African Health Project – Children & Families

Our African Health Project’s Children & Families service provides information and support on parenting to African families living in Scotland. We also work with parents who are living with, or affected by HIV, and provide support to their children.

We work closely with local African community groups and can help with a range of issues from cultural challenges and accessing services and practical support, to emotional support, family relationships and parenting. We help families to learn and have fun together, and to make use of local amenities, as well as providing activities through the project.

We can help you by:

  • providing emotional and practical support
  • referring you to specialist services for families
  • linking you into local services (e.g. playgroups and libraries)
  • helping you to discuss sensitive issues with your children, such as telling them about HIV
  • introducing you to other families living with HIV for mutual support and fun
  • helping you and your children develop skills and confidence
  • helping you and your children feel less isolated.

We do all this through one-to-one support as well as through parenting workshops, family outings and residential trips, and a monthly support group for mothers, babies and toddlers. We also provide infant formula milk for eligible parents. We work with you to strengthen your family and make life in Scotland better for both you and your children.


Greater Glasgow & ClydeMariegold Akomode
Forth Valley: Bibiana Zirra
Lanarkshire: Nathan Mwesigwa
National: Swang Shallangwa

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