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Briggs commends innovative Lothian counselling service for young people.

Miles Briggs, Scottish Conservative & Unionist MSP for Lothian, is commending an Edinburgh based charity for its innovative counselling service for young people. TalkTime Edinburgh offers free counselling for young people in Edinburgh and Lothian aged between 12 and 25 with physical disabilities and long-term health conditions that affect their daily life. Miles has tabled a Parliamentary motion highlighting the charity’s good work and encouraging young people who feel they may benefit from the counselling service to contact the charity as it aims to work with more young people in the area.

Speaking today Miles said:

“ TalkTime’s counselling service is the first of its kind in Scotland and offers support to any young person in Lothian who suffers from a physical disability or health condition that affects their daily life.

“ The charity is keen to expand its work with young people in this area so I hope more youngsters with disabilities or health conditions who feel they might need extra support will get in touch with it and access the free counselling service its provides.”

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* Please see below a copy of the motion tabled today by Miles.

Motion Number: S5M-07645
Lodged By: Miles Briggs
Date Lodged: 12/09/2017

Title: TalkTime Edinburgh’s Counselling Service for Young People

Motion Text:

That the Parliament commends the work of TalkTime Edinburgh, which is a charity that offers a free counselling service for young people in Edinburgh and Lothian aged between 12 and 25 with physical disabilities and long-term health conditions that affect their daily life; understands that TalkTime Edinburgh is the first free counselling service of this kind in Scotland; is aware that it offers young people with physical conditions, including diabetes, juvenile arthritis, severe asthma, cystic fibrosis and epilepsy, high-quality counselling and advice, as well as Skype appointments for those unable to attend its base in Leith; considers the work of TalkTime Edinburgh to be valuable and useful, and encourages young people in Edinburgh and Lothian with physical disabilities or long-term conditions who feel they may benefit from the counselling service to contact the charity or find further information on its website at talktimeedinburgh.co.uk.

Miles Briggs