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We offer a message of hope

From our experiences we know that despite the turmoil and uprooting a new happier and heathier life is achievable.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

With COVID-19 developing in so many countries around the world, our commitment is to adhere to the latest advice from Public Health Scotland and UK Government advice.

The therapies are currently operating as normal. The well-being of ladies we support, volunteers and service providers is our absolute priority. Getting the information of the number of positive cases and following advice from the government in relation to COVID-19 and social distancing we have decided to move most of our face-to-face therapies and programmes to virtual sessions, which will allow all our beneficiaries to continue their healing journey and therapy progress , despite the impact of the COVID-19 disruptions. 

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support and loyalty, HSTAR promises to continue to support all of our women with their trauma/abuse overcoming journey. 

If you have any concerns or any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the charity team at


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Healed Scars Trauma and Abuse Recovery HSTAR

Healed Scars Trauma and Abuse Recovery HSTAR

We foster and inspire women’s empowerment away from trauma, advance their equality and dignity.

• Are you looking for a job role that offers a great and friendly working environment and provides key outcomes for members of the community?• Are you a qualified children & families Social Worker who is passionate about supporting women?• Do you feel you can help our clients to become healthier and stronger active citizens?An exciting opportunity has arisen for Qualified #Social Workers to join a women trauma recovery project carrying assessments, support, and reviews.This contract is for a minimum of 6 months and offers a competitive rate ranging from £25 per hour, this is part-time post of 5 hours per week (Tuesdays 11am-4pm). This post will be office based in Stirling city centre.Charity HSTAR Scotland has a part-time vacancy for a Social Worker. This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified social worker to experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary service which supports female survivors of trauma residing in Central Belt of #Scotland. The postholder will be required to undertake a range of tasks within the social care component of the integrated team, with a particular focus on women and their families support and protection. Knowledge of community services for women and children, third and independent sectors would be beneficial.Requirements:• Degree in Social Work or equivalent• Member of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSP)• Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work flexibly, under direction and independently where necessary• Member of the PVG schemeYour responsibilities will be, but are not limited to:• Working with #women and #Community• Managing your own caseload• Carrying out assessments and Reviews with HSTAR team and student in placement• Report writingBenefits of our brilliant rewards package include:• Competitive rate of pay• Contributory pension• Monthly payrollClosing date for completed applications: Wednesday 24th August 2022 4pm. Please note that we are unable to accept late applications.If this position sounds like the next role for you, or know someone who would fit this role, please get in touch on 01786 845717/845720 or Email ... See MoreSee Less
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Welcome to HSTAR Scotland. If you would like to see one of our therapists, please let us know by completing the below form or scanning the QR code. 8-hours free counselling for women aged 16 and over, who are residing in Scotland and are in a safe place. #traumarecovery #healing #womensupportwomen #counselling #therapy ... See MoreSee Less
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Our trained volunteers provide free #befriending, a safe companionship for isolated female survivors of trauma in Central Belt of Scotland. The referral form can be requested by email or via digital referral form Take a step into the Lonely Not Alone universe ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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Join our second part of the #multicultural #harvest workshop.A sourdough bread making, great stories about bees from a local beekeeper, all with background soft live tunes. THURSDAY, 18/08/2022, 16:30-18:30 at Kings Park Pavilion in Stirling ... See MoreSee Less
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Make a difference

Our volunteers and supporters are the bedrock of our charity and with their help, we can reach and support a wider group of people from our communities. Help us increase the quality of life and happiness of the individuals we support.

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by donating


HSTAR support women in Scotland who have suffered from trauma or abuse. We understand the on-going impact this has, and we focus on recovery, resilience and community integration.

Each donation provides these ladies with the opportunity to rebuild their lives, lives free from pain and fear, lives filled with hope and love!

Help us increase the quality of life and happiness of the individuals we support.

We accept donations through debit/credit card, paypal, cheque andbank transfer.


Cheques can be made payable to HSTAR Scotland SCIO and can be sent our hand-delivered to:

36-40 Cowane Street

Stirling, FK8 1JR


Name: HSTAR Scotland

Sort Code: 839146

Account Number: 40401274


Our volunteers are the bedrock of our charity and with their help, we can reach and support a wider group of people from our communities.
Are you looking to volunteer for a local charity that is making a difference in Central Belt of Scotland and want to give back to your community?


HSTAR Scotland invites you to the Advocacy Clinic. Anything related to your mental health wellbeing, budgeting, nutrition, debts, benefits welfare, please contact us.

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We are also receive referrals from third parties (charities, NHS, GPs, healthcare practices, organisations, friends and family).
Just submit our referral form, and we'll make sure to get to get back to you.


Your contribution to our organisation and the communities we support is very much appreciated.

In return for your passion and commitment we can offer you:

  •  Learning and developing new skills.
  •  Becoming part of your community.
  •  Making new friends and gaining confidence. 

We will pay your travel expenses. Tea/coffee provided. Training provided.


We’re living through unfamiliar times right now and the coronavirus outbreak has changed how we live day to day.

 A time when our anxiety and traumatic past experiences can be exposed to daily trigger more than ever before.



Or alternatively:
  • Email: You can email us on Just let us know your name, phone number and which part of Scotland you live in.
  • Text: You can also text us on 07871 600310 with your name, email and which part of Scotland you live in. Our Referrals Coordinator will arrange a call.
  • Phone: You can call us on 01786 439988 and one of our friendly front office staff will take down some contact details for you so that we can process your referral form.
  • In person: At the moment, we can’t take referrals by dropping into HSTAR due to current government advice around social distancing.