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Angus - Local Support

 

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

 

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 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.

Email: aspss@penumbra.org.uk

 

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

Email: receptionist@insightcounselling.org.uk

www.insightcanhelp.org.uk

 

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

 

Cool2Talk

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.

www.cool2talk.org

 

Insight Counselling – 01382 305706

To learn more about support for those affected or bereaved by suicide contact them by phone or email.

Email: receptionist@insightcounselling.org.uk

www.insightcanhelp.co.uk

 

Cruse Scotland – 0808 802 6161 (Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Weekends 1pm-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.

Email: support@crusescotland.org.uk

www.crusescotland.org.uk

 

Reach Across

Reach Across is a registered Scottish charity based in Angus. We currently provide help and support for those experiencing mental health difficulties.

www.reachacross.org.uk or via Reach Across facebook page

 

Togetherall

A free digital mental well-being service that is available for all residents aged 16-24 living in a Tayside postcode area.

It is a service to help people get support, take control and feel better.

It provides 24/7 peer and professional support (with trained healthcare professionals online at all times), plus a range of wellbeing tools to help people self-manage.

It is a safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources.

www.Togetherall.com

 

 

Local Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator

 

Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator for Angus

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

Email: suicideprevention@angus.gov.uk



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.

 

 

Hillcrest Futures Peer Support Service - 01307 460101

 

Provided in GP surgeries in North Angus (Montrose, Brechin, Edzell, Kirriemuir and Forfar).

Over 16s

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.  Appointments can be provided over the telephone, video call, face to face or within the local community.

To make an appointment call your GP or contact directly.

e-mail AngusMentalHealthPeerSupport@HillcrestFutures.org.uk

 

11-16 years

One to one support and advice as well as group sessions.

We offer up to 3 sessions, if you feel don’t need all 3 that is ok. We hope by the end of 3 sessions we have given you some tools to self-manage and future plan. We can meet at school or a place in the community that is convenient to you.

To make an appointment speak to your guidance teacher, contact your GP or contact directly:

e-mail AngusMentalHealthPeerSupport@HillcrestFutures.org.uk

 

Penumbra Peer Support Service

 

Penumbra deliver this service from GP surgeries in South Angus (All Arborath Surgeries, Carnoustie, Monifieth and Froickhem).

 

Over 16s

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.

To make an initial appointment, contact your GP or email

e-mail anguspeerservice@penumbra.org.uk

penumbra.org.uk/services/

 

11-16 years

One to one support and advice as well as group sessions.

Our team of Peer Workers offer short-term mental health and well-being support, up to 3 appointments.

Young people will be contacted by telephone for their initial appointment, lasting around 30 minutes. Following their initial appointment, young people will be offered 3 face to face appointments, each lasting 1 hour. The location of the return appointments will be decided between the Peer Worker and the young person.

Workshops on Wellbeing: Friday afternoons.

To make an initial appointment, contact your GP or email angusyoungpersons@penumbra.org.uk