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Why I chose to walk with Scottish Families for the Kiltwalk

'When Scottish Families sent us information about the Kiltwalk we shared it with our group and were surprised by their enthusiastic response. Knowing how people can become socially isolated as a result of the stigma associated with addiction I expected that they might be reluctant to participate in such a public event. But I was wrong!'

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Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the proposed Minimum Unit Price on alcohol - 50p per unit

Scottish Families welcomes and fully supports the proposed 50p Minimum Unit Price (MUP) on alcohol set out in the consultation document.

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Our briefing on Motion SM5-09389: Alcohol and Drug-Related Deaths

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (Scottish Families) will be attending the debate in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 20 December 2017, to show our support for families affected by alcohol and drug-related deaths in Scotland.

 

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Rough Sleeping - Where to find support this Christmas

Our friends at SDF have put together a list of contacts for anyone who is concerned for someone sleeping rough this winter.

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Merry Caremas - Day 18 Christmas Traditions Around the World

Lynne our Forth Valley Support Worker travelled to Barcelona at the start of December and saw some amazing Christmas traditions that she wanted to share.

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Christmas Helpline Hours

We are running a limited helpline service over Christmas but we will have cover for most days. We have listed days and times here on our website.

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Merry Caremas - Day 15 Top tips for surviving Christmas parties

Paula Maguire from Paula Must Try Harder has shared some of her top tips for coping with stress and anxiety at Christmas parties.

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Merry Caremas - Day 14 our five top self care tips

For day 14 of Merry Caremas we share our five top tips for self-care over the festive period.

 

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Merry Caremas - Day 13 Having a loved one in prison this Christmas

Families Outside offer advice for anyone who has a loved one in prison this Christmas.

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Merry Caremas - Day 12 Family Blogs

Some family members have contributed blogs about how they spend Christmas.

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