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Question reference: S6W-10703

  • Asked by: Jackie Dunbar, MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 6 September 2022
  • Current status: Answered by Kevin Stewart on 20 September 2022


To ask the Scottish Government what (a) children's and (b) adult's organisations in Aberdeen Donside receive funding from the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.


In the first year of the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults in 2021-22, the Scottish Government provided funding to the following organisations which operate specifically in Aberdeen Donside:

Name of organisation

Project name

Third Level Foundation

1. Foundation Steps - Coping Strategies for Anxiety and Depression

2. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Support Workshops

3. Families affected by BPD

4. Third Level Foundation Signposting

Danestone Community Centre

1. Community Connector

2. Chatty Café

3. Brunch Club

Silver City Blues Masters Swimming Club

Silver City Blues

Dyce & Stoneywood Community Association

1. Programme Development in Dyce

2. EncourAGE- Sheltered Housing Tenants and "In Abooters"

Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club

Jogscotland Aberdeen Amateur Athletic Club

Mastrick Community Centre

Mastrick Community Centre - Parent and Toddlers

ABSA/Feil Graffiti

Bring our boys back safe

Zone In

Zone In

St Ninians Scottish Episcopal Church

Craft and Friendship Group

Early Intervention

Neurodivergent Parenting Programme

Sunnybank Community Centre Association

Welcome-Learn English in Sunnybank

Middlefield Community Project

MindU, Wellbeing, baby massage and ecotherapy support

Through the Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for adults, the Scottish Government has also provided funding to the following organisations to support projects across the Aberdeen City region, which are accessible to people living in the Donside area.

Name of organisation

Project name

Grampian Stroke Club

Two projects, both named Project SING

Time to Heal

Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

Aberdeen Independent Multiple Sclerosis

AIMS Social Inclusion project

Disabled Persons Housing Service Aberdeen

Friendly Ear

Hand of Solace

Elderly Support Service

Team Jak

Jak's Denners Aberdeen

Future Choices

Breaking down the barriers

Create Aberdeen

Tune in music and drumming workshops

The Allotment Market Stall

Growing Healthy - Vegetable Garden Development

Ditch Debt with Dignity

Empowerment & Engagement

PEACE Pet and Companion

Team Expansion

COG (Community Outreach Group)

Don’t Be A Stranger

Mind Store

Mind Store –Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Support


Mental Health Awareness and Stigma Reduction Initiative (MASRI)

Citymoves Dance Agency

Creative Movement – Dance for Parkinsons.

Aberdeen Action on Disability

Able to Aid

Cultivate Aberdeen

1. Potting Sheds for Patter

2. Volunteer and Community Co-ordinator

Yuva Yoga

Gentle Yoga

Aberdeen SANDS

Supporting bereaved families when their precious baby has died

Befriend a Child

Family Support Project

Grampian Regional Equality Council

GREC Health and Diversity Network

Station House Media Unit

SHMU Wellbeing Project

The Breadmaker

Health and Wellbeing for Adults with learning disabilities

Four Pillars

LGBT+ Outreach Coordinator

One Seed Forward

Community Food Growing

Aberdeen Taexali

Future Proof

Grampian 50+ Network

Getting Together Again - 2022

The Bridge

2022 Bridge 1 Application

TLC Aberdeen

Building a fairer Aberdeen together, free of loneliness & isolation


Family Wellbeing Groups

The Leanne Fund

Get Active Aberdeen

The Living Well Project

Living Well Dementia Cafes

Touch of Love Outreach

Elderly Support Service

Aberdeen Science Centre

The Science of Mental Health

Parent Network Scotland

Self-healing and positive mental health - it starts with you!


Relaxation therapy project for parents with children with additional needs

Community Music Action

Future Melodies - A series of music making sessions with local autistic youth in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Women's Alliance

Friday Fun

Aberdeen Care and Repair Group

Care and Repair - Enablement Project

Choices Aberdeen

Creative Therapy and Bereavement Support

Grampian Disability Sport

Inclusive Activity Physical

CALICO (Cancer and Leukaemia In Children Orientated)

Carers Wellbeing

Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

Outside Artroom

Open Road

Fittie Community Choir


Powis Pathways to Wellbeing

Citymoves Dance Agency

Dance for Parkinson's

Archway Charitable Trust

1. Covid Recovery & Mental Health Activity Project

2. Caring for Carers Too

Rape Crisis Grampian

Main Service support to Individuals and Group

Cairns Counselling

Volunteer-led mental health support expansion project

Grampian Autistic Society

Social Integration Support for Autistic community in Aberdeen

Mental Health Aberdeen

Your Mental Health Counts

Family Foundations

Family Foundations

Through the Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Supports and Services Framework for children, young people, their families and their carers, Aberdeen City Council’s share of the additional £15m per annum funds the ‘Fit Like?’ Family Wellbeing Hubs.

The service works with families across Aberdeen offering practical and emotional support from its three hubs in Northfield, Torry and Tillydrone, the first of which lies within the Donside constituency.

Organisations and services which work together in the ‘Fit Like?’ Family Wellbeing Hubs include Children 1 st and a range of local authority and NHS services.