Health & Wellbeing

For P6 and P7 primary parents and carers

Counselling for 10-18-year-olds

Do you have a child or young person in P6 or P7 (10 years and over) and you’re worried about their mental health?

Our partner agency, MYPAS (Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service) offers counselling for young people aged 10-18 years, regardless of whether they are at school, education or training.

You can contact the head teacher to get a referral.

The child or young person can only be referred with their consent.

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Smacking Ban

The law on all forms of physical punishment of children in Scotland changed on 7 November 2020. From this date all forms of physical punishment of children became against the law in Scotland. Scotland is the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children.

This change in the law is about making things better for children in Scotland.

For more information visit the Scottish Government website



Below are some resources created by CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These might be useful if you or somebody in your family is worried about the current situation and needs some extra support.

CAMHS leaflet for parents

CAMHS leaflet for teenagers

CAMHS leaflet for under 12s