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GRT history month: pride without compromise

Monday, 14 August 2023
June is a significant month not just for the LGBTQ+ community, but also for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities. LGBTQ+ Pride Month coincides with GRT history month, which was established in 2008 to celebrate GRT...

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EPIC’s celebrating Pride 2023

Friday, 23 June 2023
Marking the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, Pride is both protest and celebration. It's an opportunity for advocacy, and to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in...

EPIC Assist Partners with Ovacome

Thursday, 9 March 2023
Around 7500 people are diagnosed with ovarian cancer every year in the UK: the risk is about 2% over a lifetime. Around 4100 UK deaths...

Mental health in the Fairground industry

Wednesday, 19 October 2022
This September marked the second World Fun Fair Month. Started in 2021 by campaign group Future4fairgrounds, World Fun Fair Month celebrates not just the fairground...

Students and mental health

Monday, 7 February 2022
As the mental health conversation swiftly grows in normalization and awareness, it’s sometimes easy to forget positive mental health is still a relatively new topic...

EPIC Christmas e-Card Competition

Sunday, 23 January 2022
In December 2020, EPIC provided a food donation service (Dial Assist Bundles) in partnership with Dial a Snack Wishaw and was able to provide two...

The Scottish Girls Project Level 2 goes online

Wednesday, 29 July 2020
EPIC Assist Charity Scotland has been delivering online Scottish Girls Projects in response to COVID-19 restrictions. After three years of delivering successful Girls and Boys...

‘EPIC has taught us more about the world!’

Tuesday, 30 April 2019
The inclusion of international elements in EPIC’s girls’ project in Livingston was a huge success, according to participants Savanah, Romany and Chloe. The Lothians Youth...

Huge impact for first Boys Project

Sunday, 13 January 2019
The first-ever Boys’ Project run by EPIC Assist Charity Scotland saw a drastic improvement in the attitudes of participants towards living a healthy lifestyle. The...

Youth projects expand to West Lothian

Monday, 20 August 2018
EPIC Assist Charity Scotland has received £3,997 from the Daisy Chain Trust to run youth projects in the Craigshill area of Livingston. After running two...

EPIC launches Boys’ Project Booklet

Thursday, 5 July 2018
The booklet for EPIC Assist Charity Scotland’s boys’ projects is hot off the press and ready to be used for the first time this autumn....

Teaching boys key life skills

Sunday, 17 June 2018
EPIC Assist's upcoming Lothians Boys Project recently featured in the East Lothian Courier. You can view the article here. 

Boys Project to be piloted in East Lothian

Tuesday, 29 May 2018
EPIC Assist Charity Scotland has received funding from John Watson’s Trust to run their first ever Boys Project. The Project will take place in the...

Great enthusiasm for Girls Project

Monday, 9 April 2018
The Edinburgh Girls Project in Edinburgh Central Mosque has had a great start, with up to 15 girls participating in each session. After four of...

New Scotland employee visits Slovakia office

Monday, 9 April 2018
EPIC’s new staff member in Scotland, Simen Jordsmyr Holm, went on his first trip with the organisation to continental Europe when he recently visited Slovakia....

Student youth exchange visit to Edinburgh

Monday, 9 April 2018
On the 6th of April, EPIC Assist welcomed ten students of Andragogy from the Comenius University in Bratislava for a week of careers counselling at the office...