Our goal is to reduce the harm to individuals, families and communities in relation to alcohol and substance misuse. To achieve this, we offer a range of services to adults, children and families including:

  • counselling for anyone affected by problem drinking
  • counselling for gambling problems
  • counselling for cannabis and prescription drugs issues
  • counselling for carers or significant others affected by someone else’s problem drinking
  • befriending for carers
  • gender specific and mixed group programs, offering mutual aid and support
  • one to one information, advice and support for children, young people and adults
  • online advice and support
  • mentoring for adults involved with the criminal justice system
  • mentoring for children and young people
  • opportunities for peer mentoring
  • groups for young people, offering activity programs and mutual support
  • targeted therapeutic groups
  • art therapy
  • support for kinship care families – children and carers
  • peer education
  • youth justice projects
  • community based prevention & early intervention work
  • safe zone bus.

More about our services

Our services are delivered by paid staff and volunteers. We have a firm commitment to volunteering and offer accredited training programmes across the full range of services, including administration functions.

We are committed to delivering needs-led person-focussed services, which incorporate a pro-active approach to empowerment and service user involvement. We work to challenge the discrimination often experienced by marginalised and vulnerable adults, children and families.

We are a progressive organisation, adopting an evidence-based, outcome focussed approach to service delivery and development and we have been at the forefront of developing mentoring approaches, including peer mentoring, in Scotland.

Our registered charity number is SC006511.

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We are a member of COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).

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