Midlothian Council intranet provides information on resources, including guidance, FAQs & mental health and wellbeing support.

Reach Out Phone Line offers psychological and emotional support
Available to: NHS and MLC staff working within MHSCP, third sector staff and carers
Tel: 0131 285 9600
Email: Reachout@midlothian.gov.uk
Service open: 12pm-2pm, Mon-Friday or email to arrange another time (within normal working hours).

Employee Assistance Programme (Workplace Options) offers up to 4 free counselling sessions, 4 free coaching sessions, advice and support on coping with stress, work/life balance and advice on topics including childcare, older people care and relationship issues.
Available to: Midlothian Council employees
Tel: 020 8989 6550 Minicom: 020 8987 6574
Email: assistance@workplaceoptions.com
Link: www.workplaceoptions.com

Midlothian Mental Health & Wellbeing Services (Health in Mind) offer a range of services and supports, including an early intervention crisis line.
Early Intervention Crisis Line Tel: 0131 663 5533
Phone line open: 4pm-10pm, Mon-Fri and 10am-4pm, Sat–Sun
Website: https://midspace.co.uk/

Midlothian Council Welfare Rights Service offers welfare rights and benefits checks, basic debt and housing advice and access to a specialist McMillan Cancer Support Adviser to assist with money or debt problems.
Tel: 0131 271 3594 to make an appointment or Referral via Contact Centre 0131 271 3900.

Scottish Welfare Fund offers crisis grants for living expenses.
Tel: 0131 270 5600
Links: https://www.midlothian.gov.uk/info/612/benefits_and_grants/208/scottish_welfare_fund
and www.mygov.scot/scottish-welfare-fund

Citizen Advice offers free and confidential advice on debt, benefits and welfare checks.
Dalkeith office Tel: 0131 660 1636 Link: https://www.cas.org.uk/bureaux/dalkeith-and-district-citizens-advice-bureau
Penicuik office Tel: 01968 675259 Link: https://www.cas.org.uk/bureaux/penicuik-citizens-advice-bureau

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