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Two Great Opportunities for Young People

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See below for information on a brand new young people’s funding stream connected to the 2018 Year of Young People.

Developed by EventScotland and Young Scot, the Create18 funding programme is open to groups of three or more young people, aged 8-26, from all across Scotland to stage their own events.  Create18 will distribute £42,000 of funding through grants of up to £1,000 for each event.

Event ideas could include film festivals to gigs, theatre and dance performances to art exhibitions, sports competitions, fashion shows and nature trails. The fund will be administered by Young Scot and decisions will be made by a panel of young people with support from Young Scot and EventScotland.

The Year of Young People 2018 is the next in the series of Scotland’s Themed Years. It aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contributions to communities and creating new opportunities for young people to strive for success.  For more information including a full press release – click here

To apply for Create18 funding, visit young.scot/YOYP2018         

Getting it Right for Every Child

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The Health & Social Care Alliance, Scotland is providing a free ‘Getting to Know GIRFEC’ workshop on 13th December, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Café Coast, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen, AB24 4HPgirfec

These Training the Trainer workshops are aimed at third sector organisations working directly with children, young people and parents. Participants will be equipped to cascade information to children, young people, parents and colleagues. For more information, or to book a place, please contact Sarah Wardrop on 0141 404 0231, or email comms.coordinator@alliance-scotland.org.uk

Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

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Aberdeen Health Village, Frederick Street,

Aberdeen AB24 5HY

Tuesday 27th Sept 2016 or Monday 28th Nov 2016

 

The course was developed as a mental health equivalent of physical first aid for those working, supporting or parenting 11 – 17 year olds.  SMHFA/YP is an evidence learning course for adults to provide initial support; in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

We are running 2 courses in Aberdeen to meet the demand.

This course does not train you to become a counsellor or mental health professional.  It is designed to teach you to better understand mental health and how it affects young people, as well as learn mental first aid skills such as:-

  • How to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • How to ask about mental distress
  • How to provide initial support
  • How to guide a young person towards appropriate professional help

The course also aims to show how mental health first aid can be applied in a crisis situation involving a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and substance misuse.

This 14-hour training course is designed to increase understanding of mental health and how it affects young people. The course requires several hours of personal CPD both before and after the training day in order to complete the course requirements. The personal learning part of the course is done through the e-learning zone on the SMHFA –YP website.

The Cost is £75 per participant for the 14 hours CPD (including 1 day training).  To book a place on either course please email training@thespark.org.uk or contact Emma Cameron on 07760257038 or at e.cameron@thespark.org.uk stating which course date you are interested in. Spark

As & When Project Worker 1 Aberdeenshire

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Area(s): Scotland

Based: Barnardo’s Works, Aberdeenshire

Salary: £9.23 per hour

Closing date: 16/09/2016

Barnardo’s Works Aberdeenshire supports young people age 16 -24 years to access employment and training opportunities that meet their interests and career aspirations.

These sessional roles will support young people in rural areas of Aberdeenshire as part of our team. Our service is trying to build a network of sessional staff to deliver 1-1 work or small group work in small clusters across Aberdeenshire.

You will support young people into training, education or employment opportunities that meet their own aspirations and experiences.

The successful applicant will work with young people who are furthest removed from the labour market both in group and 1:1 settings and support them to achieve their goals.

There will be a requirement to engage with other professionals, agencies and stakeholders and to promote our services and young people to a variety of employers throughout the area.

For further information on the essential criteria for this role and to apply please visit the Barnardo’s Website www.barnardos.org.uk. When applying please quote reference SC14109816

Barnardo’s Scotland is pleased to be working towards the LGBT Youth Scotland Foundation Award.

For more information on this role please contact Cliff Graham: 07920 087 B951

Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

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Scottish Mental Health First Aid: Young People

Tesco Community Room – Inverurie

Tuesday 24th May 2016

The Spark now has a trainer able to deliver the above course in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  If you require an in-house course or would like to take part in an open course please get in touch with Emma Cameron at The Spark on e.cameron@thespark.org.uk or 07760257038 for more information. We have an open course on Tuesday 24th May 2016 in Inverurie.

For those working/support or volunteering with 11 – 17 year olds, this is an evidence learning course for adults to provide initial support; in a crisis and non-crisis situation.

This course does not train you to become a counsellor or mental health professional.  It is designed to teach you to better understand mental health and how it affects young people, as well as learn mental first aid skills such as:-

  • How to recognise the signs of mental health problems or distress
  • How to ask about mental distress
  • How to provide initial support
  • How to guide a young person towards appropriate professional help

The course also aims to show how mental health first aid can be applied in a crisis situation involving a range of common mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide and substance misuse.

This 14-hour training course is designed to increase understanding of

mental health and how it affects young people. The course requires several hours of personal CPD both before and after the training day in order to complete the course requirements. The personal learning part of the course is done through the e-learning zone on the SMHFA –YP website.

The Cost is £75 per participant for the 14 hours CPD (including 1 day training).

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Our Song: Mental Health In Young People

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Check out this fantastic film from young people in the Mearns area.

Concerned that too few young people open up about their mental health issues, David Donaldson and his team want others their age to look out for their peers and support them if they suspect they may be suffering in silence.

The 16-year-old from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire hopes to show that the smallest supportive gesture from a friend can have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and wellbeing.

Awards for Volunteering

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Continuing to focus on Volunteers, find out more about an inspirational programme for young volunteers…

This award is available for young people from Primary School up to the age of 15 years. Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s role is to support schools in the local development of the award, and they will provide administrative support to facilitate the recording of pupil’s achievements and issuing certificates. Saltire award

The Saltire Award is a national programme for young people between 12 and 25 years old designed to recognise achievements in volunteering and has been administered by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action since early 2012.

There are 4 sections to the awards, Challenge, Approach, Ascent and Summit

The Award is designed to give young people an experience of volunteering as part of a team and is the ideal introduction to volunteering for young volunteers and is about discovering more about themselves, others and the community. It is designed to encourage a regular commitment to volunteering but in realistic, bit sized chunks. Read the rest of this entry »