Youth Work Week in North Lanarkshire 2022

The focus of Youth Work Week 2022 is youth work’s contribution to tackling poverty.

It’s all about showcasing the critical role of our sector, in breaking down the barriers that young people experience, from education to mental health through to employability and equalities.

More than one in four children and young people are officially recognised as living in poverty in Scotland. This can have a significant impact on health and wellbeing, access to services, educational attainment and pathways to employment. In addition, many young people currently experience poverty related stigma and discrimination. Youth work plays a vital role supporting the needs of young people whilst ensuring they have equal access to services and that their voices are heard.

Across North Lanarkshire, the youth work team will run a series of special events and activities to promote the youth work service and engage young people in daily themed activities. 

Follow #ThisIsYouthWork on our social media

Monday 7th Nov - Universal Youth Work

Locality Activity Venue Time
Motherwell Breakfast Club Brannock High School 8-9am
Wishaw and Shotts STEM & Esports P6+  NCT Centre 3.45 - 5.45pm
Wishaw and Shotts Area 29 (S1+) NCT Centre 7-9pm
Wishaw and Shotts SAY & WISH-Y Youth Voice UNCRC workshop NCT Centre  6:30-7:30
Airdrie Promotion of @home centre youth groups  Saint Margaret’s High all day
Coatbridge S4 Girls Anxiety Group St Ambrose High 2.55-3.45pm
Bellshill Senior pupils volunteering at school events Bellshill Academy 9am -3.45pm
Bellshill Young people and volunteering workshop Bellshill Academy 17.30pm - 8pm
Coatbridge Showcasing DofE group experiences Online 7-9pm

Tuesday 8th Nov - Equalities and Rights

Locality Activity Venue Time
Coatbridge info session with Buchanan High School about the YELT Buchanan HS TBC
Coatbridge St Ambrose HS - S1 Lunchtime Games Club St Ambrose HS 12.30-1.15PM

Authority Wide

NLYC - UNCRC Workshop Coatbridge CC 6.00 - 8.00pm
Motherwell New Stevenson Youth Group New Stevenson CC 6pm-7.30pm
Motherwell Braidhurst HS LGBTI group Braidhurst HS  
Motherwell MYV group/LGBT+ group Ravenscraig Sports Centre various
Wishaw & Shotts Promotion of youth work activites St Brigids PS 13:00-15:00
Wishaw and Shotts Level up group Salsburgh 18:00-20:00
Wishaw and Shotts Forrest School Calderhead  High various
North  “At What Age” Team Quiz  Junior Youth Group (Kilsyth)  7pm – 9pm
North  Case Study: Rights / Support / FNP Young Parents Group (Cumbernauld)  

1pm – 2.30pm

North  Free Bus Pass Registration  Pivot Youth Group 

7pm – 8.45pm

North  Youth Voice outreach @ Street Soccer  Carbrain (Cumbernauld) 

7pm – 9pm

Airdrie Equalities and Rights – Tuesday Night ASN Group. Airdrie CLD Youth Work (@Home Centre)  
Bellshill Inclusive youth work - HSPO Nurture Groups Bellshill Academy 9am - 3.45pm
Bellshill Inclusive youth work -LGBT group workshop on being inclusive  Bellshill Academy 17.30pm - 8pm
Coatbridge A Teen's Guide to Safety Planning Coatbridge Community Centre 5-6pm
Coatbridge LLTFYP Workshop positive relationships & red flags Coatbridge HS 9am-12pm
Coatbridge LLTTFYP workshop on Looking at things differently St Ambrose HS 1pm-3pm
Coatbridge UNCRC Coatbridge Community Centre 6-8pm
Airdrie Education, Skills and Outdoor Learning - Skills Challenge Group residential. At Home Youth Centre  
Airdrie Youth Participation and volunteering – AYE Group At home youth centre  

Wednesday 9th Nov - Education, Skills, Outdoor Ed.

Locality Activity Venue Time
Motherwell Outdoors group/NL Challenge group St Pats Brannock High School/St Patricks PS various
Motherwell DofE Group Ravenscraig Sports Centre  
Motherwell Braidhurst HS Fire Reach Group /Firpark NL Challenge group Braidhurst HS/Firpark HS various
Motherwell MYV group Ravenscraig Sports Centre 4pm-5.30pm
Motherwell Duke of Edinburgh Group Brannock High School 2pm-3.45pm
Wishaw and Shotts DofE Group and Outdoor Discovery Award Various Various
North  Outdoor Cooking  Wednesday Night Group (Kilsyth) 

7pm – 9pm

North  Music Group  Pivot (Moodiesburn)  

4pm -5.45pm

North  North Lanarkshire Challenge Group  Pivot (Moodiesburn)  

6pm – 7.45pm

North  Look Back Skills review YAC (Cumbernauld) 

6pm – 7pm

North  Accreditation sign up workshop The Space (Cumbernauld) 

7pm – 9pm

Coatbridge Looking at benefits of being outdoors PS various 9am-12pm
Coatbridge Skills Development Cooking on a budget meals Coatbridge Community Centre 4.30-6pm
Bellshill HSPO S1 & 2 Craft sessions Bellshill Academy 9am - 3.45pm
Bellshill Bellshill Media group – performance and workshops Bellshill Academy 5.30pm - 8pm
Wishaw and Shotts Level up group Spring Hill, NCT and Centre point 16:00-18:00
Airdrie DofE promotion At Home Youth Centre  

Thursday 10th Nov - Health and Wellbeing

Locality Activity Venue Time
Motherwell Bee Friendly Café Windmills Café 4pm-5.30pm
Motherwell Health and Wellbeing After School Group Firpark Secondary School  
Motherwell NL Challenge group cooking and healthy eating activity Brannock High School 11am-12pm
Motherwell LLTTF group Taylor High School 2pm-3.30pm
North  Northern Corridor Youth Voice  Pivot (Moodiesburn)  6pm – 7.45pm
Coatbridge LGBTQIA+ Gender Euphoria & Gender Dsyphoria Coatbridge Community Centre 5.30pm-7.30pm
Authority Wide Climate Justice and Inequality, Climate Anxiety Online 7-8pm
Bellshill Sport and youth work – cycling Bellshill cycle track 9am - 12.30pm
Bellshill Boxing at Burnhead Burnhead Community Centre 5pm - 7pm
Coatbridge  S1 Lunchtime Games Club St Ambrose HS 12.30-1.15PM
Wishaw and Shotts Level up group Spring Hill, NCT and Centre point 16:00-18:00
Airdrie NL Challenge groups At Home Youth Centre  

Friday 11th Nov - Youth Participation and Volunteering

Locality Activity Venue Time
Motherwell D of E/Future Friday group Brannock High School 9am-3pm
Motherwell Firpark Secondary S6 Bee Project Firpark Secondary School  
Wishaw and Shotts Future Friday- DofE and DYA Calderhead and St Adains 13:00
North  DofE Volunteering Skills Section Update Future Fridays (Kilsyth) 

1.30pm – 3.30pm

North  LLTTF Group  Pivot (Moodiesburn)

1.30pm – 3.30pm

North  Friday Night Project – Case Study on Volunteering  Pivot (Moodiesburn) 

5.30pm – 9.30pm

North  YAC to visit Future Fridays (Cumbernauld & Kilsyth)   Future Fridays (Cumbernauld) 

1pm – 3pm

North  Youth Voice Promotion  St Maurice’s HS (Cumbernauld) 

All Day

Coatbridge FNP Case study Townhead Community Centre 6.30pm-9.30pm
Bellshill Youth Work in our schools – Future Fridays  Bellshill HS / Cardinal Newman 1pm - 3pm
Bellshill Future Fridays - HSPO – Cooking Project Bellshill Academy 9am - 12.30pm
Bellshill Youth Work in a diversionary setting – Weekend Projects Keir Hardie, Birkenshaw, Sir Matt Busby Sports Centres 6-10pm
Wishaw and Shotts

TGIF P6+   

Allanton CC   6-8pm

Saturday 12th Nov


“#ThisIsYouthWork Stall”

Promotion of all other youth work throughout the week in the community / schools

Tryst (Cumbernauld)

6.30pm – 9.30pm

* All activities subject to change