External Info

Mental Health

MindED for families

Is your child in crisis? Are you worried about them?



An NHS Scotland site to help with understanding and solving emotional problems.


Breathing Space Scotland

Information on mental health and crisis support.



Practice advice for muscle and joint problems.


Drugs and Alcohol

Drug and alcohol problems can have a massive impact on the person affected and their friends and family.  It is often difficult to know who to turn to and what sources of support are available.  There are a number of services locally and the South Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership Community Forum have collated the information and have kindly given permission to reproduce here.

The Stonehaven Single Point of Access (www.drugsaction.co.uk, tel 01224 594700) operate between 09:00 and 16:30 at the Stonehaven Community Centre, Bath Street, Stonehaven.  The service provides initial assessment of need and referral to appropriate other services.  They offer confidential advice, information or support on any aspect of drug or alcohol use.

The Community Substance Misuse Service (CSMS) (tel 01569 768377) are a service open to the over 16s and welcome self referrals.  The service offers assessment of need, support planning and review.  This includes practical support and help to maintain tenancies, homelessness and recovery in the community.  It also provides preparation and referral for detox and residential rehabilitation when required.  There is advice, education, access to groups and 1 to 1 support.  The service also provides support to family and friends of people experiencing alcohol and drug problems.

Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA) (tel 01224 577120) also accept self referrals.  They offer assessment of need, counselling for alcohol, drugs (including legal highs, prescription and over the counter) and run a community alcohol service buddy scheme.  The service can offer support to young people and can offer support to friends and family of people experiencing alcohol and drug problems.

Compass (tel 01224 577120) are a specialist service for children and young people affected by parental alcohol and other drug use.  They welcome self referrals and work to support the child or young person in achieving their goals.

Move More Aberdeenshire

Move More is a 12 week free physical activity programme offered from Macmillan and Aberdeenshire Council for people who are living with cancer in this area.


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