Angus - Local Support

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


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.


Angus Adult Bereaved by Suicide Service


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.

For more information you can email the Local Suicide Prevention Coordinator.



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.



Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87

Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am Fri-Mon 6pm-6am

Free and confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland age 16 years and over, feeling low, anxious or depressed.



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

Address: 19 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee. DD3 6HH




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.



Cruse Scotland – 0808 802 6161

Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat-Sun 10am-2pm

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.




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 an NHS Tayside GP Practice.

Fully trained volunteer listeners provide 50-minute confidential appointments for talking about grief/loss, challenging relationships, stress, work illness, caring responsibilities etc. The support can take place on the phone or within your GP practice. You can self-refer to this service as well as via your GP.


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



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:


Social Prescribers

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.

Self-refer: Ask at your GP Reception to make an appointment



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.



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

Tuesday evening between 6pm and 9pm.

Free peer-to-peer support group which offers safe, confidential spaces for any woman to receive and give support through the power of conversation.

To find your nearest group visit the website



Angus Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator

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