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)

Website: www.childline.org.uk

 

Children 1st Aberdeen

Support for children and families who have experienced abuse, trauma and neglect.

Phone: 01224 251150

Email: aberdeencity@children1st.org.uk

Website: www.children1st.org.uk

 

Aberdeen Foyer

Supports young adults to overcome homelessness and become independent.

Phone: 01224 212924

Email: receotuib@aberdeenfoyer.com

Website: www.aberdeenfoyer.com

 

Aberlour Child Care Trust / Drugs Action – Families First

Support for children affected by parental drug use.

Phone: 01224 483381

Email: familyservice@aberlour.org.uk

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Barnardos Scotland

Services for young people and families. Fostering and respite care for children.

Phone: 01224 624090

Email: fosteringaberdeen@barnardos.org.uk

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

 

 

Befriend a Child

Befriending service for vulnerable children/young people.

Phone: 01224 210060

Email: info@befriendachild.org.uk

Website: www.befriendachild.org.uk

 

Get Connected

Free confidential helpline service for young people under 25.

Phone: 0808 808 4994 (free)

Email: admin@getconnected.org.uk

Website: www.getconnected.org.uk

 

Grampian Child Bereavement Network

Resource for children who are bereaved and those supporting them.

Phone: 01224 594099

Email: coordinator@gcbn.org.uk

Website: www.gcbn.org.uk

 

In Care Survivors Service Scotland

Help specifically for survivors of historic in-care abuse.

Phone: 0800121 6027 (Helpline) (free)

Website: www.incaresurvivors.org.uk

 

 

Sunrise Partnership

Support for children and young people who have been affected by loss and bereavement.

Phone: 01224 224835

Email: support@sunrisepartnership.org

Website: www.sunrisepartnership.org

 

VSA

Provides care to the most vulnerable people.

Phone: 01224 212021

Email: info@vsa.org.uk

Website: www.vsa.org.uk

 

Penumbra – Aberdeen Self Harm Project

Support for young people experiencing, or who have experienced self-harm.

Phone: 01224 621266

Email: selfharm.aberdeen@penumbra.org.uk

Website: www.penumbra.org.uk

 

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: admin@papyrus-uk.org

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org (for confidential suicide prevention advice)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

 

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)

Email: support@crusescotland.org.uk

Website: www.crusescotland.org.uk