Dundee 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

Hope Point, Dundee Wellbeing Support 0800 955 0008

Text 01382 604123

24 hours every day

Hope Point offers compassionate support to anyone in the city who is distressed or overwhelmed. If the team can help you, or someone you know, please reach out

Drop-in: South Ward Road Dundee, DD1 1PN



Child Welfare + Protection

Barnardos – 01382 640309

Barnardos Dundee Child & Family Support Service works in partnership with children, young people and their families, who experience a range of additional support needs, including disability, providing a holistic range of supports to promote wellbeing, safety and inclusion.




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:



The Corner – 01382 206060

Young people aged 11-25 in the Dundee area

Drop-in service that provides health and wellbeing services including emotional support and counselling services




Mental Health + Wellbeing

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.



Dundee Recovery Road Map

App which provides signposting to useful local services for mental health support, food provision, addiction and recovery support, harm reduction, health and wellbeing, rehabilitation, peer support, as well as family and carer support.

Available on Apple and Android



Feeling Strong

Young people aged 8-26 in Dundee

Support for young people facing mental health challenges, providing community-based projects, services, and campaigns to reduce stigma, build confidence, and create networks




Insight Counselling – 01382 305706

Counselling services, including support for those affected by or bereaved by suicide. Self-referrals available.



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


Patient Assessment and Liaison Mental Health Service (PALMS)

Provides an appointment for people requiring mental health support or advice.

This is a referral service available by phoning your GP and asking for an appointment with the mental health specialist at the practice.


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



Penumbra Dundee Self-harm Support Service – 01382 223 487

Practical and emotional support for those experiencing self-harm. A safe, non-judgemental space to explore self-harming behaviours, and to manage and identify healthy coping strategies. Support for loved ones and carers too. Third party or self-referral




Penumbra Dundee Wellbeing Service –  01382 223 487

Penumbra’s Nova Project offers practical and emotional support for people experiencing mental health challenges, including self-harm or thoughts of suicide. Support is offered on a one-to-one basis for a fixed period of time, using recovery tools to develop skills and strategies to help you maintain good wellbeing, and to connect into meaningful community resources. Third-party or self referral.




Sources of Support: Primary Care Link Workers

Non-clinical advice and support to improve health and wellbeing for people affected by social or environmental issues such as feeling alone, a lack of support, poor housing, or debt. Help to access local activities.

Can be accessed by phoning your GP and asking for an appointment with the Primary Care Link Worker’



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.



Wellbeing Works Dundee – 01382 227788

Wellbeing Works promotes better wellbeing for those who face mental health challenges: building confidence, learning new skills, connecting with others and having a positive impact on our community.



Money Issues

Citizens Advice Bureau - 01382 214 633

Citizens Advice Bureau is involved in many projects across Dundee and Scotland. Their projects are designed to help us assist you with any problems you have ranging from debt management to assistance with court actions and leaving the armed services.



Dundee City 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



Dundee City Council Welfare Rights Team – 01382 431188

The Welfare Rights Team can help you with a wide range of benefits, debt and tax credit advice, including money advice and debt counselling



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



Other Supports

Dundee Carers Centre – 01382 200422

Aim to improve the lives of carers and disabled people through practical and emotional support, advocacy and training plus information about welfare rights and benefits.



Dundee Independent Advocacy Service 01382 205515

Provides support to adults, including those who have mental health challenges, use their voice to make decisions about their lives and wellbeing, ensuring that they are treated with dignity and respect throughout the process.




Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action (DVVA) – 01382 305 700

Promoting and supporting local community and voluntary action, ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector in Dundee. Support for charities, community groups, or voluntary organisations, or people looking to get involved in their local community.




Dundee Women’s Aid - 01382 207099

Supports woman, children and young people who are experiencing domestic abuse, providing information, support and temporary refuge accommodation




Victim Support Dundee – 01382 238720

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




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

Dundee Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service (DDARS) - 01382 632542

For support with drug or alcohol use, including community and inpatient programmes, prescribed treatments, and psychological and psychiatric support


Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) –  01382 456012

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 Dundee Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator please email


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