Care & Support North  Ayrshire

Care & Support North Ayrshire  Find out about care and support services in North Ayrshire. Simply browse, search or ask a question to find the service and provider of your choice.


Drink Smarter    Find out more about alcohol, how it affects mental health and wellbeing, and tips on how you can cut back.

Drink Aware    Provides the facts about alcohol, how it can affect our lives, and how we can make a change.

Alcohol Focus Scotland    Scotland’s nation alcohol charity aim to reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems    Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems provides a clear, strong medical voice on alcohol problems in Scotland.

National Organisation for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome   The national organisation for foetal alcohol syndrome is dedicated to supporting people affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, their families, and their communities

FASD Scotland   
Offers information and advice relating to foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.


Cruse Bereavement Care   Anyone can contact Cruse if they want to talk about themselves or someone they know who has been affected by a death. Provide one-day bereavement and loss workshops for professionals.

Winston’s Wish    Winston’s Wish is the leading childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK. Offers practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child.

Touched by Suicide    A self help organisation who have been which exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by suicide. Offers emotional and practical support to the bereaved

Blood Borne Viruses


The British Association for Sexual Health and HIV offers information on sexual health including the management of HIV infection.

HIV Scotland
is the national HIV policy organisation for Scotland.

National AIDS Trust
(NAT) offer expertise and practical resources on HIV.

Terrence Higgins Trust
is a national charity dedicated to supporting those living with HIV. Offers a full range of advice on all matters relating to HIV.


The Hepatitis C Trust is a charity led and run by people with personal experience of hepatitis C. It provides information, guidance and support and representation for people with hepatitis C.

Hepatitis Scotland
offer information, training and education, patient involvement and representation.

British Liver Trust
offer dedicated resources for people with liver disease and provide information and support.

Hepatitis B Foundation UK
raises awareness about the treatment and management of chronic hepatitis B.



Childline    Childline is a UK confidential 24 hour helpline for children and young people

CELCIS    Centre for Excellence for Looked after Childrne in Scotland uses a collaborative approach to improve outcomes for looked after children.  Provides training and information.




Ayrshire Health Partnerships     This site is maintained by Ayrshire volunteers and the aim is to provide news, events and information on what is happening across Ayrshire and Arran regarding health and social care services.

The website is intended to support Ayrshire and Arran’s voluntary and community sectors and promote involvement opportunities in local health care services.

Young Scot    Offers incentives, information and opportunities to people aged 12 to 26 to help them make informed choices, play a part in their community, and make the most of their free time and learning.

North Ayrshire Council
     On this site you can find information on Community, Housing, Job Vacancies, Education and Learning, Social Care & Health, Tourism as well as other useful contact details.

TACT (The Ayrshire Community Trust)   Our mission is to promote, support, develop and connect groups and individuals to create resilient communities through volunteering, social enterprise and lifelong learning.




Counselling Directory    If you're in need of support, search the Counselling Directory network to be connected with a professional counsellor or psychotherapist. 

Domestic Violence

Scottish Women's Aid     This site offers information and support for women, who are, or have been, victims of domestic abuse. Provide a confidential counselling service and information about women rights (legal, housing, money etc.). Can offer refuge if they or their children are in danger and need urgent help. There are links to other agencies, information on refuge, the law, local groups etc.


Know the Score     Learn about different types of drugs, the risks and the law. Also find out what to do in an emergency.

Crew provides drugs information, support and advice, sexual health information and much more.

Re-Solv    National charity solely dedicated to the prevention of solvent and volatile substance abuse.

The Scottish Drugs Forum     A national policy and information organisation which is a resource of expertise on drug issues.


North Ayrshire Council     On this site you can find information on Community, Housing, Job Vacancies, Education and Learning, Social Care & Health, Tourism as well as other useful contact details.



Hillhouse is a unique social enterprise in Ayrshire working to support individuals and families experiencing financial hardship.


Hypnotherapy Directory - If you're in need of support, search our network to be connected with a professional hypnotherapist.On this site you can find information on Community, Housing, Job Vacancies, Education and Learning, Social Care & Health, Tourism as well as other useful contact details.


Mental Health and Wellbeing

Living it up - is a free Scottish online service aimed to help people live a healthier lifestyle.

The Samaritans   Gives information about the organisation, how to contact them and the work they do. Provides some information on the experiences Samaritans deal with.

Breathing Space    Is a free and confidential phone line service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression. 0800 83 85 87 with access to information and advice on its website

Chooselife    Is the national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland where you can also access a variety of helpful resources and training.

Moodjuice    Fast and direct access to self-help resources

Scottish Recovery Network   
Is an initiative designed to raise the awareness of recovery from mental health problems

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)     is Scotland’s leading mental health charity which delivers support through a wide range of community based services, provides help and information via our national programmes and campaigns on behalf of people with mental health problems. We also fundraise to support our vital work.

Steps for Stress     Aims to help people recognise the signs of everyday stress, and offers advice and information on how to take action to help stop it in its tracks - such as being more active, talking to someone or helping other people

See Me     'see me' launches publicity and campaigns to challenge stigma and discrimination concerning mental ill health in Scotland.

Penumbra    Penumbra is a leading Scottish voluntary organistation working in the field of mental health

Papyrus    Papyrus is an organisation working towards the prevention of young suicide

Young Minds    Designed to provide detailed information in a clear, concise and attractive way. The 'info centre' gathers together all information resources on key topics that affect and interest young people.

Centre for Confidence and Well-being     As well as offering information and research on confidence and well-being, the site offers a host of tips on how to become more motivated and how to increase your feelings of wellbeing, Go to the positive psychology resource section on the site.


Money Advice

Money Matters    Help with managing your money such as, welfare rights, debt advice and financial capability


Parenting across Scotland    Is a partnership of voluntary organisations working together. We provide support for parents and families through our information service and partners' helplines. We find out what matters to parents and families and what they need, and get this across to politicians. We also share research, policy and good practice with people who work with families.

Children 1st    Works to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood. This site gives information on protecting children from harm and neglect. It helps abused children and promotes children's rights and interests. Provides information for families that are under stress.

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative    This initiative is a global programme of UNICEF and the World Health Organisation. It works with the health services to improve practice so that parents are enabled and supported to make informed choices about how they feed and care for their babies. Provides training and information.

Physical Activity

Active Scotland
     A site which allows you to look for local physical activity opportunities by searching by postcode or activity type

Paths for all Partnership
   A group of organisations committed to promoting walking for health and the development of multi-use path networks throughout Scotland.Information on local walking routes and groups is also available here.

Cycling Scotland   
The national cycle promotion organisation for Scotland.Site contains useful information on how to start cycling more, using cycling as form of active travel and cycle networks.

Commonwealth Games 2014 Legacy
    Information on national and local activity in relation to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014



Scottish Recovery Consortium   is an independent charity funded by the Scottish Government to support the implementation of national drug strategy, ‘The Road to Recovery’. They work with people in recovery, treatment providers, recovery communities and support agencies to build the capacity of the recovery movement on a local and national level.

Wired into Recovery    The Wired In to Recovery Community aims to connect people in recovery across the UK to share their experiences, give and receive support and gain a better understanding of the many pathways to recovery.

Faces and voices of recovery    is an American based website. Their vision is that Individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and other drugs have universal access to the support needed to achieve recovery, health, wellness and civic engagement.


Sexual Health

Sexual Health Ayrshire   
Ayrshire and Arran’s own sexual health and blood borne virus website. Contains local services and clinic information as well as C Card (free condom) information and sections for men, women, teenagers, parent’s etc.

Sexual Health Scotland     National site co-ordinated by the Scottish Government providing up to date information on various aspects of sexual health, including relationships, pregnancy, safer sex, sexually transmitted infections, contraception etc.

The Site   
This site aims to be the first place all young adults turn to when they need support and guidance. Provides information on all the key issues including sex and relationships, drinking and drugs, work and study, housing, finance and health.

Family Planning Association     The FPA is a charity working with the public and professionals to ensure high quality contraceptive information and services are available to all. Contains news, sexual health guide, statistics and facts as well as good links to other sites.

Tobacco/ Smoking

Fresh Air-shire     Fresh Air-shire is the smoking prevention and cessation service covering all of Ayrshire and Arran. We provide a service to the community, hospitals, islands, further education, schools, workplaces, pharmacy and prison.

(Action for Smoking Scotland)     ASH is the leading national voluntary organisation in Scotland tackling tobacco use. The site covers Scottish policies, projects and resources. Gives UK and international information from a Scottish perspective.

NHS Scotland Smoking Helpline (Smokeline)    Telephone and on-line advice, information and support aimed at those wanting to find out about quitting.

No Smoking Day
   Provides information, campaign materials and tips for quitting smoking, as well as campaign material that can be downloaded.


Document Downloads

  • Living it up - is a free Scottish online service aimed to help people live a healthier lifestyle.
  • NHS Ayrshire & Arran - Web Directory Health Information & Resources

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