Youth Navigator is a service for adolescents aged 12-16 who present to hospital with a wide range of complex social issues. Our youth work service model will support them to healthier lives through a combination of hospital and community based support.
Youth Navigator is based in the Acute Receiving Unit of the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, Edinburgh and the Emergency Department of St John's Hospital Livingston and the Emergency Department of the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow.
We receive funding for Youth Navigator from Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, NHS Lothian, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the Scottish Government Safer Communities Division.
We'll be working with a wide range of partners across Lothian, The West of Scotland and beyond. Please get in touch if you have a service in any of the Lothians, Edinburgh City or the Glasgow and West of Scotland area for young people that you think we should know about firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to come and have a chat.
'We are delighted to start Youth Navigator with Medics Against Violence in NHS Lothian. Medics against Violence are a charity with a strong track record of helping patients achieve better outcomes for themselves and their families and we are excited to partner with them to be able to offer a youth work-based community outreach service to the young people that we care for.'
Dr Alison McLuckie, Consultant Paediatrician
Dr George Oommen is a Consultant in Paediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine in the Royal Hospital for Children and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
It's an exciting time for us to start up the Youth Navigator service in Glasgow as it coincides with the hospital becoming a Major Trauma Centre.