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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
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
25. CAMHS

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are core clinical multi-disciplinary teams with expertise in the assessment, care and treatment of children and young people experiencing serious mental health problems. Specialist services for those at risk and with specific conditions are also provided, including inpatient care.

Specialist CAMHS are for children and young people age 0 – 18th birthday with clear symptoms of mental ill health which place them or others at risk and/or have a significant and persistent impact on day-to-day functioning. While some children and young people will need to come straight to CAMHS i.e. those requiring urgent mental health care, most will require this service when an intervention within primary care, education or a community-based service has not been enough.

Phone: 01389 817324

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/specialist-childrens-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Local 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
30. CEDAR With Text

CEDAR (children experiencing domestic abuse recovery)

CEDAR offer a free and confidential service for children and young people aged 4-16 years and their mothers. Self and Agency referrals are welcomed

Phone: 0141 562 8870

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/emergencies/domestic-abuse/children-and-young-people/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Local 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. 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
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
43. Crisis Counselling

Crisis Counselling (Erskine Counselling)

Crisis Counselling offers counselling therapy to children and young people aged 10 and over experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Referral through Education services.

Web: www.crisiscounselling.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go School Referral Local Free
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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
74. Intandem

Intandem Mentoring

Scotland’s national mentoring programme for young people aged 8 -14 years who are looked after at home. Intandem helps Scotland’s children, young people and families stay together to build and maintain positive, loving relationships. The intandem service is run in West Dunbartonshire by Y Sort It .

Phone: 0131 442 8760

Web: www.intandem.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Local 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
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
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
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
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
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
122. Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline can help if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

Helpline number: call or text 116 000

Web: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
136. Scratch

Scratch

Scratch is the world's largest free coding community for kids aged 8-16 years. Create stories, games and animations and share with the world. Scratch is a safe and playful learning environment that engages all children in thinking creatively, reasoning systematically, and working collaboratively—essential skills for everyone in today's society. Includes links to Scratch Jr (ages 5-7) and Scratch for Education.

Web: www.scratch.mit.edu/

Website Online International 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
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
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
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
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
181. WD Libraries

WD Libraries for Babies and Children

West Dunbartonshire libraries have a range of activities and resources for babies, children and parents, including baby massage and lego club.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-for-children-and-babies/

Services & somewhere to go Online 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
188. WD Youth Theatre

WD Youth Theatre

Are you aged 8-18? Interested in testing out your acting and performance skills? West Dunbartonshire Youth Theatre could be the place for you…

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/library-courses-and-classes/youth-theatre

Services & somewhere to go Self 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
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) and Y Sort-It FUSION LGBT Youth Group for young people 25 years and under, and currently meets online.

Phone: 0141 941 3308

Web: www.ysortit.com/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

App Online Self referral National Free
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

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
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

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
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

Website Online National Free
Feeling Good Teens

Feeling Good Teens

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: https://www.feelinggood.app/teens-download/

App Online National Free
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/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
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/

Website Online National Free
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/

Website Online Telephone Local Free
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/

Website Online National Free
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/

Helpline Website Online Self referral National Free
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/

Website National Free
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/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
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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/

Website Online National Free
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

Website Online National Free
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

Online National Free
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Clydebank Can

Clydebank Can is a community-based project that aims to bring to life the canal and bandstand area of Three Queen’s Square in Clydebank. It will bring more arts and leisure activities into the area for local people to enjoy, giving everyone in the community more opportunity to take part in events and activities which improve health and wellbeing, and increase social and economic activity in the area.

The website also contains a 'What's On' section with a wealth of information on local events, clubs, activities and more.

Web: https://www.clydebankcan.com/

Website Services & somewhere to go Online Local Free