Families Outside - Young People

Delivered by Families Outside
Note: Services can be delivered remotely
Note: this service is only for children and young people
  • Talking therapies

Having a family member in prison can create challenges for children and young people, which may affect their education, their behaviour and their physical and mental health. It’s important for young people to know that they are not alone, that the family are not guilty, and that they can talk to someone they trust about what is happening and how they are feeling. Parents, trusted adults and schools are well placed to provide support. Families Outside provides information on talking to children and young people about imprisonment and visiting a Scottish prison with your child.

We also provide links to some videos on our website that may help on starting the conversation about a family member's imprisonment.

How to access this service

More services

  • Kooth

    Delivered by Kooth
    Note: this service is only for young people

    Providing a variety of free, safe and anonymous ways for young people to access mental health support as well as contribute to helping other young people.

    • Counselling
    • Talking therapies
  • Nurture in Nature - Woodlands Community Development Trust

    Delivered by Woodlands Community Development Trust
    Note: this service is only for people who live in Woodlands

    Nurture in Nature is our one-to-one outdoor talking support service with a mental health specialist.