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The Council's Schools and Lifelong Learning team have put together this selection of fun and free online activities that we hope will give you some top tips and ideas.
Awards Network are a fantastic way to get formal recognition or formal accreditation, for many of the activities which you are already doing in youth work settings.
There are many different types of awards for young people to take up – some you didn’t even know existed! Each award will reflect a different level of input, skill level, or timescale involved.
Find out different resources and articles to help you get the best from your local and school libraries
Information about training for employment available in Edinburgh:
* Developing Young Workforce (DYW)
* No One Left Behind (NOLB)
* Volunteer Edinburgh
Information and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.
This is a great time for children, young people and families to get loose in the kitchen and to develop the cooking skills you need for the future. Below are some great resources.
Education Scotland have created online Wakelets for all subjects. Check out the ones below!
Information about activities and challenges to keep you occupied
Are you interested in further study after school, either in a job-related area or to take your academic learning to the next stage?
Are you about to leave school or have you recently left school and feel ready for work?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
Looking forwards, there are many physical activities and sports available to children and young people in Edinburgh. Try something new.
The City of Edinburgh Council is asking people about equalities: what is most important to focus on in the next 4 years (2021-2025)?
We’ve used research and evidence to write draft Equality outcomes.
Each equality outcome aims to improve people’s quality of life, eliminate discrimination and promote understanding between people.
Now we need young people to tell us what they think. Your feedback will influence the final outcomes and help us decide on actions that can make a difference.
You can give your views by completing this survey. You can respond to all the sections or just the ones you’re most interested in.