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The ADP South community forum is holding its AGM on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 from 1pm – 4pm at West Church in Banchory, AB31 5TB.

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Please join us for a sandwich lunch prior to the meeting from 12.30 onwards. 

It would be great to see as many of you as possible as we look to appoint new committee members for the Aberdeenshire ADP South Community Forum.

Sadly, our chair Jean Henretty and our secretary Kirsty Greenhowe have both announced that their period of commitment to the South Forum committee has come to an end and that they will stand down at this meeting. I am sure you will all join me in thanking them for all their work and input over the past year and wishing them well for any new ventures.

This means the South forum committee will as of May have 2 vacancies, the chair position and the position of secretary. We encourage any interested forum members, and in particular community members, to consider this great opportunity to take up a role within the forum committee and to be actively involved in shaping the work of the forum.

If you would like to stand for our committee, then please contact  no later than Friday 21st April 2017.

If you require more information about these positions before 18th April 2017 then please get in touch with .

Also, if you or anyone you know requires transport to the meeting please get in touch and we will see what we can do!

‘Support in your community’

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Following on from “what does recovery mean to you,” another fantastic clip from community members

– support services and peer support available in North Aberdeenshire

Please use the youtube link below:

‘What does recovery mean to you?’

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North Aberdeenshire community members speak about recovery.

Please use the youtube link below to see yet another fantastic film clip produced by Community members in recovery.

ADP Recovery Week

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12th September




12th September




12th September



Monday 12th September


The Town Hall




The Town Hall




Stonehaven Community Centre



Stonehaven Medical group

















Recovery café.

Soup and a sandwich



Introduction to SMART Recovery



Bake, meet and greet




Patient Participation Group evening meeting

















Tuesday 13th September The Barn

Woodend Barn Banchory







Welcome and refreshments

NEOS art exhibition and meet the local artists


Yoga & Mindfulness in Recovery – How They Can Work for YOU





Emma Kidd *

Wednesday 14th September Outside Hall

Stonehaven Community Centre

Bath Street






Welcome and refreshments



Yoga & Mindfulness in Recovery – How They Can Work for YOU.





Emma Kidd *


Thursday 15th September


Deeside Activity Park


From 12.00 Various activities including Go Karting and lunch.

Please note;

This event is for Recovery Groups accompanied by Support only.




Friday 16th September Stonehaven

Meet at The Square Stonehaven

1.15pm Trip on the land train with refreshments. Bev









Understanding Stigma: Learning Days

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Understanding Stigma Learning Days: Promoting Inclusive Attitudes and Practice:

Dates: 22nd September, 27th October & 15th November.
Venue: Staff Home, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, AB15 6XS.

This one day learning and development opportunity will give participants a distinct set of
knowledge and skills to help them understand and address alcohol and drug-related stigma. Read the rest of this entry »

Improving the Quality of Drug and Alcohol Service in Scotland

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Small Test of Change Fund

The Scottish Government is making available small sums of money to encourage and support improvement in the quality of drug services. We are  looking to invest in local small tests of change which contribute to our ambitions to build and strengthen recovery orientated systems of care (ROSC) across services throughout Scotland and support implementation of The Quality Principles: Standard Expectations of Care & Support in Drug & Alcohol Services.

A maximum of up to £3,000 (non-recurring) will be available per application (if successful). The concept of “small tests of change” stems from the Scottish Government 3-step Improvement Framework for public services. More detail can be found via:

Partnership applications are welcomed. It is expected that the lead bidder will be a third sector provider. It is also expected that applications received will sit within at least one of the following priorities; Prevention, Education, Harm Reduction and/ or Quality Improvement.

All applications should be signed-off by the local ADP. It is expected that any funding application received will clearly align to an outcome agreed as part of a local improvement work underway in your area. The ADP team in your area should be able to support you with this
Deadline for applications and review process

This will be a rolling fund with applications received on a quarterly basis. The closing date for this round of applications is: 29th January 2016.

All applications received will be reviewed and successful bids will be notified within 4 weeks. Light-touch feedback will be provided to any unsuccessful applications. Read the rest of this entry »


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Open Door To wellbeing



St Bridget’s Hall, Stonehaven

Saturday 31st Oct 2015

10am – 12noon

Come along to our FREE event!

Explore local opportunities to help you look after

Your health and wellbeing!

Stalls, refreshments, information and

entry into a FREE prize draw!

Drug Proof Your Kids Course Stonehaven Starting October 26th

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Parents are the strongest, single influence in a child’s life… lf you don’t talk to your kids about drugs, who will?

‘How to Drugproof your Kids’ is a FREE course that equips parents with the information and skills they need to encourage their children to form a responsible attitude towards drugs, including cigarettes and alcohol, steering them away from their harmful use.

It is being held at Stonehaven Community Centre
Monday 26th October to Monday 30th November 2015
From 7pm to 9pm for 6 weeks

It’s a fun and interactive community course developed by the national charity ‘Care for the Family’.  Session Topics inlcude

  • Parenting through prevention,
  • building a strong foundation,
  • creating integrity and responsibility,
  • communication and participation,
  • creating a ‘safe network’ and peace of mind,
  • recognition and affirmation

The course is free of charge.  Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Contact Stonehaven Community Centre, 01569 762688, for more information or to book a place.

February Focus – A Big Blether on Alcohol & Drugs

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During February, the South Aberdeenshire Alcohol & Drug Forum is kick-starting local conversations on alcohol, drugs & recovery in Kincardine and Mearns and they are taking over K&M Communities to help them!  Happy to have you here guys!

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The Forum is a place for local people to come together to discuss local issues pertaining to alcohol and drug use. The South Forum covers Kincardine & Mearns and Marr and anyone living, working, studying or having an interest in alcohol and other drugs issues in these areas is welcome to come along.

They say:

There’s an excitement growing around the knowledge that recovery is possible, that people can change and friends, family and communities are crucial in supporting these changes.  We’d like to start a local conversation to promote this and we’d like you to be part of it.

Read more about how YOU can join the conversation.  Read the rest of this entry »