Useful Links for Parents and Families

Parents and Families | Children and Young People | Health and Wellbeing | Other Organisations

Parents and Families

  • Parent Club Scotland The Scottish Government’s resource website for everything from Baby Boxes and parenting tips, to meal ideas and advice on childcare entitlement.
  • Dads Care Aberdeen A Scottish charity supporting fathers and children throughout the northeast of Scotland and beyond.
  • Families Outside An independent charity providing support and information to families affected by imprisonment.
  • Families Need Fathers A charity concerned with maintaining a child’s relationship with both parents during and after a family breakdown.
  • Mumsnet A website of parenting tips, product reviews and advice for parents.
  • National Lone Parent Helpline A free helpline providing impartial and confidential advice to single-parent families.
  • Parenting Across Scotland (PAS) Information and support for parents, carers and families across Scotland.
  • StepIn ASAP An organisation of psychotherapists and related practitioners supporting those in stepfamily situations.


Children & Young People

  • BAAF Adopting and Fostering BAAF Scotland supports, advises and campaigns for better outcomes for children in care.
  • ChildLine A free, private and confidential helpline for children and young people up to the age of nineteen.
  • Sandyford Caring about sexual, reproductive and emotional health in Greater Glasgow and Clyde.


Health and Wellbeing

  • Breathing Space A free, confidential, phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
  • Choose Life The national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland.
  • Counselling Directory A network for those looking for support from professional counsellors or psychotherapists.
  • COSCA Scotland’s professional body for Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland Providing face-to-face and group support after the death of someone close.
  • Health In Mind An extensive range of services for people experiencing mental health difficulties.
  • Healthy Working Lives Helping employers create a safer, healthier and more motivated workforce.
  • Know the Score Scotland’s drugs information gateway with information on drugs and the effects of drug misuse.
  • Living Life To The Full General advice to help you live life to the full.
  • NHS Suicide Prevention Advice for improving your mental health.
  • Samaritans Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.
  • Scottish Recovery Network An initiative designed to raise awareness and promote the issue of recovery from serious and long-term mental health problems.


Other Organisations

Citizens Advice Scotland Providing free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.