Stories

Amy’s Story

The Aberlour Futures – Dumfries and Galloway service was contacted by Amy’s Pupil Support teacher from Stranraer Academy in September 2016. The service supports young people aged 11–18, who are experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties which impact on their education.  The service operates from bases in Dumfries, Annan and Stranraer.   Amy’s Background Amy … Continued

Russell’s Story

Russell was taken into foster care at 11 years old because his family were struggling to look after him. He has complex additional support needs.  He was placed with two foster families, but the placements broke down as he struggled to be away from his family home. Russell then came to Aberlour Options – Ayrshire … Continued

Lynne’s Story

Aberlour Family Outreach Dundee helps parents and children who are struggling to cope as a result of drug and alcohol use in the family. We worked with a young mum who became a secret heroin addict, aged 30. Lynne* began taking drugs to cope when her two children’s disruptive behaviour started causing problems at school. … Continued

Louise’s Story

Louise experienced depression and anxiety after the birth of her first child and while she was pregnant with her second. She was helped by Aberlour’s Perinatal Support Service.   “Before I had my two children I was working and enjoying life. My childhood had been difficult but I’m a positive person and was getting on … Continued

Mia’s Story

Mia, age 30, was referred to Aberlour Family Support Centre – Langlees, which helps families by building confidence in parents and offering lots of fun for little ones, by her health visitor when she was pregnant with her first child. The centre offers Early Learning and Child Care sessions for children aged 18 months to … Continued