Resources for: Positive Wellbeing

Having good wellbeing means you can cope with things life throws at you. It helps you to cope with the stresses of life, realise your abilities, learn well and work well, and contribute to your community. It is an important part of health and well-being that helps to make decisions, build relationships and shape the world we live in.

Here you can find information and activities that can help your wellbeing.

3. Action For Children

Action for Children

Action for Children's Family Support Volunteer Service helps children and young people and their families by providing practical and emotional care and support. 

Web: www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/

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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
98. Mcr Pathways

MCR Pathways Scotland

Motivation, Commitment and Resilience Pathways Scotland aims to help young people unlock their potential, no matter their circumstances. Working together with our inspiring mentor community and partners, we can help young people to realise their skills and progress onto a positive destination. Our vision is for all young people to experience equality of education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances.

Phone: 0141 221 0200

Web: www.mcrpathways.org/

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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
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
106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

NHS GGC Healthy Minds resources

This awareness-raising resource from NHS GGC aims to promote basic awareness and understanding of mental health and topics that are associated with and can impact on mental health and wellbeing.

Web: www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/mental-health-improvement/healthy-minds-resource/

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111. One Parent Families

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

The Lone Parent Helpline provides free, confidential advice and support to single parents. Call us about anything from dealing with a break-up, sorting out child maintenance, understanding benefits, money when having a baby, studying or moving into work.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0323

Web: www.opfs.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online 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
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
126. Samaritans

Samaritans Developing Emotional Awareness and Listening

Samaritans supports schools, college communities and other youth settings through suicide with our postvention services, lesson plans and school talks.

Web: www.samaritans.org/scotland/how-we-can-help/schools/

Website Online National 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
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
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/

Website Download Online National Free
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
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
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
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
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
166. Strategic Skills Pipe W4U

WD Strategic Skills & Support Pipeline

The Strategic Skills Pipeline is a key element in West Dunbartonshire's employability and employment strategy. The Pipeline provides a route map identifying national and local service provision that is available to support residents into employment through a staged process, at the core of which, is the identification of individual need.

Web: https://westdun.wixsite.com/sspipeline/skillspipeline

Website Online Self 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
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
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
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
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)

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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/

Website Online National 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
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/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
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/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Costs money
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/

Website Online Local Free
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/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local 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
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/

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
WD For Families 1462023

WD for Families Hubs

Our local family wellbeing hubs aim to provide bespoke support for parents and carers in community settings.

We have the Neurodevelopmental Team supporting families. They deliver group and individual work with carers, children and young people who are currently waiting on a neurodevelopmental assessment or have recently received a diagnosis.

The WD for Families Hubs have 6 skilled outreach workers who can support access to appropriate supports at the right time for families in their local communities.   The Hub Outreach workers will be delivering group and individual work with parents /carers, children and young people on a range of themes including: sleep, toileting, behaviour supports as well as stress and anxiety.  For dates, times and locations please scan the QR code or visit our site for more information.

Web: https://sites.google.com/ourcloud.buzz/wdforfamilies/home

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Clan Child Law

‘Alright?’ – An animation by Clan Childlaw

Alright? an animation by children and young people about their experiences of legal representation which articulates what they want from their lawyers, and from care and justice settings more generally. 

The animation is a useful tool to support conversations with children and young people about rights, remedies when rights are not upheld and the role of lawyers.

Web: https://www.clanchildlaw.org/alrightanimation/

Download Online National Free
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

Website Online Professional referral School Referral National Free
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

Download Online National Free
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/

Website Online Self referral National 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
TASO

Student Mental Health Evidence Hub

A consortium of partners have pooled expertise to produce this open access digital resource for teachers and student support staff on the on the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education website. As part of this project, they have collated examples of practice, the best available evidence, and evaluation guidance to improve student mental health support in higher education including a toolkit and other useful resources. Available 

Web: https://taso.org.uk/student-mental-health-hub/

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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/

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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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Whole School Approach Framework : Mental Health and Wellbeing

A whole school approach framework for schools to support children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing by the Scottish Government.

Recognising that teachers and school staff are not mental health professionals, this framework is intended to provide schools with guidance to assist in the continued support of children and young people's mental health and wellbeing. The mental health and wellbeing of all staff, as well as children and young people, is key to the whole school approach.

Web: https://www.gov.scot/publications/whole-school-approach-mental-health-wellbeing/pages/1/

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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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Best Beginnings

A website designed to give every child the best start in life, to inform and empower parents who want to maximise their children's long-term development and well-being. Includes the Baby Buddy app - a free multi-award-winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting app to support parents, co-parents and caregivers. The Baby Buddy app is your personal baby expert who will guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life.

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

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Neurodevelopmental Sessions

Support and education sessions for Parents and carers with children awaiting or diagnosed neurodevelopmental need. 

 

Phone: 01389 818530

Web: https://sway.office.com/rsQGs9FNiOedb1kA?ref=Link

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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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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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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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