Check out a wide range of articles, information, healthy rewards, activities and support services available to help you with your health and wellbeing in Edinburgh.
Booklists to support your mental health and wellbeing from the Edinburgh school librarians.
Young people from schools across Edinburgh have made films about COVID-19 and staying safe
Looking forwards, there are many physical activities and sports available to children and young people in Edinburgh. Try something new.
Edinburgh Leisure have lots of information on their website.
If you’re not sure what you want, you can start by browsing their list of activities there is something for everyone!
There are lots of ways to keep disabled children and young people active – start off by choosing activities your child is interested in and adapt them
Why not check out the Edinburgh Outdoors where you’ll find the tool to search out local Parks, trees of historical significance, monuments, public toilets, play areas and outdoor gyms. But there’s always loads to do. And so to find out how you can explore local parks, discover wildlife and find out more about any events that are on click on the link below
Healthy Respect offer a variety of health and well-being related services to support young people in Lothian, in areas such as:
Feelings & Emotions
Sexual Health: Essential Guide
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Condoms & Contraception
A range of services are available at the Chalmers Centre including:
Young people’s clinics
Advice on sexual problems
Support following sexual assault
Chalmers has a drop-in designed specifically for young people*. The clinic is for all young people from 13 to 18 years old (under 19 years).
Health Opportunities Team offers 1:1 Support to young people on their mental, emotional or sexual health, through online platforms or over the telephone (whichever suits you best).
Please contact us to get up to date information about Drop-In services etc during COVID.
LGBT Youth are Scotland’s national charity for LGBT young people and work with 13–25 year olds across the country. They also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.
Crew is a national Scottish charity established in 1992 by a group of community activists and peer educators.
They offer a number of skills, diverse range of volunteers to support and enhance the work of their professional staff team in Crew’s outreach, training and drop-in services.
A team of qualified counsellors deliver our person centred counselling service in Edinburgh.
Thinkuknow is the education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP command.
Thinkuknow aims to empowers children and young people aged 4-18 to identify the risks they may face online and know where they can go for support.
Play Scotland also offer lots of information on how to keep safe at home, in the street and online
Police Scotland have set up a Youth Hub which is specifically designed for children and young people aged 5-19 years. There are links which give advice on how to stay safe, where to get help and about their rights.