JUNCTION UPDATE: The Drop-In will restart on Wednesday 1st September and will run on Wednesdays from 4pm to 7pm. We are still running the Digital Drop-In on Mondays and Thursdays too. More info below!
Junction Digital Drop-In
Phone, text, email, Whatsapp or video call support for young people in Edinburgh aged 12-21. Have a free confidential one-to-one chat with a worker for around half an hour about anything on your mind.
All our workers are really friendly and will treat you with respect. The worker can:
work with you to think about what might help
help you find any information you might need
To request support please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07758348850.Let us know if you would prefer support by text, phone, or email. We will then get back in touch to confirm when your support will be.
For more information about what happens once you contact us click HERE.
The Drop-In restarts on Wednesday 1st September. This will run on Wednesdays only from 4pm to 7pm. We have some extra safety guidelines in place – please wear a mask if you’re not exempt, there will be 1 metre distancing in place and we’ll ask you to sanitize your hands.
What happens at The Junction Drop-In?
Our Drop-in is a safe place for all young people aged 12-21 and is staffed
by workers who have experience and an interest in young people’s health. You can come alone or bring a friend! You can pop in to:
Get information on a range of different health topics
Sit with other young people in a shared space while waiting for a 1:1 with a worker
Have a 1:1 confidential chat with a worker
Refer yourself into weekly one-to-one support or counselling
Free condoms for young people aged 13+ with c:card
Current drop-in times are:
Wednesday’s 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Come to the green door at Junction at 82-86 Great Junction Street and buzz the buzzer.
Everyone is really friendly and will treat you with respect. We have your best interests at heart and all services are free and confidential.
The Junction has a zero tolerance policy on language or behaviour that discriminates on the grounds of:
What can I talk about?
You can speak to a worker about anything to do with your health and wellbeing. This might be things like school stress, difficult emotions, drug use, sleep, friendships, sexuality, uncomfortable thoughts, anger, self-harm or you might be worried about someone else. There are so many things you might want to talk about – we won’t judge you and we’ll do our best to help!
Is it private?
Our service is confidential which means that we won’t share what you’ve told us unless we’re worried that you or someone you spoke about is in danger. If we’re worried, we will do our best to let you know and tell you what we’ll do.
When you come in we’ll ask you to tell us your first name and your age. We’ll also make a note of what you spoke to us about in case you come back again. This will be kept securely.
Just ask if you have any questions. We can also let you see our confidentiality policy or GDPR (data protection) policies!
What happens at The Junction Walk-In?
Our Walk–In is not currently running – please use the Wednesday Drop-In or the Digital Drop-In.
Our Walk-in service is a safe place for all young people aged 12-21 to come and chat to a worker on a 1:1 basis. Instead of waiting in the drop-in area with friends/ other young people, you will wait in our main staffed reception. If you’d like, you could bring a friend or even a family member or support worker to wait with you while you see a worker!
At walk-in appointments, young people can:
Have a confidential chat with a worker about anything on their mind
Find out more about the Junction, have a look around and ask questions
Current walk-in times are: not currently running
Please come to the middle (purple) door for walk-in, where you will be asked to fill in a quick sign-in sheet: there is no need to say what service you need or give us any contact details if you don’t want to. Walk in appointments can last anything from 5 minutes to around 30 minutes depending on the issue you would like to discuss.
Our staff are really friendly and will treat you with respect. We have your best interests at heart and all our services are free and confidential.
What is the difference between the Walk-In and Drop-In?
The Drop-In is a shared space. It is a chance to come in on your own or with friends to learn more about different health and wellbeing topics and chat about things that are important to you. You can also access a 1:1 with a worker. No over 21’s apart from our workers are allowed in the drop-in space. At the drop-in there are fun activities, a different theme each month as well as free juice and fruit.
The Walk-In is a chance to wait for your 1:1 with a worker in a quieter environment. You are welcome to come by yourself or come with an adult/ support worker or friend. You will be offered a drink while you wait and hopefully you will be seen straight away or soon after.
FEELING FUNNY 22nd & 29th September – 2 free online sessions for young people aged 14 – 21
FEELING FUNNY – 2 Free Online Sessions for Young People…
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).
Drop In Times
Wednesdays: 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Walk- In Times
Not currently running
Street Outreach in the Leith area
Please check our social media for updates.
82-86 Great Junction Street
0131 553 0570
WRITE TO EXPRESS Group
We are hosting Write To Express taster sessions in October,……read more
Wednesday Drop-in Change
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August service update
Our services and office will be closed for one week……read more