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Perth + Kinross 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

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 Paul's Square, Perth PH1 5QW

Website: www.lighthouseforperth.org

 

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

Website: www.anchorhouseperth.org/the-neuk-mental-health-crisis-centre/

 

Child Welfare + Protection

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

Website: www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk/OurServicesA-Z/CAMHS/index.htm

 

Child Protection – Child Protection Duty Team – 01738 476768

24 hours phoneline

If you are worried about the safety or welfare of a child or young person, contact the Social Work Team to report your concerns.

Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/childprotection

 

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.

Website: www.changemh.org/support_areas/tayside/

 

Cool2Talk

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.

Website: www.cool2talk.org

 

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

Website: www.mindspacepk.com

 

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.

Email: tay.listening@nhs.scot

 

NHS Tayside Mental Health and Well-being Resources

For more mental health and well-being resources click here

 

PKAVS The Walled Garden – 01738 631777

PKAVS Wisecraft – 01250 874777

They offer support and activities to adults (16 plus) experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.

Address: The Walled Garden, Muirhall Road, Perth, PH2 7BH

Address: Wisecraft, 10 Lower Mill Street, Blairgowrie, PH10 6NG

Website: www.pkavs.org.uk/wisecraft-the-walled-garden/

 

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.

 

Togetherall

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.

Website: www.togetherall.com

 

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.

Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/carerwellbeing

 

Money Issues

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

Email: Tay.AdviceCentre@nhs.scot

 

Perth and Kinross Citizens Advice Bureau – 0808 196 9440 (Freephone)

10am to 3pm Monday to Friday

This is a national organisation with a local branch. They offer support, advice and signposting on a range of issues including finance, legal, health, immigration, housing, benefits, debt and family issues including bereavement.

Address: 7 Atholl Crescent, Perth PH1 5NG

Website: www.perthcab.org.uk

 

Perth and Kinross 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.

Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/article/21906/Struggling-with-the-cost-of-living-Help-may-be-available

 

Perth and Kinross Council Welfare Rights – 01738 476900

9am to 4pm Monday to Friday

The Welfare Rights Team provides free, confidential and impartial benefits advice, information and appeal representation services.

Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/welfarerights

Other Supports

Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (RASAC)

Helpline - 01738 630 965

Office – 01738 626290

National Helpline - Rape Crisis Scotland (6pm to midnight) – 08088 01 03 02

Free and confidential support for women (18 plus) and young people (aged 12 – 18) who have experienced sexual violence at any time in their lives. Support and information is also available to family members, partners and friends.

Address: 16 King Street, Perth PH2 8JA

Website: www.rasacpk.org.uk

 

Perth and Kinross Autism Support – 01738 451081

Support for children, young people, and their families.

Address: 14 New Row, Perth, PH1 5QA

Website: www.perthautismsupport.org.uk

 

Perth Six Circle Project – 01738 445384

They aim to reduce social isolation and exclusion whilst improving knowledge and confidence. They work with adults who are disadvantaged because of challenging circumstances, for example: mental health, substance use, imprisonment, unemployment and community service orders.

Address: Aultbea House, 3 Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8AT

Website: www.perthsixcircleproject.co.uk

 

Perthshire Women’s Aid Support Line – 01738 639 043

National Helpline (24 hours) – 0800 027 1234

Monday to Friday 10am to 3.30pm

A confidential service offering support, information and refuge accommodation to women, children and young people who have experienced or who are experiencing domestic abuse.

Address: Royal British House, Ground Floor, Leonard Street, Perth PH2 8HA

Website: www.perthwomensaid.org.uk 

 

PKAVS Carers Hub – 01738 567 076

Information and advice specifically for unpaid Carers of all ages.

Address: PKAVS Carers Centre, Lewis Place, North Muirton, Perth PH1 3BD

Website: www.pkavs.org.uk/carers/

 

Rainbow Heartlands LGBTQ+

They work to provide greater opportunities through activities, events, raising awareness and developing new skills. Their website has details of a range of groups and organisations that support and offer opportunities for LGBT+ people.

Website: www.rainbowheartlands.co.uk

 

Victim Support – 0800 160 1985

This is a national organisation with a local branch. They offer a free confidential service to all victims of crime, whether or not the crime has been reported to the police.

Website: www.victimsupport.scot/locations/victim-support-perth-kinross/

 

Substance Use

Perth and Kinross Council Drug and Alcohol Team – 01738 564261

There is support available for people who require this for themselves and for carers. For the range of supports visit the website.

Website: www.pkc.gov.uk/article/17261/Alcohol-and-drugs

 

Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) – 01738 580336

This is a Tayside organisation that has a range of services in Perth and Kinross. This includes support, information, advice and counselling services for those concerned about their own or another person’s alcohol use.

Website: www.alcoholtayside.com/services/#perth-kinross

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

Website: www.andysmanclub.co.uk

 

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.

Website: www.facebook.com/people/Lindas-Ladies/100057652419580/

 

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.

Website: www.womenswellbeingclub.co.uk

 

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.

To contact the Perth and Kinross Suicide Prevention Co-ordinator please email SuicidePrevention@pkc.gov.uk

 

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