Grampian Family Support Forum

Grampian Family Support Forum was established – with the support of Scottish Families Affected by Drugs – by a few concerned parents in March 2010 with the aim of being a representative voice for families affected by drugs in Grampian.

The Forum is now a charity and has family members representing the three areas of Grampian; Aberdeen city, Aberdeenshire and Moray and meets regularly in Aberdeen.

Forum Achievements

  • Completed Achieving Community Empowerment (ACE) programme in 2011.
  • Community Partners with the Scottish Parliament 2011/2012 resulting in a 72 minute consensual debate in July this year.
  • Built relationships with constituency and regional MSPs.
  • Networking throughout Grampian, attending events locally and nationally, hosting workshops, contributing to Strategic Planning.
  • Asked for our opinions which are valued.
  • Hold regular Forum meetings which are attended by ADP representatives from all over Grampian, staff from SFAD, guest speakers and of course our members.
  • Attend training events.

The main aims of the Forum are:

  • To be a representative voice for families affected by drugs throughout Grampian.
  • To promote and support existing family support groups in Grampian and support new groups forming.
  • To tackle stigma.
  • To build partnerships across Grampian and beyond that will benefit family members.

We are actively looking for new members who want to have their voice heard and their opinions valued.

In addition we are looking for individuals who can bring specific skills to the forum which can include networking, fundraising experience, IT skills and an ability to communicate and organise.

Grampian Family Support Forum
c/o Aberdeenshire ADP
Summerfield House
Eday Road
AB15 6RE
07511 682824
Sheila McKay