True Colours


TRUE (Tackling Racism, Uniting Everyone) Colours is a group founded by young people, which is encouraged and supported by ELREC. Our objective is to challenge bullying and discrimination in Edinburgh. We want young people to have their voices heard and to promote a regime which addresses the important issues like bullying, discrimination, racism, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and gender equality. Our aim is to raise awareness of human rights, equality and diversity in schools and communities in the Edinburgh & Lothians area.

Peer Education

Our peer education programme is a way to educate and train children and young people. It’s aimed at tackling topical issues within schools today – namely bullying, prejudice and stereotypes. We firmly believe that young people learn more effectively from their peers. The programme workshops aim to raise awareness of these issues among primary and secondary school pupils. In the last two years, since its formation, our youth group TRUE Colours has been addressing inequality in schools across Edinburgh. We are always looking for new members. This is an opportunity for everyone interested in equality to gain the knowledge through training and workshops, and become a peer educator. It is also a great way to gain new skills, learn how to express yourself and make new friends.

Why Become a Peer Educator?

  • Have a chance to talk about issues important to you
  • Learn new skills (communication, team work, assertiveness, debating, critical thinking, research…)
  • Learn about key terms around equality and why it occurs
  • Learn how to tackle discrimination and bullying
  • Meet like minded young people
  • TRUE Colours will provide you with support, advice and mentoring throughout your work

TRUE Colours Anti-Bullying Research

The TRUE Colours Anti-Bullying research covers the topic of bullying and associated behaviour, produced in collaboration with schools across the Edinburgh. Its aim is to provide teachers and students with the tools to tackle and raise awareness about bullying behaviour in schools.
Please download: True colours Anti bullying toolkit updated

For up to date information on events and activities please ‘Like’ our TRUE Colours Facebook page.

Contact Information

To join TRUE Colours, to become a TRUE Colours Peer Educator, set up a workshop in your school or community or find out more about our work, please contact us:

Email TRUE Colours project coordinator Diline at ELREC at 

Give us a call: 0131 556 0441

Visit the TRUE Colours Facebook Page and send us a message.

Have a look to our twitter page: @TrueColoursEdi

Or pop in to ELREC and speak to us in person at: 14 Forth Street Edinburgh EH1 3LH