This support is provided by organisations that are often addressing specific topics or providing support to specific subgroups. They provide advice around specific topics, provide (peer) support and encourage to develop skills that will help you cope with certain situations or challenges.
Support – Medium level
Speed – Medium wait
Access – Some services require referral
Children & Families Social Work Teams (East) and (West)
Children and Families Social Work Team (West)
Beechbrae Education Centre
Duffus Road, Elgin, IV30 4NP
Tel: 01343 557922
Children and Families Social Work Team (East)
Education and Social Care, Buckie Access Point
13 Cluny Square, Buckie, AB56 1AJ
Tel: 01542 837236
01343 564 170
Children 1st provide support for children, young people and families who have experienced traumatic life events. Theycan also support you to voice your views through their advocacy service for children and young people to promote their rights. Children 1st help them represent their views or, do it on their behalf. You can refer yourself or a professional working with you can make a referral.
Moray Kinship Care Hub (Children 1st)
The kinship care hub offers a range of services, which are provided by staff and trained volunteers and help to empower families and increase their resilience and ability to care for and support their children. Interventions include befriending, advocacy, mediation, practical support, individual and group work, parenting support, financial inclusion advice, family group conferencing, and direct intensive therapeutic support working with loss, harm and trauma.
Children 1st Parentline
If you live in Scotland call 08000 28 22 33 free, browse website for advice and support, or start a webchat.
- Mon-Fri, 9am to 9pm
- Sat-Sun, 9am to noon
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care provides information, advice and support when someone dies. They also have a helpline that you can contact for support.
MOD Welfare Service
The MOD Welfare services provides support, advice and signposting to health assured counselling for families, children and young people in the MOD. You can contact the welfare service yourself on AWS-Welfareinformationservice@mod.uk
Moray Women’s Aid
Moray Women’s Aid offer support to women and children and young people affected by domestic abuse. You can refer yourself if you are 13 years old or over or a professional who is working with you can make a referral. Moray Women’s Aid also have a confidential telephone helpline.
Quarriers Arrows Service provides drug and alcohol support for people aged 16 years old and over. Arrows will also provide support for family members or loved ones who have a family member of friend with a drug or alcohol problem. You can contact the service yourself or a professional who is working with you can make a referral.
Step by Step Moray
Step by Step in Moray is a charity which supports families who feel isolated or vulnerable with children aged 3 years old and under. Group and individual support to develop friendships, confidence and skills which will enhance their lives and enable them to give their children the best start in life.
Aberlour Youth Point
01343 546214 / Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Intensive Community Support Service supports young people 12-18years to overcome difficulties at home, school and in the community. Requests for support from this service can only be made by the Social Work Department.
Mentoring and Group Work Service matches volunteers with young people who would benefit from extra support. Young people may need extra support from our Young People’s Worker 1:1 or group work if they struggle to make and sustain friendships or are at risk of social exclusion. Our mentors give them someone to talk to about their worries, allowing them to practice their social skills. The mentoring service supports young people aged 12-25. Anyone can make referrals to our Mentoring and Group Work Service.
The Moray Wellbeing Hub offers those aged 16 years old and over to become a mental health champion who can use their experiences of mental health challenges to raise awareness and reduce stigma. The Moray Wellbeing Hub also has a Wellness College with courses to improve wellbeing such as Living Life to the Full.
Moray Council Mental Health & Wellbeing Children & Young People
For tips on supporting a young person with their mental health: http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_117484.html
Alzheimer Scotland – Moray Office
The office aims to support people with dementia, their families, relatives and friends at any stage of the illness. They provide advice and information, community activities for people with dementia and carers, and peer support groups.
Moray Council Learning Disability Team
The team provides a service to adults in Moray who have a learning disability, and to their families and carers.
Parent Club – Wellbeing for wee ones
Useful guide to wellbeing for wee ones from Parent Club.
Stop It Now! Scotland
Confidential helpline: 0808100090
Stop it Now! Scotland is a child protection charity that believes that the key to preventing sexual abuse is awareness among parents and community members. Working to build public confidence in recognising and responding to concerns about the sexual abuse and exploitation of children.
Stop it Now! Scotland also provide support services to individuals and their families with problematic sexual thoughts and those who may be at risk of sexual offending, including those who are under investigation for internet offences. Support to these groups is a critical part of preventing child sexual abuse as well as supporting friends and family members of individuals who are at risk of sexual offending.
Helpline on 0800 254 0088
Support and Advice for Families Affected by Imprisonment
When someone goes to prison it can be a challenging time for the whole family. At Families Outside we are here to provide you and your family with information and support regarding any issues you might be facing as a result of your family member’s imprisonment. We can help you
- To understand what will happen at different stages of the justice process following your family member’s arrest
- To stay in touch with your family member while they are in prison
- To support any children and young people in your family at this challenging time
- To access the support available to you from the prison and other relevant organisations