Midlothian Early Action Partnership (MEAP) is focused on improving mental health services for children, young people and young adults aged between 5-25 years in Midlothian, with funding until 2024 via the National Lottery Community Fund.
The main aim of the project is to effect change within local mental health services, so that children and young people in Midlothian get the best possible support with their mental health and wellbeing and are better able to deal with life’s challenges. In particular, we want to strengthen community-based approaches, to enable more timely and appropriate mental health support for a greater number of young people. The project has a strong co-production orientation and is therefore expected to reflect children’s and young people’s voices and stories, using these as the basis for action.
MEAP is a partnership between Midlothian Voluntary Action, Midlothian Sure Start, Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service (MYPAS), Midlothian Youth Platform (MYP), Midlothian Council, Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership and NHS Lothian. The diversity of the MEAP partnership and our commitment to a shared agenda for change, puts us in a strong position to identify how best to improve the delivery of mental health services for children and young people in Midlothian.
For more information about MEAP contact Natalie at MVA.