What is the Summer of Wellbeing?
We know that that last year and more has been full of challenges and pressure for Scotland’s young people. Missed opportunities, interrupted learning, cancelled social events and isolation have all contributed to a difficult time for young people.
We also know that community-based youth work and a youth work approach have a significantly positive impact on the lives and wellbeing of young people: 93% of young people identify with universal youth work contributing to better confidence and self-worth and 53% feel it reduces isolation.
The Summer of Wellbeing is a summer-long campaign of offers, activities, training and opportunities for youth workers and young people to thrive together in community-based youth work.
Free Hi5 Awards for Youth Scotland member groups
Thanks to our partnership with STV Children’s Appeal, we are excited to launch the #summerofwellbeing with a bang! Together we are offering FREE Hi5 Awards challenge sheets exclusively to Youth Scotland member youth groups.
The Hi5 Awards will be given away on a first-come-first-served basis to the first 250 sign-ups through this form: ##link##
The great thing about the Hi5 Award is that you are probably already doing everything you need to complete one with your group! All you need is a minimum of 5 hours on a project, activity or event and your young people can get a cool certificate recognising their achievements!
What if I have never done a youth award before?
Don’t worry – we have you covered there too! If you like to learn from others and ask questions, we regularly put on fun and interactive training to get you going. You can even book a free starter training session for this right now!
If you prefer to read information and resources, we have a section on our website to care of that too.
The Hi5 Award follows a fun and engaging plan-do-review format, where workers and young people can encourage young people to improve their wellbeing, learn new skills and take part in activities during any summer programme.
Youth Scotland will work with STV Children’s Appeal to produce an impact report groups can use to evaluate a summer programme, and to demonstrate that impact to funders or in future funding applications.