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Supporting Positive Wellbeing

Positive Wellbeing

Parenting And Families

Parenting and Families

Care Experienced 1

Care Experienced

Learning

Learning and Employability

Anxiety

Anxiety

Asset 5

Bereavement and Loss

Body Image

Body Image and Eating Disorders

Crisis And Out Of Hours

Crisis/Out of hours

Depression And Low Mood

Depression and Low Mood

Disability

Disability

Distress

Distress

Gender Based Violence

Gender Based Violence/Abuse

LGBTQ+

LGBTQ+

Loneliness

Loneliness, Isolation and Bullying

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support

Money

Money

Life Supports

Neurodiversity

Self Harm

Self Harm

Sexual Health And Relationships

Sexual Health and Relationships

Sleep

Sleep

Stress And Worry

Stress and Worry

Substance Use

Substance Use

Suicide

Suicide

These are resources with content suitable for 18 - 24 year olds

5 Alcohol Anon

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual who turn to the Fellowship for help. There are meetings across West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/#

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
22. Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87

Web: https://breathingspace.scot/

Helpline Telephone National Free
2. Access 2 Safety

access2safety

access2safety specialist language support service helps overcome the barriers to services vulnerable black and minority ethnic women can experience – particularly services for domestic abuse, sexual abuse, rape, exploitation or abusive cultural practices. Costs

Web: www.access2safety.co.uk

Website Online Professional referral National Costs money
4. Alanon Families

Al -Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups offers free and inclusive local meetings for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.

Helpline number: 0800 0086 811

Web: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
6. Alternatives

Alternatives

Alternatives are a community based drug project in West Dunbartonshire operating from two community bases.

Phone: 01389 734 500

Web: www.alternativeswd.org/

Services & somewhere to go Online Local Free
7. Alternatives Safe House

Alternatives - Safe as Houses

Alternatives - Safe as Houses is a specialist residential rehabilitation centre in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire. It provides support for people across Scotland who want help with problematic drug and/or alcohol use within a safe and therapeutic setting.

Phone: 0141 952 2282

Web: www.alternativeswd.org/safe-as-houses-project/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Local Free
8 Amina

Amina: The Muslim Women's Resource Centre

Amina MWRC offers a range of programmes to support, empower and improve the lives of Muslim and BME women living in Scotland. It provides a helpline and webchat for confidential support and advice, telephone befriending, employability support, financial advice and advocacy, and a preventative programme to challenge misogyny and violence against women in the Muslim and BME communities.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0301

Phone: 0141 212 8420

Web: www.mwrc.org.uk/

Website Professional referral Self referral National Free
9. Amis

AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)

AMIS supports men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. It runs a national helpline and its website has resources for men at risk and their workers.

Helpline number: 03300 949 395

Web: www.abusedmeninscotland.org/

Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
10. Anna Freud

Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre transforms mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.

Web: www.annafreud.org/

Website Online National Free
11. ASSIST

ASSIST

ASSIST provides support to families going through the domestic abuse courts. Their aim is to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity are safe, informed and supported throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system.

Phone: 0141 276 7710

Web: www.assistscotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
12. Awestruck Academy

Awestruck Academy Creative Arts and Media Centre

Awestruck Academy provides access to Creative Arts, Music, Media, Drama, Gaming and Digital Technology in Clydebank.

Web: www.awestruck-academy.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Costs money
13. Awkward Moments

Awkward Moments

Awkward Moments worked with young people across Scotland to create these films to help improve conversations about sex and consent.

Web: www.awkwardmoments.co.uk

Website Online National Free
14. Aye Mind

Aye Mind

Aye Mind inspires professionals to confidently use digital technologies to support young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Web: www.ayemind.com

Website Online National Free
15. Baby Box Parent Club

Baby Box (Parent Club website)

The Baby Box helps families prepare for the arrival of their baby. With a free box packed full of clothes, bedding and lots of other useful things to help give your baby the best possible start in life. The Box also provides a safe and comfy place for your wee one to sleep. It comes complete with a mattress and bedding that fits perfectly.

Web: www.parentclub.scot/baby-box

Website Professional referral National Free
16. Beat Eating Dis

Beat Eating Disorders

Beat Eating Disorders provides information, facts and help from those who know how to make a difference. Find local services or contact the helpline.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0432

Web: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
17. Bellsmyre DT No Text

Bellsmyre Development Trust

Bellsmyre Development Trust is a community organisation delivering a range of activities and opportunities for the Bellsmyre community from the Cutty Sark Centre, including youth groups, holiday programmes and volunteering opportunities.

Phone: 01389 730111

Web: www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Costs money
18. Benefits Grants

Benefits and Grants

Information from the Scottish Government on benefits, funds and grants including Child Benefit and tax credits.

Web: www.mygov.scot/browse/benefits

Website Online National Free
19. Beyond Limits EYF

Beyond Your Limits (EY Foundation)

The Beyond Your Limits programme, run by the EY Foundation, supports care-experienced young people to realise their potential. It offers a two-year programme in bite-sized chunks to fit around school or college, with paid work experience, a bursary, employability training, mentoring, and a progression coach.

Phone: 0207 951 3133

Web: eyfoundation.com/uk/en/apply/i-m-a-young-person/beyond-your-limits.html

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
20. Blue Triangle With Text

Blue Triangle Housing Association

Blue Triangle are a social care organisation that empowers people to thrive by delivering solutions in connected communities which focus on the needs of each individual.

Web: www.bluetriangle.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
21. BRAVE

Brave

BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

Web: www.brave-online.com/

Website Online National Free
24. Calm Harm

Calm Harm

Calm Harm is an app developed for teenagers to provide tasks to help you resist or manage the urge to self-harm. Track your progress and notice change.

Web: www.calmharm.co.uk

App Online National Free
26. C A L M

Campaign Against Living Miserably

CALM has a website, helpline 5pm -midnight and webchat open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life's problems - whether that's anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.

Helpline number: 0800 58 58 58

Web: www.thecalmzone.net/

Website Online Telephone National Free
27. CARA

CARA (challenging and responding to abuse)

CARA provides confidential counselling support to children, young people of school age and women who have experienced domestic abuse, rape, and/or sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Both self and agency referrals are welcomed

Phone: 0141 562 8800

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/mental-health-services-for-cyp-adults/counselling-support-for-women-children-and-young-people/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Local Free
28. Carers Of WD

Carers of West Dunbartonshire

Carers of West Dunbartonshire provides a range of support for carers who are 18 and over.

Phone: 0141 941 1550

Web: www.carerswd.org/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Free
29. Catch It

Catch it

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Web: https://healthwell.eani.org.uk/apps/catch-it

App Online Self referral National Free
31. Centre 81

Centre 81

Centre 81 is a Community Centre in the heart of Whitecrook, Clydebank. Home to many great groups, services, activities, free accredited training course, and Gym81.

Phone: 0141 941 1044

Web: www.clydebank-ha.org.uk/community/centre81/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Costs money
32. Charlie Waller

Charlie Waller Resource Library

Charlie Waller works with young people, parents and carers, schools, colleges, universities and employers to give people the confidence and skills to look after their mental health.

Web: www.charliewaller.org/resource-library/

Website Online National Free
32. Childline No Text

Childline

Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Helpline number: 0800 11 11

Web: www.childline.org.uk

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
37. CAB

Citizen's Advice Scotland

Free, impartial and confidential advice, delivered by trained advisers across Scotland. Working for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Helpline number: 0800 028 1456

Phone: 0800 484 0136

Web: www.cas.org.uk/

Helpline Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
38. WDCAB

Citizens' Advice Bureau West Dunbartonshire

West Dunbartonshire CAB offers general advice and assistance to local residents across a wide range of subjects .

Phone: 0800 484 0136

Web: www.wdcab.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
39. Clear Fear App

Clear Fear

The Clear Fear app provides ways for children and young people to manage symptoms of anxiety. It can help change anxious thoughts and emotions, alter anxious behaviours and calm fear responses.

Web: www.clearfear.co.uk

App Online National Free
40. Clifftops

Clifftops Project

The Clifftop Project provides artistic and dance activities for all in West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.clifftopprojects.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
41. Cocaine Anon

Cocaine Anonymous

Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Find information on local groups here.

Helpline number: 0141 959 6363

Web: www.cascotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Download Self referral Telephone Local Free
42. Combined Minds

Combined Minds

Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends support a young person who has certain mental ill-health conditions. It helps them find ways to provide the right environment to help the young person affect their own change.

Web: www.combinedminds.co.uk/

App Online National Free
44. Cruse No Text

Cruse Bereavement Support Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland provides professional support for bereaved adults, children and families across Scotland. They also train and educate individuals and organisations to help bereaved people.

Helpline number: 0808 802 6161

Web: www.crusescotland.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
45. DYW No Text

Developing the Young Workforce

DYW's part of the Young Person's Guarantee, provides easily accessible programmes and packaged activity support to young people at different ages and stages to prepare for the world of work.

Web: www.dywwest.co.uk/Home

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
46. Distract

distrACT

The award-winning distrACT app provides trusted information and links to support for people who self-harm and may feel suicidal. 17 years +

Web: www.expertselfcare.com/health-apps/distract/

App Online Self referral National Free
47. DBI No Text

Distress Brief Intervention Service (Young person)

The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service provides support quickly to young people who are experiencing distress and feeling overwhelmed emotionally. Referrals are made by your GP or the police (if aged 16-24 years), or someone in school or college (from age 14 years). The service will contact you within 24 hours of your referral and will support you for up to 14 days, working with you to address some of the difficulties you may be experiencing now and in the future.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64l1JrM8Tio

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral School Referral Local Free
48. Ditch Label

Ditch the Label

Ditch the Label helps young people aged 12-25 years navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity and relationships.

Web: www.ditchthelabel.org/

Website Online International Free
49. Police Scotland

Domestic Abuse - Police Scotland

Police Scotland's website has information about domestic abuse, how to report if you or someone you know is a victim, support you can receive, and a message to perpetrators.

Web: www.scotland.police.uk/advice-and-information/domestic-abuse/

Website Online Self referral National Free
52. Eating Disorder App

Eating Disorders Support

The Eating Disorder Support App enables people with disordered eating and eating disorders, and people close to them, to find useful information, self-care tips and links to support - all in one place. 17+ years.

Web: www.expertselfcare.com/eating-disorder-support-app/

App Online National Free
53. ESOL

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course

English language courses for learners to develop their communication skills and knowledge of living and working in Scotland.

Phone: 01389 738775

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/learning/adult-learning/esol

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
55. EY Foundation

Smart Futures (EY Foundation)

Smart Futures is a 10-month programme from the EY Foundation which includes paid work experience, interactive employability skills training and mentoring for those in Year 12 or S5 in Scotland. The Smart Futures programme is formally recognised and accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Mangement, and will help you develop key skills that are essential in the workplace.

EY Foundation is an independent charity supporting young people from low-income backgrounds get paid work experience, employability skills training and career guidance. Programmes are exclusively for young people who are aged 16 and above, and have been recently eligible for free school meals, a college bursary or Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). There is also a specific programme designed for young people with experience in care.

Web: https://eyfoundation.com/uk/en/apply/i-m-a-young-person/smart-futures.html

Website Online Professional referral Self referral National Free
55. Families Outside With Text

Families Outside

Families Outside provides help, information and support for families affected by imprisonment via a Helpline and Regional Family Support Coordinators. They also provide training and information to professionals who come into contact with families affected by imprisonment, such as teachers, social workers, health professionals, the police, and prison staff.

Helpline number: 0800 254 0088

Web: www.familiesoutside.org.uk/

Website Online Telephone National Free
58. Family Lives No Text

Family Lives

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families. Online advice available on a range of family related issues.

Helpline number: 0808 800 2222

Web: www.familylives.org.uk/

Website Online Telephone National Free
59. Fear Tool Logo

Feartools

An app for older teens or young adults featuring an anxiety test, relaxing music, guided meditation, TED talks, a thought diary and ideas for activities to help when you’re feeling anxious.

Web: www.feartools.com/

App Online National Free
60. Feeling Good App Logo

Feeling Good

Feeling Good offers Positive Mental Training audio programmes which can help you feel better, lift your mood and recover from stress, anxiety and depression by building resilience and developing positive feelings. 

Web: www.feelinggood.app/

App Online National Free
61. Fumble

Fumble

Fumble is a digital sexual health and relationships education resource with reliable, relatable content on intimacy, relationships, identity, health and wellbeing.

Web: www.fumble.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
61. Future Pathways With Text

Future Pathways

Future Pathways supports adults who were subject to abuse in a care setting as children by providing support with work and education, housing and benefits, counselling and trauma support, and access to records.

Phone: 0808 164 2005

Web: www.future-pathways.co.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
63. Galop

Galop

Galop supports LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence.

Web: www.galop.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
67. Happify With Text

Happify

Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts and help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Web: www.happify.com/

App Online Self referral National Free
68. Happy Maps

Happy Maps

HappyMaps website pools some of the best mental health resources for parents and carers, and for young people and children, in one place.

Web: www.happymaps.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
69. Headspace With Text

Headspace

An app to help learn to manage feelings and thoughts with the lifelong skill of everyday mindfulness, any time of the day.

Web: www.headspace.com/

App Online Self referral National Costs money
70. Health Talk With Text

Health Talks - Drugs and Alcohol

In this section of the Health Talks website you can find out about the experience of drugs and alcohol, by listening to young people share their personal stories on film.

Web: www.healthtalk.org/drugs-and-alcohol/advice-to-young-people-about-drugs-and-alcohol

Website Online National Free
71. Home From Home

Home from Home

Home from Home can help with furniture, white goods, electrical items, crockery, cutlery, bedding, towels etc if you are on: Income support, Jobseeker’s allowance, Pension credits, or Disability Living allowance

Phone: 01389 733733

Web: http://www.homefromhome.plus.com/#ineedhelp

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Costs money
73. Includem Adapt

Includem

Includem works with young people and families to help them transform their lives. They work with social services, schools and criminal justice services to identify which young people could benefit from support, then engage with the young person and their family or carer to develop a package tailored to their specific needs.

Helpline number: 0808 800 0408

Phone: 0141 427 0523

Web: www.includem.org/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Local Free
75. Jewish Womens Aid No Text

Jewish Women's Aid

Jewish Women's Aid is the only specialist organisation in the UK supporting Jewish women and children affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Web: www.jwa.org.uk/

Helpline Self referral Telephone National Free
76. KIDS NHS GGC

KIDS - Kids Independently Developing Skills

Helping children and young people to live meaningful, healthy, independent lives. Information from NHS staff for young people, families and professionals. You can find out about attending hospital and clinic appointments, with examples of children and young people’s experiences with health services. There are also links to supporting websites and other sources of help.

Web: www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids/

Website Online Local Free
78. Know The Score

Know the Score

Whether you’ve taken drugs, are thinking of taking them, or are just curious and want to know more, it’s important to know the real facts about drugs.

Web: www.knowthescore.info/

Website Online National Free
79.Leap Sports

LEAP Sports Scotland

LEAP Sports Scotland (Leadership, Equality and Active Participation in Sports for LGBTI people in Scotland) works for greater inclusion for LGBTI people in sport and against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in a sports context. We are committed to breaking down the structural, social and personal barriers which prevent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people across the country from accessing, participating and excelling in Scottish sports.

Phone: 0141 202 0777

Web: www.leapsports.org/

Website Online National Free
80. LGBT Domestic Abuse

LGBT Domestic Abuse Support

The LGBT Domestic Abuse project works across Scotland to raise awareness of LGBT people's experiences of domestic abuse and improve service responses to LGBT people who experience domestic abuse and other forms of gender based violence.

Helpline number: a range of helpline information is available on the website

Web: www.lgbtdomesticabuse.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
81. LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities.

Phone: 0345 3 30 30 30

Web: www.lgbt.foundation/

Website Online National Free
82. LGBT Health And Wellbeing

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Promoting the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT+) adults (16+) in Scotland. We welcome the entire diversity of our LGBT+ community including non-binary, queer, intersex, asexual people and all identities under the LGBTQIA+ umbrella

Phone: 0300 123 2523

Web: www.lgbthealth.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
83. LGBT Hero

LGBT Hero

LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity supporting over 100,000 LGBTQ+ people a month by providing trusted information, advice and various types of support including one-to-one, group and peer-support.

Web: www.lgbthero.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
85. LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland

Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Our goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people.

Phone: 0141 552 7425

Web: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
86. Lifelink No Text

Lifelink

A confidential counselling service accessed through West Dunbartonshire secondary schools, where young people can chat to a counsellor to help manage personal and social issues which may be affecting their life. 

Web: https://www.lifelink.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go School Referral Local Free
87. Lifesigns No Text

Lifesigns

Lifesigns provides information about self-injury and supports people as and when they choose to make changes in their lives.

Web: www.lifesigns.org.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
88. Link Up WD

Link Up West Dunbartonshire

A free to access community website helping local people and organisations share skills, spaces and things.

Web: www.linkupwestdunbartonshire.org/

Website Online Local Free
89. Living Life

Living Life

A free phone service run by a team of therapists, offering appointment-based telephone support based on cognitive behavioural therapy for anyone in Scotland over 16 years of age with low mood, mild to moderate depression, or anxiety.

Helpline number: 0800 328 9655

Web: www.breathingspace.scot/living-life/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
90. LA Advocacy Servcie

Lomond and Argyll Advocacy Service

We aim to provide independent advocacy to adults in our priority groups: adults with a learning disability, adults who use mental health services, and people over 65.

Phone: 01389 726543

Web: www.laas.org.uk/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
91. Mermaids

Mermaids

Support for transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families. Mermaids has evolved into one of the UK’s leading LGBTQ+ charities, empowering thousands of people with its secure online communities, local community groups, helpline services, web resources, events and residential weekends.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0400

Web: www.mermaidsuk.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
92. Mind Yer Time No Text

Mind Yer Time

Designed by children and young people from the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, Mind Yer Time has been created to support everyone who loves social media and screen time. We've got positive tips, stories and information for children and young people, to help you use your screen time positively!

Web: www.mindyertime.scot/

Website Online National Free
95. Mood Gym

Mood Gym

The Moodgym app is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Web: www.moodgym.com.au/

Website Online Self referral International Costs money
96. Moodkit

Moodkit

MoodKit uses CBT principles to help with low mood and anxiety.

Web: www.thriveport.com/products/moodkit/

App Online Self referral National Free
97. Moodtools

Moodtools

A free app for managing depression with a mood tracker, videos, meditations and more.

Web: www.moodtools.org/

App Online Self referral National Free
99. My Possible Self

My Possible Self

Tackle anxiety, stress and unhelpful negative thinking with this app.

Web: www.mypossibleself.com/

App Online National Free
100. My World Of Work No Text

My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s career information and advice website. The site is designed to support everyone develop their career management skills, no matter what stage you’re at in your career.

Web: www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
101. Nacoa

NACOA (National Association of Children of Alcoholics)

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking via a website, webchat and a free helpline.

Helpline number: 0800 358 3456

Web: http://nacoa.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
102. Narcotics Anon

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)

Narcotics Anonymous Glasgow & West Coast Of Scotland is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life. The only requirement for participation in NA is a desire to stop using drugs. Meetings take place online and face to face. NA is free. Local meeting details can be found on the website.

Phone: 0800 140 4645 Glasgow

Web: www.glasgowna.com/

Helpline Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
103. National Autistic Society With Text

National Autistic Society West Dunbartonshire

Help for autistic people and their families.  We are dedicated to transforming lives and changing attitudes. National Autistic Society branches can offer support to families who have an autistic child or member.

Phone: 0207 833 2299 (Monday to Friday 9am-12pm and 1-3pm)

Web: www.autism.org.uk/what-we-do/branches/nas-west-dunbartonshire-branch

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
104. National Bullying Helpline

National Bullying Helpline

Information and advice for anyone dealing with bullying.

Helpline number: 0300 323 0169

Phone: 0845 225 5787

Web: www.nationalbullyinghelpline.co.uk/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
105. Nat Domestic Abuse Helpline

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

Free, confidential advice to people experiencing domestic abuse. 24 hour helpline. Live webchat available via the website.

Helpline number: 0808 2000 247

Web: www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
107. NHS Inform With Text

NHS Inform

NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service helping the people in Scotland to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. Also includes a service directory with details of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.

Web: www.nhsinform.scot

Website Online National Free
108. NHS 24

NHS24

The 111 service provides urgent care triage if you think you need A&E but its not life-threatening, and advice when your GP, pharmacy or dental practice is closed.

Web: www.nhs24.scot/

Helpline Self referral Telephone National Free
109. No Panic

No panic

Provides a youth and adult helpline and services to sufferers and carers of people with panic, anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). No Panic also offers advice, support, recovery programs and help.

Helpline number: 0300 772 9844

Web: www.nopanic.org.uk

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
110. Not OK

not OK

notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.

Web: www.notokapp.com/

App Online Self referral National Free
112. Papyrus

Papyrus - Prevention of young suicide and HOPELINE

PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

HOPELINEUK advisers want to work with you to understand why thoughts of suicide might be present. They provide a safe space to talk through anything happening in your life that could be impacting on your or anyone else’s ability to stay safe.

Helpline number: 0800 068 4141

Web: www.papyrus-uk.org

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
115. Partners In Advoacy

Partners in Advocacy

Independent advocacy for children, young people, adults and older people across Scotland. Providing independent advocacy to support people to have their voices heard, their opinions respected and to be involved in the important decisions that affect their lives.

Phone: 0141 847 0660

Web: www.partnersinadvocacy.org.uk/

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
116. PETAL Support

PETAL: People Experiencing Trauma or Loss

Telephone and face to face counselling and support for families and friends of murder and suicide victims including support for children and young people.

Phone: 01698 324 502

Web: http://www.petalsupport.com/

Website Professional referral School Referral Self referral National Free
117. Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Scotland

Information on helpline and Rape Crisis centres across Scotland who provide trauma-informed support. The website also contains a number of resources for survivors, friends and family, and young people.

Helpline number: 08088 01 03 02

Web: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
118. Reach

Reach

For advice about rights to education and support for children in Scotland. REACH can help you understand your rights to support with your learning and your rights to be included, listened to and involved in decisions about your education.

Web: www.reach.scot/

Website Online Self referral National Free
119. Recovery Record

Recovery Record

Eating disorder management from the privacy of your mobile phone. Includes a log for how you feel, and suggestions for positive thoughts and coping strategies. Set yourself goals and choose coping skills that you think might work for you. There are guided meditations which you can pair with images of your choice.

Web: www.recoveryrecord.co.uk/

App Online Self referral National Free
121. Richmond's Hope

Richmond's Hope

Richmond’s Hope provides support for children and young people aged 4-18 years who have been bereaved. The website has a range of information leaflets and resources to download. Refer a child or young person to the service online.

Phone: 0141 230 6123

Web: www.richmondshope.org.uk

Website Download Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
123. Safespot

SafeSpot

SafeSpot is designed to help you through tough spots. It gives you your own personalised coping plan, useful strategies and tools to help and directions to local resources to help you - all at your fingertips. Includes information on a range of mental health issues on the 'safespotopedia'.

Web: www.safespot.org.uk/

App Online Self referral National Free
124. Salveson Mindroom With Text

Salvesen Mindroom Centre

Salvesen Mindroom Centre provides one-to-one advocacy to empower children and young people with learning difficulties to have a real say about decisions in their lives.

Phone: 0131 370 6730

Web: www.mindroom.org/

Website Online Telephone National Free
125. Samaritans2

Samaritans

A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

Web: www.samaritans.org

Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
127.Sandyford Yp With Text

Sandyford (Young person)

Sandyford is the specialist sexual health service for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Services include STI services, contraception and abortion services and advice.

Phone: 0141 211 8130

Web: www.ypsandyford.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Download Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
131 Scotlands Domestic Abuse Helpline

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

A helpline and website to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. A confidential, sensitive service, including an interpreting service, for anyone who calls.

Web: www.sdafmh.org.uk/en/

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
18. Benefits Grants

Scotland’s Redress Scheme

Scotland’s Redress Scheme is for survivors of historical child abuse in care in Scotland. It has been set up to recognise and acknowledge what happened, and the harm this abuse caused. The scheme covers: physical abuse sexual abuse emotional abuse neglect You can apply for Scotland’s Redress Scheme if you were abused: as a child (when you were 17 years old or younger) before 1 December 2004 in Scotland in a relevant care setting.

Helpline number: 0800 211 8403

Web: www.mygov.scot/apply-for-scotlands-redress-scheme

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
131. Scot Child Law Centre

Scottish Child Law Centre

Free expert legal advice on children’s rights and child law across Scotland. Our free confidential legal advice service is provided via telephone and email, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people. All calls and emails are answered by fully qualified solicitors.

Phone: 0131 667 6333 on a Tuesday from 0930-1600

Web: www.sclc.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
132. SFAD With Text

SFAD Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Young person's support group for 12–26-year-olds affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. 

Helpline number: 08080 10 10 11

Web: www.sfad.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Free
134. Scot Refugee Council

Scottish Refugee Council

Practical support, advice and a listening ear delivered through a direct services to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way. The Scottish Refugee Council also works with communities and community groups. They speak out against an unjust asylum system and campaign for policy changes that make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Helpline number: 0808 196 7274

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
135. Scot Womens Rights Centre

Scottish Women's Rights Centre

A unique collaborative project providing free legal information, advice, representation and advocacy support to self-identifying women in Scotland affected by violence and abuse.

Helpline number: 08088 010 789

Web: www.scottishwomensrightscentre.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
138. See Me

See Me

See Me is Scotland's national programme to end mental health stigma and discrimination, encouraging people to take action to make a difference. You can be part of that change by joining a movement of thousands of people across Scotland.

Visit the See Us pages and get all the tools and resources you need to take action. 

Sign up to be part of the See Us movement and you'll receive an action activity pack, get updates on what is happening and how you can get involved, and receive our monthly See Change mail out, which focuses on where stigma exists and what you can do to tackle it.

Web: www.seemescotland.org/

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139. Self Harm Alumina

Self Harm Alumina

Free online self-harm support for 11-19 year olds. Alumina groups are online support groups made up of up to 14 young people and 2 leaders, and meet online once a week for 7 weeks. They offer a friendly, inclusive, non-judgmental space offering tools and ideas to help you reflect on your journey and what might be the next right step for you, as you move towards a life free from self-harm. You don’t need an adult to refer you or sign you up, and no-one will see or hear you during the sessions – you’ll just join in via the chatbox.

Web: www.selfharm.co.uk/

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140. Self Help App For Mind

Self-help App for the Mind (SAM)

A simple app to help you manage anxiety, depression and loneliness, with breathing exercises, an anxiety tracker and distraction feature, which is helpful if you’re feeling panicky.

Web: www.mindgarden-tech.co.uk/

App Online National Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service

Web: www.giveusashout.org/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
142. Sleep Scotland

Sleep Scotland

The leading provider of sleep support, training and resources in the UK, working with professionals, families and employers to promote healthy sleep for everyone. Information and techniques to help you support your child or teenager to get a great night’s sleep

Web: www.sleepscotland.org/

Website Download Online Self referral National Free
143. Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life through daily meditation and mindfulness exercises which you can practice from any device.

Web: www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

App Online Self referral International Free
144. Stay Alive App

Stay Alive

This app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos that are important to you.

Web: www.stayalive.app/

Website App Online Self referral National Free
145. Staying Safe

Staying Safe from Suicidal Thoughts

If you’re struggling and you’re not sure if you want to live or die, can you, just for now, hold off making this decision and visit this website for some ideas about how to get through. There may be things that you - and other people - can do to make things better.

Web: www.stayingsafe.net/

Website Download Online Self referral National Free
146. Stem4

stem4 - supporting teenage mental health

Stem4 promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them. Discover stem4's free guides to manage mental health issues, free supportive apps and mental health videos.

Web: www.stem4.org.uk/

Website Download Online Self referral National Free
147. Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Help for people over 16 years old in West Dunbartonshire who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety or stress. Stepping Stones also offers a Bereavement and Loss support service.

Phone: 0141 941 2929

Web: www.stepstones.org.uk

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
150. Talk To Frank No Text

Talk to Frank

Honest information about drugs

Phone: 0300 123 6600

Web: www.talktofrank.com/

Website Online Telephone National Free
151. Teen Sleep Hub

Teen Sleep Hub

The one stop shop for all you need to know about sleep. If you’re looking for advice on how to sleep better, would like tips on tweaking your routine or help to understand the science behind your sleep patterns, you’ll find it all here.

Phone: 03303 530 541

Web: www.teensleephub.org.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
153. The Leamy Foundation

The Leamy Foundation

A community-led Mental Health Organisation established in response to West Dunbartonshire residents' need for accessible support in times of need due to challenges associated with loneliness, or anxiety/depression

Phone: 01389 759 769

Web: www.theleamyfoundation.com/

Website Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
154. The Mix

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Web: www.themix.org.uk/

Website App Online Telephone National Free
155. The Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix is a community hub for the people of Dumbarton West, based in Castlehill. Some activities have a cost.

Web: https://www.rockcommunitychurch.org.uk/phoenix

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
156. The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust

The Proud Trust is an LGBT+ organisation that supports LGBT+ young people through youth groups, peer support, mentoring programs and the Proud Connections chat service

Phone: 0161 660 3347

Web: www.theproudtrust.org/

Website Online National Free
157. SEARCH Project Carers Of WD

The SEARCH Project (Support and Education for Alcohol-Related Challenges in the Home)

The SEARCH Project delivered by Carers of West Dunbartonshire provides support to carers that are affected by alcohol-related issues, either because they are caring for someone who has an alcohol problem or because they are dealing with their own alcohol issues. The project will support carers of any age but has a particular focus on Young Adult Carers (18-25 years) and Older Carers (65+ years).

Phone: 0141 941 1550

Web: www.carerswd.org/services-alcohol-support/

Services & somewhere to go Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
158. Thinkuknow

Think You Know

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse through an education programme, providing training, resources and information to professionals working with children, young people and their families. Age specific videos and webpages are also available on this site.

Web: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
New SAMH Logo

Time for You - SAMH support service

Time for You is an online wellbeing support service for anyone experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health difficulties aged 16 and over and living in Scotland. Time for You offers access to Wellbeing Coaching and Counselling for anyone experiencing symptoms that have a limited effect on their daily life.

Web: www.samh.org.uk/about-us/our-work/time-for-you?mc_cid=00f4aeddf4&mc_eid=abf485ff65

Website Online Self referral National Free
160. Togetherall

Togetherall

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Web: www.togetherall.com/en-gb/

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Local Free
161. Tullochan

Tullochan

Tullochan aims to support young people to overcome barriers that impact upon young people engaging in their education, progressing into further training or employment through a range of youth development programmes.

Web: www.tullochan.org/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
162. Turn2us

Turn2Us

Turn2Us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help - online, by phone, or face to face through our partner organisations.

Web: www.turn2us.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
163. Underlined

Underlined

Underlined is a community of book nerds and aspiring writers, make Underlined your official book destination and start reading with us today!

Web: www.getunderlined.com/

Website Online International Free
164. Venture Scotland

Venture Scotland

Venture Scotland offers young people, who are facing challenges and are aged 16-30, a personal development course based in the outdoors.

Web: www.venturescotland.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral National Free
165. Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support

Empowering people affected by crime. Includes information on Emergency Assistance Fund, available to any victim of crime who is in urgent need of financial help as a direct result of a specific crime and has no means of accessing funding from any other source.

Helpline number: 0800 160 1985

Web: www.victimsupport.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral National Free
167. WD Period Positive

WD - Period Positive

Free period products are available to anyone that needs them across West Dunbartonshire in community venues including health centres, libraries, community centres and leisure centres. Simply drop in and pick up what you need. Don’t worry, we won’t ask any awkward questions.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/community/period-positive

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
179. WD Health Visitors

WD Adult Mental Health Services

The network of mental health services within West Dunbartonshire include Primary Care Mental Health Service, two local community mental health teams, Riverview Resource Centre based in Dumbarton Joint Hospital and Goldenhill Resource Centre based in Clydebank. Community Mental Health Teams support people who suffer significant mental health problems in the local community. If you are worried or concerned, please contact your local service who will be happy to advise. Referral is via GP or NHS 24

Phone: Dumbarton 01389 812 070 Clydebank 0141 941 4400

Web: https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/mental-health/adult-mental-health-services/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Local Free
WD Fostering

WD Anti-Social Behaviour Services

The Anti-Social Behaviour Services (ASB) deal with complaints of serious anti-social conduct across the West Dunbartonshire area and where necessary raises legal proceedings for ASBOs and evictions.

Phone: 01389 772 048

Web: https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/community/anti-social-behaviour-services/report-asb/

Services & somewhere to go Telephone Local Free
170. WD Breastfeeding

WD Breastfeeding Groups

West Dunbartonshire has a Breastfeeding Support Team who provide support and information to ante-natal and post-natal women and their families. They offer parents extra help with breastfeeding to complement the existing support given by the midwifery and health visiting teams.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/health-visitors-and-school-nursing-services/health-visiting/breastfeeding/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
171. WD Champions Board

WD Champions' Board

The Champions Board is a platform for care experienced young people to get to know, and build strong positive relationships with those who make decisions about the care system and other professionals. The ultimate aim of the Champions Board is for those care experienced young people to help to change and develop policies and procedures in relation to their care, and to the care of future young people.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/west-dunbartonshires-champions-board/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
Addictions Sway Document

WD Community Addictions Team

West Dunbartonshire Community Addiction Services provide health and social care services for individuals with problems linked to drug and/or alcohol misuse; physical, medical and social needs of individuals as considered as part of the assessment.

 

For group information scan QR code above.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/addictions/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Local Free
173. WD Comm Foodshare

Community Foodshare, Baby Bank and Fuel Bank

A registered charity in West Dunbartonshire supporting those affected by poverty and food insecurity. We can help with school uniforms, school holiday meals, baby food, baby clothes and equipment, and fuel vouchers.

Phone: 0800 345 7050

Web: www.westdunbartonshirecommunityfoodshare.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Free
174. WDCVS With Text

WD Community Volunteering Service (CVS)

WDCVS supports, promotes and develops volunteering and third sector activity across the West Dunbartonshire local authority area.

Web: www.wdcvs.com/

Website Online Self referral Local Free
178 .183. 186. WDC

WDC Benefits and Grants

Advice and information on benefits and grants managed by the council and central government including: Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction Benefits, Home repair assistance grant, Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods, Scottish Child Payment and cost of living advice

Phone: 01389 738555

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
176. WDC Housing

WDC Housing Information

Information on all areas of housing including: Council housing maintenance and repairs, energy advice and fuel poverty, housing options and Homeless Services, supported and sheltered housing 

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/housing/

Website Online Telephone Local Free
177. WDC Working4u

WDC Working 4U

West Dunbartonshire Council Working4U service was established to improve the quality of lives of West Dunbartonshire residents by assisting them to overcome barriers to social and economic inclusion. Working 4U help people to access a wide range of employment, training and learning opportunities designed to help them overcome barriers, develop their skills and assist them in their journey towards work

Phone: 01389 738296

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/working4u/

Website Online Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
180. WD Leisure

WD Leisure, Parks and Events

From the latest events and leisure activities to parks and hobbies, find something to do in West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Costs money
182. 187

WD Parenting Information

This page provides an easy one stop access to a range of useful and informative sites that will provide you with guidance and support irrespective of the age of your child or young person.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/parenting-mentoring-and-befriending/parenting/

Website Professional referral Self referral Local Free
184. WD Schools And Learning

WD School and Educational Grants

Information on school and educational grants available within West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-educational-grants/

Website Professional referral Self referral Local Free
184. WD Schools And Learning

WD Schools and Learning

Local schools' contact details, information on term dates, extra-curricular activities, how to apply for childcare and more.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/

Website Online Local Free
185. WD Sports Hub

WD Sports Hub

West Dunbartonshire Sports Hub app has all of the information that accredited clubs, schools, members, parents and others might need about sports in West Dunbartonshire, all in one easily accessible location.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S98UiU4UUT0

App Online Local Free
168. WD Adult MH Services

WD Throughcare and Aftercare Team

The Throughcare and Aftercare Team prepares young people for leaving local authority care and provides support, advice and guidance throughout that transition and beyond. The team manages a resource known as supported lodgings which enables young people to gain necessary skills and experience to eventually live independently in the community.

Phone: 0141 562 8800 or (1.30pm-5pm Mon-Fri) 01389 776 303

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/children/support-for-young-people-leaving-care/

Services & somewhere to go Online Professional referral Local Free
189. Who Cares Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland supports care experienced people to have their voice heard and we make that happen in a number of ways. Website includes a page for children under 11 years.

Web: www.whocaresscotland.org/

Website Online Self referral National Free
191. Womens Aid Clydebank

Women's Aid - Clydebank

Clydebank Women’s Aid is a confidential organisation which provides various services for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Phone: 0141 952 8118

Web: www.clydebankwomensaid.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
191. Womens Aid Clydebank

Women's Aid - Dumbarton

Dumbarton District Women’s Aid (DDWA) is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or at risk of domestic abuse.

Phone: 01389 751036

Web: http://www.ddwa.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
193. Scottish Womens Aid

Women's Aid - Scotland

Information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse.

Phone: 0800 027 1234

Web: www.womensaid.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
194. Worry Tree

Worry Tree

WorryTree helps you record, manage and problem solve your worries and anxiety based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Web: www.worry-tree.com/worrytree-mobile-app

App Online Self referral National Free
195. Y Sort It

Y Sort it

Y Sort It youth centre provides a dedicated youth friendly space with various weekly youth activities offered throughout the West Dunbartonshire area, including support for young carers (10-25 years), peer mentoring for care experienced young people, Outreach Project (8-25 years), Intandem (ages of 8 and 14 and on a Compulsory Supervision Order)

Phone: 0141 941 3308

Web: www.ysortit.com/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
203 Young Scot

Young Carers Package (Young Scot)

Information on how to apply for the Young Carers Package, Carer’s Allowance and the Young Carer Grant.

Web: www.young.scot/get-informed/what-you-re-entitled-to-as-a-young-carer-in-scotland

Services & somewhere to go Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
197. Young Carers YSI

Young Carers' Club at Y Sort It

If you are aged 12-18 and provide care and support to others, including parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, then you are a young carer. If you are aged 12-25 and would like to meet with other young carers then contact Y Sort-it to find out more about their young carers clubs in Clydebank and Dumbarton.

Phone: 0141 941 3308

Web: https://ysortit.com/young-carers/

Services & somewhere to go Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
198. Young Composers No Text

Young Composer's Music Forum

A place where composers and musicians have come together to create a collaborative resource from which our users can learn.

Web: www.youngcomposers.com/

Services & somewhere to go Online International Free
199. 200. Young Minds

Young Minds

Young minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. The website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. There is also information to empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives.

Web: www.youngminds.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
199. 200. Young Minds

Young Minds - Drugs and Alcohol

Facts on drugs and alcohol, how they can affect your mental health, and advice on what to do if you need support.

Web: www.youngminds.org.uk/young-person/coping-with-life/drugs-and-alcohol/

Website Online National Free
201. 205. Young People In Mind And Youth Mentor

Young People in Mind Service

Young People in Mind (YPIM) is for young people who are looked after and accommodated in West Dunbartonshire, between the ages of 0-21yrs, including young people who are homeless or living in supported accommodation/ homeless accommodation and offers individual interventions and consultation with young people and other professionals involved in their support plan.

Phone: 01389 754121

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/mental-health-services-for-cyp-adults/young-people-in-mind-service/#:~:text=Young%20People%20in%20Mind%20(YPIM,health%20and%20emotional%20well%2Dbeing.

Services & somewhere to go Telephone Local Free
202 Free Bus Travel

Young Persons' Free Bus Travel Scheme

Free travel on any bus in any part of Scotland on registered bus services. You can travel on buses outside the area you live in using your card. How you apply depends on where you live and the age of the young person.

Web: www.freebus.scot/

Website Online National Free
203 Young Scot

Young Scot

Information and opportunities for 11 to 26-year-olds in Scotland.

Web: www.young.scot/

Website Online National Free
204. Haldane Youth Services

Youth Club Haldane Youth Services

A small non-profit-making children’s charity who provide workshops and experiences for young people aged 8-18 in Haldane and the surrounding area. Hop, Skip and Jump caters for young people in P4-P7 and Ur-Turn caters for young people in S1-S6.

Web: www.haldaneyouthservices.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
201. 205. Young People In Mind And Youth Mentor

Youth Mentoring & Befriending Project

The Youth Mentoring project has been set up to help young people. Mentoring is linking you with an adult who can spend positive time with you and build upon your relationship. It is hoped the relationship will provide you with additional support and the opportunity to try new things.

Phone: 01389 776497

Web: https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/children/youth-mentoring-and-befriending/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local Free
51. DACA

DACA (Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol)

DACA is the community alcohol service for West Dunbartonshire, supporting anyone affected by their own or a loved one’s drinking.  Confidential one-to-one counselling and advice, groups and other activities, and a range of health and wellness services are all delivered from offices in Dumbarton and Clydebank.

Phone: DACA Dumbarton – 01389 731456 DACA Clydebank – 0141 952 088

Web: www.daca.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
206. Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland

Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.

Web: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
207 0CDUK

OCD UK

Advice, information, and support services for those affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), and campaign to end the trivialisation and stigma of OCD.

Phone: 01332 588112

Web: www.ocduk.org/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
208. Kidscape

Kidscape

Help for bullied children, advice to help you support your child if they are being bullied, and guidance for adults working with children.

Helpline number: Parent Advice Line: 07496 682785

Web: www.kidscape.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
209. Therapy Comics

Therapy Comics

Improving access to mental health treatment by developing therapy resources using images instead of text.

Web: www.therapycomics.com/

Website Download Online National Free
Anxiety Uk

Anxiety UK

Offers a range of innovative and high quality services delivered by professionals. Free resources to download on a range of anxiety conditions.

Helpline number: 03444 775 774

Web: www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
Celcis

Celsis: Your right to Continuing Care

If you are a looked after young person living with foster carers, kinship carers or you live in residential care this is important information for you. This site helps explain your rights and what you are entitled to. 

Web: www.celcis.org/ccrights

Website Online National Free
Cyp Comissioner

Children and Young People's Comissioner Scotland

Get help, information and advice about your human rights, and find out the ways you can get involved in the work done by the Children and Young People's Commissioner and team.

Phone: 0800 019 1179

Web: www.cypcs.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
Childrens Health Scot

Children's Health Scotland

The only charity in Scotland dedicated to informing, promoting and campaigning on the healthcare needs and rights of all children and young people.

Phone: 0131 553 6553

Web: www.childrenshealthscotland.org/

Website Download Online National Free
129. 130. Scotland's Redress Scheme Scot Gov

Cost of Living Campaign

Scottish Government website on the supports available to help with the cost of living

Web: https://costofliving.campaign.gov.scot/

Website Online National Free
Disability Sport Finder

Disability Sports Finder

Find fun and engaging activities in your local area to suit all ages and abilities. Some activities have a cost.

Web: www.disabilitysportfinder.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral School Referral Self referral Local Costs money
Dumb Credit Union

Dumbarton Credit Union

Dumbarton Credit Union is a savings and loans co-operative owned and managed by its members all of whom live or work in 'G' postcode area. Save with the credit union first and then borrow from a local alternative to banks and money lenders.

Phone: 01389 768585

Web: https://www.dumbartoncreditunion.org/

Website Online Local Costs money
Fear Free

Fear Free Scotland

Support for people experiencing domestic abuse in Scotland who identify as a man or from the LGBT+ community.

Phone: 0131 624 7270

Web: www.fearfree.scot/

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Telephone National Free
Free Condoms

Free Condom Service

Free Condoms Service provides Free Condoms to the population of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde to anyone aged 13 or over. Both male and female condoms are available. The service can be used as often as required.

Web: www.freecondoms.scot/

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190. Whole School Approach

Heads Up Mental Health Support

NHS GGC information on mental health conditions, mental health advice, how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available to you and the range of interventions.

Web: www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/heads-up-mental-health-support/

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Hemat Gryff

Hematt Gryffe Women's Aid

Safe temporary accommodation and culturally sensitive support for women, children, and young people. 

Phone: 0141 353 0859

Web: www.hematgryffe.org.uk/

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Hospichill

Hospichill

HospiChill helps you prepare for hospital and clinic appointments by teaching you relaxation skills and methods to make you feel more calm and in control.

Web: www.hospichill.net/index.html

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Ind Living Fund

Independent Living Fund

Provides funding and support to help people in Scotland with a disability live independently.

Phone: 0300 200 2022

Web: www.ilf.scot/

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149. Kinship Carer WD Facebook Group

Kinship Care West Dunbartonshire

Our aim is to support families in Kinship Care, whether you are an "informal" or formal kinship carer. 

 

Web: www.facebook.com/kinshipcarewestdunbartonshire

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Safer Scotland

Safer Scotland

A website from the Scottish Government with information on the different support services available to you if you have been subject to domestic or intimate image abuse.

Web: www.safer.scot/

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Salvation Army

Salvation Army Clydebank

Providing practical help for people in need, defending those who are vulnerable and abused, and fighting against injustice, the services provide are diverse, reflecting the needs of the communities served.

Phone: 0141 941 1353

Web: www.salvationarmy.org.uk/clydebank

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Scot Service Directory

Scotland's Service Directory

Details of health and wellbeing services in Scotland. Includes GP practices, dental services and support groups.

Web: www.nhsinform.scot/scotlands-service-directory/health-and-wellbeing-services

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Scot Throughcare

Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Team

STAF is Scotland's national membership organisation for all of those involved in the lives of young people leaving care. The site includes a page with information on financial support for both care leavers and care experienced young people.

Phone: 0141 465 7511

Web: www.staf.scot/

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Self Harm Network

Self Harm Network Scotland

Self-Harm Network Scotland provides compassionate support, resources, and information to people who self-harm. They also provide support and information to friends, families and professionals.

Web: www.selfharmnetworkscotland.org.uk/

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Skills Development

Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland provide a wide variety of information, advice and tools to help you get a job from their centres based in Dumbarton and Clydebank.

Phone: 0800 917 8000

Web: www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk/

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Stonewall

Stonewall Scotland

Stonewall Scotland works with education, employment and public services to ensure they develop better policies which will lead to better lives for LGBT people, whilst also campaigning for changes in legislation and attitudes.

Web: www.stonewallscotland.org.uk/

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The Promise

The Promise

The Promise Scotland supports Scotland to keep its promise to care experienced children and families. The promise is that Scotland's children and young people will grow up loved, safe and respected. To keep it, Scotland must bring about the change demanded by the Independent Care Review, built on what children and young people had to say.

Web: www.thepromise.scot/

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Scot Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council

A charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection.

Helpline number: 0808 1967 274

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

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United Prevent Suicide

United to Prevent Suicide

A social movement of people from all across Scotland, united in a shared belief that each and every one of us has a role to play in preventing suicide.

Web: www.unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk/

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Vale Of Leven Trust

Vale of Leven Trust

The Trust's aim is to improve the physical and mental health of local people while reducing isolation in the community.

Phone: 01389 752 629

Web: www.facebook.com/valeofleventrust/

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175. WDC Benefits And Grants

WD Council emergencies, safety and crime

Information on emergencies such as power cuts, issues with water supply, flood alerts. Also includes advice and support for people affected by crime, offenders and their families.

Web: https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/emergencies/

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WD Quit Your Way

WD Quit Your Way

Quit Your Way stop smoking services are local, free, friendly, and here to help you stop smoking.

Helpline number: 0800 916 8858

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/quit-your-way/

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WD Women's Services

WD Women's Safety and Support Services

For women who are experiencing or have survived partner violence or other forms of abuse. You can access the service if: You are a witness at court for domestic abuse or other partner violence You or your partner are receiving a criminal justice social work service You have been charged with a criminal offence and have experienced abuse. Contact is via the web page.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/emergencies/domestic-abuse/help-for-women/womens-safety-support-service/

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203 Young Scot

Young Scot - Care Experience Support

Benefits, support and places to go for help if you've been in care or are a care leaver in Scotland.

Web: www.young.scot/get-informed/support-for-care-experienced/

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Food For Thought

Food for Thought

Food for Thought provide emergency food aid parcels to anyone who requires it via drop in sessions with no referral needed.

 

Phone: 01389 743908 daily 10am - 5pm

Web: https://www.foodforthoughtwestdun.co.uk/services/

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Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels

Old Kilpatrick Food Parcels (OKFP) help any resident of Old Kilpatrick, Bowling & Dalmuir, without the need for a referral. 

Phone: 07368 496836

Web: https://www.facebook.com/OldKilpatrickFoodParcels/

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178 .183. 186. WDC

Community Pantry

A local service where you pay £2.50 for up to 10 items from fresh, frozen, tins and toiletries. Free drop in cafe, which is open Wednesday & Friday based in Concord Centre, Dumbarton.

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Faifley Foodshare

Faifley Food Share

Faifley Food Share provide emergency food parcels on Tuesday and Friday’s in Faifley Parish Church Hall between 10am and 11am for Faifley residents and between 11am  and 12pm for those from other areas.  No referral is needed.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/faifleyfoodshare/

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NSPCC Logo

NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.  Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children's mental health to staying safe online as well as support for parents. 

Web: https://www.nspcc.org.uk

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Internet Matters Logo

Internet Matters

A site that empowers parents and carers to keep children safe in A digital world. Includes guides on A range of topics including Inappropriate Content, Online Grooming, and Sexting

Web: https://www.internetmatters.org/

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Consent

Consent It's Simple as Tea

A quick and simple animation explaining consent.

Web: https://youtu.be/pZwvrxVavnQ

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I Am Me Keep Safe

I Am Me

Changing attitudes and behaviours so that disabled and vulnerable people can feel safe within their communities. Keep Safe is a network of safe places for anyone who may feel lost, scared or vulnerable when out in the community.

Includes information on a new app 'Keep Safe Kids' which brings together a selection of organisations who provide information and support for issues which may affect young people.

Also includes the I Am Me Learning Platform - an exciting suite of online resources supporting the Health & Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes for Early Years, Primary & Secondary schools. Developed with, and for, children & young people.

Web: https://iammescotland.co.uk/

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FASD Hub

FASD Hub Scotland

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Hub Scotland provide a support service for parents/ carers (adoptive and biological parents, foster carers, kinship carers and step parents) across Scotland who live with children, young people and young adults who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without an FASD diagnosis.

Web: https://www.adoptionuk.org/fasd-hub

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SCRA

Scotland's Children's Reporter Administration

The Children's Reporter Administration provide administration to Children’s Hearings. The Children’s Hearings System is the legal system for children and young people in Scotland who are either at risk or who have been caught offending.

Families become involved in the Children’s Hearings System if the child or young person is getting into trouble with the police, there are concerns that they are being abused, they are taking drugs or alcohol, or they are not attending school.

If you have never been involved with the system before, you will have lots of questions. This website should help you.

Phone: 0131 244 8540

Web: https://www.scra.gov.uk/

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Building Connections

Building Connections - NSPCC Learning

Building Connections is an online service for young people up to the age of 19, empowering them to find a way through loneliness.

Young people work through the online Building Connections programme over 11 weeks, with the support of a trained befriender, who guides them and champions them each step of the way. Building Connections gives young people tools that can help them build their confidence and better equip them to manage loneliness. Referrals can be made by school or another professional. 

Web: https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/services/building-connections?modularPage=about-the-service

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Get Self Help

Get Self Help

This website provides resources for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.

Web: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

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Anger Mood Juice

Anger - a self help guide

 Do you get frustrated and annoyed by the slightest thing?
 Do you find yourself saying hurtful things when someone has annoyed you?
 Have you damaged or thrown things because you were so furious?
 Have you been physically aggressive towards someone?


If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, you may be experiencing problems relating to
anger and you may find this workbook helpful.

Web: https://www.mcgill.ca/counselling/files/counselling/anger_moodjuice_self-help_guide.pdf

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Scottishconflictresolution

Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

SCCR is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland with expertise in mediation. Their award-winning digital resources and free training and events improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives. The SCCR focuses on early intervention with young people and their families experiencing difficulties and conflict. 

Web: https://www.scottishconflictresolution.org.uk/

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Adhdfoundation.Org.Uk

ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity

The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. The website has a huge range or resources for children and young people, families, and professionals to download or listen to.

Web: https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

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Adhdandyou.Co.Uk

ADHD and You

ADHD and You is a website with information on ADHD for people with ADHD, their families and professionals who work with them. ADHD isn't just a childhood condition – it affects young people and adults as well, and can affect all aspects of life, including home, school or workplace and relationships.

Web: https://www.adhdandyou.co.uk/

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Tourettescotland.Org

Tourette Scotland

Tourette Scotland is a charity providing support, advice and awareness for anyone living with Tourette's in Scotland and their families. 

Web: https://www.tourettescotland.org/

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Whizz Kids

Whizz Kids

The UK’s leading charity supporting young wheelchair users up to 25 years old provides them with the equipment and skills they need to live life as independently as possible. To enjoy all of the opportunities and activities that so many others take for granted ‐ at home, at school, at work and beyond.

Web: https://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/

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Contact

Contact

The charity for families with disabled children. We support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

Helpline number: 0808 808 3555

Web: https://contact.org.uk/

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Prince's Trust

Prince's Trust

Get free support to develop the skills and confidence you need to find a job or start a business. Whatever challenges you’re facing, if you’re aged 16 to 30, The Prince’s Trust is here for you.

Web: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/

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Sibs

Sibs

Sibs exists to support people who grow up with or have grown up with a disabled brother or sister. We provide information, support and training on sibling issues for adult siblings, young siblings, parents and professionals.

Web: https://www.sibs.org.uk/

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Mentor Scotland

Mentor Scotland

Mentor Scotland is a non-profitable organisation which offers peer to peer support in a safe, non-judgemental space, for people to share experiences and to help break the stigma attached to mental health. Mentor Scotland offers a free drop-in service for men every Friday evening in the Ben View Resource Centre, Dumbarton. The drop-in service is open from 5pm until 10pm, during which there is a men's talking group between 7pm & 9pm.

Phone: 07470 461685

Web: https://www.mentorscotland.co.uk/

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Slco

The Speech Language Communication Company

Based in Dundee, SLCo is Scotland’s only charity set up to support the needs of children and young people who experience speech, language and communication problems and make sure that their families get the help and guidance they need. SLCo provides an information, guidance and support service for parents and carers, and offers a range of evidence-based therapeutic, skills and activity based support for children and young people.

Helpline number: 01382 250060

Phone: 01382 202644

Web: https://www.speech-language-communication-company.uk/

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Enquire Logo

Enquire

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Providing easy to understand advice and information about additional support for learning legislation and guidance for families and professionals.

Helpline number: 0345 123 2303

Web: https://enquire.org.uk/

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Scot Autism

Scottish Autism and Right click

Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, providing a wide range of support services across Scotland for autistic individuals, their families and professionals.

Includes 'Right click' - an online support programmes which enable parents and carers to further understand autism and develop effective skills and strategies to support their family.

Helpline number: 01259 222022

Phone: 01259 720044

Web: https://www.scottishautism.org/

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Childnet Logo

Childnet

Helping make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people, Childnet works directly with children and young people from the ages of 3-18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online and the positive things they are doing.

 

Web: https://www.childnet.com/

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Own It Logo

Own It

A place to help you boss your life online. Whatever you need – help and advice, skills or inspiration – we have it covered.

Includes a Parents section - a toolkit to help your kids navigate life online, including handy tips on setting up your child’s first devices and videos addressing your common concerns about online gaming.

There is content for teachers to share in class and build into lessons on online safety and digital wellbeing.

Web: https://www.bbc.com/ownit

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New SAMH Logo

SAMH (Scottish Action for Mental Health)

Whether you’re living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is, accessing information about a condition is vital. SAMH provides resources, support and online information to help.

Helpline number: 0344 800 0550

Web: https://www.samh.org.uk/

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Forces Chidren's Education Logo

Forces Children's Education

This website includes clear and accurate information for education professionals and Armed Forces families in Scotland, with information and resources being added regularly.

Web: https://forceschildrenseducation.org.uk/

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Daylight Logo

Daylight App

For people who are feeling worried or anxious. There are a range of tools and techniques that can help support you when facing difficult situations and to be more present.’ Free for anyone aged 18+ who lives in Scotland. First part of postcode is required when you sign up.

Web: https://onboarding.trydaylight.com/daylight/nhs/144#1/1

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129. 130. Scotland's Redress Scheme Scot Gov

Pregnancy and parenthood while you are in school or education

Every pregnant young woman, young parent-to-be, and young parent should be supported to stay in education. This information page includes a leaflet from the Scottish Government providing basic information to young people about how their school or college will support them to make decisions about their education during pregnancy or parenthood. 

Web: https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/advice-and-guidance/2023/03/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education-leaflet/documents/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education/govscot%3Adocument/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education.pdf

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PANDAS

PANDAS perinatal depression awareness and support

PANDAS is a community offering hope, empathy and peer-to-peer support for every parent, family or network affected by perinatal mental illness.

Helpline number: 0808 1961 776

Web: https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

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Connecting Scotland

Connecting Scotland - Digital Skills

A collection of resources covering digital literacy, how to stay safe online, and how to report harmful content.

Web: https://connecting.scot/digital-champions/digital-skills/families-children-and-young-people

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Internet Legends

Be Internet Legends

A free programme that empowers young children to use the internet safely and wisely. Includes a Be Internet Legends Curriculum for teachers to download lesson plans to deliver in class, including classroom activities.

Web: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_ie/

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Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre

Helping children and young people stay safe online. Including guides and resources for a range of audiences
from parents, education, social work, healthcare, and more.

Helpline number: Professionals Online Safety Helpline 0344 381 4772

Web: https://saferinternet.org.uk/

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Social Ecurity Scotlnd

Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland is responsible for managing the benefits that are devolved to Scotland, to make sure the people who need them get them correctly and fairly.

 You will find information on the benefits they are delivering and how to find out more about eligibility.

Phone: 0800 182 2222

Web: https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/

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Working Families

Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace.

They provide information and free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work

Helpline number: 0300 012 0312

Web: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/

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