We help women in Cornton Vale who are serving a sentence or remanded in custody. Our work focuses on supporting mothers: women who are pregnant and those with children already.
Some women in Cornton Vale have their baby with them, and stay in a specialist mother and baby unit. Our staff are there with them to help provide a loving and nurturing environment. We also support women having regular visits with their children, so they can maintain good family relationships while in custody.
We help mums with parenting support and independent family living skills, to help them prepare for when they are released. Our staff also deliver specialist programs on topics including parenting, children’s health and emotional well-being. We also offer programs to help women in Cornton Vale cope with grief and loss.
Aberlour has contributed to research on the topic of What’s Best For Babies in Prison, including The Rose Project, a collaborative piece of work with The Unversity of Stirling.
In addition, we are involved in training prison staff in perinatal mental health, so they can support mums who experience anxiety and depression during pregnancy and after their baby is born.
Aberlour Family Support Service - Cornton Vale
C/O HMP YOI Cornton Vale