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Helplines and Useful Links

Helplines and Useful Links

Telephone Helplines

  • Aberdeen Womens Aid 01224 591577 
  • Alzheimers Scotland 0808 808 3000
  • AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland) 01383 624411
  • Breathing Space 0800 838587 (6pm-2am)
  • Childline 0800 1111 (24hrs)
  • Childline(For those with impaired hearing) 0800 400222
  • CareConfidential 0800 028 2228
  • Cruse Bereavement Care 0845 600 2227
  • GUM Clinic, Old Infirmary, Aberdeen 01224 555555 (24hrs)
  • In Care Survivors 0800 121 6027
  • MOSAC Support for non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused 0800 980 1958
  • Rape and Abuse Line: 0808 800 0123 answered by women: 7-10pm most evenings
  • Rape and Abuse Line: 0808 800 0122 answered by men 7-10pm selected evenings
  • Rape Crisis 08088 010203 6pm-12 midnight 7 days a week
  • Samaritans Aberdeen 08457 909090
  • Scottish Women’s Aid Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 027 1234 24hrs
  • Survivors UK (Support and counselling for raped or sexually abused men) 0845 122 1201
  • Victims Support 0845 270 4750

Useful Links

Grampian CareData

Grampian CareData is a free local care, community and health information service provided for the people of the North East of Scotland to support self-management of long term conditions.

Grampian CareData, Oldmeldrum Business Centre, Colpy Way, Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0BZ

01651 872727

http://www.grampiancaredata.gov.uk/

Alcohol Support Ltd

Providing information on alcohol issues, raising awareness of alcohol-related problems, and working to influence local and national alcohol policy

Alcohol Support Ltd 76-78 Dee Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DS

01224 573887/595981

http://www.alcoholsupport.co.uk

Scottish Marriage Care

Supporting Scotland’s Marriages, Relationships and Families

Scottish Marriage Care, Aberdeen Alliance House, 493 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 1SU

0845 271 2711

www.scottishmarriagecare.org/

Aberdeen Counselling & Information Service

Counselling in Aberdeen City and surrounding area for people aged 18 and over>

Aberdeen Counselling & Information Service, 1 Alford Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1YD

01224 575962

www.mha.uk.net/AberdeenCounsellingInformationService

Aberdeen Womens Aid

The national domestic violence charity that works to end violence against women and children. Counselling Services & Advice Services (Office & Administration) based in the The Green area of Aberdeen

Aberdeen Womens Aid, 66 The Green, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6PE

01224 591577

www.womensaid.org.uk

Age Concern

Offers an advice service for older people, their relatives and friends

Age Concern, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 6XS

01224 556463

www.ageuk.org.uk/

Citizens Advice Bureau

General Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau, 47 Market Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 5PZ

01224 586255

www.cas.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureau

General Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau, Westhill and District Suite 2, 1st Floor Offices, Westhill Shopping Centre, Old Skene Road Westhill AB32 6RL

01224 747 714

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau

General Advice

Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau 41 Union Street Aberdeen AB11 5BN

Fax: 01224 210510

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – In-Court Advice Project Sheriff Court House, Castle Street Aberdeen AB10 1WP

01224 638859

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Calsayseat Medical Practice Outreach 44 Powis Place Aberdeen AB25 3TX

0845 337 6370

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Torry Outreach Torry Community Centre, Oscar Road Aberdeen AB11 8ER

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Macmillan Cancer Outreach Roxburgh House, Ashgrove Road Aberdeen AB25 3AE

0774 778 7973

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Seaton Outreach Seaton Community Centre, Seaton Place East Aberdeen AB24 1UX

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Outreach Social Work Interview Room, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

01224 550510

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Peter Brunt Clinic Outreach Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Woodside Outreach Woodside Community Centre, Marquis Road Aberdeen AB24 2QY

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Manor Outreach Manor community Centre, Danestone Circle Aberdeen AB16 7YB

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice>

Aberdeen CAB – Mastrick Outreach Mastrick Community Centre, Greenfern Road Aberdeen AB16 6TR

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Byron Community Centre Outreach Byron Community Centre, Byron Square Aberdeen AB16 7LL

07795 622114 or 07944 803490

www.cas.org.uk

Aberdeen CAB

General Advice

Aberdeen CAB – Woodend Hospital Outreach Social Work Interview Room, Woodend Hospital, Eday Road Aberdeen AB15 6XS

01224 556401

www.cas.org.uk

Westhill and District Citizens Advice Bureau

General Advice

Westhill and District Citizens Advice Bureau Suite 2, 1st Floor Offices, Westhill Shopping Centre, Old Skene Road Westhill AB32 6RL

01224 747714

www.cas.org.uk

Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau

General Advice

Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau 9 Cameron Street Stonehaven AB39 2BL

01569 766 578

www.cas.org.uk

Westhill and District CAB

General Advice

Westhill and District CAB – Alford Outreach Howe Trinity Church Centre Meeting Room, Main Street Alford AB33 8AD

01224 747714

www.cas.org.uk

Crisis Management International

A global consulting firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, helps organizations prepare for and manage the unexpected by offering strategic crisis management planning and related consulting services

Crisis Management International, The Coach House, Spademill Lane, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB15 4EZ

01224 747874

www.cmiatl.com

Cruse Bereavement Care

Provides support to people experiencing grief following a death, working primarily through volunteers, providing free care to bereaved people

Cruse Bereavement Care, 42A Rose Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1UD

01224 626522

Doulos Trust

Counselling & Advice

Doulos Trust, 381 Union Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6BX

01224 211222

Grampian Bereavement Helpline

Counselling Services & Advice Services (Office & Administration) based in the Broad Street area of Aberdeen

Grampian Bereavement Helpline, St. Nicholas House, Broad Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1BX

01224 694453

GUM Clinic

Sexual Health Advice and Sexual Health Education

GUM Clinic, Old Infirmary Buildings, Woolmanhill, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1LD

01224 555555

HIV Rural Counselling Services

Sexual Health Advice and Sexual Health Education

HIV Rural Counselling Services, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1LD

07803 095752

Manic Depression Fellowship

Self-help support group for people with manic depression (bipolar disorder) and their carers, friends and family

Manic Depression Fellowship, 87 Holburn Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 6BQ

01224 211679

Marchburn Hostel

Counselling Services & Advice Services

Marchburn Hostel, 8 Marchburn Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB16 7NN

01224 695383

Piper Alpha Families & Survivors Association

Support for people effected by Piper Alpha

Piper Alpha Families & Survivors Association, 49 Carmelite Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB11 6NQ

01224 210118

Rape And Abuse Support,

Provides vital support and advocacy to female survivors of rape and sexual violence and challenge attitudes towards violence against women

Rape And Abuse Support, 88 John Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB25 1LE

01224 639347 / 01224 620772

Scottish Marriage Care

Counselling for families, couples, individuals and young people

Scottish Marriage Care, 132 Huntly Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1SU

01224 643174

www.scottishmarriagecare.org/

Talking Heals

General counselling and advice

Talking Heals, 3 Orchard Place, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB24 3DH

01224 486390

The Cairns Counselling Centr

Counselling service for all age groups.

The Cairns Counselling Centre, 27 Huntley Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, AB10 1TJ

01224 633131

Choices Aberdeen

Free pregnancy testing, pregnancy crisis counselling, Counselling for men, Post-abortion counselling, Befriending support, Pregnancy loss counselling, Sexual health workshops

Choices Aberdeen > Pregnancy Counselling Centre,

01224 624900

Penumbra

Offers a variety of services to support those experiencing mental ill health such as supported living and accommodation

Penumbra, Norton Park 57 Albion Road Edinburgh EH7 5QY

0131 475 2380

Teen Challenge

A twelve month residential program for young men aged between 18 to 35 who are searching for the answers to their life controlling problems, especially drug/and or alcohol addictions

Teen Challenge North East Scotland Sunnybrae Woodhead, Fyvie, Turriff AB53 8LS

01651 891627

Careers Scotland Centre

A national organisation who offers career guidance, employability support and information services to individuals of all ages

Careers Scotland Centre 377/381 Union Street Aberdeen AB11 6BT

01224 285200

Aberdeen Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

Aberdeen Samaritans, 60 Dee Street Aberdeen AB11 6DS

08457 909090

www.samaritans.org

Elgin Samaritans

Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide

Elgin Samaritans 21 Greyfriars Street, Elgin, Moray IV30 1LF

08457 909090

www.samaritans.org

Drugs Action > Counselling

Counselling to support changes in drug use and related issues

Drugs Action > Counselling 7 Hadden Street Aberdeen AB11 6NU

01224 577120

Grampian Womens Aid

Advice, support and refuge to women and their children (if any) who have been exposed to domestic abuse. The abuse may be physical, sexual or emotional. They operate two refuges in the city & two in Aberdeenshire

Grampian Womens Aid 6 Bon-Accord Crescent Lane Aberdeen AB11 6DF

01224 593381

Aberdeen Rape Crisis

Provides vital support and advocacy to female survivors of rape and sexual violence and challenge attitudes towards violence against women>

Aberdeen Rape Crisis 1 Little Belmont Street Aberdeen AB10 1JG

01224 620772

Counselling and Family Mediation

Provides a safe environment with an impartial third party, where parents who are separating, separated or divorced can come together to discuss future arrangements for their children

Counselling and Family Mediation Grampian Alliance House 493 Union Street Aberdeen AB11 6DB

08700 858 148/158

Avenue

Relationship Counselling (individual & couple), Family Mediation, Child Contact Centres, Psychosexual Therapy, Child Focused Mediation, Direct Consultation with Children, Intergenerational Mediation, Stepfamily Mediation, Workshops for Parents, Legal Advice, Counselling for Children and Young People

Avenue – Aberdeen Office Alliance House 493 Union Street Aberdeen AB10 1RX

01224 587571

Elgin Office

Relationship Counselling (individual & couple), Family Mediation, Child Contact Centres, Psychosexual Therapy, Child Focused Mediation, Direct Consultation with Children, Intergenerational Mediation, Stepfamily Mediation, Workshops for Parents, Legal Advice, Counselling for Children and Young People

Elgin Office Address 17 Institution Road Elgin IV30 1QT

01343 540 801

Peterhead Office

Relationship Counselling (individual & couple), Family Mediation, Child Contact Centres, Psychosexual Therapy, Child Focused Mediation, Direct Consultation with Children, Intergenerational Mediation, Stepfamily Mediation, Workshops for Parents, Legal Advice, Counselling for Children and Young People

Peterhead Office Address Marischal Chambers 8 Drummers Corner Peterhead AB42 1ZP

01779 490 790

Aberdeen Counselling Practice

Counselling to clients regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation

Aberdeen Counselling Practice 39 Dee Street, Aberdeen, AB11 6DY

01224 596014

Choices Counselling Victoria House

Relationship Counseling, Individual Sessions, Couples Sessions, Private Consultations, Life Counseling

Choices Counselling Victoria House, 10, Victoria Crescent, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 1RQ

01343 611350

www.choicesaberdeen.org.uk/

Third Level Foundation Ltd

Supports those with Mental health problems through counselling and workshops

Third Level Foundation Ltd 35a, Union St, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB11 5BN

0800 021 7704

http://www.thirdlevelresources.co.uk

Victim Support Moray

Provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime

Victim Support Moray Culbard House, 22, Culbard St, Elgin, Morayshire IV30 1JT

01343 544607

Brain Injury Grampian Group

Supports people affected by brain injury

Brain Injury Grampian Group Chaplain’s office Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital Westburn Road Aberdeen Scotland AB25 2ZG

01224 554905 / 07826908865

Gemini Service

Offers a service to young people who are aged 12 – 18 years, living in Aberdeenshire, using alcohol/drugs/solvents, are having difficulties due to their alcohol/drug/solvent use and would like help or information to make some changes

Gemini Service 31 High Street Inverurie, AB51 3QA

01467 624334

Scottish Debt Advice

Money advice

Scottish Debt Advice, 11 Allardice Street, Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire

0800 881 8709

Fraserburgh and District Advice Services

General counselling

Fraserburgh and District Advice Services 10 Commerce Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire AB43 9AQ

01346 515307