Nike’s Last Day

Nike's Last Day - Winnie the Pooh - Goodbye

Nike Oruh (Therapeutic / Counselling Lead) A short blog by Nike on his last day at HOT. My journey at HOT began as a sessional worker, delivering sexual health inputs to the local high schools. I was still pursuing my music career at the time, but I fully enjoyed the experience of working with young … Read more

HOT is moving home!

moving home - car with boxes on roof

HOT is moving home!. We 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 … Read more

Farewells and New Beginnings

Caroline

Farewells and New Beginnings For Caroline… The time has come for me to say farewell and move on to a new job. After 14 ½ years at Health Opportunities Team (HOT), it’s time for a change and new challenges. I started working here in 2003 as a Sessional Worker and realised that I LOVED working … Read more

Summer! BBQs and Suncream

Hi Everyone, Ready for summer! BBQs and suncream. 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 lunchtimes to eat our lunch … Read more

Springtime

springtime flowers and butterfly's

Wow! It’s  Spring – I can’t believe how quickly time is moving forward.   Wow, it’s Springtime Already! 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 and being inclusive for everyone and the team has been talking to lots of … Read more

Denver – The State of Colorado

Denver Colorado

So, now I’m in Denver – the State of Colorado. It feels funny being in a new place again. I had got so used to Milwaukee, had started knowing my way around and loved spending time with the people at Saint A. The Mile High City It’s exciting learning about a new place though. Denver … Read more

My Last Post From the USA

plants in New Mexico

Here’s my last post from the USA. Written from New Mexico USA – My trip has come to an end . I am so sad that it’s ended but so excited to come home and share all of the things I’ve learned with HOT. Mixed feelings are sometimes tricky to deal with but I’ve learned that … Read more

HOT in the USA – Milwaukee

HOT in the USA – Milwaukee continues. So, I’ve been in Milwaukee now for the week. Its nickname is brew town because they’ve always brewed beer here, even before it was actually a place. I’ve been exploring – to find my way around and learn more about the place. It’s beside Lake Michigan which is … Read more

HOT in the USA – First Part of the Journey

So, here’s an update ‘HOT in the USA – First part of the Journey’. I flew on this plane from Edinburgh: My flight was delayed so I had to wait in the airport for an extra 3 hours. I just wanted to get going but I tried to stay patient because I know that getting … Read more

HOT is Going to America

Guess what? HOT is going to America! I applied for a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship and couldn’t believe that I got it.  Just goes to show – it’s always worth trying for things! Here’s a picture of me looking at a statue of Winston Churchill. Winston Churchill was the prime minister of Britain … Read more