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The First 6 months of MyTime Scotland

The First 6 months of MyTime Scotland

by Tracey Burns, Group Work at Peer Support Manager at Families Outside. I can’t believe it has been 6 months, time really does fly! Building on the feedback and momentum from the consultation ‘Conversation Cafes’ the first MyTime Peer Support Group started in March 2019. It has been a busy, challenging, rewarding and exciting time […]

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#NoAddressInThePress

#NoAddressInThePress

“They don’t care about my life, or my children’s lives, all they want to do is get a headline.” Family Member, Dundee. When a family member goes to prison the family feel like they’ve hit rock bottom, but when their address is printed in the press they have a whole new situation to deal with. […]

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West Highland Way and Ben Nevis fundraiser

West Highland Way and Ben Nevis fundraiser

In May this year one of our family members we have supported, and friend embarked on a mission to not only walk the West Highland Way (a mere 96 miles) but also to finish this off in style with a climb up Ben Nevis. All this was done to raise funds for Families Outside and […]

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Families Outside and Street Sport BBQ

Families Outside and Street Sport BBQ

The middle of the Summer holidays and time for a fun day out with Families Outside and Streetsport in Aberdeen. So many of the children we work with do not have the money to go away or even manage a day trip in the Summer holidays. The parents that we work with struggle to feed […]

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Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Family contact could help reduce self-harm and suicide in Scottish Prisons

Families Outside, the only charity in Scotland that works solely on behalf of families affected by imprisonment, has shared its hopes on the back of the HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) inspection at HMP & YOI Polmont. HMIPS’s report clearly states that increased family contact actively improves reintegration into the community post-release but […]

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