Tuesday 12th September 2017

Eastbank Conference & Training Centre


A full day of 1 hour workshops in all things youth health


For youth work staff/volunteers –drop in for 1 or 2 workshops or stay all day.


What would be helpful to learn for your practice?

Let us know what workshops you would like us to provide.


Active East are now accepting applications for the second grant round of the year, the deadline is Friday 19th May!


There are 2 types of grants which partners can apply for:


Active – for new physical activity provision engaging young people 5+.


Building – for staff training to support the delivery of sports and physical activity.


Note: Active applications need to be delivered in partnership

Partners that make the link between youth work and sports organisations are key to ensuring the overall aim of Active East is achieved. Therefore, we are looking for joint partner applications for 'Active' Grants. 'Building' grants would benefit from partnership but is not essential. 


To apply


Go to to access applications and guidance notes.


Please take careful consideration of the guidance notes.


If you are looking to apply and develop an application, please get in touch to discuss and we can support you through the process.

Alcohol Brief Intervention Training For Trainers 2017 2 Day Course

​Details can be found by clicking the below link:



We have been contacted by Landscape & Contracts LTD with the attached Modern Apprenticeship opportunity. (2 posts available)

Landscape & Contracts LTD have pledged these opportunities to people within our households however we need your help in identifying suitable candidates (16-19yrs) and having their CVs forwarded on to

This is a fantastic opportunity for the young people within our communities, if you require any further information or would like to discuss a customer’s suitability please do not hesitate to get in touch.




Fuse Inclusion Programme


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with the award winning Fuse Youth Work Team. Have you got what it takes to motivate and support young people?

We are looking for experienced youth workers to apply. Funded to March 2019.
Closing date is 12 noon on the 26th May . Please submit a CV with a covering letter which matches up your skills and experiences to the job description and person spec.

Email myself with any questions and of course CV and covering letter if you are going to apply.


Gerry Baldwin
Project Manager
Fuse Youth Cafe




Fuse Youth cafe are delighted to offer a fully accredited module developed by Fuse in partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College. This can be adapted to be delivered in its entirety or in small chunks using the whole module SCQF level 4 or Dynamic Youth if they participants are primary age.


SCQF Level 4

SCQF Credits 2


The aim of the qualification is to give academic recognition to young people participating in an Anti-bullying programme. The programme's objectives are to equip learners with a deeper understanding of bullying combined with some practical skills and experience in stop motion animation.


Skills Gained

• understanding of the concept of bullying and its associated behaviours • exploring how bullying can escalate in different environments • recognising factors associated with Bullying Culture • identifying the effects of bullying and explore effective responses • exploring the process of response and recovery • developing characters and scripts through group discussion and brainstorming • developing techniques in stop motion photography through experimentation • developing skills in post-production • planning and holding a media event to preview stop motion animation


Target is secondary pupils but can be adapted for a younger age group encompassing Dynamic Youth Awards. Pease email me for further information and costs.


Gerry Baldwin
Project Manager
Fuse Youth Cafe




Kalel Productions, an independent production company, are looking to find three outgoing individuals aged 12 – 14 from around the UK, to co-host an exciting new vlog challenge series for CBBC online. The three-minute shows will be fast-paced, safe and fun and feature the latest internet crazes and challenges. We would love to hear from people and parents who know of young people (girls and boys) who have that special ‘something’ in front of the camera and love to entertain. We are looking across the UK, and will be hosting auditions in London, the North and Scotland in the next few weeks.


We are particularly interested in young people who:


- Enjoy being the centre of attention and can captivate an audience

- Are naturally funny and entertaining and wouldn’t be daunted by presenting a show

- Are obsessed with online challenges and great at creating their own


Please find below link to access an application form that needs to be filled out by any young person (and their parent / guardian) wishing to apply, and also a flyer that can be displayed on a notice board or online. It would be great if you are able to forward the attached application form to the parents or guardians of any children aged 12 -14 who you think might be interested. The application form needs to be filled in, signed by a parent or guardian, and sent back to us along with a photo and 1 min video clip (all instructions are on the form). We would encourage people to send their forms in as soon as possible as we are anticipating a big response, and the closing date is Friday 2nd June. We are auditioning in Scotland Saturday 20th May – so the sooner people get their application forms in the better!


Applicants who successfully make it through the initial application round will receive a phone call from one of the team, and will then potentially be invited to attend an audition.


Filming for the chosen three presenters (max of 8 days) will take place at weekends between June and November this year at a London location.


We are looking for a great mix of characters from all over the UK, so it would be great if you are able to pass on this information.




Feel free to get back to me with any questions.


Many thanks




CBBC Online Challenge Team

DIRECT: 0203 761 4575


We are interested in the possibility to link up in relation to a new project for 4 Parks in Greater Easterhouse, which we (icecream architecture) are working on with Glasgow City Council and SWECO engineering consultants.   

The wider project involves extensive water management works to mitigate flooding, which will be carried out in Cranhill Park, Croftcroighn Park, Blairtummock Park and Barlanark Park. This will bring a number of the hidden underground burns and streams in the area, to the surface in the parks developing new ponds, habitats and recreational spaces.

Our role is to engage people locally in understanding what this all means for them and why that matters. Furthermore our events will invite folk to think creatively and generate ideas for seating, way-finding, path-making, play spaces and nature spots.

We are doing 2 FREE public events for each park, an Action Afternoon and a Conversation event(List of dates and places at bottom of email.)

We are currently planning both and were wondering if you might be interested in being involved in any of the Action Afternoons? These will be informal and fun, we shall put together ourselves a range of activities, games and things for the public to explore in each park - relating to some of the projects key themes : natural play, the environment / habitat / species, working with water and heath and wellbeing. We are hoping to also do a (free) big BBQ.

Would you be interested/available to come along and/or contribute on the day by running an activity? As a means to also promote the work you do and its relationship to the park etc. These events will be of a celebratory nature and we shall promote these widely.

It would be great to speak further either way if any of this is of interest.

Dates / places as follows:

Tue 16 May


12:00 – 18:30

Dip into Cranhill Park : Action Afternoon 1  

Wed 17 May


12:00 – 18:30

Dip into CroftCroighn Park : Action Afternoon 2  This event has notifications.

Tue 23 May


12:00 – 18:30

Dip into Blairtummock Park : Action Afternoon 3

Wed 24 May


12:00 – 18:30

Dip into Barlanark Park : Action Afternoon 4  This event has notifications.


Wed 31 May


17:00 – 19:30

Cranhill Park : Conversation Event 1  

- Cranhill Community Centre, Multi-purpose room This event has notifications.

Mon 5 Jun


17:00 – 19:30

CroftCroighn Park : Conversation Event 2 

- Ruchazie Parish Church HallThis event has notifications.

Tue 6 Jun


17:00 – 19:30

Blairtummock Park : Conversation Event 3  

- Cafe space at PlatformThis event has notifications.

Wed 7 Jun


17:00 – 19:30

Barlanark Park : Conversation Event 4 

- Calvay Centre, courtyard space



Neil Fergusson

icecream architecture






Please find below registration link for the next Smokefree Services Young People and Tobacco Training. There is further information regarding this course via the below link.


Young People and Tobacco Registration Link


Course Date: Thursday 16th March (09:15 – 16:30)

Venue: Heart of Scotstoun Community Centre, 64 Balmoral Street, Glasgow, G14 0HB


The training is free of charge, however advance booking is essential

Funding Opportunities


People’s Postcode Trust

In 2017 People’s Postcode Trust aims to help people – ensuring they have the skills, opportunities and rights to improve their lives. Seek applications for projects that focus on the prevention of poverty, promotion of human rights, equal rights and conflict resolution for some of society’s most vulnerable groups.

Deadline: Expressions of interest 23rd January – 10th February 2017. More on website


BBC Children in Need Small Grants Programme

Small grants of up to £10,000 are available per year for up to three years (£30,000 total request) to not-for-profit organisations that are supporting children and young people of 18 years and under who are experiencing disadvantage through:

•Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.

•Any kind of disability.

•Behavioural or psychological difficulties.

•Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Deadline: 1st June, 1st September and 1st December 2017. More on website  


CashBack for Communities

This Scottish Government's initiative uses funds recovered from criminal activity to support positive activities for young people. Through the scheme Volunteer lead youth groups in Scotland can apply for funding of up to £2,000 to enhance their programmes for young people and get their projects off the ground

To be eligible the applicant needs to be a member of one of the six partnership organisations: The Scout Association; Girlguiding Scotland; Boys Brigade; Girls' Brigade in Scotland; Boys and Girls Clubs (Scotland); and Youth Scotland.

Deadline: 1st March 17. More on website


Pastoral Care Trust – St Nicholas Care Fund

Applications will be considered from organisations and community groups providing direct benefit to communities, particularly in the following priority areas: children and young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, those suffering from the effects of poverty or unemployment, those suffering as a result of alcoholism and or drug abuse, individuals or groups in the community suffering from the effects of discrimination, those who have been, or are experiencing mental illness.

Deadline: 6th Feb 2017. More on website




Hi all, please see below link for a summary of MA posts which will soon be going out on Most of them will be live on 3rd March although some may go live on 10th and 17thAll posts will have closed by 31st March!




We will be at the Glasgow MA event on 7th March at the City Chambers.  There will be an open session for any individual or advisors looking for more info at Langside College on Thursday 9th March(details to follow and will be promoted on webpages/FB and Twitter).


We are also considering a Parents Info session in the week commencing 20th Feb, details to follow.


More info on the detail of the roles can be found at



A post has become available within the Health Improvement Team in North East Glasgow. The role will have a varied portfolio including youth health. You will provide specialist health improvement and inequalities expertise to develop, and ensure others are able to deliver work streams to improve health and reduce health inequalities; you should have a comprehensive evidence base and policy context in order to provide support/give direction and advice in health improvement.  You should be educated to Degree or the equivalent with relevant project planning, management and implementation experience. You should have significant experience working in a relevant, specific topic, setting and skill based health improvement area. This is a permanent post with full time hours and these hours will be worked Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm and will have a closing date of the 6th of February. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland's PVG Scheme.  PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION.


Link below for you to access this.


S is for…  Sirens.

Have you heard the news?  Our brand new National women’s sports team, Sirens, will be stepping out on to court for the very first time on Tuesday 21st February at 7.00pm against other big new team, Wasps Netball.  Not only is our match the Vitality Netball Superleague 2017 season opener, live on Sky Sports Mix, but for one night only we are going to be playing in the impressive 5,000-spectator capacity Arena here at the Emirates, Glasgow.  And we can’t wait.

Our Sirens team are a ground-breaking, trail blazing, pioneering, powerful group of athletes and this is your chance to come and see what this new chapter in Scottish netball looks like.  We are Scotland’s only female sports team with a broadcast deal, and we are on a mission to lead Scottish sport into a new era where females have the same opportunities as males.

We would like to offer you guest passes for this match. Simply email before close of play on Friday 3rd February with the following information, and we will get your tickets to you: Please only request the number of tickets you can physically use.

·        Name -

·        Organisation or Club =

·        How many tickets required -

·        Postal address  -

#WeAreSirens and we're #ChangingTheGame


Places are available on the following FREE training course:


Grief and Bereavement

Thursday 26th January 2016

1pm – 4pm

Calton Heritage Centre, London Road, Glasgow

Delivered by Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice



SMHFA-YP Training

Thursday 2nd & Thursday 9th February 2017

5.00 – 8.45pm (both evenings)

Glasgow Kelvin College, Haghill Campus

Delivered by North East Health Improvement Team


Both evenings must be attended to complete part 2 of this blended learning course

For more information or to book a place please contact  or  ( 0141 232 0172


NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Sexual Health information and communication survey

The new NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Sexual Health website has recently gone live.  We want to take this opportunity to make sure that we provide sexual health information in a variety of formats that is useful to the public, professionals working in sexual health, and people who need or use services.

We’re inviting you to take part in a short online survey.  Your input will help to make sure the sexual health information we provide is in formats that you find helpful and easy to understand.

Please share this email with anyone who might be interested in giving feedback.  Alternative formats of the survey can be requested by emailing or phoning 0141 211 8130.


This survey will close on Friday 23rd December 2016.

We are also going to be holding some website user testing groups in late January/early February 2017, to get feedback on our Sandyford website.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending one of our user testing groups by emailing and we can provide you with more information.

Thank you


Sandyford Sexual Health Service


Communication & Engagement Team

2-6 Sandyford Place


G3 7NB 

Phone: 0141 211 8130


Seasonal Stress Busting with Lifelink!


Lifelink are offering the opportunity to access a one hour session in stress management and relaxation. If you're having a stressful week, are feeling the pressures of the time of year or would simply like to take some time out, come along and take one hour to let our trainers guide you through the skills which help you to manage and avoid stress. You will be shown practical tips and exercises to take home and use.

This is not a course, but an opportunity to relax and remove yourself from the chaos.

These sessions are an ideal top-up or follow on from Lifelink's four week Stress Management and Relaxation Courses or a great initial drop-in to learn the basics of stress management.

To book:

Online: Online registration is the quickest and most straightforward way to register.
1. Go to the courses page of our website, pick the venue, date and time that is best for you and click on it.
2. Enter your name, phone number and e-mail and you're registered!
You will receive a confirmation with all the details.

Phone: Call our main office on 0141 552 4434 to speak with one of our intake team. We'll need your name, number and email plus the details of the course you want to register for. We can send a confirmation email or letter.

Thanks for reading

Lifelink offer 1-2-1 Counselling Services to Adults and Young People living in Glasgow. Our Youth Services are also available in West Dunbartonshire and Renfrewshire. We offer courses in Stress Management, Relaxation and Emotional Literacy.


The health resource library will officially launch at its new home - FUSE Youth Café on the 6th of December between 10am and 12.


The resource has been developed in partnership between North East Glasgow Health Improvement Team and the staff team at FUSE.  The health library is open to anyone working with young people in North East Glasgow and will operate as a lending library so that staff can book out resource topic boxes to support issue based work within their own organisation.


Resources featured include drugs & alcohol resources, tobacco, sexual health and relationships, mental health and well being, physical activity and food & nutrition.


We would like to invite you along to attend, have a light refreshment with us and try out some of the resources that you can then borrow to take back to your organisation and use with young people.


Please confirm attendance using the below details:  

Tel 0141 232 0171/07799074 224








Active East are running a badminton basics course This Saturday, 5th November, and have 4 free places left!

Where: Glasgow Club Easterhouse

When: Saturday 5th November


Cost: Free

Badminton Basics is a six-hour course geared towards coaches, youth workers, with little or no badminton experience. It focuses on fun games for beginners, allowing participants to lead sessions and assist in the delivery of sessions. candidates receive a certificate of attendance and a pack.

The minimum age for participants is 14 years of age. Candidates will receive a certificate and resource pack..

 If you would like any of the places please email​ by latest 12pm on Friday 4th November.


Friday 25th- Sunday 27th November is the weekend of the Scottish Badminton Open Grand Prix and the Emirates Arena will be the home of the fantastic event giving sports fans the chance to watch some of the world’s best athletes display amazing feats of power, speed, strength & agility as they compete for the title of Scottish Open Champion.

Because this is going to be right on our door step, Active East in partnership with Badminton Scotland are going to be running a ‘Friday Night Fun’ Badminton carnival on Friday 25th for all partners and young people within the East End! Plus for every young person who attends the Friday Night Fun Carnival they will get to watch live games in the main arena and also will receive tickets to watch the live finals on Sunday 27th. Last year we had over 50 young people attend!


Friday 25th November:

7pm-8.15pm- Badminton Carnival

8.15pm-9pm- VIP Active East zone to watch live games

9.10pm- Departure AND all young people will be given tickets to attend Sunday’s finals.


 Active East have a small budget to support with transport if your group requires this.

To book your group in please click on the below link to complete the pro forma and email back to for no later than Friday 18th July.

Maximum group numbers 20.



Active East mobile: 07912760275



The Legacy Hub, 301 Springfield Road, Glasgow G40 3LJ, United Kingdom



Gender Based Violence Youth Worker Guidelines Training for Training Course - Facilitators Wanted

The Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership has developed ‘Good Practice Guidance for Youth Workers on gender based violence', as part of its programme of work to inform and improve practice responses to all forms of violence against women. The GVAWP is now recruiting facilitators to support future delivery workshops to raise awareness of the guidance.  Training will be provided and successful participants will be asked to provide up to 2 half day workshops annually.

Further details are outlined in the attached documents:

·         Application Form: /Data/Sites/1/userfiles/15/cpdassets/application-form-2016.doc

·         Person Specification: /Data/Sites/1/userfiles/15/cpdassets/person-specification-for-youth-worker-guidance-facilitators-2016.doc

·         Cover Letter: /Data/Sites/1/userfiles/15/cpdassets/cover-letter-facilitators-2016.doc

·         Line Manager Agreement: /Data/Sites/1/userfiles/15/cpdassets/line-manager-agreement-final-2016.doc


If you are selected by the panel to participate on the Training for Trainers Course you will be required to attend a full day course which will run on Wednesday 7th December All applicants must be available on this date.

If you wish to apply to be a Facilitator, applications and line manager agreement must be returned to  We are extending the deadline for applications to Monday 14th November.

Ideally, you must be currently employed by a partner organisation of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership, including those organisations who participate in GVAWP Working Groups including the locality based VAW or local delivery groups or attend the voluntary sector VAW Standing Group.  However, if you or staff in your team have skilled/experienced staff in this topic and are not an identified partner of the Glasgow Violence Against Women Partnership, please still submit an application and we can then make sure with your agreement that your organisation is added to the mailing list of the Violence Against Women local structures. 

For more information please contact:

Phone 0141 232 0174









Active East are running training for the Active Champions and have a couple of FREE places remaining on the ETC Conflict Resolution training course on Thursday 27th October.


Venue: Glasgow Kelvin College, Haghill Campus

Time: 6 – 8pm


This module will offer participants practical tools for dealing with conflict, aggression and challenging behaviour in a sports setting.

Learning Outcomes:

1) Identify personal triggers and reactions.
2) Understand what can cause conflict and how it can escalate.
3) Know how to communicate effectively in conflict situations.

Please use the below contact details to book a place


Active East mobile: 07912760275




The North East Glasgow Health Improvement Team  are now taking bookings for our Sexual Health Un-Conference Event – a free training for staff working with Children and Young People here in North East Glasgow.


The event will be in the form of a drop in, so staff are welcome to attend workshops relevant to their role & remit at a time that suits on the 24th of November, 2016 at Calton Learning & Heritage Centre, 423 London Road, Bridgeton, G40 1AG .  (Please note additional workshops will run in Rooms 5 & 6 in Templeton Business centre across the road.)


The overall aim of the day is to offer training and information via a series of drop in workshops. Workshops are one hour long and include topics such as;


Under Pressure, FGM, Gender Based Violence (GBV), working with sexually activity under 16s, the free condom service, supporting pregnant young people, supporting LGB&T young people, mentors in violence, white ribbon, sexual health strategy, key messages from young people about their sexual health and young people affected by sexual violence. Please see attached document for more information on workshop content.


Participants don’t need to stay the whole day as workshops are repeated. We hope this will allow staff to access training at a time that suits.


Please complete and return to:​    /Data/Sites/1/userfiles/15/cpdassets/sh-unconference-booking-form-final.doc





We have places available on the following FREE training course:


SMHFA-YP Training


Wednesday 7th December 2016

9.00am - 4.30pm

Eastbank Conference & Training Centre, Shettleston

Delivered by North East Health Improvement Team


For more information or to book a place please contact  or   ( 0141 232 0172

  See Course Descriptor...

*Free Training Opportunities*


Monday 5th December 2016
9:30am - 12:30pm
NE Eastbank Training & Conference Centre G32 9AA
Delivered by Clearer Choices Glasgow

  See Course Descriptor...

CRAFFT & Drug & Alcohol Youth Work Pack

Monday 12th December 2016 & Tuesday 13th December 2016
9:30am - 4pm
Eastbank Conference & Training Centre G32 9AA
Delivered by Clearer Choices Glasgow

  See Course Descriptor...

If you would like to book a place please contact:
North East Youth Health Team:
Tel:     0141 232 0171


*Free Training Opportunities Dec 2016*







REHIS Elementary Food Hygiene



9.15 – 4.30pm

Learning & Development Centre

NE Youth Health
(  0141 232 0172




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The Crafft Screening Tool training session aims to enhance child & youth workers skills, knowledge and understanding of how to engage young people in an alcohol & or drug brief intervention effectively.  Participants will explore topics such as attitudes to drug/alcohol use, assumption made around substance misuse and harm reduction.
Screening, ‘ways in’, assessing risk, providing feedback and establishing referral & exit pathways will be covered.
How to build rapport & empathy with young people, discuss effects of behaviour, look at motivation for change and ways to build confidence will feature in this training as a means to effectively use the CRAFFT tool.
A knowledge of alcohol and drugs awareness would be beneficial prior to attending this course to maximise the effectiveness of implementing the CRAFFT screening tool.

Delivered by:

Clearer Choices Glasgow (CCG)
54-58 St Vincent Terrace
Glasgow G3 8DX
Tel: 0300 303 5051
Opening times: Mon - Fri: 9:00-17:00






9.30 am



NE Eastbank Training & Conference Centre
G32 9AA


Minimum attendance:
8 participants

Maximum attendance limit:
15 participants


If you would like to book a place please contact:
North East Youth Health Team:
Tel:    0141 232 0172















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CRAFFT & Drug & Alcohol Youth Work Pack


These sessions will help to enhance and build child and youth workers’ knowledge and skills of basic alcohol/drug as well brief interventions. This will be done In an activity based style, structured as indicated below:

Day 1 – Session1 & 2 - Setting the scene, voices and views, drugs fact activity, sources of support & further information,  review then Q&As. Recap, drugs activity, cannabis myths & facts, alcohol risks & effects, units then review of session.

Day 2 - Session 3 & 4 - Recap, identifying young people’s needs, substance related needs, on the spot activity, youth workers policies, referral pathway, worst case scenarios, CRAFFT, review & close

Delivered by:

Clearer Choices Glasgow (CCG)
54-58 St Vincent Terrace
Glasgow G3 8DX
Tel: 0300 303 5051
Opening times: Mon - Fri: 9:00-17:00










9.30 am

4 pm


NE Eastbank Training & Conference Centre
G32 9AA


Minimum attendance:
8 participants

Maximum attendance limit:
15 participants


Participants must attend both days



If you would like to book a place please contact:
North East Youth Health Team:
Tel:     0141 232 0172




First Wednesday
of each month:
7 - 8.30pm

CoderDojo is a Global network of FREE computer clubs for young people! For all 11-17 year olds who live in and around Bridgeton.

Come along to the Bridgeton Community Learning campus and learn everything you need to know to become a great programmer—learn to create websites, apps, games, or even how to make music or art using code.







7 December2016

7pm – 8.30pm

Book online at:

You can also contact the Smart Communities team at:
Tel: 0141 550 9575   Text: 07919304108
Venue: Bridgeton Community Learning Campus
68 Dale Street   Glasgow G40 4TL



More information

Please email Stuart Lowe for more information.






Modified 5/10/2017 by Stuart Lowe