Youth Scotland Impact Report 2021/22
The resilience and creativity shown by the youth work sector recovering from the pandemic
[Youth Scotland] brought much needed support, guidance and knowledge to a group of young people who are either waiting for mental health input or not eligible for mental health services for various reasons e.g. addiction. It also upskilled youth workers and parents who are two groups of people who are often left supporting young people when services are unavailable.Member Group
The year of this Impact Report began as Scotland lifted the ‘stay at home’ order and transitioned to the Protection Level system. The long process of recovery had begun. While a traditionally ‘in person’ activity, youth work had shown incredible resilience and adaptability during lockdowns and restrictions.
Community-based youth work became digital youth work and detached youth work, finding a way through the toughest of times. Once meeting in person was possible once more, youth work sought out hybrid delivery and began to look at recovery and to address the emerging issues caused by nearly a year of impact on young people’s lives.
One of the partnerships we celebrated in this Impact Report. See a short showcase of just some of that work here.