Yolo Sistas Project
Yolo Sistas Project aims to support girls from black and minority ethnic communities aged between 10-17 yrs and who have caring responsibilities for someone in their family. This may be a parent, sibling or other relative who may be affected by mental health problems, a disability, chronic ill-health and drug or alcohol misuse.
We can help by offering group support where girls can:
Have a regular short break from caring
Meet other BAME girls who are carers and develop friendships
Share their thoughts and feelings in a place where they feel included, listened to and respected
Take part in arts and crafts, games, outdoor activities and visit new places
Relax and have fun in a safe space
The group has 8 to 10 girls and runs every week on a Friday afternoon after school and at our base in Leith during school term-time. We have snacks and share our weekly news when we arrive. We then have different activities each week, for example games, arts and crafts or dancing. The group is a safe place for girls to talk about things that are important to them and enables them to make new friends and learn new skills. The group is run by all female staff, and we arrange for the girls to be transported home once the group is finished.
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