Granton Youth Centre Shona Cormack [email_address] 0131 467 5854
Reduce risky behaviours associated with alcohol consumption
Reduce alcohol consumption
Encourage young people to think about their safety
To learn from young people
To have more for young people to do
Hopes and Aspirations
Some young people at Bangholm
Aims of the Project
Engage with young people
Work in partnership
Reduce alcohol consumption
Equip young people with information so they can make informed decisions
Challenge young peoples attitudes to alcohol
Some of our staff
Numbers so far Trinity Granton Muirhouse Pilton Week 1 Male 0 0 31 17 Female 0 0 19 10 Week 2 Male 11 7 9 10 Female 7 3 6 6 Week 3 Male 8 2 15 not out Female 6 0 2 not out Week 4 Male 5 0 24 21 Female 0 0 29 16 Total Male 24 9 79 48 Female 13 3 56 35 Total New contacts 37 12 135 83
What has worked well
Young peoples attitudes to us being on their streets
Getting recognised because of the uniform
Being flexible in terms of times and days to try going out
Interaction with local shops
Alcohol is out there
Interventions so far Trinity Granton Muirhouse Pilton Week 1 School/music/ football None Sexual health/ drinking/ relationships/ lots of sexual chat/ good banter/ going to Drylaw Park Drinking/ smoking cannabis/ job hunting/ general banter/ football. Week 2 Last week/ what to do inside if we get an area/ football/ spare time activities. Banter/ football/ check all okay. Drinking/ racism/ anti-social behaviour/ possible regrets about drinking chat Drinking/ smoking/ cannabis/ who the street-work team are and why they are out. Week 3 Football/ school/ what doing after football. Not really up for a chat Drinking/ stealing/ going to a party/ chat about stealing Not out due to staff illness. Week 4 Where everyone else was/ football/ what to do in inside space when we get it. None Asking to buy alcohol/ played alcohol game/ sexual health planning/Good chat with police. Confrontation with other group/ college/ Spartans/ drinking.
Not so well
Saturdays in Granton
Thursday street-work in Trinity, numbers are all from the Bangholm project
All street-work teams to go out on Friday evenings
Later evening work for holiday times, especially summer
Collect and record information from young people to create a base line for research
Analyse information in relation to citywide and country wide statistics
Roll out the full c:card service, to include c:card+
Tool kit for staff
Games for the street
Information about alcohol, sex and drugs
Diversionary activities to direct young people towards
Referrals for one-to-one support, counselling and any extra support which may be required
Friendly, approachable, recognisable staff
Training on issues for use on the streets
Questionnaires for young people
Extra thanks for their generosity.
Ali McLeish and Jimmy Sangster, the janitors at Bangholm
‘ Street Break’ Aim: ‘Overall the aim of the project is to raise young people’s awareness of risk taking behaviours, to provide diversionary activities and minimise harm.’
Key objectives of ‘Street Break’ project:
‘ To divert young people away from activities which become more risky as a result of excessive alcohol or drug consumption.’
‘ To support young people to make informed choices around alcohol misuse.’
‘ To work in partnership with other voluntary sector providers, to deliver the service.’
1. The opening of the PYCP Sports Hall 4 times over the weekend for sports, health and fitness sessions and healthy café for 30 weeks of the year.
2. The provision of 8 wilderness weekends in bothies and camping in remote areas of Scotland over each year using trained local volunteers and staff.
The service: cont…
3. The opening of MYDG’s shop front in Muirhouse Shopping Centre as outreach at the times when other programmes are running.
4. A final report will be produced including recommendations for best practice.
Street Break - work so far
Day Club/group Number on register Average attendance Interventions
Tues Shop Drop 60 15 Drinking/sexual health/relationships/anti- social behaviour/crime
Tues Football 30 15
Thurs Shop Drop 60 15 Drinking/sexual health/relationships/anti- social behaviour/crime
Thurs Girls closed group 12 6 Sexual health groupwork
Friday Outdoor Academy 20 6
Friday Football 35 20
Friday Girls Group 40 18 Alcohol groupwork
Friday Football (PYCP) 30 15
Sat Café (PYCP) 20 12
Street Break - work so far cont…
Date Venue Number of yp Interventions
19-21 Oct 09 Glen Etive 7 Sexual health/relationships
18-20 Dec 09 Stanley Nairn 11 Sexual health/relationships
Alcohol group work
12-14 Feb 10 Pilton Retreat 10 Drinking
19-21 Feb 10 Pilton Retreat 10 Drinking
Street Break – progress so far…
Shop Drop – opportunity to engage positively with group associated with library and shopping centre. With training staff have been able make interventions include sexual health, anti social behaviour and alcohol misuse.
Closed girls group – diverts girls away from core group associated with library and shopping centre. Interventions include sexual health, anti social behaviour and alcohol misuse.
Outdoor Academy – diverts group from shopping centre at key time of Friday.
Street Break – future plans…
Closed boys group – use model used for closed girls group. Interventions include sexual health, anti social behaviour and alcohol misuse.
Residentials – target group associated with the library and shopping centre. Residentials with North Edinburgh Alcohol Initiative Collaborative.
Weekend work – increase the amount of diversionary activities happening at the weekend.
The Junction Young People Health and Wellbeing
160-162 Great Junction St
To support young people in their right to make informed decisions about their lifestyle
To work with young people to develop resources that facilitate discussion around alcohol between young people, their teachers, youth workers, parents & carers
To provide 1:1 person centred support to young people that have identified issues with their own or someone else’s alcohol use
To organise and facilitate a group for young people to explore attitudes towards alcohol use and its effects on the wider community
To work in partnership with other organizations, and to promote the Junction, its values and resources
2 Drop In sessions per week at the Junction
1 Street-Work session per week in Granton/ Trinity/ Muirhouse/ Pilton
Offer 1:1 support around alcohol issues to 3 young people per week
Run Group Work for young people around alcohol, with ultimate aim to develop a resource for young people
Outreach Work at local schools and youth clubs around alcohol
No. Sessions Delivered YP Contacted Drop Ins 13 52 Outreach 8 209 Street-Work 4 100
Listening to Young People
Effects on Young People’s Lives
Neighbourhood or Society
Alcohol as a Legal Drug
Still from the Junction’s ‘Wasted Moments’ Flick Books
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