Information & Support Session - 15 May

The next Information and Support Session for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health is on the subject of Self Harm on Tuesday 15 May from 6.30-8.30pm at Southside Community Centre, 117 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9ER (On street parking). 

This session will hopefully increase parents' and carers' understanding about Self Harm and offer some practical ways they can help young people who may consider or display self-harming behaviour.

Places must be booked in advance by emailing:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Assistance with Home to School Travel - Session 2018/19

Please read the letter regarding help with travel to school. 

If you think your child may qualify for assistance, please fill in the form and return it to the school office by 30th April 2018.

ASD & Restricted Eating Information Session

Louise McCool, CAMHS Psychologist, is presenting an information session on ASD and Restricted Eating for parents of current preschool children (0-5) and school aged pupils with autism, attending City of Edinburgh mainstream schools.

The session is appropriate for parents, grandparents or carers. Young people themselves should not attend. There will not be a crèche for younger children. This session is not suitable for professionals.

Interested parents should book a place by contacting the number or email address on the flier attached. The venue will be shared at the point of booking.

Information & Support Sessions for Parents and Carers

The next Information and Support Session for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health is being held on Tuesday 27 March 2018, from  6.30-8.30pm at Royston Wardieburn Community Centre, 8 Pilton Drive North, Edinburgh, EH5 INF.  The subject is: Anxiety:-Exploring the symptoms and effects of anxiety on young people - CAMHS (Child and Adolescence Mental Health Service)

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse App

Please find a link to a very helpful app for victims of domestic abuse or those who suspect it is going on with friends or family. Recommended by Police Scotland.

Bright Sky Domestic Abuse AppBright Sky Domestic Abuse App

It enables users to gather evidence in a journal and provides advice on various aspects of domestic abuse, forced marriage etc. It also directs victims to local support services. 

HPV Vaccine Information

HPV (cervical cancer) Vaccine Consent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and S2.  The vaccines will be given on Monday 4 June 2018.

The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective. So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at school. If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parent, carer or guardian and return the form to your school as soon as you can.


More information about the programme can be found on the HPV page of the Immunisation Scotland Immunisation Scotland website. Or you can call NHS Inform for further information on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).

Conflict Resolution Training

Recognise, Reflect and Resolve

Free Conflict Resolution training event for Parents and Carers of Teenagers

Tuesday 20 and 27 February 2018  6.30-8.30pm at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, 8 West Pilton Gardens, Edinburgh, EH4 4DP 

Another Conflict Resolution Course for parents and carers of pre-teen and teenagers (11-18 years) is on offer. The course, which will be delivered by SCCR (Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution), will provide an opportunity to reflect on what it’s like for teenagers growing up and the potential triggers of conflict in families. Discussions will help parents and carers to reflect on the different ways to resolve conflict in different situations.

If you would like to book a space please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07860 736129 and provide a name, contact telephone number and if possible an email address. Participants must be able to attend both sessions. We are very fortunate to be able to offer these courses for free and would appreciate it if participants who book a place endeavour to attend or cancel so that someone else may be offered the space.  

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