Substance Use

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

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

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

Andy’s Journey to HOT

Andy Porteous

My Journey to HOT I guess you could say I have had a somewhat unconventional route to end up working for the HOT team. Having little enthusiasm for school and leaving at the age of 16 with no qualifications, I found myself working on building sites as an apprentice electrician. Qualified at 19, I drifted … Read more