This page has been put together to help you find the right support no matter which substance you may be struggling with.  We’ll continue to add new services and campaigns as they come to our attention.  If you’re looking for any support or want to share anything, feel free to email to get in touch or call me on 01224 522165.  

Finding the right support for you

Aberdeen City Council has contracted Time for Talking to provide a confidential counselling service to staff and their family members who live in the same household.  

If you want to speak to someone now call 0800 970 3980 or go the website to complete the online referral form or access through the live chat service.

Where can you turn for support

Line Manager - Employee Assistance Service -
Mental Health First Aider Network - Trade Union Reps -
Workplace Chaplain - Colleagues - Local Support Services - Substance Misuse Policy

Alcohol and Drugs Action

Supporting those affected by alcohol and/or drugs, their families and friends

Employee Assistance Service

Time for Talking 0800 970 3989

Mental Health First Aider Network

ready to help you find the right support

Trade Union

find an application form and a full list of all Trade Union Representatives here

Workplace Chaplain

Ron Flett, Mobile: 07508 654 423

Substance Misuse Policy

to help you navigate and keep on the right side of your employment


The Drinkaware site has a range of tools, advice and support to help you make better choices about drinking.

If you are concerned that you are developing a mental health problem you should seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority. If you are in distress and need immediate help and are unable to see a GP, you should visit your local A&E.

Challenge Yourself

Encouraging Others

The following resources have been produced in downloadable format so that you can print and display as posters on noticeboards in your areas to ensure that all employees are aware of the organisations expectations and the vast support that is available to them.  

The following posters are still being worked on and will form the physical part of this campaign to ensure all frontline employees are able to access the necessary support when they need it.

Other related campaigns

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