There are lot of things happening at PYCP over this term.

Please visit our facebook page PYCP/97 or our twitter feed @piltonyouthproj to follow us and find out more.




PY sessional worker Danni is also working at Health Opportunities Team running this group for young people ages 12-18. They would very much welcome PY young people to get involved too! Any questions, give us a shout! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hello PY Families, Friends and other local charities.

What a whirlwind of a week. PY staff have been working behind the scenes to help families and you might have seen James and Katie delivering hot meals and packed lunches to families in the area. PY will continue to help PY children, young people and their families as best we can in these unusual circumstances.

PYCP is working with North Edinburgh Arts @LinkupMuirhouse Scran Academy The Spartans Community Football Academy to help feed families in Pilton, Muirhouse, Granton, Royston and other local community.

We hope you are enjoying all the posts from Debs and Zoe and we hope soon to have a dedicated number for families to get in touch via Whatsapp as well as Facebook if you need to get in touch.

Thanks to Radio Forth Cash for Kids LAYC EVOC City of Edinburgh Council Holiday Activity Fund for their support and to everyone who have donated food and pledged money to help us.

Finally a big thank you to all the carers, NHS staff, shop workers, postie's, Police, Fire men and women, Petrol stations, delivery drivers, unsung heroes and others that I have forgotten who are continuing to go to work and keeping our country running whilst we are all in isolation at home.

Have a nice weekend at home even though the weather is supposed to be nice, stay indoors, stay safe and look after yourselves.

Debbie xx
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Spring is coming!๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒฑโ›…๏ธ
Our fab Adventurers Worker Aga has created a Spring scavenger hunt for wee ones to have a go at whilst out exercising or in the garden - how many can they find?!

๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ Let us know how you get on - pictures of your finds very welcome in the comments! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ“ธ
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A photo from Katie and James trip yesterday; enough bread to fill the PY Van! Thank you Booker Cash & Carry for your donations! <3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes people in the mental health world really enjoy making 'fun' ways to remember how to look after yourself. Like now, with the Corna Virus a Doctor in America has come up with: FACE COVID!

F = focus on whatโ€™s in your control
A = acknowledge your thoughts and feelings
(this is a strange time and it's normal to feel weird about it)
C = come back into your body
(this is helpful for when our thoughts go '100 miles per hour' and we can be so focused on them that we sometimes forget where we are. The idea is to shift the focus from what we're thinking/feeling to imagining what different parts of your body feel like e.g. can you feel your toes?)
E = engage in what youโ€™re doing
(same as before, but the idea is to put your attention into the activity that you might be doing e.g if you're walking up the stairs, how many steps are you walking up?).

C = committed action
(make time for something that you know make's you feel good).
O = opening up
(we're all in this together and chances are someone else if may have the same thoughts/ feelings, it's ok to reach out and talk).
V = values
(include as many things that you like into the day)
I = identify resources
(use the information around you e.g. on pycp's facebook page, to find out where to look if you need anything).
D = disinfect & distance

Take care all.

P.S just a gentle reminder that using FACE COVID shouldn't replace any medical advice/therapeutic support e.g. counselling. If you're struggling with your mental health you can still contact your GP, or ring helplines such as Samaritans (ring free phone 116 123) & Sane (ring free phone 0300 304 7000). For more helplines available click:
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Our great new volunteer Mo has sent us some creative and active challenges for p5-7s! Have a go at the things in the picture, and if you like, share your results in the comments!

The PY team would love to see pictures or hear about what you've been creating! ๐Ÿคฉ๐ŸŽจโ›น๏ธโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸฅŽ
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Thanks to every individual and business who is supporting Cash for Kids appeal. You are helping children and their families living in Edinburgh and in some of the poorest parts of the city. We have families will benefit directly from your generosity.

From all the staff, families, children and young people of Pilton and Muirhouse xxFirstly, HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated to our Emergency Appeal so far, the response has been incredible. โค๏ธ You guys never cease to amaze us!

We are delighted that we can now open applications, however, as we have limited funds and this is an ongoing campaign the applications may not be open for very long.

How it works ๐Ÿ‘‰ As soon as we have generated funds we will be granting them out. Once these funds are used up we will close applications and wait until we have generated more funds to open applications again. Thank you to everyone who has donated so far, these funds will be making a difference to our local community very soon. ๐Ÿ’•

#CFKAppeal #WhoWeHelp #ThanksToYOU
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Hi All,

Here are more links to information available to you! You can find the information by either click on the links, or looking through the photos.

Click on the link below for ideas and things happening online to support you and your family.

If you want to be updated about the Coronavirus, put this number into your phone 07860 064422 and go to 'Whatโ€™s app' and type 'Hi', you will get up-to-date info from the government. (Just remember after each question number you typed to type 'Menu' after to go back to the start)

Just another idea: it might be nice to comment on the section below about the things that you're doing, or finding online, that are helping you? You never know, you might have the solution to someone else's problem!

Stay safe,

The PY Team
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