Equal Midlothian Week & Midlothian Mela 2021

Equal Midlothian Week Online 2021 runs 1-7th March and is designed to bring people together to celebrate equality, difference and diversity in Midlothian.  Equal Midlothian Week 2021 features a range of FREE online events and activities and culminates in the Midlothian Mela Online 2021 on Saturday 6th March 10am-5pm – a FREE, fun, family friendly event with something for everyone!

You can access the full programme and register for events on the Midlothian People’s Equality Group (MPEG) website here or view via the calendar here.

Details can also be found on the MPEG Facebook page www.facebook.com/MPEGMidlothian.

Can you help us make these events a success?

  • Please like, comment and share events with your friends/ family/ students/ client groups/ community groups.

  • Please promote events electronically through your networks, websites and social media.

  • Please attend an event that interests you!

If you require any further information please contact Erin on 07896 559204 or at Erin.Cuthbertson@midlothian.gov.uk

Health and Wellbeing – Our Senses

Our Senses –

Our senses pick up information from the environment around us and from within our bodies, and send it to our brain and body. This Mini-clip explores how our senses react to the environment around us and create emotional responses. It also explains that our bodies and brains can re-learn how to make sense of the information around us via our senses to allow us to live happier and calmer lives.

Our Senses Video Clip

Health and Wellbeing – My Brain

My Brain –

This clip will help you to understand how the brain functions when it’s trying to work out how the body is feeling. It features Dr Dan Siegel’s “hand model” which is helpful in understanding what is happening inside the brain when responding to big feelings like anger or anxiety. You will learn to divide their brain into three parts – a thinking part, a feelings-memories part, and a safety-survival part – and learn strategies to calm their mind and body during intense times.

My Brain Video Link

Pupil Support Virtual Classroom

The pupil support team has created a virtual classroom space to support the health and wellbeing of young people and their families. In the classroom you will find resources to include; mindfulness – Calming the Body and Mind, COVID – Feeling Safe and signposts to supports for families and young people. Families will also have access to activities which support health and wellbeing and virtual talks from our Pupil Support Leaders.

When accessing this resource please follow the link and click present in the top right hand corner of the slides document:


Hope you are all safe and well!

Pupil Support Team