Our annual Fun Day for young people and families is always a fantastic event, and this year was no exception.
We welcomed more than 350 young people from all over the country to The Peak in Stirling for a day full of activities, food and, of course, fun!
Young people and their families enjoyed a range of activities across the course of the day including football, sand art, henna tattoos, face and nail painting, hair styling, ice skating and go-kart racing. Not forgetting the bouncy castle, petting zoo and chocolate fountain!
We are taking on the Great Scottish Run and it’s all to raise money for our Young Person’s Fund!
Twelve of our amazing staff are putting their best foot forward, training hard for the 10km race through Glasgow on the 29th September.
Despite the wet weather and a number of training injuries, Team Includem’s spirits are high and they are determined to raise as much money as possible for the Young Person’s Fund.
We have paired up with Kingdom Off-Road Motorcycle Club to offer a new experience for young people in Fife.
The Club stepped in to coach seven young people we work with by taking them through a six-week programme of training and practical activities in off-road motorbiking.
Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth took time out of her busy schedule to find out more about the work of our team in Fife.
Jenny stopped off to meet our staff and was shown around the office by some of the 45 young people we support in the area.
Months of hard work paid has paid off for one of our Dundee Project Workers, Claire Kelly, whose research paper on substance misuse amongst young people was published by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ).
Claire successfully applied to take part in the three-month research placement with CYCJ, which was in collaboration with Includem. The paper takes a look at the existing research literature on young people and substances, and includes the experiences of Includem staff.