Perth and Kinross - Local Support

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


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.



Change Mental Health (Tayside) – 01738 580 899

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



Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service Tayside (CAMHS) –

01738 458950

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




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

Perth office – 01738 444178

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.




Early Intervention and Prevention Team – 0345 30 111 20

Monday to Friday 08:45 am to 5.00pm

The same number can be used outwith these hours to connect to the Out of Hours Social Work Service.

The Early Intervention and Prevention Team is the first point of contact for people over 16 years who need access to health and social care services.

Address: Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD




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.


Mindspace Counselling Services – 01738 639657

They provide services including counselling, peer support and group courses that help you to understand and manage your mental health. All services are free and open to anyone who feels they need support with their daily wellbeing. Services are available for children, young people and adults.

Address: 18 – 20 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH



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.



Social Prescribers – 0345 30 111 20 or via your GP Practice

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.


The Lighthouse – 0800 121 4820

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm Support Services

Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm Freephone Crisis line

They offer crisis support to any young person aged 12 to 18 years who is at risk with their mental health. This includes those who are at risk of suicide or self-injury or are in emotional distress/crisis. They also offer family support for any parents/brother or sister/carer etc. of young people accessing the service.

Address: 18 St Pauls Square, Perth PH1 5QW



The Neuk  - 01738 718070

9am to 9pm every day

They are a Mental Health Crisis and Suicide Prevention Centre who provide support to anyone aged 16 years and over who are in crisis.

Address:  18 St Pauls Square, Perth PH1 5QW




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.



Trauma Healing Together – 01738 248283

They provide a free holistic collaborative service for anyone in Scotland who has experienced any form of psychological trauma.



Wellbeing support services

The wellbeing Support Team operates from four different localities across Perth and Kinross – Kinross, Crieff, Aberfeldy and Blairgowrie.

They offer a range of person-centred work with individuals and groups supporting people to develop self-management skills and strategies to enable improved mental health and wellbeing.



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



Linda’s Ladies

An open group for women having problems with their mental health to talk about their emotions and experiences.

Support is available via group meetings and on the Facebook page.



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 for Perth and Kinross

Each local authority area has at least one Suicide Prevention Coordinator to take forward the suicide prevention work locally.