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If you have concerns about your alcohol or substance use and would like to have a chat about what would be the right service and support for you, come in and see us at The Wishart Centre at the following times: Monday 10am – 1.30pm Tuesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm Thursday 10am – 11.30am For more […]




  *** Calling all Dundee Kinship Carers, we need your help! *** Together with Dundee City Council Kinship Care Team, we have created a survey so we can get your views of being a Kinship Carer and how we can improve services for you. Please follow the link to the survey – it will take […]




“I graduated in 2002 from Hertfordshire University with a post graduate diploma in art therapy. The training is a two year long full time group experiential training and requires that trainees undertake psychotherapy themselves for the duration of the course. After graduating I worked for 5 years as an art therapist as part of an learning […]




On Wednesday the 29th of May Perth office opened their doors to professionals from Perth and Kinross. The aim was to let as many people know our change of address and let the wider professional community know about the services we provide here in Perth. The day started with an opening speech from Kathryn Baker […]




Maya Clifford is our Creative Therapist at TCA. Here is her story: I graduated in 2002 from Hertfordshire University with a post graduate diploma in art therapy. The training is a two year long full time group experiential training and requires that trainees undertake psychotherapy themselves for the duration of the course. After graduating I […]




The girls from the Klub Attended First Minister’s Question Time: Next Generation in Edinburgh, where children and young people from across the country put their questions to Nicola Sturgeon. You can watch the broadcast on YouthLink Scotland’s Facebook page or Children in Scotland’s YouTube channel: https://buff.ly/2ISM491 Remember to join the online conversation using the hashtag to share your thoughts!#FMQTNextGeneration.




Hayley Jeffrey has won volunteer of the year at the Volunteer Awards 2019. The ceremony for the Volunteer Awards took place on 6th June at The Quay. The city’s hardest working volunteers were recognised at the annual ceremony held by the charity during Volunteers Week (1st to 7th June). Nominations for the Awards came from organisations, community […]




After volunteering with TCA for approximately three years as a Plusone Mentor with groups and the Summer programme, a change in my shift pattern with my full-time employer means that my volunteering has come to an end. I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to everyone who has guided and […]




On the 6th of February 2019 TCA Perth moved out of its premises in 14 Marshall Place and took up residency at 18 Kings Street. All hands were on pumps to pack up and unpack seven years of help and support. Thankfully the move to King Street went smoothly with it taking only three van […]




A big well done to TCA at the Scottish Mentoring annual awards. The awards are intended to recognise work at all levels and acknowledge good work, consistency, effort, achievement, innovation and excellence, which has contributed to the delivery of effective outcomes, performance, and good practice, in Scotland. A Special Award for Distinguished Services to Mentoring […]




Scottish Parliament auditorium In February of this year, Georgia Gall and Mark Harris from TCA attended the Scottish Mentoring Network Parliamentary reception. This event brought together member projects and MSPs to provide an opportunity to share stories of the mentoring activity taking place across Scotland. Those attending represented a cross section of mentoring models and […]




TCA Dundee young person’s service has secured £2229 from the Cashback for Communities Youth Work Fund. The two projects involved in this application are The Klub and boost and on a quarterly basis they meet with project staff and volunteers and plan their projects for the next three months. In the most recent consultation the […]




During the year the young people from the Klub participated in a project to make a film highlighting some of the issues which they felt affected their lives. The young people discussed and decided on the topics they wanted raise awareness of. They decided on the transition from primary school to high school and bullying […]




The young people participated in Re-formation which transformed Reform Street, covering the cobbles with inspirational words, designs and images to create a vibrant and uplifting atmosphere for the wider community, with a focus on positive mental health. The group spent several weeks working with a local artist to design their artwork. The design was inspired […]




In February, TCA Perth moved out of its premises in 14 Marshall Place and took up residency at 18 Kings Street. All hands were on pumps to pack up and unpack seven years of help and support. Thankfully the move to King Street went smoothly with it taking only three van loads to decant all […]




In November the young people from the Klub took part in Social Bites ‘Wee Sleep Out’ to raise awareness of homelessness in Scotland. At the start of the evening the young people cooked a meal using the types of ingredients that may be available to a homeless person and participated in a quiz about homelessness […]




Befriending We are expanding our Adult Service to offer Befriending to clients who have been through the counselling process and feel that they would benefit from additional support. This is particularly helpful for clients who feel isolated from society and perhaps need support with accessing activities that would help them integrate more fully into society as part […]




TCA were presented with the Good Governance Award by the Lord Provost at a ceremony held in Dundee City Chambers on Wednesday 16 May 2018. Fiona Stewart and Fergus McCurley accepted this new award which was designed specifically for Scottish charities and recommended by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) and also Big Lottery […]




The Klub and Boost were involved with the service design agency, Snook, in partnership with The Corra Foundation at the end of 2017 and early in 2018. Following on from the Everyone Has a Story programme, which ran the previous year it was identified that there was a gap in the support available for children […]




As well as specialised training for Mentoring and Befriending, Counsellors and Safe Zone Bus volunteers, we also run other courses for anyone who is interested in participating. We deliver Alcohol Brief Intervention (ABI) Training, Alcohol Awareness Sessions and Service Promotion sessions, detailed below. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us on […]




A creative writer named Mary came in for six sessions with the Women Only Zone and did different exercises with them to allow them to work on their own story. They found it very challenging as some of them had never actually expressed themselves on paper or even wanted to think about their story up […]




Two of our groups for young people in Dundee – the Boost Boys and the Klub – have been helping Corra Foundation and design agency Snook with their project Everyone Has a Voice. The project is exploring the possibilities of a digital service to support young people with experience of parents or carers with alcohol […]




“Since starting my role, I have been involved mostly in group work alongside Paul from Cair Scotland. This includes the SMART recovery group at Montrose, the Well Bean café in Montrose and F.A.I.R Forfar and Angus in Recovery group. At the moment I am planning my first trip for the Well Bean Café to the […]




A young person from our Kith n Kin project has successfully completed a week’s wilderness course in the Scottish Highlands through Venture Trust. The course is called Inspiring Young Futures and is designed to encourage young people to think about what they would like to achieve and work towards their goals. As well as the […]




Aimee is a Community Learning Development student who is doing her placement with TCA. Here is her story: “So far my involvement in the organisation has covered The Witches, Kith n Kin carers groups, the Klub, and Plusone mentoring. I have previous experience working with people in a variety of roles, including voluntary projects, however […]




We are now offering family sessions, which provide an opportunity for some or all family members to come together to discuss the issues around a loved one’s alcohol use, substance use or gambling. During the sessions we negotiate the ground rules for the family and work together as a team, discussing everyone’s concerns and agree […]




We are expanding our Adult Service to offer Befriending to clients who have been through the counselling process and feel that they would benefit from additional support. This is particularly helpful for clients who feel isolated from society and perhaps need support with accessing activities that would help them integrate more fully into society as part of […]




This year’s Recovery Walk took place in Dundee on Saturday 30 September. The event is now in its fifth year, but this is the first time it has been hosted by the city of Dundee. Theresa Clark, Adult Counsellor, tells the story of what happened on the day: “TCA met several times with the Scottish Recovery […]




The theme of this year’s Alcohol Awareness is Alcohol and Families. As with previous years, Alcohol Concern hope that it prompts conversations about the impact of alcohol to help break the cycle of silence and stigma that is all too often experienced by families. Alcohol Concern have provided free Alcohol and Families resources on their […]




I have two daughters and live ten minutes from the TCA office in Dundee. I completed the peer mentoring training with TCA in Arbroath last year then I applied for a part time peer mentoring post this year and then started with TCA in July. At the moment with TCA, I am facilitating SMART groups, […]




It’s been a really strong year so far, with 500 visitors to the bus in the 6 month period (01 April – 30 September). It’s the busiest the project has ever been. We’ve changed our strategy slightly and attended events outwith our normal Friday / Saturday – Dundee Dance Event, we were in the City […]




Over 30 staff, volunteers and board members attended our annual away day in September, which took place in Monikie Park. We all participated a number of activities, some of them fun (including Fergus’ infamous pop quiz) and some with a work angle. The photos show each groups’ creative attempts to display the key areas that […]




“I am in sixth year at St John’s High School. Earlier in the year I participated in the PlusOne Mentor training with TCA and the opportunity then arose to some admin volunteering.” “I feel that I have grown up with TCA as, when I was still at primary school, I would come to the TCA […]




The Tayside Community Justice Authority (TCJA) held their annual awards ceremony on 9 March at the Malmaison Hotel in Dundee. The awards are intended to recognise work at all levels and acknowledge good work, consistency, effort, achievement, innovation and excellence, which has contributed to the delivery of effective outcomes, performance, and good practice, in Tayside. […]




Great news for Dundee’s Safe Zone Bus initative, which has scooped the silver prize at the recent UK Bus Awards. The project was shortlisted with the city’s main bus operator, Xplore Dundee, in the ‘Bus and the Community’ category, which recognises industry-leading examples of partnership community work. The bus will return to Dundee city centre […]




Aspire is a course designed specifically for mature learners who are unsure of career choices or who may have barriers to learning, including mental health issues. This course offers the following: Employability Enterprise Communication Numeracy ICT Problem Solving/ Working with Others Learn 2 Learn Sessions Health and Wellbeing Personal Development Planning Vocational tasters The vocational tasters occur […]




The past three months in the Peer Mentoring & Support course have been a whirlwind of a journey! I applied for this course because I have always loved the thought of being able to help people who are struggling with anything, from learning to tie their shoelaces to recovering from trauma. Having experienced trauma in […]




The Scottish Government has developed a Recovery Outcomes tool for use by services with drug and alcohol users. This is a validated, peer reviewed tool which has been developed through consultation with ADPs, drug and alcohol frontline staff, managers, service users and research groups. TCA colleagues attended a half day session in Arbroath yesterday (13 December) to learn […]




Come along to our service promotion event on Wednesday 21 December from 2-3pm at The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee. Find out about TCA and the services that we offer including: one to one counselling  support for clients who have issues with alcohol, gambling, NPS, cocaine and those affected by anothers use support groups for adults and […]




Self Management and Recovery (SMART) training Day 1 – Getting SMART Training Wednesday 9 November 2016, 9.30am-4.30pm Tayside Council on Alcohol, 22-24 Catherine Street, Arbroath, DD11 1RL Aims of Getting SMART: To understand the tools and methods and underlying theories of SMART Recovery and be able to apply them to your own life experience. Objectives: […]




‘Making Recovery Real’ – listening to and involving people with lived experience of mental health issues and mental health services/supports. ‘Making Recovery Real’ (MRR) in Dundee is a new partnership involving 11 organisations from health and social care and a range of voluntary sector providers concerned with people recovering from mental health issues. The partnership […]




Some of us from TCA and Cairn Centre Dundee joined the Recovery Walk and festival in Falkirk on Saturday 17 September. The starting point of the walk was the Kelpies, which was quite a dramatic setting, and we walked for over an hour arriving at Callendar park for the festival event. There was a big […]




Adult counsellor Ron Kerr tells us about how he ended up volunteering with us and what the overall experience was like for him. Having just retired as a volunteer adult counsellor with TCA, I was asked to write a few reflections on the ten years I have been fortunate enough to work with the organisation. I […]




Do you have time to give to young people in your local community? We are looking for volunteers for our Plusone mentoring programme, which pairs volunteers with young people to help them develop their interests and achieve their potential. The work would involve two to three hours per week for one year and there is no experience […]




The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness week was ‘Relationships’ and the importance of friends and family.  We were delighted to be joined by colleagues and friends from Churches Action for The Homeless (CATH), Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service, and The Social Prescribing Team at UK SMART Recovery in a social media challenge. CATH thought […]




By Paddy and Teo The Boost group attended a residential at Abernethy Ardeonaig during the second week of the Easter holidays. There were five young people and two members of staff. We arrived at around noon and were shown around the grounds before participating in our first event  which involved various team building activities. This proved to […]




My name is Elaine, I am currently a student with the Open University working my way towards a BA in Social Work. My final placement is with the Kith ‘n’ Kin service,  where I will be based until mid July.  My background is in working with children with disabilities, I have been doing this job […]




I’m Patricia Vieira, I’ve been working with TCA Kith ‘n’ Kin since November 2011 as a Resource Worker working primarily with children in kinship care affected by parental substance misuse. As well as gaining a wide range of knowledge and skills working with this client group, TCA have also supported me to achieve the Practice […]




By Mark Harris On Friday the 20th May a group of mentors participated in a teambuilding event. It was recognised that mentoring has been quite intensive over the last three years so the mentors decided that having an event to ‘chill out’ and enjoy was on the cards. It was also time to celebrate Teo’s achievement of […]




Hi there, my name is Marco, a 2nd year Social Work student currently on a four month placement with TCA.  For approximately 10 years I had been working in Dundee City Council’s Offsite Education Service, supporting children and young people’s personal and social development enabling them to remain and engage more positively within Education and […]




The awards for this year’s Tayside Community Justice were presented at a ceremony on 24 March at the Malmaison, Dundee. The scheme recognises the effort of practitioners across the criminal and community justice sectors in Tayside who deliver consistency, effort, commitment, achievement and performance throughout the year. The awards are intended to recognise work at […]




Do you have time to give to young people in your local community? We are looking for volunteers for our Plusone mentoring programme, which pairs volunteers with young people to help them develop their interests and achieve their potential. The work would involve 2-3 hours per week for one year and there is no experience […]




I’ve been with the TCA for five years, and came in as the Finance Officer to a part time role. There have been considerable changes during that time; we’ve had a change of director and a reorganisation of staff and the dynamics of the organisation have changed. From a financial point of view times are getting […]




I have worked with TCA since October 2008, initially applying for and securing the post of Clerical Assistant, based at King Street. The post was part time but within a year I had been offered a full time post. On the retiral of the previous Business Administrator, I was offered the post, which I gladly […]




Lydia Banks recently delivered training to our latest intake of peer mentors. The feedback was very positive, with all six candidates completing their SVQ in peer mentoring. The course took place over 12 weeks from 5 October – 21 December 2015 and is aimed as a personal development step for participants to increase their confidence, self-esteem, […]




Would you like to train as a volunteer counsellor with TCA? We are now accepting applications. The closing date is 5pm on Monday 14 March. For those selected for interview, the selection evening will be on Tuesday 29 March. Please contact Fergus on 01382 456012 or email fergus.mccurley@alcoholtayside.com for more information and an application pack. […]




The Minister for Public Health, Maureen Watt MSP visited our Kith n Kin team at the TCA office in Dundee on 20 January. The purpose the visit was to see first-hand the difference that funding is making to families in the Dundee area. The Partnership Drugs Initiative (PDI) gives funding to charities working with children […]




The Scottish Peer Education Network recently put together an event to showcase creativity in Peer Education.  Peer led projects from across Scotland made the most of this opportunity to come together and share their knowledge, approaches, learning and to highlight the creative thinking that goes into individual peer led projects. Matt Allen from TCA had […]




My HNC in Social Care took place over a three year period. College was a hard slog (as it is for all) but with support from college, friends and family, it developed my self-esteem, confidence, and a will to work hard and succeed. My involvement with services including ECLIPS, working  with services such as PLUS Mental Health and Homeless […]




My mentoring experience has been incredible so far. It has not only been rewarding knowing that a couple of hours a week can make a significant change to a young person but it is also been fun engaging in a range of activities with them. I decided to volunteer because I saw a lot of […]




Congratulations to TCA’s mentoring service for receiving the Quality Award 2015 and Certificate of Continuing Excellence at Scottish Mentoring Network’s annual recognition awards. Well done to the individual staff and volunteers who also received awards: Diane Simeon – Commended Mentor 2015 Zara McKenzie – Commended Mentor 2015 Amanda McCabe – Commended Peer Mentor 2015 Danielle Gibson – […]




Please be advised that our Perth TCA office is closed today due to flooding affecting access in the South Inch area. To get in touch with us, please contact our main Dundee office number on 01382 456012 or email enquiries@alcoholtayside.com




Members of the young people’s groups The Klub, Plusone and Boost recently participated in a project with graffiti artist Ian Tayak to design artwork for outside wall of our Dundee office and come up with new logos for their groups and create their own personal canvasses. For the outside wall project, the young people worked […]




I am currently a volunteer administrator and peer mentor within TCA. I first became involved with the TCA three years ago, as a young person being mentored and since then I have developed and learned so much. My achievements so far have been: Completing my SVQ in peer mentoring Presenting my story at the Women’s […]




TCA volunteer and Peer Mentor Danni Whyte was presented with a Saltire Award at Dundee’s Youth Volunteering Awards event on 27 October at Fat Sams. The award was given to Danni for her co-facilitation of the Women only Mentoring (WOM) group and for her inspirational speech at the Scottish Parliament earlier in the year. In this speech, Danni shared the […]




Kinship families from all over Perth and Kinross came together during the October school holiday to go and explore the wonders of Glasgow Science Centre. Arriving with plenty of time before lunch, the families were treated to a spectacular show at the planetarium. All were mesmerised by the 3D holograms allowing our solar system and […]




By Hannah Hamilton and Caroline Campbell Kith ’n’ Kin Perth were delighted to be invited along to PKAVS carers conference held on the 4 of November at the Salutation Hotel. Despite the miserable weather the conference was well attended with over 200 delegates attending. As the first stall on entering the conference, Kith ’n’ Kin […]




I have been a mentor since December 2013 and in that time I have been paired with two teenage boys. Both were feeling a bit disillusioned with life in general, with one beginning to exhibit at-risk behaviours such as underage alcohol use. In both relationships I met regularly with my mentees on a one-to-one basis, […]




In the Autumn of 2015, the OWLS women and staff were involved in an art event where they painted one of the windows in the new OWLS centre, based in Perth. This was done over two days and everyone got to paint something on the window.  Everyone was delighted with the finished result, which you can […]




In his own words, Liam Lauder, a volunteer mentor at the TCA, shares his experience of mentoring a young person and the positive impact that it can have. The decision to become a mentor was one that initially filled me with excitement, but also nerves at the prospect of meeting a young person. Not having […]




Do you have time to give to young people in your local community? We are looking for volunteers for our Plusone mentoring programme, which pairs volunteers with young people to help them develop their interests and achieve their potential. Our next mentor training will take place on Saturday 5th and 12th December. For an application […]




Did you know that there is a Community Hub at Boots in Albert Street, Dundee, which is open every weekday from 10am – 12noon and 2-4pm? The purpose of the hub is to offer advice, information and support to members of the public in a whole range of areas. It is a safe and confidential service […]




By Angie Farrell I contacted Dr Suzanne Zeedyke and was amazed when she agreed to come and talk to a small group of volunteer mentors and kinship carers at our Dundee office on 8 September. Suzanne gave us a talk entitled ‘Sabre tooth tigers and teddy bears: Understanding attachment’. The talk led us on an […]




Our Autumn newsletter is now available to download in PDF format. If you would like to contribute to the next edition, please send your content to Elaine.Campbell@alcoholtayside.com by Monday 2 November. TCA newsletter Autumn 2015 (PDF)




In October 2014, TCA Angus started to deliver the YMCA initiative, Plusone Mentoring. This project seeks to engage young people who meet two of the following four risk factors: disruption or disengagement at school offending, aggressive or anti-social behaviour conflict in the home/family substance misuse by young people. Following high numbers of referrals, and unfortunately […]




Please see the document below (MS Word format), which sets out the agreed Business Plan to give TCA a clear strategic direction over the next three years. TCA Business Plan 2015-17




Zara Mackenzie, TCA Mentor and Volunteer Co-ordinator, recently attended the Reducing Reoffending Change Fund (RRCF) practitioner networking event in Glasgow. The purpose of the event, organised by The Robertson Trust, was to bring together voluntary, charity and social enterprise organisations to share good practice. At the event, Zara gave a presentation outlining TCA’s mentoring service […]




We were pleased to welcome a group of Swedish Social Work students to our Dundee office on Tuesday 2 June. The students, who were on an exchange programme in Dundee were keen to visit our organisation as part of their familiarisation tour of Scotland. TCA staff Holly and Theo were delighted to meet the group and represent our Young Persons Services […]




Our most recent group of trainee adult alcohol counsellors have successfully passed their COSCA Counselling Skills certificate. They will now begin a period of supervised counselling leading to full volunteer adult alcohol counselling practice with TCA. They were presented with their certificates at The Wishart, Dundee on 24 June 2015. Pictured from the left: Sarah Healy, Jennifer […]




New guidelines to support people bereaved by alcohol or drugs have been released by a University of Bath and University of Stirling collaboration. The guidelines result from a three year project which found those left bereaved after a drug or alcohol related death often receive poor, unkind or stigmatising responses which can exacerbate their grief. […]




Using funding from Awards for All, TCA Angus delivered a Graffiti Project in our Arbroath premises. This involved the idea of creating and displaying art work that will help the new Arbroath office represent the voice of our service users. To do this we invited three TCA groups to design their own pieces of work […]




Adult Services are running a project in Perth, which involves matching up befrienders with carers who provide support to people whose lives are affected by someone’s alcohol or drug use. The project is in partnership with the Social Work team and we currently have two matches and one pending match. The project has been highly […]




  Kym Alexander started in February 2015 and is attending mindfulness training and co-facilitating the WOM group. Val Mackie started in January 2014 and is co-facilitating the Women Only Zone and Women Only Mentoring groups. She is also involved in the Adult Services Befriending, TAPS Community Detox and service promotion at Health Centre. Jean MacRae started […]




The TCA has recently had its Scottish Mentoring Network (SMN) Quality Award renewed. We are pleased to announce that we are the first organisation in Scotland to be re-accredited with this award. Following changes made by the Mentoring and Befriending Foundation to the method of assessments and cost structures associated with the Approved Provider Standard Award, […]




A few of our staff were manning the TCA stall at the Dundee Festival of Volunteering on Saturday 30 May at the City Square in Dundee. Many thanks to everyone who attended our stall – the sun shone all day and Kate, Lydia and Fergus enjoyed meeting all those interested in hearing more about the great volunteering opportunities […]




Fancy cycling over a munro?  That’s what pupils at Pitlochry High school did on Friday 8 May!  TCA staff Matt Allen and Kathryn Baker took part in the Perth & Kinross Council Active Schools ‘Mini Etape’ event alongside colleagues and the pupils from the school. This great event, organised by Active Schools co-ordinator Karen Todd, encourages pupils […]




As the Women Only Mentoring group has developed over the year we have incorporated yoga on a monthly basis. Delia is a very experienced yoga teacher and the women respond to her gentle approach. Afterwards we have lunch together, which gives us extra time to discuss any thoughts that may surface after the relaxation at […]




We are pleased to announce that the Dundee Safe Zone Bus will be back on the road again as of June 2015. The bus provides first aid/medical facilities and a safe haven for people who are out in the city at the weekend who need support and guidance. It is a place where individuals who are in distress can come […]




Board Members from the TCA held a full day meeting at Rossie establishment in May to discuss future TCA strategy and business plans. The TCA Board oversees the strategic vision of TCA and work closely with the Director to agree plans such as communication, risk and finance. They contribute effectively to the ongoing success of […]




The TCA won two awards at the Tayside Community Justice Authority (CJA) Awards event 2015, which took place on 29 April at Malmaison hotel, Dundee. The TCA mentoring team won ‘Highly Commended’ for their practice across Tayside. TCA Peer Mentor Danni Whyte was given the ‘Local Champion Award’ for Dundee. The CJA scheme recognises the effort […]




We are looking for volunteers to help assist in the running of our Dundee front office, which provides a front facing reception and clerical service to customers, staff and volunteers. We value the contribution volunteers can make to TCA and are committed to making the role you do with us as fulfilling and rewarding as […]




Wanting to change how we feel is often the reason for having alcohol. Some people do it to relax, celebrate or just to unwind and switch off after a long day at work. Another reason for drinking is to try to mask anxiety, depression or other mental health issues. This can be a cause for […]




A group of mentors from the TCA’s Women Only Mentoring project recently attended an annual peer mentoring conference run by the Communities of Recovery project. The conference was a structured learning event, providing participants with a complete picture of how peer mentoring works for people in recovery. During the event, peer mentors shared their stories […]




Tayside Council on Alcohol Mentoring Service was one of six Public Social Partnerships (PSPs) showcased at a special event held at the Scottish Parliament on 25 February 2015. The success of co-planning and joined up service delivery in reducing reoffending was the central focus of the event, which was sponsored by Christine Grahame MSP, Chair of […]




Perth Peer Support weekly group meetings are for anyone concerned about the effect that alcohol is having on their lives. It gives people in various stages of recovery a chance to share experiences and support each other. The group is supported by trained counsellors but also led by group members, giving everyone the opportunity to […]




A big thank you to Robert, Bernie, Gemma and Caitlin who attended the first Angus Volunteer Plusone Mentor training session on Wednesday in Arbroath. The new volunteers are pictured here ready to start their training with TCA’s Kate Wood along with Toni and Chloe who were also in attendance for a training update. Good luck […]




TCA’s Angus Plusone Manager, Kate Wood, is walking 100 miles in 100 hours on 1 May 2015, for Friends of the Special Nursery. For further information or to make a donation, please visit Kate’s sponsorship page Good luck Kate!  




Georgia, Angie and Fergus were at the Dundee Volunteering Fair today at the Bonar Hall. It was a great day with over 20 students signing up for more information. Thanks to everyone who came to our stall. Want to find out more about volunteering with us? Visit our volunteering page or contact us on 01382 456012.




Ricky Rapanewski recently attended a Mindspace seminar where guest speaker John Davidson spoke of his personal experiences of Tourette’s syndrome. In the following article, Ricky gives his thoughts on this insightful and informative seminar. Mindspace yesterday hosted a seminar at their Milne Street premises in Perth. Guest speaker was John Davidson, who gave a fantastic […]




TCA won the Scottish Mentoring Network ‘Continuing Excellence 2014/15’ at the recent Networks Annual Awards. This award was for all of our mentoring services – OWLS, Women Only Mentoring, Link Up, Plusone, 16+ and Mentoring for Men. Other TCA award winners SQA Customised Award in Peer Mentoring and Support Seven Peer Mentors have completed all requirements to […]