Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), deliver adult social care services and all community health services for adults and children in the Renfrewshire area.
Local Clubs and Groups
WiRe can help you find local clubs and groups, services and organisations which can support you. You may be new to the area and want to find out what’s happening in your local community, or you may have a Self Directed Support budget and want to use it to get out and about.
Local Renfrewshire Resources
counselling for young people on issues such as well-being, feelings, stress, relationships, health, emotions, coping skills, anger and conflict, peer support and exam stress. Speak to pastoral care staff or a teacher at your school who can refer you into the service.
Support young people affected by mental health issues e.g. related to bereavement, parental separation. Referral can be done by School or by the GP.
Provide support to women and children who have experienced rape, sexual assault, physical abuse, harassment and/or child sexual abuse regardless of where or when this happened. You can self-refer on 0300 300 0345.
part of Scottish Women’s Aid. Programme for children and young people who have been victims of or witnessed domestic abuse. Programmes also available for the mothers of these children/young people. Run by Renfrewshire Reconnection – 0300 300 0345 (can self-refer).
UK’s leading charity for looking after the emotional health of young people. Excellent website with helpful resources and advice for both the young person and their parent/carer. There is a separate Parent helpline 0808 802 5544 (9.30-4pm M-F)
UK based charity. Free, confidential support for anyone under 25y. Offer support on wide range of issues such as self-harm, sex and relationships, mental health, bullying, drugs, finding a job, money, housing problems, work and study, crime and safety, travel and lifestyle. Can chat online or phone 0808 808 4994 or chat by email. Available 24/7 365 days/year.
UK based charity, anyone under 18 can confidentially call, email or chat online 1 to 1 with on online advisor about any problem. Freephone 24h helpline 0800 1111 or sign up for a Childline account online to be able to message a counsellor any time without using your own email address.
Run by XenZone (a provider of online mental health services for children, young people and adults). Kooth is an online counselling and emotional well-being platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free to use. Register online to sign in and access it.
Supporting teenage mental health. This is a useful website with advice for young people, their friends and family/carers about teenage mental health including issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, depression and anxiety, addiction.
Help with Specific Issues
Relaxation exercises for children with anxiety – Scottish website with helpful relaxation exercises/techniques for children with anxiety.
Other useful online resources
The Royal College of Psychiatrists has put together lots of useful information for young people, parents, teachers and carers on a wide range of mental health issues. Links to leaflets to print out.
These are the national guidelines on how to help young people experiencing social anxiety.