Primarily offering appointments in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar but cover the whole of Angus and Dundee, too.
Many families experience challenging times. Conflict is a part of life and it can arise for a number of reasons. Mediation can be helpful in any family situation where there is a problem or conflict that family members aren’t able to resolve, especially if those involved are struggling to talk to each other and can’t seem to find a good way forward. Specifically, if you are separating, getting a divorce, or dissolving a civil partnership or if you have been bringing up your children with an ex-partner you may be finding it difficult to manage all the practical arrangements around the care of the children. This can be very difficult if you are feeling hurt, confused or angry. Family mediators can help here as they are specially trained to support separated parents or any family members deal constructively with things such as:
improving clear communication between parties
wider family issues causing a fall-out
contact arrangements for the children
financial and property matters in relation to separation or divorce
Child Contact Centres (operating in Arbroath)
As long as it is safe, children benefit from having as many loving and supportive family relationships as possible and especially their parents. Some parents can find it very difficult to agree how their children should share their time between them, for a variety of reasons. Parents can have real difficulty trusting each other, communicating and agreeing arrangements and conflict can be high. In some cases there may be risks concerning the welfare of the children.
Child Contact Centres are similar to a nursery/after school care setting in that they are safe, child friendly, staffed and neutral places. There are certain rules that apply which all focus on the children who use the centres, and are for their benefit. The difference is that child contact centres are places where children can spend time with a parent or any other family member (for example siblings or grandparents) where otherwise this would not be possible.
Counselling and Therapies (in Dundee)
Counselling helps children and young people talk about their thoughts and feelings about changes they may be experiencing in their life due to parental separation, divorce, moving into/living in a blended family or any other family relationship issues. We offer confidential appointments to 8 to 18 year olds whose parents do not, or no longer live together or where the child lives in a blended family. Our focus is on the family transition or parental relationship difficulties impacting on the child or young person.
Relationship Counselling is available to adults (couples or individuals) who experience relationship problems and would like to understand themselves better or work alongside their partner to jointly explore any difficulties they may be experiencing.
Having an active healthy sex life is important in most intimate relationships. Sexual Relationship Therapy offers help with sexual difficulties in our relationships. It is offered to individuals as well as couples, in opposite or same sex relationships who have concerns about or are experiencing a sexual difficulty.
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Many families experience challenging times, which may lead to young people becoming homeless or leaving home too soon. Safe and Sound is a free and confidential service run jointly by Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife and Shelter Scotland with the aim of strengthening relationships between young people and their families. Family Mediators offer support to parents and young people who may be experiencing conflict. Initial confidential chats are offered in order for workers to get a good understanding of the needs of individual family members. Family mediation and conflict mentoring are part of a range of one to one support available to help to make practical, workable arrangements for the future, taking into account the views, needs and feelings of everyone involved.
Shelter Scotland provides a confidential service offering emotional and practical support to young people to help enable them to have safe housing. We take a client centred approach that empowers young people to take full responsibility for their choices. Shelter is a flexible service where young people are seen as often as they feel necessary. We draw on the GIRFEC policy and use the SHANARRI indicators to help identify young people’s needs in order for our project workers to support them in the best way possible. We encourage young people to remain at home, where possible but if this cannot happen we offer on going support to both help them secure and maintain a tenancy.
The four Family Support Teams provide services for children, young people and their families aged 0-16 years, providing a range of early intervention services on an individual and group work basis. Services are provided depending on the needs of each child and family.
Child and Family Centre
East Mary Street
Carnoustie Access Office
26 High Street
03452 777 778
Broomfield Resource Centre
To preserve all aspects of railway history in Scotland, and operate vintage steam and diesel trains for the benefit of tourists and locals on Sundays in summer. Volunteers work at weekends restoring and maintaining our four-mile railway track and associated engines and rolling stock. On summer Sundays the trains are operated by volunteers.
At the Angus Dementia Resource Centre in Arbroath we aim to provide a central hub for information and support for people affected by dementia throughout Angus.
Carer Groups offer mutual support and sharing of information in a confidential setting.
Details of Carers Groups can be obtained by contacting Angus Services direct.
The Service aims to support the families, relatives and friends of people with dementia at any stage of the illness.
Carers support from Alzheimer Scotland is free and offers advice, information and emotional and practical support through:
· Telephone contact
· Home visits
· Carers Groups
· Information leaflets and books
· Education courses and events
· Information about local services and resources Involvement
Carers tell us they experience feelings of isolation; feelings of loss and grief; insufficient support and insufficient information: Alzheimer Scotland understands.
We also run a number of informal Drop-in groups, throughout Angus, for people with dementia, their families and friends.
All our groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.
Relationships Scotland FM Tayside and Fife
The Organisation offers family mediation, counselling, child contact and other family support services to:
– parents who do not or no longer live together,
– children, young people,
– couples or individuals
– and any other family members where relationships and communication has broken down and there is conflict.
To find out more please visit our website www.familymediationonline.co.uk. To submit a referral please contact our Dundee office on 01382 201343 or e-mail us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have Child Contact Centres in Arbroath, Dundee, Perth, Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy. We offer mediation appointments by prior arrangement only, across Angus. Counselling appointments are currently only available in Dundee.