Family Support Team

Dear Families,

As our Community is very much in our thoughts, we are keen to support in whatever ways we can. Although our Giffnock Family has been very well supported by a variety of staff from other agencies over a long time, the present circumstances in which we are now living have changed and so therefore have some of our needs.

Bearing this in mind we would like to share the variety of free and confidential support that is available to all our families. We have attached a copy of information on this from East Renfrewshire along with the Healthier Minds resource and below you will find a variety of support agencies available which may be of interest.

Please continue to keep in touch with us should there be anything you may need help with,

Our best wishes,

The Giffnock Family Support Team

Healthier Minds family guide

Health and Wellbeing Update 3 from ERC

Young Carers – for children and families supporting family members with medical or additional needs or requiring respite.

Facebook – EastRenfrewshire Carers Centre

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Young Carers are still taking young carer referrals and supporting young carers so if you think you may require support don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kevin Daily as below.

Kevin Dailly, Young Carers Education Worker

East Renfrewshire Carers Centre

Barrhead Centre

8 Carlibar Road


G78 1AA

0141 638 4888

Email Kevin Dailly:

Glasgow Womens Aid Helpline is open Monday to Friday, 10AM-4PM on 0141 553 2022 with email support too:

Family First worker Julie Douglas is available for direct contact and can support on a variety of areas such as School, Health, Home, Money, Parenting, Confidence, Additional Support Needs. You can contact Julie through email at: 

or by phoning her on 07393752547

Mental and Emotional Health support is available through Talking Points. Adults in East Renfrewshire can receive help and advice from professionals and volunteers about their health and wellbeing. If you would like more information on Talking Points, please call 0141 800 7850 or email Alan at:

Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP)

Please phone 0141 800 7850. In an emergency, please phone 0141 800 7850, open from 8am to 6pm. Alternatively, you can phone Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Services out of hours on 0300 343 1505.

Other services are available:

Childline 1 2 1 Counsellor Chat

The telephone line is open 9- midnight on 0800 1111.

Youngminds Help For Parents

Mind Org Helplines

Infoline: 0300 123 3393.

Text: 86463