Angus Support


Suicide Support | Child Welfare

Mental Health | Money Issues | Other Supports

Substance Use | Support Groups


For crisis and urgent support see the Crisis page.

Suicide Support

Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service

0800 135 7899

Free phoneline Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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.



A comprehensive list of mental health, wellbeing, suicide prevention and crisis support links in Angus can be found here.


Child Welfare + Protection

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Tayside (CAMHS) –

01738 458950 / 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.

Address: 8 St Leonards Bank, PH2 8EB / 19 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, DD3 6HH



Protecting People - Child Protection

If you believe a child is at immediate risk of harm contact the police on 999.

If you are worried about a child, and think they may be a victim of neglect or abuse, you can report it online:



Mental Health + Wellbeing

Please access this link on the Angus Council website for information on all Mental health, wellbeing, suicide prevention and crisis support links.


Angus Adults Bereaved by Suicide Service – 01382 305706


This service is available to any adult living in Angus who has been impacted by a suicide death. One-to-one support is available for adults who have been bereaved by suicide. The service 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.



Change Mental Health (Tayside) – 01738 580 899

This is a national charity with a Tayside service. They provide non clinical, person centred support to people affected by mental illness in the community.




For young people aged 12-26 in Tayside

An interactive website for anonymous and confidential health related questions, answered honestly and correctly. Offers reassurance, encouragement, information and advice on any health related issue as well as signposting to appropriate services.



Distress Brief Intervention (DBI)

Provided by Penumbra, this service provides a compassionate response to people in distress within 24 hours, and for up to 2 weeks. Referrals can be made by a trained level one provider, who are either Police Scotland, Primary Care, or Scottish Ambulance Service.


Local GP

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 visit the NHS 24 website or call 111.


NHS Tayside Community Listening Service – 01382 432116

Text 07967771941

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

This service is available to anyone aged 16+ registered with a Tayside GP Practice via both staff-initiated and self-referrals.

Fully trained volunteer listeners provide 50-minute confidential appointments on the phone or within your GP practice for talking about grief/loss, challenging relationships, stress, work illness, caring responsibilities etc.



NHS Tayside Mental Health and Well-being Resources

For more mental health and well-being resources click here


Peer Support Services in Angus

Peer Workers are trained mental health practitioners, who have their own lived experience of mental health challenges. They can offer social, emotional, or practical support and offer a range of self-management tools and resources to help people focus on their strengths and find ways to manage their mental health and well-being.

The Peer Support Services are available for anyone (11 years plus) registered with a GP in Angus.

The services are for anyone who is experiencing mental health and well-being struggles including feeling anxious, isolated, overwhelmed, finding it hard to cope, self-harm or thoughts of suicide.

Adult Service (16+)

The Peer Worker will offer a brief intervention of up to 3 appointments, they will support prevention and self-management by providing self-help strategies, signposting to supports in the local community and referring on to other agencies where required.

Ask at your GP Reception to make an appointment or contact Penumbra or Hillcrest directly.

Young People’s Service (11-16yrs)

One to one support and advice as well as group sessions and workshops available. The Peer Worker will offer a brief intervention of up to 3 appointments, they will support prevention and self-management by providing self-help strategies, signposting to supports in the local community and referring on to other agencies where required.

Talk to the young person’s school, GP receptionist or contact directly:

If you’re in or near Edzell, Brechin, Forfar, Montrose, Kirriemuir or Letham, contact:

Hillcrest Futures– Peer Support Service: 01307 460101


If you're in or near Carnoustie, Monifieth or Arbroath, contact:

Penumbra – Peer Support Service: 01241 873900


Penumbra Distress Brief Intervention (DBI)

Compassionate response to people in distress within 24 hours, and for up to two weeks. Referral through identified and trained Level 1 frontline staff.

Call: 07717 451 878



Reach Across – 01241 433651

Reach Across are a registered charity based in Arbroath, Scotland, who provide help and support for those experiencing mental health difficulties.


Facebook: Reach Across Facebook page


Self-Harm Service (Penumbra) – 01382 223487

Self-harm is a complex way of coping with difficult emotions. If this is something you’re experiencing in your life this support service can offer you a safe, non-judgemental space where you can talk openly and explore how you’re feeling.


Online portal:



24 hours every day

A free, anonymous, digital mental wellbeing service, available to Tayside residents aged 16 and over providing practical wellbeing tools and resources.

There is peer support which is monitored and moderated by licensed mental health practitioners.



Money Issues

Angus Council Help with Cost of Living

Information on community and warm spaces, benefits, debt and money advice, household bills, food and other sources of support



Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Arbroath 01241 870661

Forfar 01307 467096

Montrose 01674 673263

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



NHS Tayside Advice Centre - 01382 740519

The Advice Centre offers signposting on a range of topics including welfare benefits, money worries and debt, housing food and fuel including support for carers

Main concourse, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, DD21SG



Welfare Rights Service

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

Make a Welfare Rights referral

If you prefer text Angus to 60040 (standard text charges apply)

Or find us on Facebook

If you are unable to complete form or text, and are in a vulnerable situation, contact via ACCESSLine 03452 777 778.

Other Supports

Angus Carers – 01241 439157

Information, advice and individual and group support for unpaid carers

located in Angus and the surrounding areas.



Angus Women’s Aid – 01241 439437

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



Victim Support Angus - 01241 878507

Freephone 0800 160 1985

A free confidential service available to all victims of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

Address: 50 East Abbey Street, Arbroath DD11 1EN




Voluntary Action Angus – 01307 466103

Promoting and supporting local community and voluntary action. If you are involved with a charity, community group, or voluntary organisation, or are looking to get involved in your local community, then we offer a range of support services of interest to you.




WRASAC (Women’s Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre) Dundee and Angus -

01382 201291

Provide free and confidential support services to women, and children of all genders aged 11 to 18, who have been raped, sexually abused or sexually exploited at any time in their life.




Substance Use

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 use in Angus; influence the planning and commissioning of substance use services and ensure that the provision of these services meets local needs and priorities.

Website: Alcohol and drugs: help and support


Angus Integrated Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Service (AIDARS)  –

01241 822502

We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access drug or alcohol treatment services.

Drug and alcohol treatment in Angus is provided by a single Substance Use Service team, which is also integrated with the Social Work alcohol, drug and blood borne virus service.

Website: AIDARS


Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) – 01241 872989

This is a Tayside organisation that has a range of services. This includes support, information, advice and counselling services for those concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol use.




Support Groups

Andy’s Man Club

Every Monday 7pm – 9pm (except bank holidays)

A free suicide prevention, mental health and wellbeing peer support group for men aged over 18 years to help them through life.

This is a national organisation that has local groups led by volunteer facilitators.

There is no referral you just go along.

For details of your nearest group visit the website



Women’s Wellbeing Club

Every Tuesday 6.30pm – 8.30pm

A free Peer Support Group for women aged over 18 years. It offers safe, confidential space to receive and give support through the power of conversation. This is a national organisation that has local groups led by volunteer facilitators. There is no referral you just go along.

Address: The Neuk, St Pauls Square, Perth PH1 5QW.



Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator

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

To contact the Angus Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator please email


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