Useful Links for Parents and Families
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.
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.
Children & Young People
• BAAF Adopting and Fostering
BAAF Scotland supports, advises and campaigns for better outcomes for children in care.
A free, private and confidential helpline for children and young people up to the age of nineteen.
Free and confidential information for under 25’s with a helpline, online webchat and interactive text message service.
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.
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.
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.
• Citizens Advice Scotland
Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.