our organisation

about us

We are a local charity based in Orkney, and a member of the Relationships Scotland national network of 21 member services. We have a Board of Directors drawn from the local community.

our aims

Children and their families, couples and individuals, are supported to have better, stronger relationships.

People in Orkney make the best possible transitions through relationship difficulties, separation and divorce.

Relationship and family support is fully integrated within national and local policy and practice.

our people

Our staff and practitioners work flexibly, responding to the individual needs of each client. Their approach is trauma-informed and confidential.

Counsellors, mediators and play therapists maintain high professional standards. They undertake regular Continuing Professional Development, and undergo an annual registration process with Relationships Scotland, Scotland’s largest provider of relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centre services.


Join Our Team

If you would like to join our Board or staff team, please get in touch.

our board

Our Board members are volunteers drawn from the local community, who generously give their time to help run the charity.

Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Board member.


We support counsellors and mediators in training, and are committed to growing the specialist workforce in Orkney to support the needs of this community. If you are interested in training with us, please get in touch.

We are grateful to all those who fund us through grants and donations, without which we could not continue to provide our services to the people in Orkney.

We acknowledge the support of the Scottish Government through a Children, Young People & Families Early Intervention Fund (CYPFEIF) and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities (ALEC) Fund grant.

We are grateful to the following for their support:

CORRA Foundation – Community Wellbeing Fund
Foundation Scotland – Response, Recovery, Resilience Fund
The Henry Smith Charity – Improving Lives Fund
Orkney Alcohol & Drugs Partnership
Orkney Islands Council
Tesco Bags of Help grant scheme

If you would like to help raise funds for our vital work, please get in touch.

Our Funders

our values

We work to the highest possible standards in accordance with the requirements of professional bodies.

We respect and value diversity in our clients, practitioners, staff members and volunteers.

We work in partnership with other organisations and individuals who share our aspirations for the people of Orkney.

We are transparent and accountable, acting with openness and integrity at all times.


We provide a range of confidential counselling, mediation and family support services free of charge. Please get in touch if you think we can help you or someone you know. We will respond to your message within 1 working day. An initial appointment is usually offered within 5 working days.

Please contact us by email at [email protected] or call us on 01856 877750.