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Midlothian’s Young People's Advice Service

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1217: tabled on 01 December 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 10 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Midlothian’s Young People's Advice Service (MYPAS) on their successful funding award of £63,000 through the Community Support and Services Framework (Mental Health and Wellbeing) at Midlothian Council; welcomes the news that this funding will enable MYPAS to recruit a Family Counsellor and an Art Therapist which will enable them to resume their family counselling service which was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic and allow them to increase and develop their art therapy services to local young people facing crisis; recognises that MYPAS are a young person’s health and wellbeing organisation based in Dalkeith who provide vital information, support and advice on a range of subjects to young people in Midlothian and East Lothian; acknowledges the award was part of a bid by Midlothian’s Children and Wellbeing Service which is made up of five local agencies, Home Link Family Support, MYPAS, Play Therapy Base, Midlothian Sure Start and Play Midlothian; and thanks MYPAS and everyone involved in providing this much needed service and wishes them every continued success for the future.