Orkney Blide Trust is a charity working to support and promote mental health and wellbeing within Orkney through active, personalised support, with a firm focus upon recovery.
The Blide offer a wide range of services for those with a mental health issue, in recovery or their carers such as Housing support, A befriending service, Activities out and about in the community, A drop in service, Access to Blide Hoose, A counselling service, A healthy lives service, A variety of social enterprises, lots of different projects and a program of training and development.
More specific information about everything they offer can be found on their website;
Relationships Scotland Orkney (RSO), is a voluntary organisation affiliated to the national body Relationships Scotland. RSO provides a range of services to support individuals, couples and families and promote positive relationships. RSO is part of a national network of services which provide Help and Support for Separated Families
They offer Individual and Relationship Counselling, helping individuals and couples explore difficulties and find ways of moving forward. Including a telephone counselling service for individuals by counsellors who have attended specific accredited training.
For young people they offer Youth Counselling and Play Therapy to explore difficulties and worries.
Their Substance Misuse Service is available to offer targeted support and therapy to individuals and family members affected by alcohol or drug misuse.
Family Mediation helps parents whose relationship has broken down to communicate with each other and to make practical arrangements for their children.
They run a Child Contact Centre which helps children and young people affected by family breakdown to keep in touch with adults who are important to them.
Their Family Connections Project helps families to work towards reducing conflict, strengthen family relationships and improve wellbeing. We can also help establish and maintain contact between parents, family members and children they no longer live with.
Orkney Drugs Dog is a registered charity operated by a Board of Trustees, managing two paid staff and currently one dog, Zoe.
Their aim is to contribute to the reduction of the supply of controlled substances coming in to Orkney by the provision of a trained drugs dog or dogs,helping to prevent access to harmful substances for the health benefit of the people of Orkney and neighbouring local authority areas.
They also work in partnership to increase public knowledge and to educate the community as to the extent of drug misuse, its damaging effects on individuals, families, society in general and the economy.
Orkney Alcohol Counselling & Advisory Service ("OACAS"), formerly Drinkwise Orkney, has been offering substance misuse Counselling and support to the people of Orkney since 1975. Alcohol and drugs problems are our specialism, but seldom come on their own, so our Counsellors may also explore linked problems such as anger, low mood/depression, grief/loss, relationship (partner, family, work colleagues etc) problems.
At present we deliver:
- One-to- one Adult Counselling ages 25+
- One-to-one Young People's Counselling ages 11 -25
- Group Counselling
- Group Meditation
- Offender's Rehabilitation course
Seven of our Counsellors are Alcohol Focus Scotland trained and accredited. OACAS is a COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) Recognised Counselling & Counselling Skills Organisation.
We take referrals from GPs and other medical workers, Social Services and Criminal Justice, Education, Employers - and from clients direct, indeed from almost any source.
Contact us at:
6 Bridge Street Wynd, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1JD
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland
Recognised Counselling & Counselling Skills Organisation
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The Service is for those aged 18 years and over self referral are accepted but GP referral is preferable with the Clients consent.
Support for those with Dual Diagnosis, Alcohol and Drug Problems.
The Team comprises of Community Mental Health Nurses and Social Care Workers. We also have direct access to Psychiatrity and Psychology Services. We are supported by Social Workers and an Occupational Therapist.
The Service offers a range of evidence based interventions to address the needs of individuals with Substance misuse issues. These include: comprehensive assessments; client centred care planning; alcohol or drug detoxification; harm reduction strategies; access to Rehabilitation programmes; Recovery based treatments; Acupuncture, Psychological Therapies; signposting to appropriate Services and Agencies; Psychoeducation and specialist advice regarding substances and Psychosocial Interventions.
We also offer Training and advice to other Agencies around substances.
Please contact us for further information or to make a referral at:
Community Mental Health Team
Orkney Health and Care
Stromness Town House
13 Victoria St.
Orkney KW16 3AA
The needle exchange service operates from Skerryvore Practice, Health Centre, New Scapa Road in Kirkwall. This is a free service for users of intravenous (IV) drugs and performance enhancing drugs (e.g. steroids).
The service aims to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses (HIV, Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B) and to offer information and advice to reduce the harms associated with injecting drug use.
No appointment is necessary and you can drop in Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm
Further information is available on our website at: www.nordhaven.co.uk/needleexchange
Requests for Home Fire Safety Visits are received in a variety of different ways. For example, through self referral, by calling the freephone number 0800 0731 999 and by working in partnership with key organisations and agencies who share aims and objectives similar to that of The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.
A specific URL to CSET has been set up for referrals from Partner Agencies and, via ICT section this link can be embedded within, for example, a partner's Intranet, if requested.
Another way of accessing the link is through the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service website.
This document highlights the process that must be adopted when a new referral pathway is set up within an Area.
On the front page of the Scottish Fire and Rescue website, scroll to the bottom where you will see an advert to request a free HFSV.
Clicking the computer screen icon leads to 2 options:
- A link for someone to refer themselves or a family member/friend for a HFSV (no partner details are required when using this link)
- A link for a partner agency to refer a service user for a HFSV (partner details must be completed when using this link)
The partner agency link requires the user to register with a user name and password. This ensures a secure connection between the user and SFRS. If the same computer is used partners shouldn't have to log on every time a referral is made. However, if they use a different computer the system will require them to "log on" to confirm identity.
When the user completes the referral and hits the "submit" button, within 3 to 10 seconds the HFSV request will be added to the appropriate station "pending list" in accordance with the address of the property.
When dealing with agencies in relation to a partnership referral please advise those who will be referring about the undernoted REQUIRED information.
How Did You Hear About Us?
In most instances where partners are referring they should choose "partnership working"
Should be the name of the referrer organisation or agency. If this is not already listed, please advise Allison Gibb who will take the necessary steps to have the name added to the existing list.
Any enquiries should be directed to:
Ypeople Orkney, in partnership with Turning Point Scotland and funded by Orkney Alcohol and Drugs Partnership (OADP) has commenced two new local services, in addition to its Young Persons' Supported Accommodation Service (YPSAS).
FAMILY SUPPORT SERVICE
The Ypeople Orkney Family Support Service aims to provide holistic and practical support to families to help them to minimise the effects of substance misuse upon their children. The service will use evidence-based interventions and will routinely screen for alcohol use using the FAST tool. The family support worker will help the family, and individuals, to engage with other local services, in order to ensure joined up treatment and care which meets the individual needs of service users. This is a free, professional and confidential service that welcomes referrals from all individuals and agencies.
Y-Talk is a youth counselling service for children and young people living in Orkney, aged 12-25 affected by substance misuse, either directly or indirectly. They might also be experiencing additional problems with stress, depression, anxiety, feeling down, self-harm, not coping, feeling alone or bullying.
Y-Talk provides online and telephone counselling, as well as group and one-to-one counselling services at a range of youth venues, as well as at the office at 43 Junction Road. This is a free, professional and confidential service that welcomes referrals from all individuals and agencies.
The Ypeople Orkney office is open Monday to Friday from 9.00am - 5.00pm. We offer flexible appointment times, including evenings and weekends, for both the Family Support Service and Y-Talk counselling sessions. Please contact us for further details.
43 Junction Road,
Kirkwall KW15 1AR
Tel: 01856 875815
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