Angus - Local Support
Use the contacts below for help or to find out more information.
During Covid 19 Pandemic some services will be restricted but will still offer support by phone.
Your GP will be able to help you access the help you need if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts. Out of hours please call NHS 24.
The Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service 0800 135 7899 (Free Mon-Fri 9-5)
Provided by Penumbra and is available to all adults living in Angus who experience thoughts of suicide or who may have attempted suicide. Support is also available for family members, carers or friends of adults experiencing suicidal thoughts. The service is designed to offer assessment of individual need, provide support and interventions that promote safety, well-being and recovery. Information, guidance and signposting regarding suicide prevention will also be provided.
The Angus Adult Bereaved by Suicide Service 01382 305706 (Mon-Fri)
Available to any adult living in Angus who has been impacted through by being bereaved by suicide and is provided by Insight Counselling. The service offers adult one-to-one or adult family support to adults who have been impacted by being bereaved by suicide. It recognises that everyone’s experience is unique and needs vary from person to person and as such offers support, counselling and signposting based on individual need. Anyone can make a referral for Angus residents. This is a Monday to Friday Service.
Address: Insight Counselling, Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, Dundee, DD1 1LL
Angus Acute Mental Health Response Services
To access this service the initial referral must be done via your GP or NHS 24. Emergency Mental Health Assessment 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.
Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Tayside (CAMHS) – 01382 204004
Under 18 years. Emergency referrals can be made via your GP. For non emergency situations referral can be made by any professional involved in support to the Child or Young Person.
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 12-26.
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.
Penumbra Carers Short Breaks
Available anyone over the age of 16, who supports a family member or friend (aged 16 – 65 years) with a mental health difficulty. We can offer up to £300 for the unpaid carer to have a break (e.g. spa treatment, fishing trip).
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 - Mon-Wed 10am-8pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, Fri 10am-4pm)
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.
Reach Across is a registered Scottish charity based in Angus. We currently provide help and support for those experiencing mental health difficulties.
Local Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator
Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator for Angus – 01307 491942
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