Youth Directory


At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We support them through challenges like living with a disability, growing up in and leaving care, and the impact of drugs and alcohol on families We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve their own personal goals.

0800 0856150


Addiction support adults, children, young adults and older people to make positive behavioural changes. Whether that’s with alcohol, drugs, or mental health and wellbeing, we’re here to help people improve their lives in ways they never thought possible.

Castlemilk Youth Complex

Castlemilk Youth Complex is Scotland’s foremost independent youth arts organisation. Uniquely, this Charity is managed by the young people using state of the art facilities including, a fully equipped 80 seater theatre, digital recording and broadcasting studios and visual arts media. With established and innovative youth theatre and music projects, including devised theatre events and the Complex engages excluded young people in learning and life changing opportunities. While the focus is on the successful regeneration of Castlemilk, in Glasgow, the Complex develops exciting projects with partners across the city and internationally.

0141 630 0000
Castlemilk Youth Complex
39 Ardencraig Road
G45 0EQ

Castlemilk Youth Stress Centre

The Castlemilk Youth Stress Centre, based in Castlemilk Youth Complex on Ardencraig Road, has been providing stress management and personal development services for children, teenagers and young adults. Children as young as three through to young adults up to the age of 25 have been referred to the centre in recent years. Senior project worker at the centre, Linda McDonald, said: “We offer support packages for children and young people who may be suffering from anger issues, self-esteem issues or problems at school.”Our remit has been to provide a wide range of personal development and stress management services for children and young people.

Children 1st

We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover. Children 1st aim to provide excellent services which promote the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people. Helping vulnerable children and young people thrive safely within their families is at the heart of what we do.

Crossroads Caring Scotland

Crossroads Caring Scotland is a charity with over 35 years’ experience of providing support for vulnerable people and their carers. We support people of all ages regardless of their illness or disability. Whether the person being cared for is a loved one living with terminal cancer, an elderly relative with dementia or a young person living with a disability requiring life-long care, our highly trained and professional staff are well equipped to provide the right support at the right time.

01698 539504

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH)

Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) is an independent charity registered in Scotland. We promote the mental health and wellbeing of people and their communities; providing more than 2000 hours of community based support every week to people in Glasgow.

0141 552 5592

Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA)

Glasgow Council on Alcohol, GCA is a voluntary organisation working with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing. We offer direct support for people to abstain from alcohol or reduce their alcohol consumption, provide training and education and work in partnership with communities and other agencies to achieve our main aim of reducing the harm caused by alcohol and drugs.

0141 353 1800
14 North Claremont Street, Glasgow.
G3 7LE

Glasgow Life

Services range from traditional youth drop-in facilities, Duke of Edinburgh Award, working with schools and support Dialogue Youth, to simply providing the first point of contact for young people wishing to engage with other Glasgow Life services.  Youth work takes place across the city in a variety of settings including community venues, schools, and on the streets with youth workers using a range of approaches and methods to engage with young people using innovative and imaginative ways.

0141 287 4350

Govan Community Boxing Club

Govan Community Boxing Club is the newest boxing club in the Southside. Offering opportunities to the people of Greater Govan.

Classes are open to boys and girls aged 7+, males and females, no need to be fit or have previous boxing experience.

12 Ardnish Street
G51 4NB

Govan Youth Programme

An educational & activity based programme during the school holiday periods.


Lifelink recognises numerous pressures from home, school and work which at times can make us feel stressed or unable to cope. We now have over 24 years of experience delivering stress, mental and emotional management services for young people and adults. Lifeline seeks to reduce people’s needs for illness services through early intervention and supporting individuals to make positive changes in their lives which will have a constructive, long-lasting impact.

0141 552 4434
Suite 4,
Melisa House,
Brand Place,
G51 1DR


Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in primary and secondary schools, building children’s resilience through talking, creative work and play. Place2Be works with 282 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of 116,000 children, helping them to cope with wide-ranging and often complex social issues including bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, family breakdown, neglect and trauma.

Plantation Productions

Plantation Productions is a community Arts & Media charity based in Govan, Glasgow. Our “Making Art Matter” programme provides opportunities to meet new people, develop creative talents and access professional media resources. Our aim is to use the arts to address inequality and provide opportunities for families and communities.

0141 445 1666
The Portal
978 Govan Road
G51 3AJ


Quarriers is one of Scotland’s largest social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives. Quarriers provide practical care and support for thousands of vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. Through our diverse range of services across the UK, we help thousands of people to lead happier, more fulfilling lives. By challenging inequality, we give vulnerable people more opportunities and, importantly, we ensure that their voices are heard.

01505 612224/616000
Quarriers Head Office
Quarriers Village
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

Rosey Project

We offer support to girls aged 13-25 who have experienced sexual violence and provide prevention workshops for young people and their carers. We can offer tailor-made workshops to help raise awareness of the issues around sexual violence that affect young people. We began offering Prevention Workshops at the Rosey Project five years ago in direct response to the increasing number of young women accessing the support service at Glasgow Rape Crisis Centre. We decided that the best way to challenge this was to go out and talk to young people, boys and girls about the kind of things that are affecting them and forming their attitudes around sexual violence and to gauge what kind of understanding they have about sexual violence.

0141 552 3201.

South East Carer’s Centre

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Carers Trust Network Partners support carers locally throughout the UK.

0141 423 0728
656 Cathcart Road
G42 8AA

South West Carer’s Centre

Carers Trust is a major charity for, with and about carers. Carers Trust Network Partners support carers locally throughout the UK.

0141 882 4712
1479 Paisley Road West
G52 1SY

Step down

Step down is a young and progressive charity established to provide care and support services for children, young people and families. Young people can live with Stepdown and receive intensive support in small Stepdown Cottages or within the family homes of Stepdown Carers. To prevent breakdown, Stepdown will work with families wherever they live and will support young people to live in the family home or independently in their own flats.

0141 762 4523
Stepdown Community Services The Training Suite St. Mary’s Kenmure St. Mary’s Road Bishopbriggs Glasgow,
G64 2EH

Sunny Govan Community Radio

For two weeks in August 1998, Sunny Govan Community Radio broadcast out of the former Police Station in Orkney Street in Govan. This innovative project brought together a group of people as diverse as Govan itself. Initially, a one-off celebration of the G51 area, the overwhelmingly positive response showed there was a clear demand for regular and permanent radio service in the area. Between 1998 and 2002 Sunny Govan continued to broadcast annually for four weeks a year and from 2002 we have been broadcasting continuously on the web.

0141 445 3741
960 Govan Road
G51 3AJ


SWAMP uses the arts to enhance literacy and cultural awareness and to promote social inclusion and community spirit within the locality and has been successfully sustaining this for the last 18 years. During this time we have taken a dilapidated building within our community and redeveloped it which included replacing the full roof render work and construction work within the premises creating a state of the art media facility  that includes a professional 48track digital recording studio, 2 rehearsal rooms, ITC suite, Creative Arts room and a large green screen filming studio which are used by both professional production companies and the wider community. We strongly believe in the model of inclusion through creation.

0141 882 3250
Swamp Creative Media Centre
1 Barnbeth Road Pollok
G53 5YR

The Preshal Trust

The Preshal Trust was launched in November 2002 and is a registered charity based in Govan. This is an area of economic and social deprivation with high unemployment, low educational attainment, poor health and serious poverty levels and our objective is to provide support and to deliver a range of services to socially excluded people and families living in the Govan area of Glasgow. The work of the organisation is underpinned by the following Mission Statement: “The aim of the Preshal Trust is to make a difference to the lives of people within South West Glasgow by providing holistic, locally based care and support to individuals and their families suffering from the effects of social exclusion.”

PO Box 7344
8 Aboukir Street
G51 4QX

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice supports 1200 patients and their families every year to achieve the best quality of life. Glasgow’s Hospice currently cares for people from a geographical area that spans Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Cambuslang and Rutherglen with a population of about 345,000. Where it may not be possible to add days to lives, we aim to add life to days.

0141 429 5599
71 Carlton Place, Glasgow,
G5 9TD

Toryglen Community Base

Opportunities/Activities for young people in Toryglen most afternoon/evenings. Included in the programme are drop-in sessions, sports activities, group work, games, holiday programme, street work. Some activities are organised out with the unit. Participation in some courses/group activities is accredited (sports leadership+ Duke of Edinburgh).

0141 613 2777
G42 0LA

Village Storytelling Centre

Storytelling has been at the heart of human expression for as long as we’ve been able to talk. Stories are inspirational, evolving with every telling, every teller and every audience. As a creative activity, storytelling can improve people’s health and wellbeing. At The Village Storytelling Centre, we use the power of storytelling to bring people together and to provide a space for creativity and relaxation.

The Village Storytelling Centre,
Langton Halls,
69 Langton Road,
G53 5DD.

Youth Community Support Agency

Youth Community Support Agency is a leading BME charity with 20 years of experience. We continue to be at the forefront of community engagement with young people aged 10 to 25 years old from ethnic minority backgrounds across Glasgow. Annually we provide support for over 1300 BME young people aged between 10 and 25 with intensive support delivered to 400 young people and their families. Our Values: RESPECT is very important to us, so much so that we have built our values and entire organisation around it.

0141 420 6600
48 Darnley Street
G41 2SE


Ypeople, formerly known as YMCA Glasgow, is a registered Scottish charity offering support to vulnerable groups and individuals within 17 services across Scotland. Ypeople delivers support services to vulnerable people including people whose lives have been affected by homelessness and youth services for young people in need of care.

0141 565 1200
Ypeople Building,
15 Dava Street,
G51 2JA