Children and Young People
Childline in Scotland
Helpline for children and young people who are distressed, in trouble or in danger.
Phone: 0800 1111 (free)
Children 1st Aberdeen
Support for children and families who have experienced abuse, trauma and neglect.
Phone: 01224 251150
Supports young adults to overcome homelessness and become independent.
Phone: 01224 212924
Aberlour Child Care Trust / Drugs Action – Families First
Support for children affected by parental drug use.
Phone: 01224 483381
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Services for young people and families. Fostering and respite care for children.
Phone: 01224 624090
Befriend a Child
Befriending service for vulnerable children/young people.
Phone: 01224 210060
Free confidential helpline service for young people under 25.
Phone: 0808 808 4994 (free)
Grampian Child Bereavement Network
Resource for children who are bereaved and those supporting them.
Phone: 01224 594099
In Care Survivors Service Scotland
Help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse.
Phone: 0800121 6027 (Helpline) (free)
Support for children and young people who have been affected by loss and bereavement.
Phone: 01224 224835
Provides care to the most vulnerable people.
Phone: 01224 212021
Penumbra – Aberdeen Self Harm Project
Support for young people experiencing, or who have experienced self-harm.
Phone: 01224 621266
Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide
A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.
Phone: 01925 572444
Text: 07786 209697
Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)
Email: email@example.com (for confidential suicide prevention advice)
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Provides bereavement care to adults and children of all ages with local community based teams providing one-to-one support.
Phone: 0845 600 2227 (calls cost 5p per min plus standard network fee)