Film Event

There is still time for you to join us for a free showing of Seen but not Heard, a film funded by The Butterfly Bursary set up by NHS Lothian. Niamh Allen and our own Katie Bedford will be on hand to talk about making the film and answer any of your questions. Refreshments will be served very kindly by staff from Aberdeen Rosehill Trustees Savings Bank who have generously funded this event. The event takes place at Cafe Coast, Inspire Building, Beach Boulevard, Aberdeen AB24 5HP on Saturday November 7th, 2-4pm

Please support this event, as we are one of the first groups to view the film outside Lothian. Please email Irene our administrator to book a place via our contact form .


TSB bank fundraising

Local bank supports NEEDS (Scotland)

We are delighted to announce that the Rosehill branch of the Trustees Savings Bank have chosen NEEDS(Scotland) to be their nominated charity this year. They have very kindly pledged to raise £1000 for us which we will use to fund the screening of an ED related film. They have already presented us with £100 which we have used to buy cosy throws and cushions for our members to use on group nights.

So far, the bank staff have done a sponsored walk up Bennachie, and a 35mile “cycle” within the bank itself, during opening hours. This proved to be a great opportunity for raising awareness about eating disorders and what our charity does. They will also be holding a bake sale for customers and staff at Hallowe’en and holding a Christmas Hamper raffle.

Other suggestions for using the funds are :

  • pamper sessions e.g. massage, reiki and reflexology available
  • craft/board games sessions
  • printed recovery support leaflets for group members

If you would like to suggest anything please use the Contact Us page. We would be delighted to hear from you. This is YOUR group.

35 mile cycle to raise funds

Sponsored cycle within the bank


2015 Ceilidh Fundraiser

You can now get tickets for the NEEDS Scotland ceilidh fundraiser which is being held on Friday the 3rd April 2015 at Elphinstone Hall (Aberdeen University).

Call 07988 179473 for tickets (£12 for adults/ £10 concessions).

For those keen to get a table, the doors open at 7pm and the music starts 7.30ish.


Torcher Parade 2015

Torcher Parade 2015

The largest student-led parade in Europe – Aberdeen’s Torcher Parade – is on 28th March 2015 and we are hugely honoured to have been nominated by the Student Charities this year and to have 2 torch bearers.

Please come along on Saturday 28th March at 6.30pm to see us, and watch more than 2000 students in fancy dress and 30 decorated floats parade the streets of Aberdeen by torch light.

Torcher Parade 2015

Portlethen Academy win £3000 for NEEDS(Scotland)


On the evening of 14th January, Porthlethen Academy held their final of their Youth Philanthropy Initiative. This is a project where the RMPS Department of secondary schools encourage pupils to form groups, research a local socially based charity and compose a presentation on that charity’s behalf. A winner is chosen per class, and then per school and that winning team is awarded £3000 for their chosen charity.

The winning team of second year pupils, were, Cara Bremner, Jasmine Collett, Craig McLennan and Kirsty Ross. Their presentation featured a very simple but powerful video set to music. We have been selected by quite a few schools already but no team has ever won, so many congratulations to the youngsters at Porthlethen Academy and very well done! As we receive no regular funding, the money will be greatly appreciated. We hope to put it towards facilitator training, and also a day of speakers and workshops for our group members, amongst other things. More details later.