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.



Latest Entries from Our News & Blogs

Latest News

What the Research says about LGBTQ+ People and Substance Use

Tuesday 30th Jun, 2020

What the Research says about LGBTQ+ People and Substance Use

Author: Ash Husband ashleigh@sfad.org.uk Research in both Scotland and across the United Kingdom (UK) suggests that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) people are more likely to use alcohol and other drugs and develop problematic or dependant use than the general population (Emslie, Lennox & Ireland, 2015; Valentine & Maund, 2016; Bachmann & Gooch, […]

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Introducing our new podcast mini-series Alcohol Shorts

Monday 15th Jun, 2020

Introducing our new podcast mini-series Alcohol Shorts

Alcohol Shorts is a new podcast mini-series from Scottish Families! Since being asked to stay at home, some family members have noticed that their loved ones are drinking more. Some are also experiencing challenges with drinking for the first time because of the additional pressures of staying at home including schools closed and homeschooling pressures, […]

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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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