Youth & Families

Our Youth & Families team provides a range of services that support children, young people and their families.

“You have been such a welcome support. My son has felt accepted and safe. He has made
friends. Knowing that you will be calling on a regular basis is such a huge relief”

“I can’t thank you enough we had nothing and the kids hadn’t eaten a hot meal in over a
week, we could not have managed this year without all your help and support”

“Thank you for calling me. I did not think anyone would want to talk to me right now and
I’m in very dark place.”

Youth and Family Services:

Young Carers Services: A number of services which provides a range of support to children
and young people caring for their family members. We support young carers aged from 5-25, across
the locality of South West Edinburgh, and their families. There is one to one support, school
based support, group support and other opportunities for young people with a caring role

Adult Carers Services: Information and Support, part of Edinburgh Carers Support Team, in South West Edinburgh.
This is a service for anyone who is a carer, which offers support, information and advocacy to carers on a one-to-one basis
as well as monthly Carer Support Group, and a Carer Peer Support Group

Youth Befriending Services: This project provides a befriending service for young people from South West Edinburgh,
aged 5-16, affected by parental drug or alcohol use.

Big Hearts Befriending: This project supports young people. city-wide, who are in kinship care,
aged 7-14 years old, in partnership with Big Hearts Community Trust

Young People’s Counselling: An in-house counselling and art therapy service for young people using our services
and schools in South West Edinburgh. This is a unique service that offers one-one counselling on site or on school sites
to children and young people between the ages of 5yrs and 25yrs

Friday Youth club: open access and detached youth work provision.
Every Friday 4:30pm to 6pm for ages 8-11 and 6:30pm to 8pm for ages 12-14

Bookbug: This group is for all parents and carers in the area with little ones (Under 5) to come together
every Tuesday 9:30am to 10:30am and join us for some rhymes and stories

PHEW: PHEW offers 18 to 25 year olds a safe and friendly space to make connections with others
and develop a better understanding of mental health and wellbeing, in a group setting, or via 1:1 support

            Amanda Farquhar

            Ashlynn Wardle

            Nicola Campbell

            Jane Harkin

            Jane McColl

            Barry Craig

            Hannah Johnston

            Amelia Komorowska

            Margo Sweeney

            Hayley Morrison

            Kerry Smith

            Scott Troup

            Donna Clark

            Erin Clark

            Josh Turner

            Tanya Paton

            Grant Taylor

            Suzanne Mitchell

            Robbie Bomford

            Kim Caldwell