New Young Peers Scotland (NYPS) are a group of young unaccompanied asylum seekers and refugees living in Glasgow.
The group is partnered with Glasgow Clyde College where they all at some time studied ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), Ypeople, and Glasgow Social Work Department. Together with support from these partners, this group has come together to create a peer-to-peer mentoring network which supports other young people who find themselves arriving alone in Glasgow and are unable to speak the language.
Animation created as a collaboration between NYPS and Glasgow-based animator Simon Bishopp.
Already having developed a guide to arriving in Glasgow, they were recently awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery fund. They will use to develop a Mental Health First Aid Kit to further help and improve the lives of other young asylum seekers and refugees who do not have a support network to get them through difficult times.
To read more about NYPS check out these articles which have featured their work at iriss.org.uk.