The history of Heart to Heart

History of Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart was created in 2003 by Sheena Orr and Lynne Murray, who both have personal experience of divorce. They provided support for each other and were surprised to discover there was no other organisation in Scotland offering this help.  The support then grew to encompass help for young people (8 to 18) who have experienced parental separation.

In Autumn 2018, Heart to Heart became one of the projects ‘run’ by the Family Life Centre. The Family Life centre, a ministry of Stirling Baptist Church, is a hub of support designed to strengthen family life in Stirling and beyond. 

Rooted in faith, open to all

The work of Heart to Heart is based on a verse in Isaiah, a book of the Bible, where we are called to 'comfort the broken hearted'. Like many faith-based charities and organisations, our desire is to care for and support others regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation. We avoid discrimination on any grounds and our services are open to anyone who needs them.

Heart to Heart fully subscribes to the principles of social welfare and social inclusion as set out by the Scottish Government and the NHS. These commit Heart to Heart to promote opportunities, support stronger families, promote inclusion and tackle barriers to it.

Central Scotland and beyond

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We are based at the Family Life Centre, in the centre of Stirling. However we are open to referrals from all over the Forth Valley region. The adult support group is based in Stirling itself. However, the support we offer young people has a slightly larger area based on where our volunteers are able to travel.


We are a member organisation and a registered Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC000117 Company No. SC470156  

2019-2020 we are being supported by 



If you are able and would like to donate to the work of Heart to Heart, we would greatly appreciate it. Every act of generosity, no matter how small makes a positive difference. Your kindness will help us to support young people who are struggling to cope with traumatic changes in their lives. It will enable us to give hope to people who cannot see past the pain of their present situations.


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If you have any queries about donating and would like more information, please do contact us.