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History Timeline

Although we have come a long way from humble beginnings, our vision to support people to be healthier and happier wherever they live, work or learn remains unchanged. You can follow our journey of the last 25+ years by scrolling through the timeline below. 

1992-1995

Established in 1992 by a small group of local women in the Royston area of Glasgow who sought an alternative to prescription drugs as a means of reducing stress and tackling mental health concerns.

1996

Royston Stress Centre became incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity.

1997-1998

Secured a new sevice level agreement with the NHS to establish and manage Possil Stress Centre in the North of Glasgow. 

1999-2006

Continued to expand our service delivery area and further develop services to encompass new client groups.

2007

Secured funding through the Big Lottery Fund to support growing service delivery.

2008

Tendered and secured contracts to deliver a range of stress management services across the city of Glasgow.

2009

Merged with Maryhill and Possil Stress Centres and rebranded as Lifelink.

2010-2011

Introduced a holistic service model.

Launched a computerised client management system.

Developed a 5-year business plan detailing organisational and service restructure.

2012

Tendered and secured Glasgow citywide contracts.

Expanded into a new market offering employee counselling services.

2013-2014

Secured funding to support website and service software developments.

Secured community based youth contract to complement school services.

Recruited additional strategic board members to enhance board skills set.

2015

Tendered and retained Scottish Prison Service contracts.

Implemented a transformational change programme to support a sustainable future for Lifelink.

Expanded contracted delivery to include West Dunbartonshire schools.

Opened new head office on the South side of Glasgow and implemented rebranding.

Secured IIP accreditation.

Awarded Hilton Glasgow’s Charity of the Year for the Youth Service.

2016

Contracted tendered and retained for Glasgow Citywide Adult contract.

Recruited additional strategic board members to enhance board skill set.

Secured IIP Young People Accreditation demonstrating a commitment to engaging young people.

Tendered and secured Renfrewshire schools contract.

Tendered and retained Glasgow schools contract.

2017

Celebrated 25 years delivering positive mental health and wellbeing support in Scotland.

Secured IIP Silver status.

Upgraded client management system to include the use of tablets.

Tendered and secured distress brief intervention contract in North Lanarkshire.

2018

Rebranded as Lifelink.

Celebrated our 25 year anniversary by releasing a promotional video charting our journey through the years.

Finalist in the Demonstrating Digital category of the Scottish Charity Awards.

Finalist in the Fair Work Category of the Glasgow Business Awards.

Lifelink is named business of the year at the Association of Scottish Businesswomen Awards.

 

 

2019

We continue to look to the future and the opportunities we have to develop and grow Lifelink as a social enterprise. 

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Board Members

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Our Venues

Our services are delivered via an ever expanding list of venues across Glasgow and central Scotland. Find you closest Lifelink venue here.

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Quality Assurance & Professional Standards

Lifelink is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). We are committed to ensuring that all practitioners employed by Lifelink are professionally trained and fully qualified in their field.

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