Resources

1. Aberlour

Aberlour Children's Urgent Assistance Fund

Aberlour provides cash grants to families experiencing extreme hardship. Its grants can be used for food, utilities, clothing, bedding, new appliances, appliance repairs or other essentials. To qualify for a grant, families must include a child under the age of 21 who is suffering extreme hardship.  Referrals are made via the application form on Aberlour’s website. They must be submitted by a sponsor such as a social worker or health visitor.

Phone: 0800 0856 150

Web: www.aberlour.org.uk

Website Professional referral 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
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
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
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
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
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
23. Buttle

Buttle UK: Chances for Children

Buttle pay for things for children and young people whose parent or carers cannot otherwise afford. Applications are strictly for children who have experienced a recent crisis that had a significant and lasting impact on their social wellbeing, emotional wellbeing and educational engagement. All three areas of the child’s life must have been impacted. The family must also be engaging with supports and actively moving on from their crisis.

Phone: 020 7828 7311

Web: www.buttleuk.org/

Website Professional referral 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
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
34. Children 1St

Children 1st and Parentline

Children 1st works to keep children safe, loved and well and together with their families. They offer practical, emotional and financial support to prevent and protect children and their families from harm and to support them to recover from trauma and abuse. If your family are feeling stressed or anxious Children 1st Parentline can help.

Helpline number: 08000 28 22 33

Web: www.children1st.org.uk/

Website Online Telephone National Free
35. CYPMHW

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing for Schools

CYPMH provides a Professional Learning Resource from the Scottish Government on Mental Health and Wellbeing. It has been designed for all staff working in schools across Scotland.

Web: www.cypmh.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
36. Family Fund With Text

Children in Need Emergency Essentials

BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme supports children and young people who are facing exceptionally difficult circumstances. The programme provides items that meet a child’s most basic needs such as a bed to sleep in, a cooker to provide a hot meal and other items or services critical to a child’s wellbeing. All applications must be made by a registered referrer.

Web: www.familyfundservices.co.uk/emergency-essentials/

Website Online Professional referral 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
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
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
57. Family Holiday Charity

Family Holiday Charity

The Family Holiday Charity helps families get time away together, often for the first time ever.

Web: www.familyholidaycharity.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral 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
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
65. Gingerbread No Text

Gingerbread

Gingerbread provides information to help single parents support themselves and their family. They also campaign to reduce stigma against single parents, and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.

Web: www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
66. Glasspool With Text

Glasspool

Glasspool provides timely, small, one-off grants to individuals, couples and families for everyday items to help them cope when things get tough, equip them to manage better day-to-day and enable them to build a stronger future. Applications are invited via the website from support agencies on behalf of the people they support.

Web: www.glasspool.org.uk/

Website Professional 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
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
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
77. Kinship Care

Kinship Care Advice Service

The Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland (KCASS) provides FREE, confidential, impartial advice to Kinship Families and Professionals working with them.

Helpline number: 0808 800 0006

Web: www.kinship.scot/

Website Online National 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
84. LGBT Youth Curriculum

LGBT Youth Curriculum

LGBT Mapping Across Curriculum for Excellence - offering pupils opportunities to understand LGBT identities and experiences.

Web: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/media/1585/lgbtys-curriculum-inclusion.pdf

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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/

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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/

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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
93. Minded No Text

MindEd

MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health. Find information for Professionals and Volunteers, for Education and Healthcare staff working in Education Settings, and for Parents and Carers.

Web: www.minded.org.uk/

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
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
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
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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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
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
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
15. Baby Box Parent Club

Parentclub

Parent Club is an online resource offering information, advice and guidance on all aspects of parenting including breastfeeding, children’s behaviour, healthy eating, play, sleep and online safety. Parent Club distributes Baby Boxes on behalf of the Scottish Government. 

The Parent Club Teen Hub is packed with resources, advice and ideas over a range of topics, such as how to help your teen if they are struggling with mental health to more light-hearted topics like how to be a great parent.

Web: www.parentclub.scot/

Website Online 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
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
120. Relationships Sex Health Parent

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Resource

The national resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people. The resource can be used in early learning settings, schools, colleges and community-based learning. It is organised to sit within Curriculum for Excellence.

Web: www.rshp.scot/

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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
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
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
133. Scot Kinship Care Alliance From Facebook

Scottish Kinship Care Alliance

Kinship carers are individuals, often family members who look after relatives children to help prevent them entering, or to remove them from the care system. Scottish Kinship Care Alliance has been set up to address the inequality that besets children in Kinship Care.

Phone: 0141 237 5960

Web: www.scottishkinshipalliance.co.uk/

Website Self referral Telephone 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
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
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
137. Seasons For Growth

Seasons for Growth

The Seasons for Growth programme helps children and young people aged 6-18 years with bereavement, and is delivered by trained Companions in many schools, community organisations and local agencies across Scotland.

Web: www.seasonsforgrowth.org.uk/

Website School Referral 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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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/

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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
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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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203 Young Scot

Young Scot

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

Web: www.young.scot/

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206. Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Scotland

Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.

Web: www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk/

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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/

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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/

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209. Therapy Comics

Therapy Comics

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

Web: www.therapycomics.com/

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210. Wee Seeds

Wee Seeds

Mindfulness for mini-minds. Nurture calm children and future-proof their mental health by teaching your children focus, calm, sleep, gratitude, kindness, resilience and positive mental health. Wee Seeds is a programme of resources to teach children wellbeing skills, through scientifically proven techniques like mindfulness, meditation and movement.

Web: www.weeseeds.co.uk/

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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/

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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

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Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group works on behalf of the more than one in four children in the UK growing up in poverty. They work to understand what causes poverty, the impact it has on children's lives, and how it can be prevented and solved for good. 

Web: www.cpag.org.uk/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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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/

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Fathers Network

Fathers' Network Scotland

Fathers' Network Scotland is improving children's lives through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

Web: www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/

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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/

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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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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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National Trauma Training

National Trauma Training Programme

Being ‘Trauma Informed’ means being able to recognise when someone may be affected by trauma, collaboratively adjusting how we work to take this into account and responding in a way that supports recovery, does no harm and recognises and supports people's resilience.  This is a set of resources to promote and implement trauma informed practice within Scotland. 

Web: https://transformingpsychologicaltrauma.scot/

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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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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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Silvercloud

Silvercloud modules for parents

Free online modules based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the recommended treatment for managing anxiety, for parents of children and young people with anxiety. You can work through the modules flexibly at your own pace, anywhere and at any time on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  The programme aims to help parents and carers who are looking to support their young person in dealing with worry and anxiety, while learning helpful strategies to tackle their own anxiety. Access Code: nhsggc

Web: https://cypnhsgreaterglasgowandclyde.silvercloudhealth.com/onboard/nhsscotlandcypnhsggc/programs/

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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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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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172. WD Comm Addictions

WD Fostering and Adoption

Foster families are urgently needed for children of all ages, sometimes children on their own or with their brothers and sisters, with a wide range of needs. It doesn't matter if you are married, divorced, living with a partner or single: own or rent your home: have a job or not. Applicants are welcome from all sections of the community. The one thing that everyone must have is a commitment to children and young people and preferably a spare room.

Phone: 01389 776414

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/children/fostering-adoption/fostering/

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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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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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Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Drugs Forum (SDF) is Scotland’s national resource of expertise on drugs and related issues.

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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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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/

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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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Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds: Trauma Informed Practice for Anyone Working with Children and Young People

This animation was developed by NHS Education for Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is designed to be relevant to all workers within the Scottish workforce who work with children and young people. It aims to support staff to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.

Web: https://vimeo.com/334642616

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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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Right Decisions

Right Decisions - Sexual Health Good Practice Guidance Hub

This good practice guidance hub on relationships and sexual health is for carers and staff supporting care experienced children and young people. This is intended to be utilised across the six local authorities/HSCPs in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area.

Web: https://rightdecisions.scot.nhs.uk/ggc-sexual-health/

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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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Kindred

Kindred

Kindred exists to support parents of children with complex needs.

Phone: 0800 031 5793

Web: https://kindred-scotland.org/

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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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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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106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

Online Harms - Introduction

An introductory module for staff groups to gain a broader knowledge and understanding of the prevalence and impact that harmful online behaviour and content can have on individuals as well as groups with protected characteristics; and be able to respond by signposting to appropriate help and resources.

Currently a NHS Learnpro account login is required to access 

Web: https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fnhs.learnprouk.com%2Flms%2Flogin.aspx&data=05%7C01%7CLauren.McLaughlin%40ggc.scot.nhs.uk%7C2f444d795fbb41022b4408dbda293212%7C10efe0bda0304bca809cb5e6745e499a%7C0%7C0%7C638343642686827970%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=17fxj8zOkL3CNhBKbLYEhp00rItBm3Bs9oqPiGJR9b8%3D&reserved=0

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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

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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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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NCT

The National Childbirth Trust

NCT is here to support you and your unique experience of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. Their vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe.

 

Helpline number: 0300 330 0700

Web: https://parentinfantfoundation.org.uk/

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Dads Rock Logo

Dads Rock

Improving outcomes for children in Scotland to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. 

We welcome ALL Dads/Male carers from families of all shapes and sizes, any nationality and including gay, trans and non-binary Dads at our groups and activities.

Dads Rock also advocates for Young Dads (aged 30 or under) and help build resilience and disrupt the cycle of adversity and trauma. They work alongside Young Dads and their families in Edinburgh and Glasgow (any young dad with an EH or G postcode) to give young Dads the skills and confidence to enjoy the experience of being a father.

 

Phone: 07807498709

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

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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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Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland is a network of children's charities and adult relationship organisations working together for families and children in Scotland.
Working with other organisations, Parenting across Scotland provides information and support for parents, families and practitioners in Scotland. Their work involves carrying out research on a range of parenting issues and influencing policymakers.

Web: https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/

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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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NHSGGC Perinatal Mental Health Service

Scotland’s first specialist perinatal mental health inpatient and community service for mothers, babies and their families. We are a comprehensive service providing care and treatment to women who are pregnant or are up to one year postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by, mental illness. We also offer expert advice to women considering pregnancy if they are at risk of a serious mental illness.

 

Phone: 0141 211 6500 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/perinatal-mental-health-service/

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Wee Minds Matter

A specialist multi-disciplinary infant mental health service working with babies and their families during pregnancy and up to three years. The service aims to raise awareness of infant mental health for all professionals providing essential support to families. This includes midwives, health visitors, family nurses, GPs and other health, social care and early years professionals.

Phone: 0141 201 0808 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/specialist-childrens-services/hosted-and-tier-4-services/

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Pink Parents

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families.

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

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Nova Foundation

Nova Foundation’s mission is to ensure that all families that experience babyloss and pregnancy loss have the resources they need to survive the intense first year of grief, whilst feeling comforted and less anxious about the future and in any rainbow pregnancies. 

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

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Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. We make a difference because we; aim to find the answers through funding research, provide support for bereaved families, and educate the public and professionals about sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI) 

Phone: 0141 357 3946

Web: https://scottishcotdeathtrust.org/

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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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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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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 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 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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