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Higher mental health outcomes for boys

By Christine Lines | April 3, 2024

We are delighted that the mental health outcomes for boys in our recent cohorts is higher than the percentage across all genders. Thank you to Movember for funding our work. “Being on Growing2gether has helped me because when I am in a difficult situation, I can think back to this and find a way to …

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Youth Social Action Groups’ film ‘Stereotypes of Young People’

By Christine Lines | March 2, 2024

Watch and share: After 18 months of hard work and growth, students from Inverness Royal Academy, Tain Royal Academy, and Millburn Academy are thrilled to unveil their film ‘Stereotypes of Young People’!   The excitement peaked in February at the exclusive premiere event at Eden Court, marking a resounding success for our Youth Social Action …

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Peer review of Growing2gether

By Christine Lines | February 29, 2024

In December 2024 we published a report on ‘Exploring the Efficacy of Growing2gether on Mental Health, Education and Behavioural Outcome (2017-2023) ‘ and we asked Highland Councils Educational Psychology team if they would peer review the report. The peer review includes comments from the team and we are grateful to Bernadatte Cairns, and her team …

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Inverness High School visits to The Park Ecovillage, Findhorn

By Christine Lines | February 20, 2024

In January we held our first of many school eco visits to The Park Ecovillage, Findhorn. 15 young people in S3 from Inverness High school joined us for the day  to learn about what an ecovillage is and how they can become more aware of living sustainably in their own community. Our aim of these …

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We are delighted to announce our new Co-CEOs

By Christine Lines | January 23, 2024

Growing2gether is pleased to announce that Diana Whitmore, the charity’s founder/CEO, and Gavin Morgan, our Operations Director, are joining forces to become Co-Chief Executive of Growing2gether.  Diana and Gavin have worked closely together for nearly a year, strengthening the charity and increasing reach to more young people facing disadvantage through our innovative Growing2gether nursery mentoring …

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A illustration of a snowman drawn by a young person

Mentoring – a gift that keeps on giving

By Christine Lines | December 13, 2023

Young or old, we all have something to teach and something to learn. That’s the magic of Growing2gether…young people, who face challenges in life, mentoring children who need their support. Thanks to everyone who supports us, a moment of mentorship can lead to a lifetime of impact. This year, we have given the gift of …

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Scottish Government, Maggie Fallon and team

Meeting with the Scottish Government

By Christine Lines | November 21, 2023

On Tuesday 7th November, 2023,  we had the opportunity to meet with Maggie Fallon (Head of Children, Young People and Families Unit on Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing) and her team at The Scottish Government. Diana Whitmore, CEO, and Gavin Morgan, Operations Director, provided Maggie and her team with an update on the Growing2gether programme …

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Growing2gether faciliators outside of Elgin Academy

Our first programmes in Moray and beyond

By Christine Lines | November 21, 2023

Growing2gether Lead Facilitator Marit Beije (right) and trainee facilitator and youth worker at Elgin Academy, Derri Chamberlin (left).   Our Moray based charity starts partnerships with Elgin and Forres Academies. Since 2017, the Growing2gether Nursery Mentoring  Programme has reached over 1,700 children and young people in 13 Highland schools. This year, for the first time, …

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Growing2gether Community News!

By Christine Lines | October 31, 2023

October has been a busy month for our Growing2gether Community projects! Bowling Meet up for Youth Social Action Groups The Youth Social Action groups from Tain, Inverness and Alness met together in Inverness to have a fun session of bowling then down to some hard work on their various projects.            …

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Vacancy Dundee and Aberdeen Programme Facilitators

By Christine Lines | June 6, 2023

Growing2gether Mentoring is a 16 – 18-week programme that gives young people the skills to address underlying issues that can lead to becoming disengaged; such as low self-esteem, low aspiration and educational attainment. We are now recruiting facilitators to deliver the programme in Dundee and Aberdeen. This includes; ● One afternoon a week working with …

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Other News

1stMay 2020 – Press Release. Young Start awards over £78,000 to Growing2gether. Read more here.

8th August 2019 - Working with Disengaged Young People. Read more here.

2nd July 2019 – Film by Inverness pupils puts spotlight on teen pregnancy! Read more here.

24th June 2019 - Young People Making a Difference in their Community. Read more here

10th May 2019 – Moray Charity Shortlisted for National Award! Read more here.

3rd May 2019 – Growing2gether nominated for a Scottish Charity Award! Read more here.

30th April 2019 - Vote for Growing2gether! Read more here.

13th March 2019 - Growing2gether receive funding from The National Lottery Community Fund! Read more here.

15th February 2019 - Campbell Unveils £2M for Highland Group Projects. Read more here.

14th February 2019 – Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell visits one of the Growing2gether projects to unveil new funding! Read more here.

28th February 2017 - A Day in the Growing2gether Programme. Read more here.

26th October 2016 - We are Expanding! Read more here.