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.
Monday 25th Nov, 2019
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 […]
Tuesday 15th Oct, 2019
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 […]
Friday 4th Oct, 2019
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 […]