News — 2022

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We Are Nominated for Charity of the Year!!

We Are Nominated for Charity of the Year!!

We have been nominated for another award! This year in the Scottish Charity Awards, we are overjoyed to be nominated for Charity of the Year. It truly is such a privilege to be part of this category with all of the other incredible nominations. Last year we helped more families than ever, answering over 3000 […]

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Advocacy Skills Development for Families

Advocacy Skills Development for Families

We are looking for a panel of family members to be course advisors for our new Advocacy Skills Development course! You will help us create a programme families can work through to learn and develop skills to increase their knowledge and understanding of their Rights.  In turn, this can help families advocate on behalf of […]

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Scottish Families Book Group Review - ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean

Scottish Families Book Group Review – ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean

By Lena McMillan, Family Support Development Officer April’s book choice for our group was ‘Girl A’ by Abigail Dean. ‘Girl A’ tells the story of the Gracie children, seven siblings who endure much at the hands of their parents, in the ‘house of horrors’ they grow up in. Narrated by Lexie, otherwise known as ‘Girl […]

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The Family Recovery College Is Back! Spring 2022 Course

The Family Recovery College Is Back! Spring 2022 Course

The Family Recovery College is back and starting on the 30th of April! The college offers a free informal 12-week online course, Understanding Substance Use and Holding on to Hope, for anyone living in Scotland concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. We will support you to build knowledge, skills, and confidence to support yourself […]

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How alcohol and drugs can impact your work or education as a family member

How alcohol and drugs can impact your work or education as a family member

If you are caring for your loved one, either voluntarily or involuntarily, having a ‘normal’ life such as going to work or school can be made more difficult. You may end up not attending school, missing classes, and not being able to complete homework. Going to college or university may become more difficult if you […]

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Episode 12 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Now Live!

Episode 12 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs Now Live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode we speak to Kirsten Holland, the Fife Family Support Development Officer here at Scottish Families. She updates us on the service (after being in post for nearly a year!) and tells us about her exciting presentation with […]

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Online Humour vs Ridicule

Online Humour vs Ridicule

– Written by our volunteer, Megan When it comes down to what makes something funny or not, trying to pinpoint why something personally makes us laugh can be tricky. Not only are personalities vastly diverse and influenced by individual experiences and culture but there are also many different styles of humour. In social situations, humour […]

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AlphaBiolabs ‘gives back’ and supports Scottish Families

AlphaBiolabs ‘gives back’ and supports Scottish Families

We are delighted to announce that we have been selected to be a partner in AlphaBiolabs ‘Giving Back’ scheme for a second year. So far AlphaBiolabs has donated over £30,000 to good causes in the UK, supporting those affected by drugs, alcohol, poverty, violence, and child protection issues. We are thrilled to be their chosen […]

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A New National Care Service: Analysis Update

A New National Care Service: Analysis Update

–  A series of blogs about families and substance use by our Policy and Research Assistant, Rebecca McColl In February 2022, the Scottish Government published its analysis of responses submitted to the National Care Service Consultation in October 2021, to which Scottish Families responded jointly with Scottish Recovery Consortium. You can view our full response here […]

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