlothian) –Run by Health In Mind. They will assist you in any appropriate way to resolve what is causing you concern. If needed, the team member can liaise with other agencies such as Housing, Emergency Social Work Service, the Intensive Home Treatment Team and other emergency services.

Tel: 0131 663 5533

It’s open 363 days a year and operates:
Monday to Friday 4pm to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Midspace – An excellent website with details of all Midlothian based resources for people in difficulty and their families:

Citizens Advice Scotland -  A service providing free and confidential advice and information whoever you are and whatever your problem:

NHS24 – Tel: 111 – Providing out of hours medical advice and information In an emergency, always call 999

Please contact your GP should you require any further health related support

For additional information and advice, please contact Emma Young:

What is the Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point?
It can be hard to know what groups and services are available in the local area and how to get the support you need.

The Access Point is all about guiding you to access the support you need to increase your mental wellbeing - reducing low mood and your feelings of stress; increasing your confidence and self-esteem. The Access Point is not a crisis or emergency service.

How can the Access Point help you?

It can help through supporting you to:

. Understand more about why you feel unwell.
. Find out what’s going on in your local community — groups, activities and services.
. Access the support that will work best for you.

Who can access and use the service?

If you are:
. An adult living within Midlothian (18-65 years old)
. Registered with a Midlothian GP practice
. You don’t need to make an appointment or be referred to acess the service, so come along and find out how the Access Point can help you


. The access point is a confidential service and all personal information is held under strict legal and ethical rules

What happens when you go along to the Access Point?

Meeting one of the team:

You’ll be seen in a private space by either a Nurse Therapist, who is trained in providing talking therapies, or the Access Point worker who specialises in providing community based support. They can help you to decide what support will work best for you.


. People will normally be seen on a first come, first served basis
. A session will normally last for approximately 30 minutes.

When and where does the service happen?

Loganlea Centre, Eastfield Medical Centre, Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik, EH26 8EZ - Mondays - 9.30am to 11.30am Covid-19 update - currently cancelled, please see above

November 2019 - if you are able to travel to Penicuik, we recommend attending there as it is currently not as busy as the Midlothian Community Hospital service.

Midlothian Community Hospital, 70 Eskbank Road, Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, EH22 3ND - Wednesdays - 1pm to 3pm Covid-19 update - currently cancelled, please see above

Please note: The Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point will be closed on Public Holidays.

A couple of things to think about before you come along:

1 Think about why you’re looking for help from the Midlothian Wellbeing Access Point
2 Do you know or have you thought about the type of help you’re looking for?

For further information contact Psychological Therapies, Tel 0131 536 8981 or Access Point Worker,

You can download your own copy of the Midlothian Access Point Information Sheet.

If you need this translated, please ask.

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