Offering a diverse range of services for individuals whose life experiences have had a negative impact on their welfare, Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation working across various regions in Scotland.
The charity provides a holistic range of support services and assistance for adults and children which recognises that every person's experience is different and that there's no one-size-fits-all approach to recovery. The charity's services are therefore offered on an open-ended basis which helps facilitate each survivor's personal journey to recovery.
Providing support for those who have been negatively affected in various situations there are six components to the Wellbeing Scotland service provision. At Thompsons, we work with the charity's Open Secret group and In Care Survivors.
Providing highly specialised and confidential support for survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, Open Secret aims to empower individuals to be able to move forward from the impact of trauma.
As a charity, Open Secret campaigns for justice for survivors and for the prevention of abuse by bringing it to the forefront of public consciousness. Open Secret's team of trauma-trained specialists provides counselling and befriending services, advocacy support for practical issues, and group sessions providing safe spaces to share experiences and support other survivors.
In Care Survivors
Having developed the Open Secret model of support services for survivors of childhood abuse and trauma, Wellbeing Scotland founded In Care Survivors to meet the needs of individuals who have experienced childhood trauma in a care setting.
The charity found that many survivors did not trust organisations and this drove the team to develop a model providing psychological and physiological wellbeing support, aiming to break down the barriers that are often put in place by individuals who have survived abuse in a care setting.
Thompsons supporting Wellbeing Scotland
Thompsons provides legal services for survivors of abuse and trauma. We have dedicated survivor teams for survivors of historic childhood abuse and elderly and vulnerable service users who have been abused in care facilities.
Our abuse claim solicitors and legal practitioners from the Survivors Team work closely with Wellbeing Scotland and have received specialised trauma-informed training which means we always put the claimant at the centre of the case.
Head of Thompsons Survivors Team, Laura Connor says, "I have had the privilege of working alongside Wellbeing Scotland and I regularly witness the benefits of their excellent work.
"Wellbeing Scotland wants to ensure justice for survivors of abuse and it is our belief that, as a legal firm, we can provide caring and sensitive support and representation for survivors. We are also proud to join forces with Wellbeing Scotland to highlighting Scotland's terrible legacy of abuse so that, as a nation, we can prevent more people suffering the same tragedies."
Find out more about the Wellbeing Scotland charity on their website: https://www.wellbeingscotland.org/