Monthly News

The Drop-In Live Chat!

Health opportunities Live chat service

HOT introduces a new service: The Drop-In Live Chat! If you’re struggling with your mental health, have questions about sexual health, or need advice about substance use, go our website, and click on the Drop-in Live chat window, on either your phone or computer.  Through our Drop-in Live chat, you’ll be able to chat to … Read more

Exciting News! HOT is moving home

woman decorating her home with items

HOT will soon be on the move to a recently refurbished building in Craigmillar. We want to create an amazingly warm, colourful and trauma-informed space for local young people.  We are looking for donations – can you help? What we Need Colourful paint Flooring (carpet/laminate) Materials for activities Art therapy supplies (acrylic and watercolour paint, … Read more

Taking care over the festive season

Clear Christmas baubles with glitter inside them.

Here at HOT we’ve thought of a new idea to help my blog be a way for us to share the issues that young people talk about with our amazing workers and volunteers. How to take care of ourselves in the festive season Our social media topic over December has been to think about how … Read more

Wishing you a very happy festive season!!

Clear Christmas baubles with glitter inside them.

                  Changes I know everyone says it, but I really can’t believe how quickly time flies – nearly the end of 2018 – wowzer!!  Change is really the only thing that stays constant I’ve been thinking a lot about change recently. Change is really the only thing … Read more

Summer! BBQ’s and Suncream

Summer BBQ with HOT

Hi Everyone, Well, summer is here – we’ve been loving the sunshine! It seems to make everyone happy although I know some people who find the heat very difficult – if you get itchy or sore skin in the summer, try to stay in the shade.  We’ve all been sitting outside our office at lunch … Read more

Spring is here!

                Wow! It’s  Spring – I can’t believe how quickly time is moving forward.   Here’s a wee spring flower that popped up We’ve been busy here at HOT.  Soon we will be launching our new Business Plan for the next three years.  We want to focus on equality … Read more

Have a Fantastic Christmas and a Safe, Happy New Year!

Sparklers write out 2018

Here at HOT, we are winding down now for the festive break. First of all, I’ve been thinking about what I wish could happen for all young people over Christmas and new year: I wish you can all be safe and warm and happy and cared for, I wish you can all have fun, I … Read more