Supports and Resources

Welcome to this North Lanarkshire directory of information and supports for families. This page of the website hosts information about resources provided from a range of agencies.

In this section you will find information about a range of advice, supports and services to assist with issues such as wellbeing, parenting, drugs/alcohol and youth activities.

Whilst aiming to provide the best quality information possible, we do not recommend or endorse any particular service which is listed, offer advice about choice of service and have no responsibility for any support provided.

Self help for families  – free parent resources – free parent resources – information, advice and support – parentline for families  – free online course ‘understanding my child’  – support and advice for single parents  – advice and resources for parenting apart  – help with children’s sleep issues  – guidance on your child’s health and education   – advice for parents about additional support for learning   – mental health charity for children, young people and their parents  – support to families affected by imprisonment   – Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs


North Lanarkshire Recovery Network

Safe, substance free environment for people in recovery from any type of addictive behaviour.

  • Support groups
  • Recovery cafes Airdrie, Coatbridge, Wishaw

07920 576375


Who Cares? Scotland

We work with care experienced young people and care leavers age 14-26 yrs to provide advocacy and to ensure they have their voices heard.

0330 107 7540

The Old House, 70 North Road, Bellshill, ML4 1EN – 01698 657 877


Autism Takes 5

Support for parents and carers of children and adults on the Autistic Spectrum, with or without a diagnosis.

Hope for Autism

Support for families and children affected by autism. Pre- and post- diagnostic support to families living in North Lanarkshire

01236 779 191

145 Chapel Street, Airdrie, ML6 6LH

Reach Lanarkshire Autism

Support for families affected by autism. Post diagnostic service emotional & practical support.

  • Activities & therapeutic intervention
  • Education & awareness raising


Covey Befriending

Family Support and mentoring/befriending for young people age 8-14 yrs experiencing difficulties.

01698 337488

Regent House, 9 High Patrick Street, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire, ML3 7JA

Volunteering Matters

We offering a Befriending Support service to vulnerable young people aged 8-18.

07985 105586

Bereavement Support

The Miracle Foundation

Bereavement and trauma support -counselling and art therapy for children and young people age 4 -18 yrs.

01698 760 479


NL Carers Together

Information and advice service for Carers in all aspects of their caring role. Includes advocacy, income maximisation and bereavement support

01698 404055

Child Protection

North Lanarkshire Council

Information and reources about child protection in North Lanarkshire.

01698 894129

Children affected by disability

Jack n Jill

Support group for families who have children with disabilities. Includes weekly social group for parents/carers; activity group for children and summer trips.


PlayPeace is run by parents, for families with children and young people with any form of additional needs. Includes parent peer support, Active Saturdays and Bounce Fun Thursday.

07752 227924


Getting Better Together

Community-based health initiative to help improve health & wellbeing and build life skills for children and young people across all ages.

01501 825800 (option 5)

Shotts Healthy Living Centre, Kirk Road, Shotts, ML7 5ET

Glenboig Development Trust

Community organisation open to all in Glenboig delivering youth work services, advice and information, community transport, training and employability services, and volunteering opportunities.
Community cafe serving healthy low-cost meals and acting as a hub for the local community.

01236 874520

Glenboig Community Centre, Main Street, Glenboig, ML5 2RD

Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre

We are locally based organisation which has an open-door policy and all members of the community are welcome to access all services and activities.

01236 426200

Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre, 25 Haddington Way, Kirkshaws, ML5 5BF.

Family Support


Support for families who have experienced murder or suicide. We aim to deliver a wide range of services that will include one to one and group counselling, telephone support, Befriender peer support, advocacy and practical advice.

( Office 9am-5pm Mon to Fri 01698 294443 ) ( Helpline 10am-10pm 07736 362962 )

Paul Gerard’s Lighthouse, 353 Orbiston Street, ML1 1QW


Support for parents/carers with children under 5. We work alongside families in their own homes and support them through challenges of family life.

01698 442883

Home Start North Lanarkshire, c/o Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road, Bellshill, ML4 2BW

One Parent Families Scotland

We offer support and advice to single parents. Includes one-to-one support, and small groupwork sessions.

01698 239961 ( Lone Parent Helpline 0808 801 0323 )

One Parent Families Scotland, 2 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EP

Martial Arts

A-Jabs Community Boxing

For children and young people from Viewpark, Tannochside, Fallside and Birkenshaw we use boxing and physical training as an engagement tool for young people to explore their thoughts and feelings on their life circumstances and how these impact on our actions.

07401 081581

Rival School of Martial Arts

Martial Arts and Personal Training Centre age 3+. Includes 1:1 and group wellbeing and mental health sessions.

07746 715904

Rivals School of Martial Arts, 94 Main street, Wishaw, ML2 7LU

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Bazooka Arts

 Support for children and adults, whose wellbeing/quality of life is compromised by an adverse childhood experience including social isolation, poverty & caring responsibilities. Support includes group and 1/1 therapeutic support.

07742 017312


Support for children, young people and their families affected by a range of issues that impact on their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

0131 552 0305 

Circle, 18 West Pilton Park, Edinburgh EH4 4EJ

Health & Wellness Hub

A range of services that deliver holistic support to children P1- S6 including relaxation/stress management sessions.

01698 262437

The Health and Wellness Hub, Unit 3, 58-60 Albert Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PR

Ponies Help Children

We provide a safe haven allowing children and young people to engage with rescued ponies. The aim is to help build resilience and promote positive mental health.

07729 535183

Blairmains Farm, Harthill, Shotts, ML7 5TJ

Sexual Abuse

Moira Anderson Foundation

Support for children and adults affected by childhood sexual abuse.

01236 602890

3 Mavisbank Street, Airdrie, North Lanarkshire, ML6 0JA

Substance Misuse

Barnardos Axis Service : Barnardos Lanarkshire Attachment and Nurture service (LANS)

Support for S1- 21yrs (26 if care experienced) young people who are affected by their own or someone else’s substance misuse and other related complex issues.

01698 262443, ext 3

Lanarkshire Attachment and Nurture Service (LANS), Town Hall Business Centre, 1-11 High Road, MOTHERWELL, North Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU

Young Carers

Action for Children North Lanarkshire Young Carers Project

Supports for young carers aged 8-18 years who care for a member of their family

01698 258801

Action for Children North Lanarkshire Young Carers Project, Town Hall Business Centre, 1-11 High Road, MOTHERWELL, North Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU



Peer education service. We work with young people across Lanarkshire to promote messages of harm reduction on topics such as drugs, tobacco and sexual health.

01698 269872

3A King Street, Wishaw, North Lanarkshire, ML2 8BS

Right There : Ypeople – intandem mentoring service

Weekly mentoring programme for care experienced young people 8-14 yrs who are looked after at home.

0141 565 1200

Youth Arts

Make & Create Arts

Creative workshops (visual arts and drama) that will encourage children and young people to get active, explore their creativity, increase their social skills and self-esteem while learning about the importance of positive mental health and wellbeing. Airdrie and surrounding area.

07762 441975 


Reeltime Music aims to bring about a positive change in the lives of disadvantaged young people. Promotes team work and personal development, by providing affordable recording and rehearsal services; workshops and training; song writing; production of music videos and live performances.

01698 862860

Reeltime Music, Newarthill Community & Education Centre, High Street, Newarthill, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 5JU

Trash Music

Trash Music is a community music-based project for young people 13-17yrs in Cumbernauld which uses recyclable objects such as repurposed 205 litre barrels as musical instruments
Drumbernauld (summer music festival) for local teens.

VIP (VIP PASS Community Project)

Community based health initiative offering Dance, Gymnastics, Drama, Guitar and Singing Lessons for Preschool to teens. Also offers a mentoring program for 5th/6th years pupils.

07975 896146 / 01698 307146

Youth Outdoor

Outlet Play

Community Project which provides forest school and outdoor play/learning programmes to improve health & wellbeing; building resilience and confidence. Includes Family Woodland play, Den building, Loose Parts play, Wildcraft adventure, Street play and Story sessions.

01698 209934

10 Oakbank, Lesmahagow, ML11 0FG

Youth volunteering

VANL – Youth Guarantee Programme

Match people with volunteering opportunities to gain valuable work skills and build confidence. Young people age 16-24 yrs not in education.

01236 748011

90 Brandon Parade East, Motherwell, ML1 1LY

Youth Work


We work with children, young people and with the wider community around the theme of wellbeing, with the aim of seeing people encouraged, empowered and engaged. Includes girls group; street work; football; volunteer development; chat cafe; youth drop in; in school visits and sessions.

01698 384030

Greenfield Drive, Cambusnethan, Wishaw, ML2 8NT

YMCA Bellshill

Various Peer Mentoring Programmes for young people aged 8-16 who need additional support such as confidence building, developing positive relationships, or engaging with education.

01698 747483

294 Main Street, Bellshill ML4 1AB

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