What is the Drop-in?
The Health Opportunities Team runs three health drop-ins every week, for young people aged 12 – 25 years old. They are based at Portobello, Gilmerton, and Craigmillar.
At the drop-ins, staff provide a safe space for young people to gain information and advice about all aspects of their well-being, particularly their emotional and sexual health.
Young people can expect to find staff that are trained to help them explore any questions or concerns they may have about their well-being. Young people can also expect to be treated with friendliness, warmth and without judgement when they come along to drop-ins.
All drop-ins have two spaces; a waiting space where staff are available to engage with young people, and where there is a range of leaflets and other resources. And there is a space where young people can be seen on a 1:1 basis.
Drop-ins are confidential, meaning we don’t share any information with anyone else unless we feel concerned that a young person is at risk of harm.