Community based services

ReConnect - Women's support service

Who comes to ReConnect?

Women involved with ReConnect have issues in their lives that they may need support with, these can cause women to be at risk of offending. Women can be referred by a worker or can refer themselves. 

What happens at ReConnect?

If you already have a worker who is referring you they will introduce you to the ReConnect staff. If this isn’t possible a ReConnect worker will meet with you and support you through your time with the service.

You can participate in a number of groups working alongside other women.

You will have the opportunity to link in with other services that can help and support you.

ReConnect supports women

The service helps women to:

  • Build confidence and self-esteem
  • Challenge negative thinking
  • Work on communication skills
  • Improve physical, mental and sexual health
  • Think about their emotional and general wellbeing
  • Consider the effects of substance use
  • Think about education and employment options
  • Live healthier lifestyles
  • Develop new ways to cope
  • Reduce problematic behaviour
  • Try new experiences

Benefits of ReConnect service

  • A chance to reflect, learn and think about the skills you may need to develop
  • Opportunities to have a health check and discuss any health problems you may have
  • Healthy lunches and a chance to participate in groups looking at cooking on a budget
  • Access to a range of agencies including welfare benefits, employment support, literacy support and housing issues
  • A psychological education course on the normal reactions to trauma and how to cope with this

Accessing the service

For further information or to make a referral please contact the ReConnect Team. 

You can use any of the contact details below:

Address: ReConnect, 13/14 Paton Street, GALASHIELS, TD1 3AT
Tel: 01896 664140
Online: Criminal Justice team