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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 Relativeand 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.

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Latest News & Events

Here you will find all the latest informative and entertaining news from the organisation.

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards!

Monday 25th Nov, 2019

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards!

How exciting is this?! Our film for our campaign #BehindTheNumbers which was launched in July this year is up for the Charity Film Awards. It’s the biggest campaign for charity and cause-based films and we’re so excited because this is the first time we’ve ever been part of it! We are one of 400 charity […]

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New Report - Digital Families

Tuesday 15th Oct, 2019

New Report – Digital Families

Over the past 12 months, we ran a project to answer the question of ‘how do we support families better online?’ Digital Families was created after we launched a new design for our website but felt that it wasn’t having the impact we wanted to see with family members. Part of our new design had […]

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My Family, My Rights Programme

Friday 4th Oct, 2019

My Family, My Rights Programme

Please join us to mark the launch of our My Family, My Rights programme My Family, My Rights Highland – 6, 7, 8 November – (Get Tickets for Fort William) (Get Tickets for Inverness) (Get Tickets for Wick) My Family, My Rights Glasgow (includes Scottish Families AGM) – 23 November 2019 (Get Tickets Here) My […]

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Join our on-line community

Telehealth is our free 1:1 support service where support is given over the phone, through email, FaceTime or NHS Attend Anywhere. Telehealth sessions are typically an hour a week, and we offer up to 6 sessions. Telehealth can support you if you live in rural or remote locations, can’t travel far, cannot get childcare, or do not live near a support group or service. The quickest way to get in touch with us about Telehealth is through our helpline.

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