Young Carers Action Day – Wednesday 15 March

Midlothian Young Carers Project are organising the following activities in the week around Young Carers Action Day which is on Wed 15th March 2023.

 This year’s theme is:  “Making time for Young Carers”

 Midlothian Young Carers Project are hosting some events during the week of Wednesday 15th March 2023 which is Young Carers Action Day. This national event aims to raise the profile of young carers and the projects that support them. We have other events planned but we would like to bring to your attention the following events- please attend/publicise widely

Young Carers drop in for education staff- come and find out about the work of the project and how you can support young carers in your educational setting on Tuesday 14th March 3.30pm-5pm

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Drop in to come and find out about Midlothian Young Carers Project and meet some of the staff team – particularly aimed at families who think they might have a young carer in their family on Wednesday 15th March 6pm-7.30pm.

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Midlothian Young Carers Project- drop in for professionals from wider council teams and from voluntary sector organisations to come and find out about the work of the project and how we support young carers in Midlothian. Pop in to see us on Thursday 16th March between 3.30pm-5pm. Bring your own coffee and biscuits, meet the staff and here about the work we are doing to support local young carers

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Many thanks

Gael Belton

Senior Communities and Learning Worker

Tel 0131 270 5775

Supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP

A new service supporting the wellbeing of neurodivergent C&YP in Edinburgh has been introduced. It is a partnership project between Barnardo’s, Tailor Ed Foundation (5-16) and Number 6 (16-24) and CAMHS. There will be groups and some individual support on developing awareness/understanding, insight, and identity, and looking after wellbeing. This has been funded by the City of Edinburgh Council Community Mental Health Funding

Families who feel they may benefit from the service should be encouraged to self refer:

Barnardo’s are operating a triage service, providing emotional support, practical strategies and signposting to help get C&YP to the right service for them. Young people and/or their parents can simply get in touch by email or come along to one of their community drop ins (see website for dates).

5 Steps towards wellbeing

Our wellbeing display can be viewed in the main corridor on the first floor. Take your time and challenge yourself to complete the 5 steps. Explore the QR codes and links on the last board.

Eating Disorders in Children – Information for Parents & Carers

BEAT are offering (in conjunction in a project with NHS Lothian), Scotland wide, the useful phone based coaching support (for parents/carers, supported by parent experts by experience) called ECHO and email based support (for young people 12-25 with an eating disorder diagnosed or self identifying, supported by young adults now recovered from an eating disorder)  called SHARED. Here are links for signposting too.