News — 2019

Latest news and updates from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share. Every day we deliver our services, attend events, work on campaigns, and speak with family members. Here is all the latest news from our team and our work. Find out more news on our Facebook page.

Vote for us in the Charity Film Awards!

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

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

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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#DundeeHopeFestival - celebrate hope & community with us this October!

#DundeeHopeFestival – celebrate hope & community with us this October!

Come along to the free Dundee Hope Festival on Saturday 19th October! There will be live music and performances, face painting, dance performances, naloxone training, #BehindTheNumbers film screenings, art activities and much more! Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun! Please register to let us know you are coming along, but […]

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#BehindTheNumbers: Our response to the drug-related death statistics 2018

#BehindTheNumbers: Our response to the drug-related death statistics 2018

The latest rise in drug-related deaths in Scotland was widely predicted, but it is always upsetting to hear about this number of deaths which could have been prevented. Behind these numbers are families. Whole families who continue to be devastated, left heartbroken, frustrated and angry that they first lost their loved ones to addiction, and […]

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Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Through Family Voices We had a very busy, action-packed year in 2018/19 and we want to share our impact with you. We decided this year that rather than just putting numbers on a page, we would ask the people we support (and who support us) to write a short story on their experiences with Scottish Families. […]

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Family Responses – One Year on from the Introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing

Family Responses one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing Today, 1st May 2019, marks one year on from the introduction of Minimum Unit Pricing (MUP) in Scotland. Since then, governments in Ireland and Wales have agreed to introduce similar measures to improve health outcomes or reduce alcohol-related harms with discussions around the […]

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Scottish Families has submitted written evidence to the UK Parliament Scottish Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland

We welcome the Scottish Affairs Committee’s current Inquiry into the Use and Misuse of Drugs in Scotland, and the opportunity to participate in the process. We have submitted written evidence, and will also be giving evidence along with family members to the Scottish Affairs Committee at Westminster on 21 May 2019. The new national strategy […]

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Tips for Walking the Kiltwalk from #TeamSFAD

Walking the Kiltwalk with us this year? Excellent! On behalf of everyone at Scottish Families, thank you for joining #TeamSFAD on the walk! Below are some tips on getting started with your sponsorship and some tips and tricks for the day. How do I get started with sponsorship? We usually get asked this question because […]

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New Year CRAFT Training – February 2019

The lovely George Charlton is making his way back up to Glasgow 19th and 20th February 2019 to deliver his informative and lively CRAFT training. The two-day course is £300 per person at Edward House, 199 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3EX (our office). We regularly use CRAFT in our support groups and Telehealth service. CRAFT […]

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