Resources for: Employers and Age 12-17

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
63. Galop

Galop

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

Web: www.galop.org.uk/

Website 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/

Website Download Online Self referral 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
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
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
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/

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/

Website Online Local Free
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/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral 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
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/

Website Online Telephone National Free
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/

Website Online School Referral Self referral Telephone Local Free
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/

Website Online National 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
76. KIDS NHS GGC

Substance Misuse Toolkit

This online resource contains quality assured substance misuse education resources to support staff working with young people in both education and community settings. Resources include lesson plans, resource packs and relevant websites.

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/staff-recruitment/staff-resources/substance-misuse-toolkit/

Website Online Local Free
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

Website Online Self referral National Free
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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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/

Website Online National Free
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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