Building confidence Courses

Working towards and being in work brings about lasting change to people who have faced challenges in their lives, helping them move on from homelessness, poor health and well being, offending backgrounds and substance misuse.

The Foyer has Impact and Outreach which can help build skills and confidence. Click below to read more...


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Impact group members are being supported remotely using email updates, including resources to stay busy and maintain mental well being.  We are offering one to one communication and support using phone calls and SMS as well as group sessions using Zoom conference calls. 


What is the Impact Project?

It's a great opportunity for you to try out different things and choose what works best for you. It might be working individually with someone to start with, being part of a group, taking part in creative sessions like arts and crafts or working on improving your lifestyle with healthy activities.  You might want to do some cooking, get busy baking bread or find a quiet space to read a book or listen to music, share your thoughts and ideas or do a little bit of all of these... or try something completely different!

Who can take part?

Have you been sitting at home feeling anxious, depressed, lacking in confidence and feeling like you have no sense of self worth? If you want to leave those feelings behind then this project is for you!

What will be expected of me?

Come along and take part in working with us to shape the project and make it truly about you. Give us your feedback about what works well and what doesn't. Share your ideas and experiences. Be open to trying new opportunities.

A place to go where...

  • you can shape, develop, take part and contribute
  • you can connect with other people
  • you can experience at least one happy moment every day
  • you can discover your strengths
  • you can take part in enjoyable things to do - not just be occupied
  • you can spark new interests and re-new old ones
  • you feel that you're doing something meaningful
  • you will leave at the end of the day with a sense of satisfaction - and an excitement about coming back!

How can you take part?

Get in touch with us by phone or email and we can set up a time that suits you to meet up for an informal chat. You can come into the Marywell Centre for a coffee or we can meet you somewhere local.

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For more information about what we offer in Aberdeen City please contact Kirsty MacNeil 07968 218495, email -

For more information about what we offer in Aberdeenshire please contact Gemma Burrows (Aberdeenshire) 07467919781

Funded by the Scottish Health and Social Care Alliance      

OUTREACH TEAM (City) / ARC / Community Justice Employability


Clients of the ARC service, Priority Families, Criminal Justice Employability and Foyer Connect Communities are continuing to be supported using email, WhatsApp, Facebook and text/phone calls. We are offering:-

Safety, Financial and Benefits advice

Advice around health issues, access to food parcels

Online courses

Pharmacy/medication SMS service


The Outreach team provides a safe, supportive and informal learning environment to people in recovery from drugs and or alcohol. We can work alongside you to develop your potential, learning skills to cope with everyday life in recovery. We offer a program of activities and learning opportunities that can be delivered on an individual basis or in small group settings. The aim is to fill your time, have fun, learn new skills and experiences to aid your recovery journey.

You will have access to support from an Alcohol and Drugs Action support workers if needed through a direct referral from the Outreach Team as part of this project.

As part of the learning opportunities, we offer City & Guilds accredited qualifications, including awards, certificates and diplomas in employability skills. City & Guilds offer qualifications in skills development to support you at a personal level as well as increasing your employment opportunities and adherence to welfare reform changes.

We have made the City & Guilds qualifications easy to understand and follow, the style of learning is flexible and designed to meet your needs and preferences. There will be some group work and 1:1 work, and you will receive support from the Outreach Team throughout the duration of your learning. You will build on existing skills and learn new ones along the way.

Why not Learn new skills, feel more confident and see new and exciting opportunities open up for you! You have already taken the first step by reading this introduction to the Outreach Project. Now it’s up to you.

Why not get in touch by phone or email and we can arrange to meet up on a day and time that suits you to have a chat, tell you more about what we do or answer any questions you may have. You can come into Marywell Centre or we could meet in your local community just let us know what suits best.

Or just ask to speak to someone from the Outreach Team at Marywell on 01224 21924,

ARC employability is delivered in partnership with Alcohol & Drugs Action on behalf of NHS Grampian is an Aberdeen City based employability support service for those in recovery from substance misuse, commissioned by NHS Grampian and Aberdeen City Council and part of the Aberdeen Recovery Community.

ARC works with individuals to create opportunities for learning, skills development, work experience and volunteering to increase employment prospects. 


Loraine Stephen -  07876860562 or email