Services in Aberdeen

This page details a list of local support services in Aberdeen that you can contact for further support for your family. These services range from family support to specific support needs.

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Services in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Foyer

The Foyer is a social enterprise that supports individuals in the North East of Scotland. Initially set up to tackle homelessness and youth unemployment, they also deliver services relating to health and wellbeing, counselling, mentoring and education.

Aberdeen Foyer
82 Crown Street
Aberdeen AB11 6ET

T: 01224 373 880
W: www.aberdeenfoyer.com

Aberdeen Priority Families (Action for Children)

Action for Children’s Aberdeen Priority Families service works with families who are at most risk. They offer a comprehensive package of support which may consist of individual, family work, groupwork and educational programmes. they also support families to use community services appropriately.

Aberdeen Priority Families
Action for Children
1st floor, Frederick Street Centre
Frederick Street
Aberdeen AB24 5HY

T: 01224 219449

Aberlour Family Service & Aberlour Options

Aberlour Family Service provides a ‘core service’ to assess and support parents with a learning disability, who have children aged 0-12 years. Aberlour Options provides short-breaks to children with disabilities and their families, including overnight respite, day-care and community based outreach. As and when requested, they also provide support to young people in schools as well as in-house parenting advice and support.

Aberlour Child Care Trust
Primrosehill
8 Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen AB24 3NG

T: 01224 483 381 (Aberlour Family Service)
E: familyservice@aberlour.org.uk
T: 01224 714 210 (Aberlour Options)
E: options.aberdeen@aberlour.org.uk

ACIS

ACIS is a counselling and information service that provides free, confidential therapeutic counselling in the Aberdeen community. ACIS Youth provides counselling services for young people in Aberdeen City, which can be accessed directly by young people or requested by others, such as parents or carers, teachers or social workers, when the young person has given their consent.

ACIS
1 Alford Place
Aberdeen AB10 1YD

T: 01224 573 892
E: acis.office@mhaberdeen.org.uk
W: www.mha.uk.net

Alcohol & Drugs Action

Alcohol and Drugs Action provide a range of services to families affected by alcohol and drug misuse in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. This includes information and advice (their helpline is open Mon-Fri 10:30-19:00; Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00), and access to one-to-one and group support for children or other family members.

Alcohol & Drugs Action
7 Hadden Street
Aberdeen AB11 6NU

T: 01224 594 700
E: helpline@alcoholanddrugsaction.org.uk
W: www.drugsaction.co.uk

AVENUE

AVENUE is the leading provider of mediation, counselling and child contact in Northeast Scotland. They work with everyone, from children to grandparents, and can support you and your family through times of change and conflict. They have offices in Aberdeen, Elgin and Peterhead.

AVENUE
Alliance House
493 Union Street
Aberdeen AB11 6BD

T: 01224 587 571
E: aberdeen@avenue-info.com
W: www.avenue-info.com

Befriend a Child

Befriend a Child support children and young people growing up in difficult life circumstances across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to achieve their full potential and develop into confident and competent adults. As well as its core befriending service, Befriend a Child run a school holiday play scheme and the Grandparents as Parents Project, a support group for grandparents who care for their grandchildren.

Befriend a Child
9 Bon Accord Square
Aberdeen AB11 6DJ

T: 01224 210 060
E: info@befriendachild.org.uk
W: www.befriendachild.org.uk

Children 1st Aberdeen

Children 1st operates a family support service from their office in Aberdeen. They provide hands-on support to meet the needs of families under stress due to a range of issues including poverty, mental health, alcohol or drug misuse, loss or conflict.

Children 1st Aberdeen
Migvie House
23 North Silver Street
Aberdeen AB10 1RJ

T: 01224 251 150
E: aberdeencity@children1st.org.uk

Connect (Barnardo's)

Barnardo’s Connect service provides a range of support to parents, carers, families and young people in the community. Their guidance and advice is aimed at supporting the most vulnerable children and families.

Barnardo’s
20 Carden Place
Aberdeen AB10 1UQ

T: 01224 624 090
E: connectadmin@barnardos.org.uk

Families First (Aberlour & ADA)

Families First is a partnership service run by Alcohol and Drugs Action and Aberlour to provide support to families affected by parental drug use in Aberdeen city.

Families First
8 Sunnybank Road
Aberdeen AB24 3NG

T: 01224 483 381
W: www.aberlour.org.uk/how_we_help/services/424_families_first

Family Information Service (Aberdeen City Council)

The Family Information Service (FIS) provides free, comprehensive and up-to-date information and advice about all services for children, young people and their families in Aberdeen. They hold information on a wide range of services including childcare, education, family support services, additional support needs, and opportunities for 16-19 year olds.

Family Information Service
Aberdeen City Council
Business Hub 13
Level 2 North
Marischal College
Aberdeen AB10 1AB

T: 03000 200 293
E: fis@aberdeencity.gov.uk
W: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/social_care_health/families_childcare/family_information_service/ysp_fis.asp

Grampian Child Bereavement Network

Grampian Child Bereavement Network is a dedicated resource and central point of reference for children who have been bereaved. It aims to provide information and support to families where a child or young person is bereaved, and to help children and young people access appropriate support for bereavement within Grampian.

Grampian Child Bereavement Network
c/o MHA
1 Alford Place
Aberdeen AB10 1YD

T: 01224 594 099
E: coordinator@gcbn.org.uk
W: www.gcbn.org.uk

Home-Start Aberdeen

Home-Start centres provide a range of support to families with at least one child under five years old. Each centre has trained volunteers who support families who may be struggling with isolation, physical health, bereavement or a range of other issues.

Home-Start Aberdeen
1A Alford Place
Aberdeen AB10 1YD

T: 01224 693 545
E: admin@homestartaberdeen.org.uk
W: www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk

Possibilities

Possibilities Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre provides independent, professional psychotherapy and relationship counselling in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, with a special focus on ‘strengthening relationships’ for children and young people in adoptive, foster and kinship care, and the carers themselves.

Possibilities
14-20 John Street
Aberdeen AB25 1BT

T: 07593 768 129
E: info@aberdeentherapy.com
W: www.possibilitiescounsellingaberdeen.com

The Spark Counselling Aberdeen

The Spark is a leading provider of couples counselling, marriage counselling, individual counselling and family counselling in Scotland. In Aberdeen, they are based at the Royal Cornhill Hospital, where they offer telephone counselling and relationship counselling.

The Spark Counselling Aberdeen
39-41 Fraser Place
Aberdeen AB25 3TY

T: 0808 802 0050
E: appointments@thespark.org.uk
W: www.thespark.org.uk/relationship-support-for-couples-individuals/local-counselling-locations/spark-counselling-aberdeen

St Machar Parent Support Project

The St Machar Parent Support Project exists to provide information, advice, support and training to parents/carers of children who attend school or live within the St Machar Academy’s catchment area of Aberdeen. They run summer programmes, exam support, one-to-one family support and parenting programmes. The project also works with schools outside the catchment area if a child lives within the area, but attends an alternative school because of special circumstances.

Parent Support
St Machar Academy Lodge
Powis Crescent
Aberdeen AB24 3YW

T: 01224 487 813
E: stmacharparent@parentsupport.co.uk
W: www.parentsupport.co.uk

Sunrise Partnership

Sunrise Partnership is a free, confidential service for children and young people up to age 18 who have been affected by loss and bereavement. They aim to help children and young people deal with loss, change and bereavement in a healthy and positive way, by using therapeutic tools and strategies tailored to the individual child and their age and stage of development. This may be one-to-one, sibling or family support, or group support.

Sunrise Partnership
CFINE Building
2-4 Poynernook Road
Aberdeen AB11 5RW

T: 07827 755 735
E: support@sunrisepartnership.org
W: www.sunrisepartnership.yolasite.com

VSA

VSA is the leading social care charity in the North East of Scotland. They provide support to a range of different service users, including children and families, from a number of bases in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire.

VSA
38 Castle Street
Aberdeen AB11 5YU

T: 01224 212 021
E: info@vsa.org.uk
W: www.vsa.org.uk