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In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Sexual Health and Relationship Education

Youth Agency Staff are currently involved in the delivery of SHARE to S2/S3/S4 pupils. SHARE is a research based sex and relationships educational curriculum for 12-16 year olds with the main emphasis on improving communication to reduce emotional risks and to enable young people to negotiate taking precautions.

As well as being involved in SHARE the Youth Agency delivers sexual health programmes to S5 & S6 pupils aimed at providing the young people involved with the opportunity to identify and explore issues relating to their sexual health and emotional wellbeing.


The Youth Agency offers a variety of groupwork programmes, these are developed in consultation with Pupil Support staff. Young people are identified and referred through Pupil Support Groups, attendance is voluntary and programmes include promoting positive peer relationships, transition work, challenging behaviour, anger management, coping strategies, school attendance, confidence and resilience, anti social behaviour and communication and listening skills.

S6 Training

The aim of the training is to prepare S6 pupils to work with younger pupils in their school. The training involves exploring issues around communication, listening skills, child protection and school transitions. This allows the S6 pupils to be involved in prefecting, paired reading and MVP.


MVP stands for Mentors in Violence Prevention. It aims to tackle and prevent gender-based violence, stereotyping and bullying by giving bystanders in a given situation the skills and confidence to challenge these issues when they arise. Through MVP we train young people to become mentors to younger pupils. They deliver group work sessions to highlight the effect that bystanders can have when they see or hear something that they feel is wrong.
4 - 12, 13 - 15, 17 - 25
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South West 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 442 4015
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This record was last modified on: 27 July 2019