Useful Links for Parents and Families

Parents and Families | Children and Young People | Health and Wellbeing | Other Organisations

Parents and Families

Dads Care Aberdeen
A Scottish charity supporting fathers and children throughout the northeast of Scotland and beyond.

Families Outside
An independent charity providing support and information to families affected by imprisonment.

Families Need Fathers
A charity concerned with maintaining a child’s relationship with both parents during and after a family breakdown.

Mumsnet
A website of parenting tips, product reviews and advice for parents.

National Lone Parent Helpline
A free helpline providing impartial and confidential advice to single-parent families.

Parenting Across Scotland (PAS)
Information and support for parents, carers and families across Scotland.

StepIn ASAP
An organisation of psychotherapists and related practitioners supporting those in stepfamily situations.
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Children & Young People

BAAF Adopting and Fostering
BAAF Scotland supports, advises and campaigns for better outcomes for children in care.

ChildLine
A free, private and confidential helpline for children and young people up to the age of nineteen.

Brook
Free and confidential information for under 25’s with a helpline, online webchat and interactive text message service.

Sandyford
Caring about sexual, reproductive and emotional health in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.
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Health and Wellbeing

Breathing Space
A free, confidential, phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Choose Life
The national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland.

Counselling Directory
A network for those looking for support from professional counsellors or psychotherapists.

• COSCA
Scotland’s professional body for Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Providing face-to-face and group support after the death of someone close.

Health In Mind
An extensive range of services for people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Healthy Working Lives
Helping employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce.

Know the Score
Scotland’s drugs information gateway with information on drugs and the effects of drug misuse.

Living Life To The Full
General advice to help you live life to the full.

NHS Suicide Prevention
Advice for improving your mental health.

Samaritans
Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.

Scottish Recovery Network
An initiative designed to raise awareness and promote the issue of recovery from serious and long-term mental health problems.

Steps for Stress
The Scottish Government’s website for dealing with stress.

Well Scotland
The national mental health improvement website for Scotland.
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Other Organisations

Citizens Advice Scotland
Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.