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This is a podcast about helping young people reach their true potential

u-evolve podcast U-Evolve

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This is a podcast about helping young people reach their true potential

    Special Series: TALKing Alcohol - Kat and Callum talk to MSP Jeremy Balfour and Douglas Meikle of SWAF

    Special Series: TALKing Alcohol - Kat and Callum talk to MSP Jeremy Balfour and Douglas Meikle of SWAF

    Hello and welcome to a U-Evolve Podcast Special Series: TALK.
     
    TALK is a special project funded by the Scotch Whisky Action Fund and Foundation Scotland. We work with vulnerable young people at risk of alcohol-related harm providing an opportunity to discover ways to prevent and manage alcohol misuse.
     
    Episode 2 of this special series episode features Kat and Callum again. They did such an excellent job of the first one. If you haven’t listened to the first one, do that now and come back to this episode after. 
     
    They are volunteer youth workers and it is very appropriate that they strongly advocate for youth work to help tackle alcohol misuse.
     
    They pose questions to guests, Douglas Meikle of the Scottish Whisky Action Fund and MSP Jeremy Balfour. They also present their ideas to improve education on alcohol in schools.
     
    Representing U-evolve on this episode are Eilidh Macdonald-Harte (Founding Chair) and Ian Downie (Therapeutic Coach).
     
    Resources
    Scottish Schools Adolescent Lifestyle and Substance Use Survey (SALSUS)
     
    Scotch Whisky Action Fund and Foundation ScotlandTackling Alcohol Related Harm Fund
     
    Amy Henderson from Fet-lor Youth Club is name checked in this episode and you can hear our interview with her here. 
     
    U-Evolve is a registered Scottish Charity based in Edinburgh working with young people aged around 11 to 18. We are doing pretty well at meeting our mission to help young people reach their potential. We are almost 100% funded by some great organisations and individuals and increasingly schools are paying for our therapeutic coaching services for their young people. This funds our therapeutic coaches who deliver our blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    Please pop onto our website for more info and if you are interested in volunteering, donating money or raising funds for us the information is on the website.
     
    You can find Eilidh on Twitter and Instagram and she hosts the U-evolve Facebook page and our Instagram.
     
    Our producers are Ben Dyer and Shelley Hutton

    • 43 min
    Special Series: TALKing Alcohol - Kat and Callum

    Special Series: TALKing Alcohol - Kat and Callum

    Hello and welcome to a U-Evolve Podcast Special Series: TALK. 

    TALK is a special project funded by the Scotch Whisky Action Fund and Foundation Scotland. We work with vulnerable young people at risk of alcohol-related harm providing an opportunity to discover ways to prevent and manage alcohol misuse. 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Value of Youth Work with Amy Henderson - Youth Work Manager, Fet-lor Youth Club

    The Value of Youth Work with Amy Henderson - Youth Work Manager, Fet-lor Youth Club

    Hello and welcome to the U-Evolve podcast where we talk about the work we do and generally chat to really interesting people. What’s not to like?
     
    This episode is hosted by Tolga Kuyucuoglu - Project Manager - and features Amy Henderson - Youth Work Manager at Fet-lor Youth Club. They talk about the importance of relationships in youth work and support. They have an interesting conversation about the pressures on the young people and Amy is very candid about her own life as a teen, how she got involved in youth work and the impact of a trip to Uganda.
     
    Fet-lor is U-evolve’s base and we are indebted to Fet-lor for their support.
     
    You can find Amy on Twitter and find out about the fantastic work she and her colleagues deliver at Fet-lor
     
    You can find Tolga Kuyucuoglu on Twitter @UEvolveTolga (and you pronounce his name queue u ju ollo….)
     
    U-Evolve is a registered Scottish Charity based in Edinburgh working with young people aged around 11 to 18. We are doing pretty well at meeting our mission to help young people reach their potential. We are almost 100% funded by some great organisations and individuals and increasingly schools are paying for our therapeutic coaching services for their young people. This funds our therapeutic coaches who deliver our blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    Please pop onto our website for more info and if you are interesting in volunteering, donating money or raising funds for us the information is on the website.
     
    Our producers are Ben Dyer and Shelley Hutton.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Imprint of Kindness with Emma Easton - Head Teacher, Spartans Alternative School

    The Imprint of Kindness with Emma Easton - Head Teacher, Spartans Alternative School

    Hello and welcome to the U-Evolve podcast where we talk about the work we do and generally chat to really interesting people like Emma from Spartans.
     
    This episode is hosted by Tolga Kuyucuoglu - Project Manager - and features Emma Easton, Head Teacher of Spartans Alternative School. They talk about how Emma got into this type of teaching and how the Alternative School works for young people excluded or threatened with exclusion. And of course they cover how U-Evolve came to be involved in support the young people (and the staff) at the school and how that works today. Eilidh talks about this too in Episode 1.
     
    Spartans was our first partner and we are lucky to work with the great Spartan’s family.
     
    Emma has a great Twitter feed - well worth a follow!
    Find out more about the great work from Spartans
     
    You can find Tolga Kuyucuoglu on Twitter @UEvolveTolga (and you pronounce his name queue u ju ollo….)
     
    U-Evolve is a registered Scottish Charity based in Edinburgh working with young people aged around 11 to 18. We are doing pretty well at meeting our mission to help young people reach their potential. We are almost 100% funded by some great organisations and individuals and increasingly schools are paying for our therapeutic coaching services for their young people. This funds our therapeutic coaches who offer a blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    Please pop onto our website for more info and if you are interesting in volunteering, donating money or raising funds for us the information is on the website.
     
    Our producers are Ben Dyer and Shelley Hutton.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    The Story of U-Evolve with Eilidh Macdonald-Harte - founder and Chair

    The Story of U-Evolve with Eilidh Macdonald-Harte - founder and Chair

    Hello and welcome to the U-Evolve podcast where we talk about the work we do and generally chat to really interesting people. What’s not to like?
     
    This episode is hosted by Tolga Kuyucuoglu - Project Manager - and features Eilidh Macdonald-Harte who is the founder and Chair of U-Evolve. They talk about the evolution of U-Evolve and what we offer young people in our unique blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    You can find Eilidh on Twitter and Instagram and she hosts the U-evolve Facebook page.
     
    You can find Tolga on Twitter (and you pronounce his second name queue u ju ollo…sort of.)
     
    U-Evolve is a registered Scottish Charity based in Edinburgh working with young people aged around 11 to 18. We are doing pretty well at meeting our mission to help young people reach their potential. We are almost 100% funded by some great organisations and individuals and increasingly schools are paying for our therapeutic coaching services for their young people. This funds our therapeutic coaches who deliver our blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    Please pop onto our website for more info and if you are interesting in volunteering, donating money or raising funds for us the information is on the website.
     
    Our producers are Ben Dyer and Shelley Hutton.
     
    Thanks to our interviewer Tolga and guest Eilidh for their time and passion.

    • 58 min
    Gender Identity and Mental Health with Cam - a former service user

    Gender Identity and Mental Health with Cam - a former service user

    Hello and welcome to the U-Evolve podcast where we talk about the work we do and generally chat to really interesting people.
     
    We love this episode, hosted by Tolga Kuyucuoglu - Project Manager - and features Cam who used to receive support from us. Cam talks candidly about their gender identity and the journey to their own acceptance of that. They have good advice for others going though similar journeys. The episode gives some insight into the tools that really worked for Cam.
     
    You may have heard Cam talk about how they were applying to Uni. Great news - they got into their first choice course at their first choice Uni. Well done Cam - we are really proud of you.
     
    You can find Tolga on Twitter @UEvolveTolga (and you pronounce his name queue u ju ollo…).
     
    U-Evolve is a registered Scottish Charity based in Edinburgh working with young people aged around 11 to 18. We are doing pretty well at meeting our mission to help young people reach their potential. We are almost 100% funded by some great organisations and individuals and increasingly schools are paying for our therapeutic coaching services for their young people. This funds our therapeutic coaches who deliver our blend of coaching and psychotherapy.
     
    Please pop onto our website for more info and if you are interesting in volunteering, donating money or raising funds for us the information is on the website.
     
    Our producers are Ben Dyer and Shelley Hutton.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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SMHUTTON ,

Valuable Content

I like that they have young people on the podcast. A nice relaxed style.

alittlebitoftime ,

Truly valuable podcast

Really insightful and emotionally resonant conversations. U-Evolve clearly do amazing work with young people and I can’t wait to hear more from both young people and staff.

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