A Shetland-wide, nurturing and compassionate, low-level Wellbeing Support service for families with infants up to the age of 2.5 years

Are you a new parent, carer, or family member?

Wellbeing 1000 provides nurturing and compassionate low-level Wellbeing Support to families with infants up to the age of 2.5 years.

We offer the following 2 services for free:

  • One-to-One

  • Wellbeing Group


One-to-one is a free and confidential low level supported wellbeing service for individuals aged 18 and over with infants under the age of 2.5 years.

Our Wellness Practitioners will work alongside individuals to improve their mental wellbeing, confidence, resilience and day to day functioning.

Support will be weekly for up to 6 months.

Sessions will be tailored to meet the individuals needs and may include:

  • Guided self help techniques and coping strategies
  • Support to groups and activities
  • Signposting to other appropriate agencies

Wellbeing Group

Our Wellbeing Group meets every Tuesday from 10.00-12.00 at Islesburgh Community Centre. This is an inclusive drop in group open to individuals with children aged 2.5 years and under. This is a relaxed and welcoming group led by our Wellness Practitioners where you can come and grab a hot drink and spend some time with other families. There are no obligations at our group, just turn up!

There will be a selection of age-appropriate toys available for the children as well as themed days throughout the year.

What can you expect from us?

  • We will be in contact to acknowledge your referral within five working days and will make an appointment for your assessment at a later date depending on our current waiting times.
  • At the assessment, we will use the Warwick Edinburgh Mental Wellbeing Scale (WEMWBS) used to assess your suitability for the service.
  • After the assessment, a member of the team will be in touch with a decision for your suitability for the service.
  • Once we have accepted you into the service we will plan your first support session with your practitioner within the next 5 working days (unless we are currently have a waiting list). Your initial assessment on the WEMWBS will be used to develop a support plan, identifying individual person-centred goals; activities will be identified on how to achieve these goals.

If you do not meet the criteria for the support service then you will be signposted to other service providers. All of our service users will be contacted at a period after leaving the service, to get a snapshot of how they are doing after completing the programme.

How do I make a referral?

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about how the Wellness Programme might be of help to you/someone you know/your client, please contact us by phone 01595 745035 (office hours) or leave a message on our website contact form.

Helpful Contacts

Action on Postpartum PsychosisNational charity for women and families affected by postpartum psychosis
Association for Postnatal IllnessProvides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness
Birth RightsEnsures women and birthing people receive the respect and dignity they deserve in pregnancy and childbirth
Birth TraumaSupports women who suffer birth trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth
BUMPS (Best use of Medicines in Pregnancy)Reliable, evidence-based, and accurate information about use of medicines in pregnancy
Fathers Network ScotlandPromotes the physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing of fathers in Scotland
LATNEMSafe and free peer support group for mums and birthing people in the North East of Scotland
LGBT MUMMIES TRIBEProvides information, guidance, and knowledge for LGBT+ women and people worldwide on the different pathways to motherhood or parenthood
Maternal Mental Health AllianceUK-wide charity and network of over 100 organisations, dedicated to ensuring women and families affected by perinatal mental health problems have access to high quality, comprehensive perinatal mental health care
Maternal Mental Health ScotlandProvides information to women affected by perinatal mental health issues, their partners, families and the general public
Maternal OCDProvides information and support to mums and families about perinatal OCD
PANDAS (PND Awareness & Support)Offers support, empathy, and hope for every parent or network affected by perinatal mental illness
Parent ClubProvides up-to-date guidance from the Scottish Government on your child's health and education
Shetland SANDS (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death)1:1 befriending for families who have been through the loss of a baby
The Breastfeeding NetworkAn independent source of support and information for breastfeeding women and others
Tommy’sSupport for anyone who has experienced the loss of a baby, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal death, or termination for medical reasons
Twins TrustMaternity support and free resources through every milestone of your journey with twins, triplets or more

If you would like to speak to a member of our team about how Wellbeing 1000 might be of help to you or someone you know, please contact us by phone 01595 745035 (office hours) or leave a message on our website contact form.