Aberlour and Falkirk’s Community Mental Health and Wellbeing services have launched the new Primary Years Outreach Service, which provides early and preventative mental health and wellbeing support to young people aged 5 – 12 years old, and their families.
The Primary Years Outreach Service provides a free phone support line and an outreach service which focuses on supporting children experiencing emotional distress. Telephone calls and outreach delivery can be planned between 8am – 7pm to allow families to receive support in the early mornings and evenings.
The service provides a range of support, including:
- 1:1 counselling with parents and children
- Seasons for Growth
- Flexible Mental Wellbeing and Child Development Programmes, personalised to family needs
- matching volunteer befrienders with a child or family
- strategies for managing feelings of stress and anxiety, and building confidence and self-esteem
Referrals are accepted from both families and local agencies.
Aberlour can also be contacted by phone: 0800 015 5511.