Highland CHAMPS

The Highland CHAMPS are a group based in Clachnaharry, Inverness - we welcome any young person who identifies as care-experienced. Whether you are a care-leaver, looked after at home, fostered, adopted, in residential care or other, we provide a safe space for activities, opportunities, socialising and FUN!

For more information or to confirm dates and times, please contact one of the following -

Lexie MacKay

Social media

Leadership report

Highland Champs Lockdown Support

Virtual house parties

Meet other Care Experienced Young People in a safe place online. This is Highland-wide and for more information, please contact lexie.mackay@highlifehighland.com.

Advocacy

Who Cares? Scotland Advocates help Young People have a voice and control when speaking to social workers and other professionals. Contact jcameron@whocaresscotland.org.

Safe, outdoor opportunities

Coming soon - let us know if you would like to take part and any ideas you have. Contact lexie.mackay@highlifehighland.com.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Highland Champs

As of 17 March 2020, in line with Covid-19 restrictions, our building at Clachnaharry, Inverness, had to close to groups being held there. That meant our groups moved online until such times we get the green light from the Scottish Government to re-open the building for group use.

While our Clachnaharry building won’t be open - our social media absolutely is and the well-being of our Care-Experienced Young People is our priority as usual. Highland Champs is still your space, place and community, even if it looks a bit different for a while. So come visit us, chat, play games and have fun. See our social media for group events.

We recommend that CEYP

  • ‘Like’ our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter & Instagram for updates - and please tell your CEYP friends to do the same.
  • PM the Facebook page if you would like to be added to the Secret Facebook Group, just for CEYP
  • Reach Lexie YDO via social media
  • Have a look at what coronavirus is and how it might affect you by Young Scot! We don’t feel scared, and you shouldn’t either.
  • Practice lots of self care and look after yourself - that includes doing lots of things you enjoy, even if you cannot leave the house. It’s important that you remain positive, especially when the news can make it all feel a bit scary. Check out this link for staying positive in a crisis.
  • Let us know how we can help, and how we can keep the Highland Champs spirit alive! Should we do Facebook Live sessions? Start a Champs WhatsApp group? Or snapchat? Send us your suggestions and don’t be afraid to ask for help either.

Highland Champs is still here for you.

As soon as we know an update about our groups, we will let you know.