One to One Support

The One-to-One Support Service at the Junction is a free and confidential service for any young person aged 12-21, living in Leith or North East Edinburgh.

Using the One-to-One Service gives you a chance to speak to a worker about issues that are affecting you and work on areas of your life you would most like support in.

It could be coping with and managing difficult emotions such as anger, sadness, anxiety, decision making skills, confidence and self-esteem.

Working towards individual goals or getting support around health issues such as alcohol use, sleep problems, sexuality and relationships or smoking.

Making a referral

Thank you for your interest in making a referral to The Junction. Unfortunately as we’ve been experiencing such high demand on our services, we have made the decision to temporarily close our waiting list.

We appreciate that waiting for our referral list to reopen can be difficult, so if/when you need to talk to someone, we encourage you to use our Open Access services (details below) or contact the following organisations:

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87

Samaritans on 116 123.

Childline  0800 1111

Crisis Centre:  Freephone: 0808 801 0414   Text: 07974429075

Info on counselling agencies around Edinburgh:

Edinburghcounsellingagencies.co.uk

 

Our Open Access services are times we set aside where a worker will be available to provide support without an appointment:

Walk-In: Monday and Friday 4-7pm

Drop-In: Wednesday 4.30-7.30 and Friday 1-4pm (Free shoulder massage available Fridays)

 

During these appointments we can also help you find alternative services for the kind of support you need.

 

As far as possible, we have the same worker(s) on the same day each week, who should be able to see you straight away or after a short wait depending on how busy the walk-in/drop-in is.

 

We will update our website as soon as our Waiting List reopens. Thank you.

Fake IDs issue among British and American youth

There is a growing problem of fake ID use among young people in Britain and USA. Fake IDs are used by underage persons to buy alcohol, tobacco and in certain states of America, even legal marijuana. Fake IDs are easy to get online, due to democratization of technology, anonymous cryptocurrency payments and globalization of world economy. Youngsters often use alcohol as an escape from everyday problems. Likewise, they want to socialize in company of their older peers and visit bars, clubs and music venues with age control policy. That's where fake identification cards come to the rescue, despite known scams. However, many students do not realize that by using a fake identification document they add felony to misdemeanor and thus can irreversibly damage their future. If you developed a drinking problem or need a legal help after being caught with false ID, The Junction Youth center can provide guidance and advice (more questions answered here).