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Tammie’s story: “I’m learning it’s okay to ask for help”

Tammie’s story: “I’m learning it’s okay to ask for help”

Having struggled with substance misuse for most of her adult life, Tammie has used her volunteering experience through Link Up to turn her life around. Because of Tammie’s circumstances, her daughter went into her grandmother’s care in 2016. Wanting to be a positive role model for her daughter and to regain custody of her, as

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Link Up group offers vital support to stay in recovery

Link Up group offers vital support to stay in recovery

Hugh (not his real name) is in his forties and has been attending one of Link Up’s men’s groups since March 2014. He had a drug addiction until he managed to get off them approximately ten years ago. “Getting off the drugs isn’t just about stopping taking them, it’s about changing everything. I had to

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Family group promotes fitness and friendships

Family group promotes fitness and friendships

Responding to local people’s concerns about obesity and low levels of physical activity, Link Up Whitfield teamed up with the Dundee Healthy Living Initiative, One Parent Families Scotland and a local fitness instructor to run a small-scale 12-week cooking and physical activity programme. Family Fun Fit focused on both cooking healthy meals as a family

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Chris’ story: “people helping people”

Chris’ story: “people helping people”

In his 50s, Chris has led a violent life. He has been involved in gang activity and spent long periods in prison. He had attended mental health support groups and clinics over a long period and had been held in secure units for severe mental health issues. He felt “he had no control” over his

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Ashleigh’s story: “I finally have a plan for the future”

Ashleigh’s story: “I finally have a plan for the future”

For Ashleigh, joining Link Up’s North West Archery Club in 2015 was the spark for a period of remarkable change for her; one which has given her, perhaps for the first time in her life, a sense of direction and purpose. Ashleigh was a young carer for various members of her family throughout her childhood

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Archery group engages the community and transforms lives

Archery group engages the community and transforms lives

  When residents in an East Ayrshire neighbourhood set up an Archery Group in January 2012 there were doubts about its viability. More than five years later and the group is a thriving pillar of the community. Attracting adults and young people, the group has led to increased levels of social interaction in the area.

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Anna’s Story: “Link Up has been Life-Changing”

Anna’s Story: “Link Up has been Life-Changing”

Link Up works closely with people in communities facing significant social and economic challenges, to improve wellbeing and bring people together. Anna* tells her story of the support she received from the work of Link Up in the Gallatown.  Poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and lack of opportunities have had a massively detrimental impact in the

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