CLEAR: Community Lived Experience for Alcohol & Drugs Recovery

by Health In Mind Claimed ( Social Group, Addiction, Mental Health Issues )

CLEAR is a Midlothian peer support project for people who experience drug or alcohol problems and mental health difficulties. You would work with experienced volunteers who have had addictions and mental health problems themselves and they would support you while you are still going through these challenges. You can refer yourself to the project or be referred by any agency.

CLEAR offer:

Peer Support Service: One-to-one support in the community from a peer support volunteer. The aim is to build your confidence and self-esteem, giving you the sense that you’re not alone and enabling you to make positive steps in your own life. This could be just a chat over a cup of coffee in a café, going for a walk or taking part in an activity together. It’s an informal, non-medical approach to support and lasts for up to 8 months.

The Monday drop-in: An open, friendly drop-in focusing on activities, socialising and informal discussions around addiction and mental wellbeing. It runs on Monday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm in the Community Room at the Lasswade Centre.

The Lost Gardeners: Weekly gardening and conservation group provides an opportunity to contribute to the restoration of Penicuik’s Lost Walled Garden and the garden’s community Food Project whilst socialising and enjoying the benefits of the great outdoors. Lunch, equipment and transport from Bonnyrigg are provided.

Last updated 13 Dec 2019, 9:06 a.m.

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