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Services

Services

Adult counselling

We offer one to one counselling in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus areas for individuals who are considering behaviour change with regards to alcohol, cocaine, NPS, cannabis, gambling and those affected by another’s use. Counsellors support clients to set goals and make changes.

 

Counselling typically lasts for 12 sessions but is dependent on each individual’s needs. Counsellors are both volunteers and paid staff who are qualified and trained to a minimum of four COSCA modules and a COSCA validated behaviour change module. Most of our counsellors have completed, or are in the process of completing, their postgraduate diploma in Counselling. All counsellors receive mandatory clinical supervision in line with BACP and COSCA guidelines.

 

If you would like to refer yourself for counselling, please email enquiries@alcoholtayside.com stating which location you would like to be seen or phone 01241 872989 (Arbroath) 01382 456012 (Dundee), 01738 580336 (Perth). You can also refer someone you know for counselling if you have their consent to do so. You can also contact us for advice and information.

Young people’s counselling

We provide one to one counselling for children and young people in primary and secondary schools across Tayside aged 10-18. Support is provided for a range of issues connected to mental wellbeing including the impact of substance use, loss and grief, risk-taking, self-harmful behaviour, relationships, bullying and self-worth/self-identity.
Counselling can take place within the school, TCA office, or by video call/phone. We have a flexible approach depending on the preferences of the client. Counselling mainly takes place during school hours but can also be provided after school and in school holidays.

 

The counselling is government funded and currently includes schools in Dundee and Brechin. This provision forms part of Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy, locally connected to the Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative and the Tayside Children and Young People’s Plan.

 

For more information please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Creative therapies

Creative therapy is offered on a one to one basis to children, young people and young adults aged 3-26 years of age in our offices in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth. Creative therapy is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, relationships and beliefs in a safe supportive environment. The creative therapist helps clients to explore these things through talking and engaging in creative expression such as: art-making, dance & movement, music or improvisation and play. Sometimes things can be difficult to put into words; creativity helps us to express these things and feel heard and seen.

 

Creative therapy is a trauma informed therapy and can support clients through aspects of their lives which may feel complicated, difficult and painful. Creative therapy can help clients to make sense of experiences, thoughts or feelings and help to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Clients don’t need any particular creative skill or interests to take part in creative therapy. The therapist will take things at the clients’ pace and will help them engage with their creativity and express themselves.

 

To refer yourself or someone else for Creative Therapy please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Support groups for adults

Our Peer Support group supports people who are experiencing any issues around alcohol, substances or gambling. The group meets weekly at our Perth office on a Tuesday from 12noon-1pm. The purpose of the group is to give individuals in various stages of recovery a safe space to discuss issues, share experiences and support each other. The group is supported by a trained facilitator/counsellor but is also led by group participants. The peer support group can be accessed alongside one to one counselling or by itself.

 

The group facilitators can also provide workshops on a range of topics depending on the interests and requests of participants. This can include relaxation techniques, self-help planning/support, assertiveness and self-esteem training, outings/visits and art therapy.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880 382107.

Kith‘n’Kin

Kith‘n’Kin provides support to:

 

  • Children and young people aged 0-18, who are living in Kinship Care arrangements due to Parental Substance Use.
  • Carers of the children and young people, who may be a family member or someone with a significant prior relationship connection.

 

Support is offered in one to one settings and in groups. The frequency of one to one support is based on the needs of the individual. One to one support can be provided in family homes, in community spaces, in educational setting throughout Tayside, and at the Kinship hub in Dundee.

 

We offer both emotional and practical support. Examples of carer support include: advice on routines and boundaries within the home, guidance on positive parenting, attending Team Around the Child/multi-agency meetings, advocacy, and signposting to other relevant services.

 

Children/Young People’s issues often present themselves through difficulties with: managing emotions, making friends, building trusting relationships, abandonment anxiety, and patterns in behaviour. We provide the opportunity for the children and young people to develop a positive relationship with their worker, who will support them to explore the causes of these difficulties and work to overcome them in a child-centred and child-led manner.

 

Weekly Kith‘n’Kin groups take place in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth, giving families the opportunity to meet others in their community who live in similar circumstances, which can help to reduce isolation and build wider peer support networks.

 

Perth Kith’n’Kin group meetings take place from 4.30-5.30pm on Wednesdays. They are currently taking place on Zoom until restrictions ease.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880 382107.

Collaborative routes to recovery

Collaborative Routes to Recovery (CRR) is a service for people who are having difficulty engaging with counselling due to a life problem or crisis and are in need of more practical hands-on support. We help clients to identify and voice their difficulties and help them to access the most appropriate service(s) needed to resolve their situation. Clients experience a wide variety of life issues that could relate to housing, benefits, finances, medical difficulties or applications.

 

Some clients may also feel anxiety about accessing services and we can support them with this, for example accompanying them to appointments. When clients reach a point where they have overcome their difficulties, they will move on to counselling support within TCA. Sometimes clients will participate in counselling at the same time as accessing the CRR service, depending on what is right for them and their individual situation.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880 382107.

Mentoring for men

The mentoring for men project offers outreach mentoring across Dundee, Perth and Kinross for those who are at risk of failing to comply with community based justice sentences and are at risk of short custodial sentences. Mentors provide one to one support to clients and work with them to address the causes of their offending, for example substance use or inadequate support networks.

 

Mentors work in an outreach capacity and meet clients in the community to provide support, help with taking part in activities and build on their confidence. The mentoring process enables clients to believe in their worth and reach their potential with help and support. Mentoring helps clients to feel empowered, work toward their goals, discover their potential and integrate in to the community.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880 382107.

OWLS

OWLS is a community-based Criminal Justice Service for women only. The goal is to support women to prevent re-offending and to help the Court avoid the use of custody for women, by getting a community disposal from court. OWLS is a service run by Perth and Kinross Council, in partnership with TCA and other organisations, which supports women involved with Community Justice Service in Perth and Kinross.

 

Staff work alongside other agencies to support women in all areas of their lives. Owls offer intensive support, based on individual needs one to one support, as well as group work and drop in facilities at our purpose designed centre in West Mill Street Perth.

 

Clients from OWLS can attend the drop in centre as often as they like from Monday – Friday. The centre is a safe space for them to attend and receive the support that they need. This could be support with homelessness, housing, benefits advice, any social work related queries, citizens advice or independent advocacy.

 

At the centre, clients can take part in activities such as cooking and arts and crafts. There is also the opportunity to do an SQA award in Peer Mentoring, which is a 12 week course. The course is currently taking place online but is planned to be based in the drop-in centre in the near future.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880 382107.

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Adult counselling

We offer one to one counselling for individuals who are considering behaviour change with regards to alcohol, cocaine, NPS, cannabis, gambling and those affected by another’s use. Counsellors support clients to set goals and make changes.

 

Counselling typically lasts for 12 sessions but is dependent on each individual’s needs. Counsellors are both volunteers and paid staff who are qualified and trained to a minimum of four COSCA modules and a COSCA validated behaviour change module. Most of our counsellors have completed, or are in the process of completing, their postgraduate diploma in Counselling. All counsellors receive mandatory clinical supervision in line with BACP and COSCA guidelines.

 

If you would like to refer yourself for counselling, please email enquiries@alcoholtayside.com stating which location you would like to be seen or phone 01241 872989 (Arbroath) 01382 456012 (Dundee), 01738 580336 (Perth). You can also refer someone you know for counselling if you have their consent to do so. You can also contact us for advice and information.

Young people’s counselling

We provide one to one counselling for children and young people in primary and secondary schools across Tayside aged 10-18. Support is provided for a range of issues connected to mental wellbeing including the impact of substance use, loss and grief, risk-taking, self-harmful behaviour, relationships, bullying and self-worth/self-identity.

 

Counselling can take place within the school, TCA office, or by video call/phone. We have a flexible approach depending on the preferences of the client. Counselling mainly takes place during school hours but can also be provided after school and in school holidays.

 

The counselling is government funded and currently includes schools in Dundee and Brechin. This provision forms part of Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy, locally connected to the Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative and the Tayside Children and Young People’s Plan.

 

For more information please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Creative therapies

Creative therapy is offered on a one to one basis to children, young people and young adults aged 3-26 years of age in our offices in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth. Creative therapy is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, relationships and beliefs in a safe supportive environment. The creative therapist helps clients to explore these things through talking and engaging in creative expression such as: art-making, dance & movement, music or improvisation and play. Sometimes things can be difficult to put into words; creativity helps us to express these things and feel heard and seen.

 

Creative therapy is a trauma informed therapy and can support clients through aspects of their lives which may feel complicated, difficult and painful. Creative therapy can help clients to make sense of experiences, thoughts or feelings and help to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Clients don’t need any particular creative skill or interests to take part in creative therapy. The therapist will take things at the clients’ pace and will help them engage with their creativity and express themselves.

 

To refer yourself or someone else for Creative Therapy please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Support groups for adults

SMART Recovery

 

SMART Recovery is a UK wide programme that helps people to recover from any addictive behaviour using a science-based therapeutic programme of training. The support is provided in the form of weekly group meetings.

 

Dundee group: Mondays from 1pm – 2:30 pm at our Dundee office.

 

For more information about TCA SMART groups contact Madge Thornton at marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

 

Read more about the content of SMART Recovery groups on the smartrecovery.org.uk website.

 

Women only Zone (WoZ)

 

Women only Zone (WoZ) is a peer support group for adult females considering behaviour change with any problematic behaviour related to alcohol use. The core ethos of the group is to create a safe space for people built on trust and confidentiality in a non-judgemental setting. The focus is on growth and empowerment as part of the process of change. The sessions are about sharing personal experiences to help others, taking part in activities, having fun, learning new skills with an emphasis on health and wellbeing.

 

Group members who have been through their own personal recovery journey are able to offer support and share their personal experiences to help others, and the group is also co-facilitated by a trained TCA worker. WoZ group sessions are held weekly at TCA’s Dundee office on Wednesdays at 11am-12noon.

 

If you would like to join the group, give us a call on 01382 456012 or email enquiries@alcoholtayside.com.

Boost, Klub, Motiv8

We provide weekly group input during term time for young people who are affected by substance use, and who may also be experiencing wider issues in the community, at school and in the home. Although groups are aimed at varying age ranges and in some cases are gender specific, all groups offer the following sessions monthly: issue-based session, social activity, community session, in-house session.

 

Groups at our Dundee office:

 

Motiv8 – for young people aged 8-14 on Tuesdays from 5-7pm
Boost is for young males aged 11-17 on Wednesdays from 5-7pm
The Klub is for young females aged 11-17 on Thursdays from 5-7pm

 

As well as these term-time groups, we also offer holiday provision for the group members, and this can include residential trips to places outside of their local community, a summer programme or team-building activities.

 

For more information contact: georgia.kinghorn@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Young people’s mentoring

We have two young people’s mentoring programmes in Dundee – Plusone and Link up. These services provide early intervention for young people who are affected by substance use, offending behaviour, conflict in the family home or are disengaged from education. Young people must meet two of these identified risk factors in order to be referred.

 

Plusone is for young people aged 8-14 and the Link up is for those aged 8-19. Mentoring takes place one to one on a weekly basis in an agreed location within the local community at a time that suits the young person.

 

We recruit a diverse group of volunteers with a range of skills and life experience, who are matched with a young person based on similar interests. Mentors develop positive and trusting relationships and work with the young people to set and achieve goals through trying new things and learning new skills in the community. This helps them to gain confidence, self-esteem and a positive perception of their community. Young people attend the mentoring voluntarily and referrals to the service mainly come from Social Work, schools and other third sector organisations.

 

For more information contact: georgia.kinghorn@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012. If you would like to volunteer for young people’s mentoring please email volunteering@alcoholtayside.com.

Kith‘n’Kin

Kith‘n’Kin provides support to:

 

  • Children and young people aged 0-18, who are living in Kinship Care arrangements due to Parental Substance Use.
  • Carers of the children and young people, who may be a family member or someone with a significant prior relationship connection.

 

Support is offered in one to one settings and in groups. The frequency of one to one support is based on the needs of the individual. One to one support can be provided in family homes, in community spaces, in educational setting throughout Tayside, and at the Kinship hub in Dundee.

 

We offer both emotional and practical support. Examples of carer support include: advice on routines and boundaries within the home, guidance on positive parenting, attending Team Around the Child/multi-agency meetings, advocacy, and signposting to other relevant services.

 

Children/Young People’s issues often present themselves through difficulties with: managing emotions, making friends, building trusting relationships, abandonment anxiety, and patterns in behaviour. We provide the opportunity for the children and young people to develop a positive relationship with their worker, who will support them to explore the causes of these difficulties and work to overcome them in a child-centred and child-led manner.

 

Weekly Kith‘n’Kin groups take place in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth, giving families the opportunity to meet others in their community who live in similar circumstances, which can help to reduce isolation and build wider peer support networks.

 

Group meetings in Dundee:

 

Children and carers group: 4:30-6pm on Tuesdays at Douglas Community Centre, Dundee

 

Carers walking group: 09:30-11.30am on Wednesdays at Baxter Park, Dundee

 

Carers garden group: 09:30-11:30 on Thursdays at Kinship HUB, Linkup 101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee

 

For more information Jackie Waugh: jackie.waugh@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Collaborative routes to recovery

Collaborative Routes to Recovery (CRR) is a service for people who are having difficulty engaging with counselling due to a life problem or crisis and are in need of more practical hands-on support. We help clients to identify and voice their difficulties and help them to access the most appropriate service(s) needed to resolve their situation. Clients experience a wide variety of life issues that could relate to housing, benefits, finances, medical difficulties or applications.

 

Some clients may also feel anxiety about accessing services and we can support them with this, for example accompanying them to appointments. When clients reach a point where they have overcome their difficulties, they will move on to counselling support within TCA. Sometimes clients will participate in counselling at the same time as accessing the CRR service, depending on what is right for them and their individual situation.

 

For more information contact Sandra Ritchie: sandra.ritchie@alcoholtayside.com / 01738 580336 / 07880382107.

Mentoring for men

The mentoring for men project offers outreach mentoring across Dundee and Perth & Kinross for those who are at risk of failing to comply with community based justice sentences and are at risk of short custodial sentences. Mentors provide one to one support to clients and work with them to address the causes of their offending, for example substance use or inadequate support networks.

 

Mentors work in an outreach capacity and meet clients in the community to provide support, help with taking part in activities and build on their confidence. The mentoring process enables clients to believe in their worth and reach their potential with help and support. Mentoring helps clients to feel empowered, work toward their goals, discover their potential and integrate in to the community.

 

For more information contact Mark Harris: Mark.Harris@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Women only mentoring

The Women only Mentoring project (WoM) offers one to one support to women aged 16+ living in the Dundee area who are involved in the Community Justice System. The women meet with trained TCA mentors weekly out in the community and also receive support over the phone when needed. The women create positive goals and work towards achieving these with the help and support of their mentor.

 

The mentoring helps the women to move on from the past, find their self-worth and feel valued in their community. This could include accessing training, attending appointments and rebuilding relationships with family. The mentor works with other organisations to assist with any life difficulties that the women may be experiencing for example with housing, food, substance use or welfare. Women are referred to the service through the local Community Justice System.

 

For more information contact Mark Harris on 01382 456012 or email Mark.Harris@alcoholtayside.com

Beyond mentoring

The Beyond Mentoring service offers support to disadvantaged women in Dundee aged 18+ who have been involved with the Community Justice System and/or substance services. This service is designed to support women as they are coming to the end point of working with statutory supportive services, but may not yet feel ready to move on. Beyond mentoring helps bridge this gap supporting the women to continue to make progress on their recovery journey and become more connected with the wider community and helping to avoid repeating past behaviours. A range of support is offered including one to one support, group support, peer-led recovery groups, drop-ins and activity groups.

 

The service uses a holistic approach and is tailored to each individual client. This could include accessing local services, activity groups, access to training, volunteering and employment opportunities. It can also include accessing organisations for specific support relating to difficulties with housing, benefits or domestic abuse.

 

For more information email sarah.healy@alcoholtayside.com or call 01382 456012.

Pause

Pause works with women who have had two or more children removed from their care and are at likely to have further pregnancies with a risk of further removal. We offer an intensive 18-month programme of support aimed at providing space to create positive change. Pause practitioners work with women on a one to one basis with the support led by the women’s own goals. This often includes therapeutic work and/or addressing areas relating to housing, domestic violence, health needs, substance use, mental health and benefits.

 

Pause works collaboratively with other services to ensure women have access to the right support at the right time.

 

Referrals can be made by completing our referral form or we can take the referral over the phone. Women are welcome to self-refer.

 

For more information and to make a referral contact Naiomi Thomson on 07919407930 or email naiomi.thomson@alcoholtayside.com.

Safe zone

Safe Zone works in partnership with other agencies to support communities in Dundee, helping alleviate immediate crisis and where needed signpost and refer people to access the services and support that they need. This includes Keep Well Health, Homelessness Services, Parish Nurses, Social Workers, The Corner, Transform and DVVA.

 

The service is open to members of the public on Friday and Saturday evenings in Stobswell and Lochee.

 

For more information email Arwen at arwen.elder@alcoholtayside.com or call 01382 456012.

 

Street Outreach locations/times

 

Fridays: 6-8:30pm – Court Street, Stobswell, Dundee (at the lower half of the street, at the bottom of the hill)

 

Saturdays: 6pm-8:30pm – Farmfoods carpark, Flights Lane, Lochee, Dundee

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Adult counselling

We offer one to one counselling in Perth and Kinross, Dundee and Angus areas for individuals who are considering behaviour change with regards to alcohol, cocaine, NPS, cannabis, gambling and those affected by another’s use. Counsellors support clients to set goals and make changes.

 

Counselling typically lasts for 12 sessions but is dependent on each individual’s needs. Counsellors are both volunteers and paid staff who are qualified and trained to a minimum of four COSCA modules and a COSCA validated behaviour change module. Most of our counsellors have completed, or are in the process of completing, their postgraduate diploma in Counselling. All counsellors receive mandatory clinical supervision in line with BACP and COSCA guidelines.

 

If you would like to refer yourself for counselling, please email enquiries@alcoholtayside.com stating which location you would like to be seen or phone 01241 872989 (Arbroath) 01382 456012 (Dundee), 01738 580336 (Perth). You can also refer someone you know for counselling if you have their consent to do so. You can also contact us for advice and information.

Young people’s counselling

We provide one to one counselling for children and young people in primary and secondary schools across Tayside aged 10-18. Support is provided for a range of issues connected to mental wellbeing including the impact of substance use, loss and grief, risk-taking, self-harmful behaviour, relationships, bullying and self-worth/self-identity.

 

Counselling can take place within the school, TCA office, or by video call/phone. We have a flexible approach depending on the preferences of the client. Counselling mainly takes place during school hours but can also be provided after school and in school holidays.

 

The counselling is government funded and currently includes schools in Dundee and Brechin. This provision forms part of Scotland’s Mental Health Strategy, locally connected to the Tayside Regional Improvement Collaborative and the Tayside Children and Young People’s Plan.

 

For more information please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Creative therapies

Creative therapy is offered on a one to one basis to children, young people and young adults aged 3-26 years of age in our offices in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth. Creative therapy is a place to explore thoughts, feelings, relationships and beliefs in a safe supportive environment. The creative therapist helps clients to explore these things through talking and engaging in creative expression such as: art-making, dance & movement, music or improvisation and play. Sometimes things can be difficult to put into words; creativity helps us to express these things and feel heard and seen.

 

Creative therapy is a trauma informed therapy and can support clients through aspects of their lives which may feel complicated, difficult and painful. Creative therapy can help clients to make sense of experiences, thoughts or feelings and help to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Clients don’t need any particular creative skill or interests to take part in creative therapy. The therapist will take things at the clients’ pace and will help them engage with their creativity and express themselves.

 

To refer yourself or someone else for Creative Therapy please contact Madge Thornton: marjory.thornton@alcoholtayside.com / 01382 456012.

Support groups for adults

SMART Recovery

 

SMART Recovery is a UK wide programme that helps people to recover from any addictive behaviour using a science-based therapeutic programme of training. The support is provided in the form of weekly group meetings. The Arbroath SMART group takes place on Mondays from 4:30pm – 6pm at our Arbroath office.

 

Read more about the content of SMART Recovery groups on the smartrecovery.org.uk website. For more information about the Arbroath SMART group contact Teodor Omelasz at teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

Kith‘n’Kin

Kith‘n’Kin provides support to:

 

  • Children and young people aged 0-18, who are living in Kinship Care arrangements due to Parental Substance Use.
  • Carers of the children and young people, who may be a family member or someone with a significant prior relationship connection.

 

Support is offered in one to one settings and in groups. The frequency of one to one support is based on the needs of the individual. One to one support can be provided in family homes, in community spaces, in educational setting throughout Tayside, and at the Kinship hub in Dundee.

 

We offer both emotional and practical support. Examples of carer support include: advice on routines and boundaries within the home, guidance on positive parenting, attending Team Around the Child/multi-agency meetings, advocacy, and signposting to other relevant services.

 

Children/Young People’s issues often present themselves through difficulties with: managing emotions, making friends, building trusting relationships, abandonment anxiety, and patterns in behaviour. We provide the opportunity for the children and young people to develop a positive relationship with their worker, who will support them to explore the causes of these difficulties and work to overcome them in a child-centred and child-led manner.

 

Weekly Kith‘n’Kin groups take place in Arbroath, Dundee and Perth, giving families the opportunity to meet others in their community who live in similar circumstances, which can help to reduce isolation and build wider peer support networks.

 

Children’s group – 4:30-6:00pm on Tuesdays in our Arbroath office.

 

Carers group – 10:00-12:00 on Fridays in our Arbroath office.

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

The Crew

The Crew is a young people’s group which takes place in our Arbroath office (22-24 Catherine Street), every Wednesday from 5-7pm during term time. The group is for young people who live in the local area and are affected by substance use and are experiencing wider issues at school, in the community, and/or at home. The group provides structure, security and consistency which typically does not exist elsewhere in the lives of the young people.

 

Participants are of upper primary or early secondary school age. Group members are picked up and returned home by project staff and volunteers. Sessions also support and educate the young people to make informed choices with a view to having a positive impact in the wider community. We have a flexible approach to the length of time the young people can participate in the group. Long term group members can go on to develop skills in peer support to offer extra support to newer group members.

 

We have recently developed the outdoor space at the Angus office and groups like the Crew will use this space as an additional resource, for activities such as growing fresh produce and art projects. Over the course of each month, the Crew programme consists of an issue-based session, social activity, community session, and an in-house session. Although the weekly Crew groups take place during term time, we also have activities organised for during school holidays.

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

Friday Nite project

Friday Nite activities include a range of sports, arts and crafts and games for young people. The sessions offer a safe space to engage with peers, helping to alleviate fears about the move to secondary school and tackle concerns around peer pressure.

 

Arbroath Friday Nite Project – 6:15pm-9:30pm, Saltire Sports Centre, 58 Montrose Road, Arbroath, DD11 5JN

 

Muirhead and Birkhill Friday Nite Project – 7:30pm-9:30pm, Millennium Hall, Coupar Angus Road, Birkhill, DD2 5QE

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

16+

The 16+ project provides weekly group sessions for disengaged females aged 16-21 living within the Angus area. The young women who participate in the service are referred due to one or more of the following issues:

 

  • engaging in substance use or impacted by parental substance use
  • disengaged with education or have left education
  • at risk of offending behaviour or are engaging in offending behaviour
  • recently left Kinship/foster care.

 

The group will run for a six-month period and consists of issue-based content guided by the young women’s needs as stated by them and their referral information.

 

Participants can be referred to the group via local organisations, other projects within TCA or young people can refer themselves to the service. Download the referral form here.

 

For more information contact Vikki Jeffrey: vikki.Jeffrey@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

Connect 1-1

Connect 1-1 is a support service for young people aged 10-25 who are affected by their own or someone else’s alcohol/substance use (including peers, parents or carers). Young people receive support from a TCA Resource Worker in the form of meetings in a confidential setting, most often within the school premises.

 

The young person will meet with their allocated worker to talk about how things are in their life, determine what issues and goals are a priority for them and develop a suitable plan around this. The young person will receive ongoing support from their Resource worker and meet regularly to review their progress with overcoming issues and achieving set goals. Meetings are typically weekly but can be more frequent where a young person is experiencing a particularly difficult period.

 

The support is flexible, based on what each individual young person needs and this can range from brief intervention to longer term support. For example, a young person could be looking for specific information about substances, and we help them to understand the effects and risks in order to make informed choices. Some young people may need ongoing support for a period of months or longer. We offer open ended support for as long as the young person wishes to participate in the service.

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

School Input

TCA can provide workshop sessions to both primary and secondary schools. There is normally a small charge for this, although we do try to access funding to allow this to be delivered free of charge to the school.

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

Support in Recovery

Support in Recovery (SiR) is a joint project between TCA and Hillcrest Futures with TCA being the lead organisation. It seeks to provide training, development, and practical opportunities to those in Angus’s recovery community and works towards the following specific objectives:

 

  • Build a sustainable peer network for Angus
  • Support individuals on their recovery journey
  • Support a functioning recovery for individuals
  • Support individuals to be able to take control of their own care

 

SiR matches those in recovery with appropriate training and opportunities based on individual wishes and ability. At the lower end of the scale is basic skills training to undertake lower-level volunteering opportunities, with more advanced levels offering accredited SQA Customised Award in Peer Mentoring and Support.

 

For more information contact Teodor Omelasz: teodor.omelasz@alcoholtayside.com / 01241 872989.

Call us on 01382 456012 for confidential advice

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