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Carers Week 8-14 June 2015

27 May 2015

Young Carers Art Trail #sharingourcaring

Each age group at EYCP will create a piece of art to be displayed at various venues throughout Edinburgh City. Displays will also be placed in The Scottish Widows Building Reception and Waverly court for professional awareness and support.

There is a map that shows the trail, here: MAP

Keep a look out for regular updates here and on our facebook and twitter pages...

Art in HealthCare 2015

27 April 2015

The EYCP mural was on display at St Marys Cathedral on Palmerston place. Good work ycs.....

Soulight Application

24 March 2015

The 12-15 group had tried a new mental health apps that is under construction.

If you would like to sign up to try the beta (test) version click the link below:

Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2015

2 March 2015

As of this morning, voting is underway for the Scottish Youth Parliament elections, please publicise any way that you can to young people eligible to vote (aged 12-25). The voting period lasts until Friday 13th March.

The candidate details for all areas can be found here:

In Edinburgh there are 3 uncontested constituencies (South, Pentlands and West) and 3 contested constituencies (Easter, Central and Northern and Leith).

Young people can vote for candidates in any one constituency using the ‘single transferrable vote system. Voting is online and can be accessed at this direct link:

Young people need their Young Scot number to vote, or they can get a temporary number from  their school, library or community centre. Young people can vote via any web device, so there is no need to provide a ‘polling booth’ or similar – but if you wanted to make a computer or tablet available as a polling station, even for just a little while, that would be appreciated.


You can keep track on twitter and Facebook:

#sypelex #syped15

@officialsyp @edyouthissues

Stills Gallery "Selfie" Workshop 2015

27 January 2015

Members of EYCP 12-15 & 16+ groups attended a photography taster workshop at Stills Gallery on Cockburn Street. The theme was "Selfies". Thanks to Mo and Claire at Stills.

Hopefully this will lead to a young carers photography group in the near future.... 


Christmas Family Fun Day 2014

11 December 2014

EYCP Mull Residential 2014

15 October 2014

12-15 Mull

EYCP recently travelled to Mull to experience an action packed residential, this was with Hebridean Pursuits and their charitable trust The Roses Project

The trip this year was a fantastic opportunity for 12 young people to travel to the Island of Mull and explore many of its outdoor opportunities. The activities included Coasteering, Rock Climbing, ‘Munro-bagging’ and Plunge pooling. There was also plenty of time for the young people to relax and have time to themselves. The weather helped as it was glorious sunshine for the whole 5 days!

On a more serious note the residential also gave workers and the young people time to get to know each other. As a result it lets us deliver a more relevant programme during our normal groups thhroughout the year. As a result of this residential we have identified several issues that were highlighted within the trip. These issues may have taken 6 months to surface during group time, but due to the team spirit and 'everyone together' ethos of the trip these issues can be tackled earlier and within weeks of identification.

Some quotes from the young people:

“I want to climb Everest” (young person after climbing Ben More)

“I feel so relaxed and healthier than last week” 

“I can’t believe I swam in the sea and jumped off a rock”

All the young carers said they would return to Mull if they had the chance.

Spartan Race 2014

22 September 2014

A team from EYCP completed the Spartan Sprint yesterday at Winton Castle near Pencaitland. Click here if you would like to donate to EYCP

The team included Margaret Murphy Chief Executive of EYCP: