Orkney Drug and Alcohol Services
Community Mental Health Team
Open 9am-5am, Mon-Fri
The service is for anyone 16 years or over with an alcohol or drug problem. We provide a home detoxification service, assessment, counselling and support for substance misuse issues, support and advice to family members.
Referrals: Self, family member, friend, GP, other agencies. Cost: Free
Orkney Alcohol Counselling and Advisory Service
6 Bridge Street Wynd
Tel: 01856 87 4738
Open: 10am – 5pm, Mon – Fri
The service is accessible to all those with, or developing, alcohol and / or drug related problems: also those affected by such problems. Also those with other issues: eg. Stress, anger, low self esteem, relationship problems, eating disorders etc. We provide counselling to the outer isles, one to one counselling and also youth counselling (for more information please see the Young Persons section on the website). Counselling is also available on evenings and at weekends – by appointment.
Tel: 0845 6797555
A.A. is a fellowship of of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.Orkney Local AA Meetings
Monday 7pm Stromness Town Hall Annex
Tuesday 7pm Blide Trust, Victoria St, Kirkwall
Thursday 7pm Garden Room, King St Halls, Kirkwall
Saturday 6pm Garden Room, King St Halls, Kirkwall
Telephone: 01856 870111
Advocacy Orkney provides ‘independent advocacy’ to the people and communities of the Orkney Islands. Advocacy Orkney maintains its independence through the integrity and loyalty of the staff to the principals of Independent Advocacy. These principals can be summarised as:Safeguarding people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve.
Empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.
Enabling people to gain access to information, explore and understand their options, and to make their views and wishes known.
Speaking on behalf of people who are unable to do so for themselves.Our duty is to the people of Orkney who find themselves unable to speak up for themselves for whatever reason.
Relationships Scotland – Orkney
Tel: 01856 877750
Open 9.30 – 2.30pm Appointments available out with these times
Relationship Scotland- Orkney is an independent voluntary organisation which provides counselling and support for couples, individuals, adults, children and families whose lives have been affected by relationship breakdown, for whatever reason. Our Couple Counsellors are highly skilled and trained to professional standards, as are all our volunteer Counsellors and Mediators. Other services include Family Mediation, Inter-generational Mediation, Homelessness Mediation, Child Contact Centre, Supported Contact, Supervised Contact, Managed Handovers (of children) and Family Group Conferences.
Womens Aid Orkney
Tel: 01856 877900
Website: Women's Aid Orkney
Smoking Matters Orkney
Whatever your concern, if you'd like support to stop smoking, NHS Orkney has a service that can help. Smoking Matters Orkney is based in the Balfour Hospital,Kirkwall and offers confidential face-to-face or telephone support and encouragement to stop smoking. The service is friendly, non judgmental and free and the support you get will be tailored to suit your needs. If you prefer to handle things yourself, Smoking Matters Orkney can also send out a self- help pack. The service can also provide group sessions for workplace settings or social settings where people can come together to support each other through the quitting process. Just tell our specialist staff what would work for you and where possible we will accommodate your request.
To make an appointment please call the smoking cessation adviser's mobile/answering machine 07500 121900, or alternatively phone the Public Health switchboard on 01856 888084. Further information is available from http://www.smokingmattersorkney.co.uk/.