Supporting Teenagers

CONTACT DETAILS

MULTI-CULTURAL FAMILY BASE (MCFB)

Anne Spiers
50 Coburg Street, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH6 6HE
0131 467 7052
SERVICE LOCALITY
North East, North West

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INFORMATION

Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Secondary School (13-15), Minority Ethnic
What age range is it suitable for?
13 - 16, 17 - 25

ORGANISATION
CONTACT DETAILS

50 Coburg Street, Leith, EDINBURGH, EH6 6HE
0131 467 7052

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COVID-19 UPDATE...

Following the Government guidelines we will continue to provide this service remotely throughout the current lockdown.

We continue to support teenagers remotely via phone calls and video calls whilst restrictions are in place.

We will not be able to run any groups in person but will run some of our groups via Zoom.

If you would like to make a referral to our services, please email duty@mcfb.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can (within 2-3 days). Please note that waiting lists are in operation for many of our services, but we will endeavour to offer support where possible or make an onward referral where appropriate.

The Mosaic Project is a new group project, which aims to promote the mental well-being of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people in the North Locality of Edinburgh. The group is co-facilitated by Multi-Cultural Family Base and The Junction, offering a service for BAME young people in S2-S6 who identify as experiencing poor mental health, and feel that their cultural needs are not being met by mainstream mental health services or youth agencies.

The Project is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council.

The Mosaic Project is run by youth/group workers at MCFB in collaboration with The Junction. The group meets weekly and is a relaxed and informal opportunity to focus on strategies to combat stress and anxiety. It is a safe and comfortable space where young people's voices and views are at the centre.

The weekly group is run on a drop-in basis. We share a snack and have a catch-up before sharing experiences and thoughts, looking at ways to achieve wellbeing through self-help strategies. We sometimes invite yoga and meditation instructors or visiting local organisations involved in physical and mental health.

If you think you or someone you know might benefit from the group, please read the criteria below or download the information leaflet and pass this on. You are also welcome to just come along to one of our sessions to check it out for yourself, or contact us to find out more. It can take time to gain confidence in a group so please come even if you do not feel comfortable contributing much in the beginning. We look forward to seeing you!

If you would like to attend the group and travel is a barrier, we have some funding for escorted travel and/or taxis.

CRITERIA...

WHO? Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) young people in S2-S6, in North Edinburgh

WHAT? Group promoting mental wellbeing

WHEN? Tuesdays 6:00pm-8:00pmpm

WHERE? The Junction drop-in space, 82-86 Great Junction Street (green door), Leith

Referrals...

Contact Anne Spiers for more information on this project. If you are a young person and want to find out more, you can text or call us on 07741 742 227.

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Multi-Cultural Family Base (MCFB)

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