Working together to tackle stress amongst Veterans and their families in Scotland.
The Live Life Partnership is based on the principle that stress, mental and physical health difficulties can affect not just a Veteran but the whole family unit.
We will work with you using our collective expertise, in areas such as mental health, mediation, coaching, drama activities, horsemanship, conflict resolution, advice and employability to reduce the stress often experienced by Veterans and their families.
The Live Life Partnership are proud members of the Scottish Veterans Wellbeing Alliance.
The SVWA works together to provide spaces and places across Scotland where veterans and families can connect, receive and provide support, learn new skills and benefit from activities delivered by a compassionate workforce.
We are a partnership working to shared values to improve outcomes for Veterans and their families.
The Live Life partners are:
Veterans Community Lanarkshire
Veterans Community (Lanarkshire) SCIO is a charity that supports the veteran community.(ex-Armed Forces Veterans and their families) providing support and guidance to the whole veteran community within the Lanarkshire Area. They operate a veterans community hub in Craigneuk and also a drop-in café, on Friday, in the Kings Church in Motherwell.
Supporting Veterans and family members to improve communication, build resilience, reduce conflict and repair relationships.
Fares 4 Free
Providing free transport to help Veterans and their families access essential services and combat social isolation.
Using horsemanship to inspire recovery, regain self-esteem and provide a sense of purpose and community to the wounded, injured and ex-military personnel.
Lothians Veterans Centre
Providing a drop-in centre, to support and advise former members of our UK Armed Forces, Reservists and their family members, who experience any form of disadvantage post service.
Rock 2 Recovery
Saving and changing the lives of military Veterans and their families affected by stress. We inspire, coach and motivate people to a better more positive future.
Stand Easy works with wounded, injured and ex-military participants and their families. Using drama to help Veterans and their families re-engage with skills already possessed, including courage, teamwork, good communication, a sense of humour and concentration. We add to this creativity, imagination and good fun.
Veterans 1st Point
Developed by Veterans for Veterans, staffed by an alliance of clinicians and Veteran peer specialists, providing a range of support for people experiencing poor mental health and psychological problems. There are six centres across Scotland covering six health board areas – Ayrshire and Arran, Borders, Fife, Lanarkshire, Lothian and Tayside.
Providing clinical care and treatment tailored to the needs of Scottish veterans and their families. Delivered by a trauma informed multi-disciplinary team which includes Psychiatry, Psychology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Substance Misuse, Peer Support and Family Support.
Veterans Tribe – Scotland
Providing a creative support network for Veterans and their families throughout Scotland. Introducing new skills and offering a varied indoor, outdoor and online programme of arts and crafts, wellbeing events and activities for all ages and abilities.
Forces Children Scotland work with young people from serving, reservist and veteran families to help overcome challenges to mental health and wellbeing, education and learning, and much more. They deliver life-changing experiences to support young people to develop new skills, grow in confidence and forge new connections. They listen and provide financial assistance to help young people realise their potential and thrive, both now and in the future.
Military Matters provides free, expert housing information and advice for members of the Armed Forces Community. We can support with all types of housing issues, from finding your first home on Civvy Street, through to adapting your long-term family home.
Sight Scotland Veterans provides support to all veterans in Scotland who are experiencing changes to their sight, regardless of the cause, or what point they are at. Sight impairment is to be interpreted as any veteran, at any age, who feels they are currently struggling with their sight, or can expect to, following a diagnosis.
Reading Force use books to bring Forces children and families closer together. Their shared reading initiative encourages families to read, talk, and scrapbook about a book, improving communication and enriching relationships with books and each other – one page at a time.
Get in touch
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Cyrenians are based in Edinburgh and their address is:
Cyrenians, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road, Edinburgh EH7 5QY