What do we do?

We deliver a variety of learning and development opportunities that are freely available for young people to access in schools, the community on the streets and our Drop-ins.

Why do we do what we do?

Young people are at the heart of everything all of our work. We believe that everyone should be treated with respect and embraced for who they are. We want to support young people to be the best they can be.

silhouette of young man thinking

Tell Us Your Problem

We know that asking for support can be one of the hardest things to do, so we will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable, relaxed and safe.

Are you ready for sex?

Your first time isn’t going to be perfect and it’s only natural to feel nervous. Try to think about what you can do to make sure you are not going to regret what happens. Before you choose to have sex, take our quiz to see if you are ready.

The Health Opportunities Team runs three health drop-ins every week, for young people aged 12 – 25 years old. They are based at Portobello, Gilmerton, and Craigmillar.

At the drop-ins, staff provide a safe space for young people to gain information and advice about all aspects of their well-being, particularly their emotional and sexual health.

The Drop Ins

Feel Good Groups for 
Young Woman & Men

Get fit and feel confident and improve your self-esteem…

laptop illustration

Email Support Service

If you need help now or know anyone who does, you can email us for advice or make an appointment for one of our Drop-ins:

Donate to HOT!

You can help make a huge difference to our young people by donating to our Amazon Wishlist or supporting us through Just Giving – (Click images to find out more)

Our Partners