Aberlour - Number One

0141 337 6637
1 Lancaster Crescent
Number One is a service provided by the Aberlour charity. It offers residential support to women with drug or alcohol dependency, and to their children.


020 7928 8898
Helpline offering confidential support and information to families and friends of drug users. Offers confidential support and advice.

Baby Matters

0141 531 8300
Elm Church
Inglefield Street
G42 7AT
Support group for mothers and babies run at Govanhill Health Centre. Tues 1-3pm.

Barlanark Out Of School Care

0141 771 7690
Barlanark Community Education Centre
33 Burnmouth Road
G33 4RZ
Childcare for working parents.

Barnardos Riverside Project

0141 221 4503
Anderston Kelvingrove Church
759B Argyle Street
G3 8DS
Provides support for children and families affected by HIV. Individual and group therapy available, as well as respite, information and advice. Self referral.

Bounce & Rhyme

Introduce your child to rhymes and singing at Glasgow Libraries. Bounce and Rhyme Sessions are a great way for parents and carers to introduce babies and young children (up to 3 years) to stories and rhymes. As well as having a great time, children can increase their vocabulary and develop their speech, language and communication skills.

Come along, meet some new friends and enjoy the fun!

Bounce and Rhyme Sessions in Glasgow Libraries:

• Cardonald Library – every Friday at 11am
• Elder Park – every Friday at 11.30am
• Govan Hill – every Wednesday at 1.30pm
• Ibrox – every Wednesday at 10.30am
• Pollok – every Wednesday at 10.30am
• Pollokshaws – every Friday at 1.30pm

Breathe - Smoking Concerns

0141 201 9825
Dalian House
350 St Vincent Street
The breathe project is specially designed to help pregnant women stop smoking with the help of a specialist midwife. Self-referral or GP referral.

BrightCare - Care & Companionship

0141 290 0818
142 Busby Road
G76 8BG
A local family run service providing Companionship to older people in the comfort of their own homes and short respite breaks for carers.

Some of our services include;

Grocery Shopping together
Light house chores together
Cooking and baking
Getting out and about to social clubs or church services
Sleep over services
Welcome home service from the hospital

Helping you to maintain your independence at home!

British Pregnancy Advisory Service

08457 30 40 30
Offer confidential advice and info on unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. Also offer counselling and abortion referrals. Information for men also available on their website.

Cancer Research

0808 800 4040
A number of bodies work together to ensure best use of the funds received and continued world-class research.

Carers Direct

Free, confidential information and advice for carers.

Lines are open 9am to 8pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays), 11am to 4pm at weekends. Calls are free from UK landlines and mobiles or you can request a free call back.

Carers Scotland

0141 221 9141
91 Mitchell Street
G1 3LN
Carers support, campaigning

Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012.

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Carers UK

0808 808 7777
Carers UK is a charity set up to help the millions of people who look after an older, disabled or seriously ill family member or friend. It provides information, advice and support for carers.

Childcare Mentor - Working For Families Project

0141 554 8656
78-80 Tollcross Road
G31 4XA

Children & Families Counselling Project

A service for children and young people who have experienced or been affected by abuse.

To get in touch, please contact your local social work office. How to do this can be found here: http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/C…

Children & Young People In Care

0800 88 44 44
Mon-Fri: 3.30pm - 9.30pm. Sat, Sun: 2pm-8pm. Helpline for children and young people in danger, distress, or with any problem.

Children & Young People Living Away from Home

0800 88 44 44
Mon-Fri: 3.30pm - 9.30pm. Sat, Sun: 2pm-8pm. Helpline for children and young people in danger, distress, or with any problem.

Children 1st

Children's 1st offers support to children and their families who have been affected by physical, sexual or emotional childhood abuse.

Clydeside Action On Asbestos

0141 552 8852
245 High Street
G4 0QR
Provides advice and assistance to those who suffer from asbestos related disease and their families

Communities United

0141 427 3714
311 Paisley Road West
G51 1LU
DWP, Housing benefit, info and advice, health, family, education, community & social matters

Crossroads Caring

0141 226 3793
24 George Square
G2 1EG
Aims to relieve stress on families or carers who are looking after someone with physical, mental or sensory impairment by providing domicillary respite care. Accepts people from all over Glasgow on a self referral basis.

Carers Information & Support Line

A helpline providing information about what support is available for carers. Part of Crossroads Care.


We deliver over 197,000 pages of information to dads evey month (that is 2.36 million pages in the last year alone).

Darnley Street Family Centre

0141 424 3920
175 Darnley Street
East Pollokshields
G41 2SY
Community hall, pre 5 nursery, 0-3 nursery, 6-12 youth group

Drumchapel Women's Aid

0141 944 0201
8 Essenside Avenue
G15 6DX
Abused women (and children) fleeing violence

Easterhouse Community Health Centre

0141 531 8100
9 Auchinlea Road
G34 9HQ
Provide a range of Primary Care health facilities within the Easterhouse community. Anyone can refer you or you can refer yourself.

They deal with all kinds of physical and mental health needs, with a full list available on their website.

Family Action In Rogerfield & Easterhouse

0141 771 9151
Bannatyne House
31 Drumlanrig Avenue
G34 0JF
Family support and youth services

Family Addiction Support Service

0141 420 2050
The West Street Centre
123 West Street
G5 8BA
Offers a confidential support service to parents and family members who are affected by, or concerned about, someone's alcohol or drug use.
Family support groups and one-to-one counselling is available.
Phone line open Mon-Fri 9.00am-4.00pm

Family Mediation West

0141 332 2731
19 Woodside Place
G4 9BJ
Family Mediation West provides support to families affected by separation, divorce and conflict.

It offers:

• Information sessions for parents
• Mediation sessions
• Counselling for young people

Family Planning Centres

Online information on all matters of sexual health, including contraception and sexually transmitted infections, and also information on how to locate the nearest sexual health clinic can be found on the website.


Quarriers is a Scottish charity dedicated to helping children, families and adults overcome adversity.

Family Resource Centre

0141 774 8202
G33 3QS
Support for children 0-8 & families within Greater Easterhouse area; city-wide service to accomodate young parents / expecting parents

Glasgow South West Carers Centre

0141 440 5316
Unit 11
6 Harmony Row
G51 3BA
The aim of the Carers’ Centre is to provide carers with practical help and emotional support. We offer the following core services to carers:

• Information and Advice – including support to access services through health and social work

• Emotional support and a listening ear - both with staff members and through peer support groups

• Respite – help to access short breaks and respite

• Income Maximisation – including benefits checks and help to access grants and charitable trusts

• Training and Activities for Carers – including leisure activities, stress management and illness specific training

• Help for carers to have their voice heard – representing carers with individual issues and campaigning on a local and national level for carers’ rights

We also provide support for young carers who are between the ages of 6 and 18 years old. The Young Carers’ Worker provides information and support either on a one-to-one basis or through groups.


0141 944 7781
6-18 Ladyloan Place
G15 8LB
Supported living & personal planning services.

James Shields

0141 429 2663
100 Pollockshaws Road
G41 1PZ
Offers accommodation for young people aged 18-25 for up to 2 years. The project aims to equip young people with the necessary skills and confidence that will enable them to move on to independent living. Must be referred by social work or other appropriate agency.


0141 420 3121
200 Pollockshaws Road
G41 1QB
Provides emergency accommodation (in Southside) for young homeless people aged 16-25. Young people can stay in the project for up to 10 weeks while they work with staff to plan their future. Accepts self and agency referrals from people in the Southside of Glasgow.

Family Support Project

Offers support and advice to child and adult victims of child sexual abuse and their families.

To get in touch, please contact your local social work office.

Govan Initiative

0141 445 4554
1 Broomloan Place
G51 1JR
For everyone who needs advice on employment and training matters. Free, Friendly professional service to provide:

• Access to learning, training and employment opportunities

• Assistance in career and occupational choices

• local jobs for local people

• job search help and advice

• referral service to other appropriate services

Community Learning

0141 445 5044
Hills Trust Community Learning Academy
121 Langlands Road
G51 3TL
Guidance; learning; personal development; ICT; core skills; pre-vocational; community.

Employment & Recruitment

0141 445 4554
Fairfield House
1 Broomloan Place
G51 2JR
Regeneration and social inclusion.

Fresh Start Nurseries Project

0141 445 4554
Fairfield House
1 Broomloan Place
G51 2JR
Regeneration and childcare project.

Labour Market

0141 585 6865
Hills Trust Community Learning Academy
121 Langlands Road
G51 3TL
Employability training; guidance; support and recruitment.

Vocational Skills

0141 445 5044
Hills Trust Community Learning Academy
121 Langlands Road
G51 3TL
Vocational, IT training.

GAMH (Glasgow Association Of Mental Health)

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) is an independent charity registered in Scotland. We promote the mental health and wellbeing of people and their communities; providing more than 2000 hours of community based support every week to people in Glasgow.

GAMH - Active Outreach Team

0141 554 6200
21 MacPhail Street
G40 1DN
Active Outreach: Provides practical, social and emotional support to people with severe and enduring mental health problems. Aimed at people who often find it difficult to maintain contact with existing services. Assists people to access support services and benefit entitlement.etc. Provides a home based outreach service. Open/Self-referral system

Homeless Support:To provide emotional, social and practical support to adults who have severe mental health problems and are homeless. Assists people to get additional and appropriate support and provides advice, support and information on Health, Housing, Income and Advocacy. Open/self-referral system

GAMH - Carers Support Project

0141 552 5592
St. Andrews by the Green
33 Turnbull Street
G1 5PR
Provides support to individuals who care for an adult, sibling, friend or relative, who through mental health difficulties, require support to live in the community

GAMH - East Service Centre

0141 552 4934
Unit 37
Ladywell Business Centre
94 Duke Street
G4 0UW
Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) is an independent charity registered in Scotland. It promotes the mental health and wellbeing of people and their communities; providing more than 2000 hours of community based support every week to people in Glasgow.

GAMH - Housing Support Project

0141 433 9393
Unit 16
Govanhill Workspace
69 Dixon Raod
G42 8AT
Provide Housing support

GAMH - Housing Support Project East

0141 564 1206
Flat 0/2
60 Ballindalloch Drive
G31 3DN
Housing Support/Supported living

GAMH - Housing Support Project North

0141 587 1018
Flat 12a
163 Balgrayhill Road
G21 3AP
Housing Support/Supported living

GAMH - Housing Support Project South

0141 433 9393
Unit 16
Govanhill Workspace
69 Dixon Road
G42 8AT
Housing Support/Supported living

GAMH - Housing Support Project West

0141 579 0013
4 Chancellor Street
G11 5RQ
Housing Support/Supported living

GAMH - North & East Glasgow

0141 558 0943
North and East Community Project
Hydepark Business Centre
60 Mollisburn St
G21 4SF
Helps and empowers people to deal with their mental wellbeing more effectively.

People can self-refer or be referred by another agency. GAMH offers individual, home support and group activities, as well as befriending and general advice and information.

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.


SCOPe (supporting older carers and older people through befriending) has been running since July 2008. The project is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.

SCOPe recruits, trains and supports volunteers to befriend older people with mental health problems and older mental health carers and will support you to take part in activities of your choice in your local community. People who have used this service have told us how valuable feeling part of their local community and having opportunities to do things which are meaningful are to their overall confidence, health and wellbeing.

The support is provided by trained and motivated volunteers who are managed by an experienced and qualified paid Volunteer Coordinator. Our volunteers are drawn from all sections of the community and we have a number of young people aged 16-25 volunteering with older people and older carers.

GAMH - Scotia Club House

0141 556 7766
12 Anfield Place
G31 2XQ
Scotia Clubhouse offers members housing, vocational and social opportunities through a personal support plan. The service is free if you are eligible for any amount of housing benefit. They accept self referrals, referrals from friends and family, GP's, Social Workers, Nurses or anyone else involved in care.

GAMH - South Glasgow

0141 425 4850
Pavilion 3a
Moorpark Court
11 Dava Street
G51 2JA
Helps and empowers people to deal with their mental wellbeing more effectively.

People can self-refer or be referred by another agency. GAMH offers individual, home support and group activities, as well as befriending and general advice and information.

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

GAMH - Supported Living Project

0141 429 4731
The Big Issue Building
Room 13
71 Oxford Street
G5 9EP
Provides housing support.

GAMH - West Glasgow

0141 357 2570
West Community Project
Unit 11
32 Mansfield Street
G11 5Q
Helps and empowers people to deal with their mental wellbeing more effectively.

People can self-refer or be referred by another agency. GAMH offers individual, home support and group activities, as well as befriending and general advice and information.

Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

GAMH - Young Carers Project - South West Glasgow

0141 424 1708
Bridge Project (covers South-West Glasgow). Offers befriending support to young carers.

Gay Dads Scotland

Gay Days Scotland (GDS) is a group of gay fathers from all over Scotland. During the more than10 years that our group has been running we have met hundreds of gay dads. There are thousands of gay dads in Scotland. We are a mix of married, separated, divorced and single fathers who are all interested in understanding gay parenting issues and how to provide ourselves and our children with a positive life experience. Some of us are openly gay whilst others are still coming to terms with their sexuality.

We come from all walks of life and a wide age group. It is our pooled experience that can sometimes help individuals, as none of us is a trained counsellor.

Geezabreak Respite Care Group

0141 550 2828
312 Duke Street
G31 1QZ
To provide respite support to children and families which will alleviate the
stress of caring. Anyone can refer you or you can refer yourself.

Main Activities and Services:

• Respite Care Service (From the home of fully vetted Carers)

• Respite Sitter Service (From families own homes)

• Centre Based Respite (Available during school holidays)

• Side by Side (Intensive one-to-one support for parents affected by
mental health and/or addiction issues)

Get Connected

Open 1pm - 11pm every day.

Get Connected is a free, UK wide, email and telephone helpline that finds young people the best help whatever the problem. The helpline workers listen to what you need to sort out, explain the options you have, and then make suggestions of services where you can get the best help. Get Connected has access to information on thousands of services, both locally and nationally. If you have contacted Get Connected by phone, the helpline worker can then provide a free connection to the service you have chosen, or can text important information to your mobile.

Getting Ahead Service

0141 577 8673
East Renfrewshire CHCP HQ
1 Burnfield Avenue
G46 7TT
The Getting Ahead Service helps new families through the challenges of being a parent. It is aimed at new families and families to be, who may be feeling anxious, sad, emotional or isolated. This is incredibly common, and the Getting Ahead Service aims to provide a means of advice, support, relaxation and enjoyment for new mums.

We have a wide variety of exciting groups which are running now and we have plans to develop more in the near future.

We have drop in groups running at Arthurlie House (Wednesdays between 11 and 12) in Barrhead and Millbrae Antenatal Unit (Thursdays between 11 and 12) where mums and mums to be can come along to chat to professionals in an informal setting when they are waiting for new groups to start or when they have finished a group.

We have new groups starting all the time for example, our Dads' Club. If you are interested in attending any of our groups please call for more information and starting dates.

Baby Talk

Baby Talk, runs weekly in Barrhead (Wednesday mornings) and Millbrae Antenatal Unit (Thursday mornings). This group is for mums and mums to be who feel that they need a bit of extra emotional and social support during their pregnancy or once the baby has come along. Many women experience unexpected feelings and may feel low or stressed. This group provides a supportive environment for them to meet other women experiencing similar problems.

First Time Mums

First Time Mums, runs for six weeks for new mums to meet other mums, gather information and participate in a group run by a Health Visitor and supported by Getting Ahead. Group topics range from First Aid to Exercise. Dads are welcome too.

Getting Ahead

Getting Ahead, is an eight week group. This group is for mums who are struggling adjusting to motherhood and are looking for a few pointers and techniques for coping and improving their enjoyment of being a mum.

Time Out

Time Out, is for mums who are struggling and feel that they don't get any time to themselves for the nice things. Come along and meet other mums and learn new skills for managing your time and reducing anxiety, have a hand massage, get a chance to ask a Health Visitor any questions and learn assertiveness skills.

Walk and Talk

Walk and Talk, is a pram walking group which meets on alternate weeks in Rouken Glen and Barrhead. This is a great opportunity for mums to meet other mums and get some exercise at the same time.


Wellbeing is for families from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. This group runs in Thorntree Hall in Thornliebank on Thursdays and provides an opportunity to meet other families in your local area in a supportive environment. Like all of our groups the topics are decided by those attending the group covering things like anxiety management and relaxation.

Young Mums R Us

Young Mums R Us, is for mums up to the age of 25 and is an opportunity for such mums to meet other mums their age and get involved in activities ranging from hip hop dance to magazine discussions. There will also be the opportunity to chat with a Health Visitor at the group.

Glasgow Braendam Link

0141 248 6796
6th Floor West
200 West Regent Street
G2 4DQ
Glasgow Braendam Link aims to support, empower and enable those involved in the partnership to gain more control of their lives by encouraging self-belief, growth and development. Services they provide include providing consistent, support and home visits to those in crisis, providing activities for member children and young people, providing informal and formal training for family members, encouraging families to get involved in the community and giving a voice to those in poverty.

Glasgow Film Theatre Cine-Mas

0141 332 6535
12 Rose Street
The GFT runs special film screenings for new mums (and dads) and their babies. Fortnightly 'Cine-Mas' screenings, on a Monday at 10.30am are open only to parents/carers and babies up to 15 months old (check with cinemas for full details). There's plenty of room to park your pram, a lift up to Cinema 1 and bottle-warming facilities in the cafe before and after the screening.

Glasgow Lesbian Mother's Group

0141 221 7203
Cafe Bar
LGBT Centre
11 Dixon Street
G1 4AL
Provides support and information to lesbian mothers, their partners, their children, and their families. Every Saturday of the month.

Glasgow Mission (South West)

0141 445 8608
19 Elderpark Workspace
100 Elderpark Street
G51 3TR
Homelessness / children & families

Glasgow North East Carers Centre

0141 781 0728
51 Trondra Place
G34 9AX
Practical and emotional support to carers

Glasgow Pregnancy Crisis Centre

0141 552 3555
110 St James Road
G4 0PS
Pregnancy and post-abortion information and support.

Glasgow South East Carers Centre

0141 423 0728
Dixon Halls
656 Cathcart Road
G42 4AA
Provides the following services to adult and young carers; information, advice and support, training, income maximisation, carers 'having a voice', short breaks, emotional support, Young Carers Support Service.

Glasgow South East Community Carers

0141 423 0728
656 Cathcart Road
G42 8AA
Family support & information service for carers of any age

Glasgow South West Regeneration Agency

121 Langlands Road
G51 3TL
Aims to reach people at the fringes of society and help those most in need get back into work. Creates more nursery places, adds to the skills of the area via training, seeks to help and assist people into jobs and training.

Glasgow Works

For lone parents or guardians who are currently unemployed and thinking of returning to work or training.

Macmillan Information & Support Centre

0141 301 7390
The Information and Support Centre is for everyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer - patient, carer, relative or friend of someone who has cancer. Provides information, support and advice that will help a person cope – before diagnosis, on diagnosis, through treatment and afterwards. The Centre is staffed by a Macmillan healthcare professional, supported by Volunteers.

Greater Pollok Carers Centre

0141 882 4712
130 Langton Road
G53 5DP
This centre offers information, advice and support to carers in the Greater Pollok area. It also provides services such as benefit checking and helping filling pout forms. People can self refer as long as they are a carer living in the Pollock area.

Young Carers Mentoring

The study group is available for young carers aged 12 or over living in the Greater Pollok area. The group meets every week and provides young carers with the space and facilities to study and get help with their homework. The group also provides access to computers and support from tutors. There is also support provided for school leavers to assist them in accessing further education, training or employment.

Young Carers Support Project

Offers young carers time out from caring to relax and have fun by providing free confidential I information about rights, services and benefits, as well as providing support with concerns at school and at home. They also arrange group activities and outings and help with respite care and transport to allow young carers to use the service. For those aged 7 to 18 living in the Greater Pollok area.

Greater Pollok Grandparents Support Group

0141 883 1794
Provides advice, support and respite to parents of drug abusers who now have to care for their grandchildren. (Contact through Glasgow Association of Family Support)

Grosvenor Cinema Watch With Baby

0845 166 6002
Ashton Lane
G12 8SJ
Since starting our Watch with Baby nearly 4 years ago, these early morning screenings have gone from strength to strength! The screenings are weekly events where parents can visit our cinema and watch the latest releases without worrying about finding babysitters or the fear of their baby crying all the way through everyone's favourite film! The programme ranges from the latest blockbusters to art house and you can watch them in the comfort of the Grosvenor luxury seating with your baby on your lap.

Screenings are held every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 10.30am. Doors open 10.00am. Tickets are £5.00 each and include a free tea or coffee before or after your film. The screenings are dedicated to the parents of babies under one year old. A maximum of two adults per baby! Please note this screening is strictly for adults with babies only. Please check out our listings for alternative screening times if your children are a little older or you wish to watch the film with friends.

The Grosvenor provides a safe Buggy Park, nappy changing facilities and bottle warmers. The cinema and Lane Bar are completely accessible, and also have a passenger lift to the second floor to The Loft if you wish to enjoy your coffee under the original cinema ceiling! Parents and baby screenings have become the West End parents place to meet! After your movie, choose the Lane Bar or Loft Bar and Restaurant and spend a leisurely afternoon, lunching, talking movies and enjoying a little quality time in your week.

Healthy Start

With Healthy Start, new parents can get free voucers every week which you can swap for milk, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.

HIV/AIDS Carers & Family Service Provider

0141 445 8797
10 Elderpark Workspace
100 Elderpark Street
G51 3TR
A range of practical and emotional services for those affected by HIV/Aids

Home Start Glasgow North West

0141 948 0441
76 Dunard Street
G20 6SH
Supporting families where there is at least one child under 5 years

Home Start Glasgow South

0141 585 6712
207 Shawbridge St
G43 1QN
Support, friendship & practical help to families with children. Also work with asylum seeking/refugee/minority ethnic families.

Services include English classes, Gala Days, arts & crafts, cooking, hobbies, outings, drug education, drop-ins etc.

Home-Start UK

Home-Start helps families with young children deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children.

Ibrox/Cessnock after School Care

0141 427 7243
Provides a pick-up service from local schools for children whose parents are working. Open Monday to Friday 2pm to 6pm during term time and Monday to Friday 8.30am to 6pm during holiday periods.

Jenniburn Centre

0141 630 1323
370 Tarmusk Road
G45 0HE
Amongst other things, offers parent & toddler classes. Also has a crêche.


08451 205 204
Advice and help for parents, guardians and friends who are worried about a child or young person being bullied.

If you are a child and are experiencing bullying problems, then please visit Childline (http://www.childline.org.uk/) or call them on 0800 11 11.

Kingfisher Swim School

Share in your baby’s delight at the joys of swimming from birth. A precious time for the two of you, the exhilarating freedom they’ll experience right from the start will instil a lifetime’s water confidence. Swimming is great for all aspects of your baby’s physical, mental and emotional development, making them fitter, stronger and more alert. Just as important, it’s a really sociable activity – offering the two of you the perfect opportunity to make new friends and have fun.

Kingfisher Swim School runs a Parent & Baby / Toddler Class (children aged 3 months – 4 years), in a variety of venues in Glasgow Southside. Classes are very small and the instructor is in the pool with you. Classes take place: Sundays at Shawlands Academy at 12 noon, and Mondays at Hillpark Secondary at 5.40pm. Potential new members receive their first lesson free. Prices - £41 for a block of 6 sessions.

Glasgow Life

Glasgow Life and its sub brands:

• Glasgow Arts
• Glasgow Communities
• Glasgow Events
• Glasgow Libraries
• Glasgow Museums
• Glasgow Music
• Glasgow Sport
• Young Glasgow

are operating names of Culture and Sport Glasgow ("CSG"). CSG is registered as a charity with the office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (No SC037844). It operates and carries out its activities under the name Glasgow Life and/or the above sub-brands.

Glasgow Running Network

A friendly, welcoming group and a safe, fun environment to run in. Whether you are completely new to running or are a more experienced runner, we have something here for you.

Macmillan At Glasgow Libraries

Our Drop-In Centres

If you're affected by cancer you may want to know there's someone you can turn to for help. Someone who can help find answers to your questions, whatever they may be.
If you want to find information, support and practical help or would just like someone to talk to, come along to one of our Macmillan Information and Support Services. You can talk through issues and concerns with our staff and trained volunteers.

We Can:

• Offer you a listening ear, time to talk and meet others affected by cancer
• Help you find the information you need on living with all aspects of cancer
• Arrange free counselling appointments held locally*
• Arrange free complementary therapy appointment held locally*
• Refer you to your local Macmillan Benefits Advisor
• Guide you to good quality internet sites for cancer information & support
• Help you sign up to MOVE more - Macmillan physical activity programme within your local area

* Provided by Cancer Support Scotland

Real Learning Centres

0141 634 2066
100 Castlemilk Drive
G45 9TN
Real Learning Centres have been set up within each of Glasgow's libraries.

The Centres provide free access to state-of-the-art computers and offer vocational and leisure-based learning opportunities, including workshops and online courses.

Staff will support people to get started. The Centres are a good starting point for people who want to access learning resources, develop new skills, improve job prospects, or follow personal interests and hobbies.

The Walking Programme

Looking for a simple and enjoyable way to live a healthier lifestyle whilst enjoying the great outdoors and meeting new people? Then look no further!

The health benefits to walking regularly are huge, not only does it keep you physically active, it makes you feel good and improves your mental health and wellbeing.

We have walks to suit everyone including our free Glasgow Health Walks, our leisurely Garden Walks or our more strenuous Hill Day Walks. So even if you’ve never walked as part of a group before or you’re already walking on a regular basis, there are so many walks to choose there’s sure to be something to suit you!

Take the first steps to a healthier happier you as you walk with others enjoying the lovely scenery on your doorstep and get fit at the same time.

Walks to suit everyone from those who are just getting started to more established walkers. Call for advice or more information.

Walk Glasgow

Free, friendly local walks up to an hour long led by trained volunteers.

Most walks last for about 1 hour and are up to 2.5 miles long. They are a great way to get more active and meet new people.

So come along and take the first steps to a healthier, happier you.

We welcome people of all abilities on the Health Walks. Wherever possible we will adjust routes to improve accessibility. Please call if you would like more information about a certain walk to help us assess how we can make it more suitable for you.

Maggie’s Centres

Maggie’s Centres are for anyone affected by cancer. They are places where people are welcome whenever they need Maggie’s – from just being diagnosed, or undergoing treatment, to post-treatment, recurrence, end of life or in bereavement. Maggie’s also welcome family and friends, as they are often deeply affected by cancer too.

Maggie’s - Gartnavel

0141 357 2269
Gartnavel General
1053 Great Western Rd
G12 0YN

Maggie’s - Glasgow Gatehouse

0141 330 3311
The Gatehouse, Western Infirmary
Dumbarton Rd
G11 6NT

National Childbirth Trust

0300 330 0700
Our vision is a world in which parents are valued and supported to build a strong society, believing that a child’s early years significantly impact upon the future they help to shape.

• We offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood

• We campaign to improve maternity care and ensure better services and facilities for new parents

• We aim to give every parent the chance to make informed choices

• We want to make sure that everyone has access to our services and activities

Natural Breaks (Richmond Fellowship Scotland)

0141 880 7999
250 Househillwood Rd
G53 6SY
Support people with MH problems to be active and get out to be invoilved in leisure activities. This in turn provides respite for carers.

Must be referred by social work.

NCH Scotland

0141 550 9010
368 Alexandra Parade
G31 3AU
Improving quality of life of the most vulnerable children and young people


Provides information, advice and a chance to meet with other young mums, mums and dads in your area.


Provides information on local events, activities for parents and children. Also has a Meet-a-Mum board, where you can meet up with local mums in your area – “Maybe you are new to the area? Perhaps you don't have any family living nearby. Working mums, new mums, single mums, young mums, older mums, mums who speak your language...or just another mum who, like you, has nothing else to do today...If you want to make new friends, our Meet a Mum board is a good place to start - over 1,000 new friendships were made last month.”

NHS Carers Helpline

0808 808 7777
Help and advice to carers. The NHS helpline will also be able to tell people what financial help is available, details of carers' groups in their area, and contact points for national organisations that help carers throughout Scotland.

North Glasgow Carers Centre

0141 558 8001
193 Springburn Way
G21 1DU
information & advice; referral to local authority social services as appropriate; emotional support to carers

North West Women's Centre

0141 576 1400
17-33 Shawpark Street
G20 9DA
Women's drop-in service. Recreational/educational and support services for women and children. Creche facilities and playcheme for children with a range of recreational and educational options for women.

ODEON Newbies

0871 22 44 007
ODEON Newbies is exclusively for parents with new babies. Watch current film releases with your little ones and sit back and enjoy the latest blockbusters. ODEON Newbies encourages all parents to bring their babies along to the screening so there is no need to worry about your little one making any noise. ODEON Newbies screenings are held weekday mornings and most cinemas have baby changing facilities. The volume in Newbies screenings will be slightly quieter and the lights will be raised more than usual, creating a more calming environment for you and your baby. All films will be certificate 12A or lower. Tickets are priced as normal with babies going for free. Newbies screenings are held on a Tuesday morning at the Quay and X- scape(contact cinema for details).

ODEON Springfield Quay, Springfield Quay, Paisley Road, Glasgow, G5 8NP

ODEON Braehead, X-scape, Kings Inch Road, Renfrew, PA4 8XU.

One Parent Families Scotland

13 Gayfield Square
One Parent Families Scotland works to ensure that all families, particularly those headed by a lone parent, have the support, information and confidence needed to play a full part in Scotland’s economic and social life.

Our mission is to promote positive policies and services for one parent families.

Lone Parent Helpline

0808 801 0323
The Lone Parent Helpline is a free and confidential helpline for lone parents and agencies working with lone parents in Scotland. It provides answers to questions and problems that cannot be easily answered elsewhere.

One Stop Advice Shop

0141 847 0444
100 Wellington St
G2 6DH
A weekly drop-in for lone parents across Glasgow. The One Stop Shop offers services and activities tailored to meet the needs of lone parents - its independent, free and confidential.

Drop in for a coffee and meet other parents 

get advice on benefits, tax credits and other benefit entitlements. Find out about opportunities around training, education or moving towards employment; discuss and gain information on local services and 

book into our surgery for legal advice on family matters


Parent Line Scotland

Free, confidential helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland.

Parent Network Scotland

Parent Network Scotland's provide information and courses to meet the needs of today's parents.

Many courses are available, see website for more information

Parentline Scotland

Information and advice for anyone in a parenting role and deals with all aspects of child care including bullying, abuse and teenage problems.

Parents and Children Together (PACT) Teams

0141 634 4077
The Jeely Nursery
Community Centre
Castlemilk Drive
G45 9UG
City-wide initiative with joint health and social work input. Short-term, goal oreintated work with children and families (must have at least one child in the 0-5 age range). Focusing on the parenting aspect the problem. Work with families where the mother is currently preganant and requires additional supprt. Also developing parenting classes (triple P) and other links.

Also teams in Pollok, Govan - call 0141-638-8069


0141 429 1579
37 Abbotsfare Place
G5 9QS
The group offers a drop-in service for parents with young children two days a week. Tues 11.1.30pm and wed 9.30-11.30

Pink Parents

Offers support and advice whatever stage you are at: whether you are considering parenting, have grandchildren, are fostering or adopting or are an uncle or aunty.

Playdays Toy & Book Library

0141 424 0156
Provides fun and educational toys to children in the community at minimal cost

Preshal Trust

0141 445 3689
8 Aboukir Street
G51 4QX
Mental health service. Provides a drop-in facility and a range of social and recreational support for people with mental health problems and addiction problems. Also provide a service for children and families.

Red Road Women's Centre

0141 557 5571
10-20 Petershill Court
Basement Flats
G21 4PY
Services to women and children. Drop-in service (Thursday evenings 6-8pm) and Support group for women.

Provide advice and help with learning activities, benefits, legal advice, housing, domestic abuse, education and training, counselling

Variety of Courses and groups - Parenting group, baby clinic, relaxation, arts/crafts, counselling...


0141 202 0608
Suite 338
Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
G2 6HJ
An organisation established to help ethnic minority children and young people who are victims of abuse through increasing awareness. This organisation is not a service provider.

Scottish Family Information Service

Provides free, impartial information for families such as:

• Childcare availability in your area including: nurseries, childminders, playgroups and out of school care

• Pre-school education places for three and four year olds

• How different types of childcare are organised and what to look for when choosing a service

• Organisations offering support, information and guidance at local and national levels

• Local activities, events and initiatives

Scottish Marriage Care

0141 222 2166
196 Clyde Street
G1 4JY
Scottish Marriage Care provides relationship services for FAMILIES, COUPLES, INDIVIDUALS or YOUNG PEOPLE.

Services include:
- Counselling
- Stepfamily Helpline
- Early Intervention Programmes

React (Relationship Education & Counselling Team)

0845 271 2711
React project works with Young People and Young Parents. It offers the following services:

- Relationship Workshops
- Training Programmes
- Violence Reduction
- Counselling
- Young Parent Programmes
- Peer Education Programmes

Solace Carers' Association / Govan Care Project

0141 440 0963
11 Harmony Row
G51 3BA
SCA: offer support and advice mainly; on topics such as rights to services and benefits, help with form-filling etc.

GCP: similar service aimed at the 'cared-for person'. Mostly older adults.

Will take clients from outwith SW

SPAN (Single Parent Action Network)

We aim to:

• Support single parents to empower themselves and take control of their lives

• Give a voice to one parent families from diverse backgrounds and cultures living in poverty and isolation

• Support the development of user-led one parent family groups

• Work with organisations and decision-making bodies

• Develop partnerships to improve policies for one parent families in the UK and internationally

• Celebrate our diversity, our children, our lives

One Space

One Space is the parenting site for single parents.

It offers an online community for single parents with support from experienced parenting facilitators and brings together essential information, interactive learning games, multi-media content, links to other support organisations and news. The online groups also act as a support group, where people can gain information and support from others who have been through similar experiences - a lifeline to many who unexpectedly find themselves to be single parents.

One Space aims to be the first port of call for single parents online.

Stepping Stones For Families

0141 849 6333
Studio 3003A
Mile End Mill
12 Seedhill Road
work alongside children, families and young people to give them support; opportunities and a voice in tackling the affects of poverty and disadvantage in their lives.


Supportline offers confidential emotional support on the telephone for children, young adults and adults. This covers a wide range of issues including rape and sexual abuse.

Women's Reproductive Health Service

0141 211 5267
Princess Royal Maternity Hospital
Level 4
G31 2ER
The service offers reproductive health care to women. Women who have a drug use issue and reproductive health issues may be able to access some drug services through this service. The service prescribes methadone to pregnant women. It also offers reproductive health care for pregnant women, family planning, gynaecological, sexual health care etc. Self referral or referral through a professional is possible.

Working Links

Are you are a lone parent or guardian who is currently unemployed and thinking of returning to work? We provide extra help and support to ensure clients find and secure the correct job and we also have funds available to support you throughout the process.

Working Links have offices in the City Centre, Pollok and Parkhead, however we cover the whole of Glasgow and can visit lone parents in local community centres and libraries to explain our services.

Yorkhill Family Bereavement Service

0141 201 9257
Hawthorne House (Block 9)
Women & Children's Directorate
GG&C University Hospitals Division
G3 8SJ
Yorkhill Family Bereavement Service provides support for parents and carers who have suffered the death of a child with a link to:

- Yorkhill Hospital
- The Queen Mothers Hospital
- The Princes Royal Maternity Hospital
- Southern General Maternity Hospital

There is also a service for children who have been bereaved.

YoungMinds Parents Information Service

0800 870 1721
For parents worried about the mental health of a child or young person.

YWCA Glasgow

0141 248 5338
3 Newton Terrace
Sauchiehall Street
Charing Cross
G3 7PJ
Empowering and developing women through supportive learning opportunities and childcare