Links & Contacts

National (UK)



Perth & Kinross



Angus Links & Contacts


Use the contacts below for help or to find out more information.


Emergency Support


Samaritans – 01382 832555 or Freephone Helpline 116 123

If something’s troubling you, contact them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.


Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87

If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, call Breathing Space.  The phonelines are open between 6pm and 2am Monday to Thursday and 6pm Friday to 6am Monday.  Remember your call is confidential and free.


NHS 24 – 111

You’re not feeling well, it’s the middle of the night, you can’t wait until your GP’s surgery opens in the morning – what can you do?  Call NHS 24 or visit


Police Scotland – 101 or in an emergency 999


Adult Protection – 03452 777 778

Worried about an adult’s safety in Angus?


Child Protection – 03452 777 778

Worried about a child’s safety in Angus?


Childline – 0800 1111

Free and confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.


ACCESSLine – 03452 777 778

A direct telephone line for council services and can deal with all general enquiries, requests for services, complaints and payments for some council services.

8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.  Outwith these times an answering service is operational, giving details of emergency arrangements and allows you to leave messages.


Out of Hours Social Work – 01382 307964

Weekdays – 4.30pm to 9.30am, Weekends – 4.30pm (Friday) to 9.30am (Monday), All public holidays are covered on a 24 hour basis

Anyone in Angus and Dundee City who has an urgent problem or crisis can call the service.  This may be someone experiencing problems with children, families or those receiving or requiring a community care service.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) National Helpline – 0300 111 5065

Meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.  9am to 9pm everyday.


Local Support


Angus Acute Mental Health Response Services – 01382 496693

Emergency Mental Health Assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Mon to Fri 9am to 4pm - Community Mental Health Team.

Mon to Fri 4pm to 9am & Weekends – Acute Mental Health Response Team.

For telephone support out of hours call NHS 24 and ask for the Acute Mental Health Response Team.


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service – Tayside (CAMHS) – 01382 204004

Under 18 years. Tayside CAMHS Centre for Child Health, 19 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee. DD3 6HH



An interactive website where young people in Tayside can get health related questions answered honestly and correctly.  It is ANONYMOUS & CONFIDENTIAL!!  It offers reassurance, encouragement, information and advice on any health related issue as well as signposting to appropriate services.  Its target audience is young people aged 12-18.


SAMH, Community Support Network – 01674 676494

Establishing Community Support Networks across Angus to support people who find themselves caring for someone who has suicidal thoughts.

Mob: 07850 213735


SAMH 1-3 Bridge Street, Montrose, DD10 8AB


SAMH, Peer Support (Dundee/Angus) – 01674 676494

Peer support will provide you with the opportunity to be supported and learn from other people who share similar experiences to you.



SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) – 0141 530 1000

SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity who work hard every day to ensure that people are talking about mental health.


Penumbra Nova Project Angus – 01241 873900

Encourages people with mental health problems to get involved in their community and offers flexible support to enable them to do so.  The Project is based in Arbroath and staff work with people in the town, helping them to access mainstream activities.



Angus Mental Health Association (AMHA) – 01674 678627

Working together for the Mental Health and Wellbeing of the people of Angus.

Address: 1-3 Bridge Street, Montrose


Insight Counselling – 01382 305706

To learn more about support for those affected or bereaved by suicide contact them by phone or email.



Cruse – 0845 600 2227 (calls cost 5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland are here to help you.  Cruse seeks to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.

Monday and Friday 9am-12pm Thursday 1pm-7pm



Local Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator


Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator for Angus – 01307 474824

Each local authority area has a Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator to take forward the suicide prevention work locally.

For up to date contact information for the local suicide prevention co-ordinator



Other Support


Angus Carers – 01241 439157

We provide information, advice and range of services to carer located in Angus and the surrounding areas.


Tayside Carers Support Project (Support in Mind)

Tayside Carers Support Project provides a range of services to support carers of people with a mental illness.

Address: Gowanlea, 12-14 Seaton Road, Arbroath, DD11 5DX.

Tel: 01241 437214

Address: 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL.

Tel: 01382 305713

Address: 8 Atholl Crescent, Perth, PH1 5NG.

Tel: 01738 580899


Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Arbroath 01241 870661

Forfar 01307 467096

Montrose 01674 673263

Angus Citizens Advice Bureau are designed to help assist you with any problems you have ranging from debt management to assistance with court actions etc.


Angus Alcohol and Drugs Partnership

Comprises senior representatives from statutory and voluntary sector organisations.  This multi-agency group will ensure the delivery of key outcomes to address substance misuse in Angus; influence the planning and commissioning of substance misuse services and ensure that the provision of these services meets local needs and priorities.


Focus on Alcohol Angus (FoAA) – 01307 474879

The Focus on Alcohol Angus project aims to support positive change around the use of alcohol – Changing thinking about drinking!



Twitter - @focusonalcohol

Facebook – Focus on Alcohol Angus

Get the app - here


Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) – 01241 872989

TCA can offer support, information, advice and counselling services for those concerned about their own or another person's use of alcohol.


Tayside Substance Misuse Service (TSMS) – 01241 435820

An NHS Tayside facility which provides assessment and treatment for individuals experiencing alcohol and drug dependency.


The WEB Project - Streets Ahead – 01307 460101


Young people (age 14-25) can get in touch re. any issues relating to drugs, alcohol & sexual health to seek support.


Angus Women’s Aid – 01241 439437

Provides confidential information and support to women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and live in Angus


WRASAC (Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) – 01382 205556

We provide free and confidential support services to women and girls aged 13 years and over who have been raped, sexually abused or sexually exploited at any time in their life.



Barnardo’s Family Service Angus – 01241 873146

Hopscotch provides support to young people affected by their parents alcohol and/or substance misuse problems through its confidential counselling service and groupwork provision.

Supporting parents, carers and families in the community and advice aimed at supporting vulnerable children and their families.

Offering mental health and therapeutic support.  Providing counselling, information, advice and guidance on recovering and rebuilding family relationships.

Raising awareness of sexually harmful behaviour.



Welfare Rights Service – 03452 777 778

Provide free, independent and confidential advice on benefits and debt options for people living in Angus.


Money Crisis App

Are you having worries about finance?  There is help available for you.

You can download the Money Crisis App and it can direct you to the possible options that may be right for you.

The app can also be used by professionals who are looking for ways to help someone in financial difficulties. Available for Android or Apple devices.