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AA is concerned solely with the personal recovery and continued sobriety of individual who turn to the Fellowship for help. There are meetings across West Dunbartonshire.
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.
Al -Anon Family Groups
Al-Anon Family Groups offers free and inclusive local meetings for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.
Helpline number: 0800 0086 811
Alternatives are a community based drug project in West Dunbartonshire operating from two community bases.
Phone: 01389 734 500
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.
ASSIST provides support to families going through the domestic abuse courts. Their aim is to ensure that all victims of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age or ethnicity are safe, informed and supported throughout their involvement with the criminal justice system.
Phone: 0141 276 7710
Aye Mind inspires professionals to confidently use digital technologies to support young people's mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Benefits and Grants
Information from the Scottish Government on benefits, funds and grants including Child Benefit and tax credits.
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.
BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.
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
CARA (challenging and responding to abuse)
CARA provides confidential counselling support to children, young people of school age and women who have experienced domestic abuse, rape, and/or sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse. Both self and agency referrals are welcomed
Phone: 0141 562 8800
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
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.
Citizen's Advice Scotland
Free, impartial and confidential advice, delivered by trained advisers across Scotland. Working for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.
Helpline number: 0800 028 1456
Phone: 0800 484 0136
Citizens' Advice Bureau West Dunbartonshire
West Dunbartonshire CAB offers general advice and assistance to local residents across a wide range of subjects .
Phone: 0800 484 0136
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction. Find information on local groups here.
Helpline number: 0141 959 6363
Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends support a young person who has certain mental ill-health conditions. It helps them find ways to provide the right environment to help the young person affect their own change.
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.
Distress Brief Intervention Service (Young person)
The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service provides support quickly to young people who are experiencing distress and feeling overwhelmed emotionally. Referrals are made by your GP or the police (if aged 16-24 years), or someone in school or college (from age 14 years). The service will contact you within 24 hours of your referral and will support you for up to 14 days, working with you to address some of the difficulties you may be experiencing now and in the future.
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.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course
English language courses for learners to develop their communication skills and knowledge of living and working in Scotland.
Phone: 01389 738775
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.
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.
Link Up West Dunbartonshire
A free to access community website helping local people and organisations share skills, spaces and things.
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.
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
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.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous Glasgow & West Coast Of Scotland is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life. The only requirement for participation in NA is a desire to stop using drugs. Meetings take place online and face to face. NA is free. Local meeting details can be found on the website.
Phone: 0800 140 4645 Glasgow
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.
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.
Provides a youth and adult helpline and services to sufferers and carers of people with panic, anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). No Panic also offers advice, support, recovery programs and help.
Helpline number: 0300 772 9844
notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.
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
Rape Crisis Scotland
Information on helpline and Rape Crisis centres across Scotland who provide trauma-informed support. The website also contains a number of resources for survivors, friends and family, and young people.
Helpline number: 08088 01 03 02
A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.
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.
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
A helpline and website to support anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. A confidential, sensitive service, including an interpreting service, for anyone who calls.
SFAD Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
Young person's support group for 12–26-year-olds affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use.
Helpline number: 08080 10 10 11
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Help for people over 16 years old in West Dunbartonshire who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety or stress. Stepping Stones also offers a Bereavement and Loss support service.
Phone: 0141 941 2929
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
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
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.
Venture Scotland offers young people, who are facing challenges and are aged 16-30, a personal development course based in the outdoors.
WD Community Addictions Team
West Dunbartonshire Community Addiction Services provide health and social care services for individuals with problems linked to drug and/or alcohol misuse; physical, medical and social needs of individuals as considered as part of the assessment.
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Community Foodshare, Baby Bank and Fuel Bank
A registered charity in West Dunbartonshire supporting those affected by poverty and food insecurity. We can help with school uniforms, school holiday meals, baby food, baby clothes and equipment, and fuel vouchers.
Phone: 0800 345 7050
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
WD Leisure, Parks and Events
From the latest events and leisure activities to parks and hobbies, find something to do in West Dunbartonshire.
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.
WD School and Educational Grants
Information on school and educational grants available within West Dunbartonshire.
WD Young Families Support Service
Young Family Support Service provides early intervention and support to families with young children, aiming to improve outcomes for children.
Phone: 01389 812341
Women's Aid - Clydebank
Clydebank Women’s Aid is a confidential organisation which provides various services for women, children and young people who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.
Phone: 0141 952 8118
Women's Aid - Dumbarton
Dumbarton District Women’s Aid (DDWA) is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge for women and any accompanying children who have experienced or at risk of domestic abuse.
Phone: 01389 751036
Women's Aid - Scotland
Information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse.
Phone: 0800 027 1234
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
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.
DACA (Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol)
DACA is the community alcohol service for West Dunbartonshire, supporting anyone affected by their own or a loved one’s drinking. Confidential one-to-one counselling and advice, groups and other activities, and a range of health and wellness services are all delivered from offices in Dumbarton and Clydebank.
Phone: DACA Dumbarton – 01389 731456 DACA Clydebank – 0141 952 088
Empowering people with dyslexia to reach their full potential.
Cost of Living Campaign
Scottish Government website on the supports available to help with the cost of living
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
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.
Hematt Gryffe Women's Aid
Safe temporary accommodation and culturally sensitive support for women, children, and young people.
Phone: 0141 353 0859
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.
Scotland's Service Directory
Details of health and wellbeing services in Scotland. Includes GP practices, dental services and support groups.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.