Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund

Year 2 Awardee

Supporting adults in Aberdeen affected by the imprisonment of a family member

Type of initiative funded: One to one


Key priority area: Prevention


Funding awarded: £9989


Project description:

The project aim is to enable our family support workers to provide upwards of 50 days of dedicated support for Aberdonians affected by imprisonment. The activities our family support workers deliver will consist of tailored one-to-one support - including practical and emotional advice, guidance and advocacy - for affected individuals and their families across the city. It will take place in the homes of these target beneficiaries. Our family support workers will also facilitate access to local Families Outside groupwork activities and peer support networks wherever appropriate. They have accurate, up-to-date knowledge on legal and practical matters to do with benefits, finance and housing, as well as more delicate issues to do with stigma, social isolation, etc. They can also provide access to specialised support for complex problems relating to substance misuse, addiction, domestic abuse and mental illness.