Support for young people

We encourage and support young people between the ages of 14 and 25 to make positive changes to their lives.

Many of the young people we work with have been affected by homelessness, family breakdowns, trauma, disadvantage, mental health problems, or neglect. Others have struggled with with drug and alcohol-related issues.

All of them need someone who will listen without judgement, and provide the support that helps them realise their ambitions. 

Ways we can help

We can help you:

  • develop the skills needed to maintain a tenancy
  • get back into education, employment or training
  • manage anxiety and stress
  • connect with your community
  • regain control of your life

Our services

We have a number of services in Central Scotland which provides support to young people:

  • Our Steps To Resilience programme runs in Edinburgh, Falkirk, and Fife to support young people 14-25 whose mental health has been negatively affected by trauma and disadvantage
  • Better Than Well provides a self-help service for people living in Fife who have been affected by trauma, enabling them to recognise, understand, and manage their symptoms
  • Link Academy helps young people identify their goals and aspirations for the future such as training, future education or a potential career path
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service visiting housing support works with young people across Edinburgh who have experienced homelessness, are at risk of homelessness, or have been in care, to find stability and independence
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service delivers Independent Living Skills group workshops which enable young people with experience of care or homelessness to learn the skills to maintain a tenancy, engage with work or volunteering, and improving wellbeing
  • Edinburgh Young Persons' Service SOYA (Supporting Our Young Adults) project provides housing and support for care experienced young people who are transitioning from local authority care, helping them to find stability and independence while planning for their future
  • Steps To Success in Grangemouth provides residential accommodation and support for care-experienced young people aged 16-25 to help them to gain the skills needed to live independently before moving on to a permanent tenancy elsewhere
  • Fife Visiting Support Services work with people in their own homes, sheltered housing, and temporary accommodation in the community throughout Fife to help them live independently

More information

If you would like more information about the services we offer or would like to access any of the services listed above please contact us.