About Scottish Families
Supporting families across Scotland
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. We give information and advice to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and we link them into local support. We also help people recognise and understand the importance of looking after themselves.
When we say family, we mean who you see as your family. It could be close and extended family members, friends, your friend’s family, colleagues, neighbours, anyone.
We were created in 2003 by families themselves who came together to support each other and campaign for recognition. We’ve grown a lot since then!
We support people through our helpline, bereavement support service, Telehealth (one-to-one support), and our family support services in Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire, and Forth Valley. We also deliver workforce development through our training courses, communications and campaigning work, our young person’s project ‘Routes’ in East and West Dunbartonshire, and wider community development including our Connecting Families programme.
We have our own call to action in our strategic plan 2017-20 ‘It’s All Relative’, and we work to five main outcomes:
- Families are supported
- Families are included
- Families are recognised
- Families are connected to communities
- Families are a movement for change
Meet our Staff…
Find out about the dedicated team behind Scottish Families.
Latest News & Events
Here you will find all the latest informative and entertaining news from the organisation.
Tuesday 30th Jun, 2020
Author: Ash Husband firstname.lastname@example.org Research in both Scotland and across the United Kingdom (UK) suggests that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people are more likely to use alcohol and other drugs and develop problematic or dependant use than the general population (Emslie, Lennox & Ireland, 2015; Valentine & Maund, 2016; Bachmann & Gooch, […]
Monday 15th Jun, 2020
Alcohol Shorts is a new podcast mini-series from Scottish Families! Since being asked to stay at home, some family members have noticed that their loved ones are drinking more. Some are also experiencing challenges with drinking for the first time because of the additional pressures of staying at home including schools closed and homeschooling pressures, […]
Tuesday 26th May, 2020
We have secured funding from National Lottery Community Fund through the Young Start programme to establish a new Support Assistant post to join our Routes young person’s project working across East and West Dunbartonshire. This new post will co-develop, deliver, support and promote a range of support and engagement for young people (aged 12-26) who […]