Family Life Centre
The family life centre is a hub of support designed to strengthen family life in Stirling and beyond.
October 2015 saw SBC enter an exciting partnership with Bethany Christian Trust. Bethany Christian Trust support over 7,000 people in Scotland. Their service focuses on preventing homelessness. BCT believe that the local church is the agent for change in transforming lives and revitalising communities. The partnership between SBC and BCT through family life centre will continue to help bring individuals and families into contact with the support they need to strengthen their family.
Our community development worker, Kathleen offers one to one support for individuals, parent(s) and families.
In the last 5 years we have established;
FLC PLAY THERAPY SERVICE.
Therapeutic play with our fully trained play therapist offers the child a safe place, with no judgements, expectations or agenda. Using various resources i.e. puppets, sand, creative arts, figures, and games enables children to share their unexpressed feelings through play and creative means.
LISTENING TIME FOR YOU
This time offers people a time to explore their concerns or worries in confidence. Talking things over can help people to explore ways of managing life’s stresses. The listeners are trained and supervised by Listen Well Scotland.
BACK CHAT SCHOOL LISTENING SERVICE
Working closely with a local high school, trained therapists offer young people a 1:1 thirty minute session to be able to talk about and find solutions to issues which are causing them concern. These issues ranged from self-harm, anxiety and depression resulting often from complex family situations.
The Refresh seminars (wwwrefreshseminars). This is an informal community interest group aiming to provide a Stirling values-led programme of helpful, reliable information. This monthly meeting has provided reliable information and lively discussions on topical subjects by Stirling people for Stirling people. Other courses such as parenting and money management are available on request.
THIRD SECTOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN FORUM
The Forum operates as the local voice of the third sector and works to represent this work on operational and strategic planning groups with community planning partners. It seeks to bring a third sector influence to policy, planning and services.
AFFORDABLE ROOM HIRE
In the FLC we boast one of the best views on Stirling. We have a large space perfect for conferences/training events and also small rooms available for hire. For more details contact 01786 450581.
All help and support offered is tailored to the need presented. It can be centred on any of the following hub activities:
- Marriage Enrichment
- Divorce & Separation
- Money Management Advice
- Sexual Abuse
- Relationship Issues
- Additional Needs
- Gambling Addictions
- Contact Needs
- Care Role Issues
An initial assessment appointment will be offered. We are also able to further signpost onto other partner organisations who work very closely with the FLC.
Referrals can be made using the form below or contacting Kathleen on [email protected] or phone 07972 142275.
Self referrals, referrals from GPs, health visitors, teachers, social workers and other organisations are all treated in confidence.
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