Achieve – Princes Trust
A youth worker supports the Princes Trust programme delivered at NBHS. Young people will work towards gaining accredited units throughout the year which will see them being involved in various learning opportunities and community projects.
One to One Support
The partnership working at NBHS allows for pupils to have one to one sessions with youth workers when required. The Guidance team refer young people who need extra support.
Cool, Calm and Connected
Youth workers will deliver Cool, Calm and Connected both at the Youth Project and at NBHS. This course for young people aims to bring them together on a personal journey to explore what influences mental health and emotional well-being, and supports them in making relevant links to their own lives. It is hoped they will ultimately use the information to make positive choices about how they manage their own mental health and emotional well-being, as well as how they influence that of others.
East Lothian Council
Raising Teens with Confidence (for parents/carers)
Delivered in partnership with East Lothian Council Community, Learning and Development staff.
Six sessions are delivered to parents and carers. The content looks at exploring:
The Teenage Years (Why what you do matters)
The Amazing Teenage Brain (What is going on in there?)
Risky Business (Managing risk, challenge and adventure)
It's Good to Talk (The importance of staying connected)
The Brain Under Stress (Overcoming setbacks and developing resilience)
Looking after your well-being (Coping with the changes)
For more information or to register interest please email Lauren Cowie.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
The Headstrong programme is a 5 session programme looking at mental health with young people at Primary 7 level. It is delivered in a group/class session and aims to raise awareness and develop some skills to enable the participants to better manage their mental health. Headstrong will be delivered yearly to every primary in the catchment.
East Lothian Works
We deliver Activity Agreements locally in partenership with East Lothian Works. Activity Agreements is a flexible, bespoke service for disengaged
16-19 year olds who are not yet ready to sustain full time training or employment.
The part time training is tailor-made to fit around the young person’s interests and address barriers to learning and progression. Training is in the form of bite-sized taster sessions as diverse as music, bushcraft, motorcycles, climbing, aromatherapy and much more. Anyone can refer to this service: schools, families, social work SDS.
It is expected that young people should make steady progress with a combination of training and one to one support so that they are able to sustain their next steps, which could be employment, college, apprenticeship or a national training programme.
Young people are eligible to apply for EMA, which is £30 per week if they fit the criteria.
Partnership work with Herbspace allows our Youth Workers to refer young people who would benefit from being involved in their projects. We also work together in delivery of some sessions and the use of the Herbspace garden during the COVID pandemic was invaluable. We also work together on co-delivery of the John Muir Award.
Past and current projects have also included partnership work with the following organisations: