One Parent Families Scotland

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Separated parent, with the majority of (or significant) care responsibilities for their children

Description

One Parent Families Scotland (OPFS) helps single parents feel less isolated and more part of their social and economic communities.

In Edinburgh, it supports hundreds of parents per year with individual help and group activities around mental health and wellbeing, employability, family support (including weekend activities for children and their parents), and dedicated support to single and ‘contact’ fathers. OPFS provides advice and information through a free helpline and a range of digital platforms as well as advocating for the needs of single parents with local and national policymakers.

Mondays

Mental Health and Wellbeing Group  – One Parent Families Scotland – Informal, themed sessions each week around self-care and the challenges of keeping well while parenting on your own. Laughing and support guaranteed! Creche and bus tickets provided. Delivered in collaboration with the Edinburgh Food Project. Mondays until 4th April 2022, 10am till 11.30am at Tollcross Community Centre, 177 Fountainbridge EH3 9QG. For more info contact Stacey at stacey.powchscott@opfs.org.uk or 07570 106 789 or visit One Parent Families Scotland – Edinburgh Facebook page

Tuesdays

Employability and Digital Skills Course – One Parent Families Scotland Support for single parents in Edinburgh interested in boosting confidence and skills that can be applied to work, education or training. Potential helping acquiring devices and connectivity also available. Tuesdays until March 13th 2022, 10am till 11.30am at Tollcross Community Centre, 177 Fountainbridge EH3 9QG.   For more information email stacey.powchscott@opfs.org.uk or 07570 106 789 or visit One Parent Families Scotland – Edinburgh Facebook page

Stay and Play Sessions for Single Mums and Children living in Temporary AccommodationOne Parent Families Scotland – Are experiencing homelessness or living in temporary accommodation with a child under 5? If yes, come join our weekly ‘stay and play’ sessions on Tuesdays. Enjoy a safe, fun space for your child while meeting other mums and receive tailored support and information. We can help with travel costs if needed. Ongoing, 10am till 12 noon, Diadem Building, Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church, 537-539 Gorgie Rd, EH14 1TA For more information email jenifer.hamilton@opfs.org.uk or call 07909 112 036 or visit One Parent Families Scotland – Edinburgh Facebook page

Thursdays

Wellbeing Taster Sessions – One Parent Families Scotland – Are you keen to feel better in body and mind and make connections with other single parents? Our taster sessions will offer a chance to experience different kinds of activities to make you feel more resilient. Bus fares provided. Please speak to us if childcare is a problem. Delivered in collaboration with the Edinburgh Food Project. Thursdays, thru April 7th, 10:00 – 11:30 am at the St Brides Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace, EH11 2DZ. For more info contact Tom at tom.carroll@opfs.org.uk or 07814 078 139 or visit One Parent Families Scotland – Edinburgh Facebook page

Saturdays

Saturday Activity Groups for Single Parents and Children- One Parent Families Scotland – Each Saturday morning we meet up with other families to have fun doing different child-oriented activities in and around Edinburgh. Every month with provide 1 week for dads and children (only), 1 week for mums and children, and 2 Saturdays for all single parents and their children. For more info call 07814078139 or tom.carroll@opfs.org.uk or visit One Parent Families Scotland – Edinburgh Facebook page

All Weekdays

Free 1:1 Counselling for Single Parents  – One Parent Families Scotland – Offered face to face or via video call. For more info call 0131 556 3899 or email jenifer.hamilton@opfs.org.uk

Information and Advice

Lone Parent Helpline – One Parent Families Scotland Free information and advice for single parents. Open Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.00pm Tel: 08088 010323 www.opfs.org.uk

 

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?

Free

Location information

  • Crèche facilities

Opening times

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
SaturdayOPEN
SundayCLOSED

Contact Details

2 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Housing, benefits, debt
Isolation
Learning, employability, volunteering
Loneliness
Relationships and Family Life

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