Useful Links for Clients
Families and Parenting
Dads Work - Dads Work Aberdeen: a self help support group for single dads based in Aberdeen, Scotland.
Family Law Association: committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes in Scotland.
Family Law Scotland: Information provided by The Scottish Government on the subject of Family Law, including helpful publications and links.
Families Outside: the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people involved in the criminal justice system.
Family Lives: a charity that has over three decades of experience in helping parents deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.
Families Need Fathers: the UK's leading Shared Parenting charity.
Mumsnet: the UK's largest network for parents, providing peer-to-peer advice on its Talk forums, including Relationships and Divorce & Separation, and information pages with advice and useful contacts.
Parenting Across Scotland(PAS): Parents and families in Scotland mostly do a fantastic job but everyone struggles at times.
-Scotland: The best place in the world to bring up children? PAS Essay collection on parenting.
StepIn ASAP; Advancing Stepfamily Awareness in Practice:
Creative support for people in contemporary and stepfamily situations and those who work with them.
Action in Mind: a society where people are not judged by their mental health status alone but enabled to develop their potential, realise their hopes and aspirations and lead fulfilling lives as valued and respected contributors
Breathing Space Scotland: a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Phoneline: 0800 83 85 87
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: a charity who provide one-to-one counselling sessions which will enable you to work through your grief.
Health In Mind: promotes positive mental health and well being in Scotland, delivering a unique mix of services and working in partnership with others. Trauma Helpline: 08088 020406
Healthy Working Lives: alcohol and drug awareness.
Know The Score: Learn about different types of drugs, the risk and the law. Find out what to do in an emergency and where to get help when you need it.
NHS Suicide Prevention: advice and information on spotting the early warning signs, coping with loosing a loved one through suicide and survivors stories.
British Association of Adoption & Fostering: provides advice on all aspects concerning adoption, including stepparent adoption.
Citizens Advice Scotland: provide the advice people need for the problems they face, and improve the policies and practices that affect people’s live.
Counselling Directory: provides a counselling support network, enabling those in distress to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs. Also provides information on emotional disorders and statistics.
The Couple Connection: helpful hints on a range of issues.
Hypnotherapy Directory: an online directory of hypnotherapists who are registered with a professional body.
Scottish Child Law Centre: provides advice on legal issues relating to a young person under 18 years old. Legal advice line for children: 0800 328 8970
The above links have been included as they provide access to websites which may supply information that is useful or relevant to clients, staff or volunteers. The inclusion of any link does not imply reliability of the site nor endorsement of this site by SMC. The linked websites are not under the control of SMC and we do not take responsibility for the contents shown on these sites nor any link contained in a linked website. In addition SMC accepts no liability whatsoever accessing a linked site (including but not limited to, loss of data).