Communities

Here you can interact and learn more about our work with communities. Feel free to make use of our Message Boards (you’ll need to Register first). Learn more about what we’ve been up to in our Blog and News sections. Read about how we find ways to strengthen communities across Scotland in the Your Community section – where you’ll find out more about the ALEC programme.



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Latest News

Reflections On Our First Online Family Recovery College

Monday 8th Mar, 2021

Reflections On Our First Online Family Recovery College

Sometimes you just have to roll your sleeves up, take a deep breath and try something new! Back in 2019 we worked with six family members with lived experience of someone else’s substance use to design and deliver a course for The Family Recovery College (FRC). They called the course ‘Understanding Substance Use and Holding […]

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Live in the Scottish Highlands? We want to hear from you.

Monday 8th Mar, 2021

Live in the Scottish Highlands? We want to hear from you.

The Highland’s Alcohol and Drug Partnership (HADP) are working with Scottish Families. They have asked us to help them get a better understanding of what life is like for families affected by alcohol and other drugs. The project ‘Families Are Recognised and Included’ began in November 2020. We’re keen to talk to as many families […]

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Volunteer Blogs

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Monday 13th May, 2019

Volunteering with Scottish Families

Ashleigh first started volunteering with Scottish Families in October 2018 to help with work experience for university. Hi, I’m Ashleigh. I first started volunteering as a helpline adviser for Scottish Families in October 2018 because I was looking for extra work experience for my university studies. Before volunteering with Scottish Families, I had never worked […]

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Staff Blogs

Impact Report 2018/19: Our Impact through Family Voices

Monday 8th Jul, 2019

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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Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

Wednesday 13th Mar, 2019

Gill and our Telehealth Support Service

I’m Gill and I’m fairly new to Scottish Families yet I feel like I have been here much longer. It is an exciting time as we have three new staff members joining the team. It means I will already be passing on the title of the new girl. But I have never written a blog […]

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