If you are the parent or carer of a LEAPS-eligible S5 pupil, and they are thinking about college or university, this event is for you.
Tuesday 27 March 2018 19.00-21.00 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus (Riccarton).
Register online: www.leapsonline.org/parents
This is an opportunity for parents, carers and guardians of LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils to come and find out more about the support LEAPS can offer a student who is planning to apply to higher education in S6, as well as providing the chance to speak to university admissions staff, and SAAS, about higher education options and funding via an exhibition. (We are also holding a LEAPS S5 Conference the week beforehand for LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.)
LEAPS is a participation programme which aims to encourage and advise students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We currently work with 59 schools throughout South East Scotland, supporting pupils who match LEAPS eligibility criteria.
(More information about LEAPS can be found at www.leapsonline.org and details of LEAPS eligibility criteria can be found at www.leapsonline.org/eligibility.)
In case you’d ever like to come long to a meeting but find the idea a bit intimidating, just get in touch with us. We’d be happy to arrange someone to meet you at the door and keep you company through that first meeting.
The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF) has taken over the administration process of the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants for outer clothing and footwear for school age children from families in “straitened circumstances” who reside in the City of Edinburgh district.
The information leaflet available here as a download explains who can apply for assistance and how to apply.
Information leaflet which explains who can apply for assistance from ELTF and how to apply
The Team at Young Scot has created an information page for any young people worried or concerned about events currently happening around the world.
Apart from world events, the page also offers advice on mental wellbeing, stress and helping a friend in need.
Check out the page for more detail on the resources available.
Dates are now available for the Children and Families department of Edinburgh Council next series of support sessions for parents and carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Two dates are available: Tuesday 25th April and Tuesday 30th May.
For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129
The Children and Families department of Edinburgh Council are organising a series of support sessions for parents and carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Each monthly session has a different topic focus. There is also an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment.
Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from in and around Edinburgh are welcome to attend any of the sessions that will take place on:
Tuesday 28th February 2017, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Eh8 9ER, 6.30-8.30pm (There is on street parking available at the venue)
Caring for a Young Person with Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Issues. This session, facilitated by VOCAL, will explore the impact of caring for a young person with emotional wellbeing and mental health issues on family relationships. We will also cover stress management and available supports.
Thursday 30th March 2017, Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, EH8 9ER, 6.30-8.30pm (There is on street parking available at the venue)
Anxiety – Exploring the symptoms and effects of anxiety on young people.
If you would like to attend please email Jillian Hart at the Parent & Carer Support, Children and Families.
Victor Widell’s website is designed to give visitors some idea of the experience of reading with dyslexia. The letters within each word on the site are scrambled and moving around erratically, and you can only read each sentence if you slow down and focus.
Dyslexia Scotland provide resources and links on their website for those needing advice and guidance on dyslexia-related issues in Scotland.
Life often throws challenges our way. It could be the death of a close family member or friend, a serious illness, the loss of a job or the breakdown of a relationship. ‘Resilience’ means our ability to cope with these events.
As parents and carers, you play a vital role in helping to prepare your children for the difficult times that life brings.
Lern more at the Place2be website
Dyslexia Scotland has organised an open event for young people with dyslexia who are considering going to uni/college. It may be interest to parents too. Drummond Community High School. Wed 10th February.
There is more information on their Facebook page.