“A big part of the treatment isn’t medicine at all… it’s relationships”
Working as a GP in one of Edinburgh’s most socially deprived areas, Carey believes her key role is being an advocate for her patients.
“It’s all about equality for me… We can’t afford to lose another generation”
Jess and her team provide round-the-clock care to people who are in crisis.
“It all comes down to trauma, and nobody’s safe from trauma.”
Jordan works with young people who have experienced trauma.
“There is hope… everybody wants better for their bairn”
As the Head Teacher of Dalmarnock Primary School for the past 9 years, Nancy has seen the area change beyond recognition.
“This isn’t just another number in the system…it’s a human being.”
Ross works with young people who have been involved with the justice system.
“It is important that people see beyond the uniform, but a lot of people don’t”
PC Kerrigan discusses the side of policing that the public don’t see.
“In the nicest possible way, I hope never to see them again”
Sheriff Martin-Brown was appointed as a summary sheriff in Tayside, Central and Fife in 2016.
“What they see is a label… they don’t see that it’s someone’s child”
Natalie is a non-nonsense, passionate Mentor who supports people with complex needs and trauma.
A day with an unpaid work squad
Unpaid work takes place all around Scotland.
“Crime is not black and white, it’s not evil and good, it’s just people.”
Kevin reflects on being a victim of assault and his journey to find his voice, again.
“No one wakes up and decides to be a criminal…things aren’t black and white”
Malky tells his story from chaos, addiction and his darkest moment to recovery, repair and redemption.
“I used to think I was the only one having these problems”
Expelled from school at 13, and in and out of the justice system, Jenny took her second chance and changed her life for the better.
“I’ve had a second chance, I may not have deserved it, but I’m glad I got it”
Morag made a mistake – but fought her own shame and other’s judgement to find peace and contentment.
“I lost 20 years of my life to drugs. Now I’m an award-winning student.”
For years, no one saw Lucy as Lucy. It was ‘Lucy the junkie’. She’s now an award-winning student embracing life as a scholar and a grandma!
From offending to Oxford: my second chance
For Kirstie, growing up was pretty hard. Unsupported and in a toxic relationship, frustration and violence took over her life.
The times they are a-changin’
With the fishing industry in decline, the symbolism of a scrapping a local relic was unthinkable to the Burghead community.
A second chance after selling drugs
How drugs took over a young lad’s life. He was arrested, alone and sentenced to a second chance.
“I was a no good waste of space. An alcoholic.”
Set in the coastal town of Dunbar in East Lothian, this story explores why giving up booze is only half the battle.
Addicted to love
“We just want to be happy”. Set in Dundee, this story explores relationships, setbacks, hope and addiction.