Summer Support for Mental Health

The Mental Health Youth Work Team have put together some advice for young people and parents looking for support over the holidays.

If you have a mental health concern in the first instance we would recommend exploring the following google site which has lots of information and self-help resources:

Mental Health and Wellbeing (

You can access live chat online with a highly experienced MYPAS worker for information and advice on any issues which are having an impact on your health and wellbeing here. The MYPAS worker can help you make a plan about further support:

MYPAS » MYPAS Digital Drop-in

If you are a parent and would like support for yourself or with supporting your child, including emotional support and information on other sources of specialist help where requested you can call Children’s 1st Parentline: Your East Lothian directory – Parentline Scotland | East Lothian Council

If you have serious concerns about your mental health or feel there is a risk to your safety we recommend making an appointment with your GP or calling NHS 24 on 111.


Get Into Summer East Lothian!

Sports, play and free swims… it’s officially time to ‘Get into Summer’ in East Lothian!There are lots of projects running throughout the holiday period giving children and young people the chance to be active, connect with others and enjoy the best that East Lothian has to offer. Examples include football, tennis, rugby and gymnastics events, pop-up play activities, computing camps and free swimming at enjoyLeisure pools.

Find out more about the activities on offer (including eligibility and booking information where appropriate) at:

Revised Session Dates 2021/22

Please find attached draft revised school session dates 2021/22. As part of our collaboration with neighbouring local authorities in preparing our draft school session dates for the three school sessions, 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25, it has come to our attention that City of Edinburgh Council have made an amended to their school session dates for next session, 2021/22.  As the practice in East Lothian is to align as much as possible with City of Edinburgh Council’s dates we have reviewed and amended our dates accordingly.  There are 2 changes to the revised draft dates as follows:

  • Schools will finish on Friday 17th December 2021 (instead of Thursday 23rd December 2021) and return on Wednesday 5th January 2022 (instead of Monday 10th January 2022)
  • Schools will close for the summer break on Friday 1st July 2022 (instead of Thursday 30th June 2022).

If you would like to comment on the revised draft school session dates please email

The closing date for comments is Friday 9th July 2021.


Draft-ELC School dates 2021-2022 calendar format – Revised June 2021Draft-ELC School dates 2021-2022 word format – Revised at June 2021

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