News and Events — 2021

Latest news and events from Scottish Families

Scottish Families always have news to share and we often host online or in-person events throughout the year. If you need further information, please contact info@sfad.org.uk or follow our Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

The Family Recovery College 2021 - Now Enrolling!

The Family Recovery College 2021 – Now Enrolling!

The Family Recovery 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 and your loved one. The 2021 Family Recovery Course starts Tuesday […]

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Episode 3 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

Episode 3 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live!

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode, we talk about ‘Creative Coping Methods’ with Gillian McHendry and Rebecca Bradley from Scottish Families. Gillian and Rebecca talk about creative ways that help you cope such as writing, photography and crafts. They also talk about the […]

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Are you brave enough to join us for Scottish Families first ever Firewalk?

Are you brave enough to join us for Scottish Families first ever Firewalk?

Are you brave enough to join us for Scottish Families first ever Firewalk? We are delighted to be working with our friends at Carers Link East Dunbartonshire to bring you this special event. Take on a life-changing challenge and raise money for families affected by a loved one’s drug or alcohol use across Scotland by […]

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Our Impact Report 2020-21

Our Impact Report 2020-21

2,931 more people were supported by Scottish Families’ services in 2020/21 as well as those we are already supporting. As the CEO of Scottish Families, you would expect me to have a pretty good handle on everything we are doing. But even I am left speechless (and that is unusual in itself) looking through the […]

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Episode 2 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live

Episode 2 of Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now live

The next episode of our podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs is now available! In this episode, we talk about ‘Bereavement Counselling Myths’. Martha Rae and Gill Harmon from Scottish Families chat with Margaret Livingston who is a counsellor. They discuss different styles of counselling, what to expect from bereavement counselling and a bit […]

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Families harmed by alcohol and drugs waiting 8 years for support

Families harmed by alcohol and drugs waiting 8 years for support

A partnership of Scottish family support organisations has launched a new national report on the experiences of families affected by alcohol and drugs. ‘Ask the Family!’ found that each person using alcohol or drugs was harming on average 11 other people around them, and that families facing this harm are waiting an average of 8 […]

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Family Support Is For Men Too - Webinar Now Available

Family Support Is For Men Too – Webinar Now Available

Last week’s webinar ‘Family Support Is For Men Too’ is now available to watch! Hear from our brilliant panel and everything we discussed. Alcohol and drug use affects the whole family, but less than 30% of people who come to Scottish Families for support for themselves are men. Talking about a problem is the first […]

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New Podcast Series – Life With Alcohol and Drugs!

New Podcast Series – Life With Alcohol and Drugs!

We are very excited to announce our new podcast series Life with Alcohol and Drugs! We will publish a new episode every month and will feature topics and guest speakers to discuss life with alcohol and drugs and offer support and advice to anyone who needs it. Our very first episode has launched today Wednesday […]

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Ask The Family! Report Launch and Virtual Exhibition Tour

Ask The Family! Report Launch and Virtual Exhibition Tour

Come along to our Ask the Family launch event to hear about our findings and join a guided tour around our virtual exhibition. Earlier this year, Scottish Families was commissioned by the Scottish Government to lead a family engagement project to test out new national draft Principles on a Whole Family Approach and Family Inclusive […]

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