The Programme

What is The Programme?

Our Restoration Programme aims to empower women held back by life controlling issues, including addiction, self-harm, anxiety and depression, through a holistic and tailored service.

'The Programme' is faith based and includes counselling, life skills, personal development, social development and health and wellbeing support. It aims to encourage trust and independence while providing support where the individual needs it. 

This service is run from The Junction Church Aberdeen which is a base for everything we do.

To find out more or ask for an information pack and application form please contact-


success stories

“ Sometimes I have to pinch myself because my life is now just so amazing. I have a motivation for life that I have never had before and I am truly happy with who I am and my health. A year ago I could not make any decisions for myself but now I am able to make good decisions everyday. I can truly say I am free from my addiction” - Elaine successfully completed The Programme in 2020

"I came to Searchlight when I had reached my lowest point. My life had become completely unmanageable, my alcohol misuse was out of control and I had no sense of self worth. Through their program the ladies at Searchlight introduced me to a new way of viewing myself and my situations. Gradually with their support and compassion I started to see life in a new light. The comprehensive and enlightening Faith based therapy sessions helped to shift my mindset and my outlook became more positive. Coupled with a safe environment where I could maintain my abstinence from alcohol I developed a tool box of new, positive coping strategies which I have been able to constantly build on to now afford me a free future. I now live independently, have rebuilt relationships and returned to work all thanks to the Searchlight program."
- Julie successfully completed The Programme in 2022


Coffee morning

Welcome to our coffee morning!
Every Friday from 10am-2pm at The Junction Café, 5 Bon Accord Terrace, AB116DP. We are working in collaboration with The Junction Church as we aim to expand more into the communities of Aberdeen.
Our community café offers a safe environment for all walks of life to enjoy speciality coffee, cake, soup and a warm space for a chat.
When you come in, all we ask is for a donation towards your items. There will be a collection box where you order.
For mums with small kids, we have a sensory area and toys to enjoy. You can relax, have a coffee while knowing your child is safe and having fun.
The Searchlight team will be on hand to talk to anyone who is in need of support.

There are two ways you can get involved:
1. Join the team
2. Donate to our cause

Please contact to donate through direct bank transfer.

We want to shine the light to those in the darkest situations

The rise course

We have designed and launched a women's empowerment Course called RISE. This is a six week women's empowerment course that covers a range of areas such as employability, self-esteem, safety in your home and community, citizenship and achieving your potential.

The aim is to bring women together, empower and equip them with the tools they need to live an independent life. We value women’s worth and their identity which has been damaged and removed too often. This course is adaptable and can be personalised to meet your requirements.

The Searchlight team offers a calm and safe space for those who attend our RISE course. If you require additional support, outreach can be offered in the community or in your home. We are happy to meet you for a coffee and chat to see how you are getting on. If there is anything else we could guide you in, we value your engagement.
If you require additional support with reading or writing please let us know and we can provide appropriate resources.

Please contact or call 01224587496 to book in or find out more. There is also a breakdown of the course in our news section of our website.