Here are links to other sources of support.
Looking at the abuse of children in care. If you wish to share evidence about abuse which took place you can find details of how to contact the Inquiry team on their website.
The forum listens to people who were in institutional care in Scotland as children, whatever they were. If you would like to share your experience with the Forum you can find contact details on their website.
CELCIS have taken a lead role in facilitating survivors’ involvement in consultations on the Scottish Government’s response to in-care abuse.
AMIS is a national charity which offers support to male victims of domestic abuse aged 16 and over throughout Scotland, including an email and telephone support helpline offering emotional and advocacy support, as well as face to face support in the Edinburgh area and safe accommodation in the Falkirk area.
The NHS 24 111 service provides urgent health advice out of hours. It’s sometimes referred to as ‘unscheduled care services’. This means that the service is there for you, in the out of hours period when other sources of support such as your doctor or dentist are closed.
Life Changes Trust’s Care Experienced Young People Programme is committed to giving young people with care experience a voice, so that they can influence change. They fund a variety of projects aimed at improving the lives of care experienced young people.
NAPAC (The National Association for People Abused in Childhood) is a UK charity which offers support to adults who have suffered any type of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect. Support line: 0808 801 0331, free from landlines and mobiles and totally confidential.
ScotsCare helps Scots and the children of Scots living within 35 miles of Charing Cross in London. They offer a comprehensive range of services including social services, advocacy, psychotherapy, help with substance abuse, debt managements, job seeking assistance, sheltered housing, social events and volunteer opportunities.
VOX is Scotland’s national voice on mental health. They represent members’ views to Scotland’s politicians and health professionals to ensure laws and mental health services reflect their needs and interests. If you have a lived experience of mental illness, you can join VOX to start shaping the mental health agenda.
It’s easy to get in touch – either by phone, email, or you can fill in this simple form to register your interest or find out more.