Midlothian mental health resource celebrates launch as part of Mental Health Awareness Week

An online resource containing local information about mental health and wellbeing services, events, news and self-help materials for all adults in Midlothian has been relaunched.

By Kevin Quinn
Friday, 14th May 2021, 1:00 pm
Midspace is Midlothian's online source for mental health and wellbeing information.

‘Midspace’ has been redeveloped by Scottish mental health charity Health in Mind in partnership with Midlothian’s Health and Social Care Partnership, and was re-launched during Mental Health Awareness Week on Wednesday.

Julie Huggan, online information development worker at Health in Mind, said: "An essential part of redeveloping Midspace has been collaborating with people in Midlothian.

"By working together, we have created a more engaging, easy to use website that has a wide range of resources that can support people living and working across Midlothian.

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“The pandemic has had a huge impact on our mental health and wellbeing and with our focus this week on raising awareness around mental health it felt like the perfect time to launch this vital resource.

“It’s so important that people are able to access trusted information and know where to go for support with their wellbeing. Midspace is Midlothian’s local one-stop-shop for mental health and wellbeing.”

Alison White, head of adult and social care at Midlothian Council, said: “Midspace is a really valuable online resource for adults in Midlothian.

"Now that it has been redeveloped, we hope even more residents will take the time to explore the wealth of mental health and wellbeing supports available to them locally.”