Supports and Resources
Welcome to this North Lanarkshire directory of information and supports for families. This page of the www.girfecinnl.com 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
www.parentingacrossscotland.org.uk – free parent resources
www.parentclub.scot – free parent resources
www.childline.org.uk – information, advice and support
www.children1st.org.uk – parentline for families
www.solihullparenting.com – free online course ‘understanding my child’
www.opfs.org.uk – support and advice for single parents
www.relationships-scotland.org.uk – advice and resources for parenting apart
www.sleepscotland.org – help with children’s sleep issues
www.sdsscotland.org.uk – guidance on your child’s health and education
www.enquire.org.uk – advice for parents about additional support for learning
www.youngminds.org.uk – mental health charity for children, young people and their parents
www.familiesoutside.org.uk – support to families affected by imprisonment
www.sfad.org.uk – Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
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
We offering a Befriending Support service to vulnerable young people aged 8-18.
Children affected by disability
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.
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.
Kirkshaws Neighbourhood Centre, 25 Haddington Way, Kirkshaws, ML5 5BF.
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.
Home Start North Lanarkshire, c/o Orbiston Neighbourhood Centre, Busby Road, Bellshill, ML4 2BW
One Parent Families Scotland
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.
Mental Health & Wellbeing
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.
Health & Wellness Hub
A range of services that deliver holistic support to children P1- S6 including relaxation/stress management sessions.
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.
Blairmains Farm, Harthill, Shotts, ML7 5TJ
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
Action for Children North Lanarkshire Young Carers Project
Supports for young carers aged 8-18 years who care for a member of their family
Action for Children North Lanarkshire Young Carers Project, Town Hall Business Centre, 1-11 High Road, MOTHERWELL, North Lanarkshire, ML1 3HU
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.
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.
Reeltime Music, Newarthill Community & Education Centre, High Street, Newarthill, Motherwell, North Lanarkshire, ML1 5JU
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.
10 Oakbank, Lesmahagow, ML11 0FG
VANL – Youth Guarantee Programme
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.
Greenfield Drive, Cambusnethan, Wishaw, ML2 8NT
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.
294 Main Street, Bellshill ML4 1AB