EdinMe

EdinMe is a service for people aged 16-21 with emerging and entrenched mental health issues affecting their progression towards sustained employment. Through 1:1 appointments, group work and an embedded employability focus, the project will support young people to improve their mental health and achieve positive outcomes.

Developing referral routes, EdinMe will particularly seek to support those who are care experienced and young people leaving prison – groups who are particularly susceptible to poor mental health.

Caseworkers provide participants with 1:1 intensive support, motivation and encouragement. Participants are also helped to develop and implement a personal development action plan and group work programmes. This develops skills they need to progress into education, training or employment.

Participants are signposted to specialist support services and given the assistance they need to attend appointments. They are provided with budgeting advice and help with finances.

Who

This is a service for people aged 16-21 with emerging and entrenched mental health issues affecting their progression towards sustained employment.

When

Services are delivered throughout the year. Young people can be seen daily, weekly or bi-weekly depending on need.

Why

This programme provides young people who are facing challenging circumstances with a firm foundation on which they can re-build their lives. Participants can progress through this programme on to supported access courses and into employment or further training.

Where

The project works across Edinburgh, using an outreach approach. Support sessions take place in familiar, safe and secure locations that have been selected in consultation with participants.

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Glasgow
North Lanarkshire
Edinburgh
Midlothian
East Lothian
South Lanarkshire

Funding Partners