Youth service joy at £282,422 of lottery funding

A local youth service is overjoyed at receiving more than a quarter of a million pounds of lottery funding to tackle mental health issues.

Midlothian Young People’s Advice Service (MYPAS) has been awarded £282,422 of Big Lottery cash to support school children aged between 12 and 18 who are experiencing mental health issues due to difficulties at home.

Dave Evans, manager at MYPAS is delighted.

He said: “It’s fantastic, it’s a real boost for our organisation, but also for Midlothian.

“It’s obviously a significant award, over a long period of time to do a piece of work that doesn’t exist really in that form in Midlothian at the moment.”

Read more on this story in the August 8 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.