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Getting support for your family

Getting support

The past year has been tough for families, and we all need a bit of help sometimes. Which is why organisations across Scotland are offering extra support to help children, teens and their parents reconnect and boost their wellbeing.

Barnardos

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Barnardos logo

Barnardo’s is offering positive mental health and wellbeing engagement opportunities for young people across Scotland (aged 11 to 19) this summer, through their base programme. Bespoke support will be tailored to meet each young person’s needs, including a virtual offer or links in with existing local Barnardo’s services, group and outdoor activities, with therapeutic support provided where needed.

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Early Years Scotland and Care and Learning Alliance

Care and Learning Alliance logo and the Early Years Scotland Logo

Care and Learning Alliance logo and the Early Years Scotland Logo

Early Years Scotland and the Care and Learning Alliance are working together to administer a fund for Parent, Baby and Toddler Playgroups. This fund will support Parent, Baby and Toddler Playgroups to be part of the Get Into Summer Campaign. This is a fantastic opportunity for groups to apply for a grant of up to £500. We have created an extensive list of FAQs to support applicants, which can be found on the webpage, along with the online application. Funding is not limited to the provision of activities, find out more details in the FAQs. Applications open on Thursday 10 June at 10am and close at midday on Monday 21 June. You can find full information and apply here. Enquiries are welcome and support is available You can find contact details for Care and Learning Alliance here and for Early Years Scotland here.

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Early Years Scotland

Early Years Scotland Logo

Early Years Scotland Logo

Our Stay Play and Learn sessions will offer a two generational, outdoor play-based approach to support family engagement and interaction. Our qualified early years practitioners will encourage and engage with young children and their parents/carers to improve confidence, attachments, health and wellbeing interactions, the home learning environment, outdoor play experiences, transitions, and shared learning.

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Family Fund

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Family fund logo

More parents and carers of disabled or seriously ill children and young people in Scotland, who are on low incomes, can apply for a range of grants from Family Fund thanks to ‘Get Into Summer’ funding, including days out, activities, family breaks, outdoor play equipment, sensory toys, and more. Find out how to apply on our website.

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Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF)

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STAF logo

This summer Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum) will be working in partnership with Scottish Forestry to deliver sessions for young people with care experience which will take place in the woodlands across Scotland, with the details of the meet ups being determined by those taking part.

For more information about how to take part please visit the Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum's website.

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Scottish Association for Mental Health

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SAMH logo

SAMH is Scotland’s mental health charity. We’re here for your mental health and wellbeing, providing local mental health support and always accessible information. We listen to what matters in each local community, and campaign nationally for the changes that make the big and little differences in life. SAMH will be working with Scottish Athletics, Basketball Scotland and Netball Scotland to provide a summer programme of physical and mental health activity for young people aged 11-19 years, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We’ll work together across 24 community based clubs, delivering 3 sessions per week to help participants look after their mental health and wellbeing. Based on our Five Ways to Wellbeing, our programme will help young people learn about staying connected and looking after their mental wellbeing both this summer and beyond.

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Last updated: 17 Jun, 2021