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.
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.
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.
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.
Your GP will be able to help you access the help you need if you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts.
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
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.