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Young People and Families Wellbeing

Young People and Families Wellbeing

The Young People and Families Wellbeing service aims to deliver early and effective intervention to support young parents and families with children under 5 years old, with a particular focus on those affected by mental health problems, substance misuse and other chronic social difficulties.

Early intervention is aimed at improving the life chances of vulnerable families and their children, by building confidence, understanding, self belief and the ability to make positive changes.

The service also provides support for young people struggling with their mental health issues.

The service works in partnership with local agencies who support current and potential young parents, to enable them to address mental health needs, build confidence and impact on positive parenting.

We provide one-to-one support and well-being courses, as well as individual support for parents of under fives and potential parents who experience common mental health problems like depression and anxiety.

What do we provide?

Getting Started

You will be offered a meeting with the Early Years Worker who will work with you in your own community, helping you to identify the areas that are giving you difficulties and exploring what the best way forward may be.

What we offer

The Young People and Families Wellbeing service offers one-to-one support, guided self-help and a variety of courses aimed at helping you to develop better coping skills relating to:

  • Managing moods
  • Thinking and behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Self-esteem
  • Assertiveness
  • Mindfulness
  • Trauma

Our approach is aimed at helping you help yourself and your family.

We work with partners to promote early intervention, using guided self help, a variety of courses and workshops as well as access to self-help resources.

The length of time that support is offered will depend on your own circumstances; everyone is different, but on average these can last from 3-6 months. We will work with you as an individual to provide the right support for you.

You will always be involved in all aspects of your support, and you will also have the opportunity to get involved in the development of the Young People and Families Wellbeing service and the wider Integrated Mental Health Service. We value your opinion and views and use feedback to identify areas where we can improve services.

What people say about our service

  • "Made me rethink things (my life)and how to change things".
  • "I'm beginning to deal with my anxieties which will eventually lead to a better quality of life for my children and myself".
  • "I'm able to think through things and control my actions before taking a panic attack, making them happen less".
  • "It has helped with my personal thoughts and way of thinking towards situations".
  • "Discussing ways that I can use so I'm less likely to take a panic attack and lack progression".

How to access the service

If you feel you would benefit from our service, please contact your GP, Social Worker or other professional you may be in contact with. They will refer you via the Single Referral Pathway, and we will aim to contact you within 6 weeks of receiving the referral.

We encourage referrers to contact us in advance so we can meet informally with people prior to referral.

For Further Information Contact

Integrated Mental Health Service
Marshill House, Marshill, Alloa, FK10 1AB
Tel: 01259 215048
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