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Relationships Scotland Orkney (RS Orkney)

Last updated: 12th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Women
  • Young People


The service provides a safe and confidential space where those experiencing difficulties can explore ways to move forward, strengthen relationships and potentially improve well-being.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • All ages

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Individuals can self-refer by phone or email; or other agencies can refer, with the individual’ consent. Those assessed as suitable for this type of work can be identified at the CJSWR stage, but referral can be placed at a later stage if required /deemed appropriate or responsive to the individual’ needs. There is no specific referral form: a phone call (01856 877750) or email to will be followed up within 1 working day; and an initial meeting to discuss the individual’ needs, and which services are most appropriate for them, is usually offered within a week.

Further Information:

RS Orkney provides a range of FREE therapeutic and support services for individuals, couples, children, young people and families; and aims to promote positive and respectful relationships in our community. The support offered includes Individual and Relationship counselling; Family Mediation for separated parents or between other family members; a Child Contact Centre where parents can see children they no longer live with (supported/supervised); youth counselling and play therapy for younger children; and specialist substance misuse support and counselling. Our Support Workers provide one-to-one support for individual adults/young people, and parenting support for families. Services are confidential, free and tailored to the needs of the individual/family. . The specialist substance misuse services involve harm reduction support and/or counselling with a view to prevention (where someone is at risk of substance misuse), recovery (where someone is ready to make changes), or therapy (to explore underlying issues contributing to substance misuse).