MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE

Support for people with their mental health and wellbeing

About the Mental Health Peer Workers Service

The Angus Mental Health Peer Workers service from Hillcrest Futures provides peer support to people with their mental health and wellbeing.

Peer Support is defined as: "the help and support that people with lived experience of poor mental health and wellbeing can provide for others struggling to manage their mental health and wellbeing, built on shared personal experience and empathy".

Peer support can be social, emotional or practical support. Peer support focuses on an individual’s strengths and works towards the individual’s wellbeing and recovery. Peer supporters can offer a safe space for people to discuss their own mental health and wellbeing as well as provide strategies and tools to support others to manage their mental health and wellbeing.

Appointments can be made via Reception or by emailing angusmentalhealthpeersupport@hillcrestfutures.org.uk.

Further Information

There are many services offering support in Angus. This leaflet describes some of those that are available:

You can also find information and advice about mental health and wellbeing on Angus Health and Social Care Partnership's website and from Healthy Minds from NHS Tayside, including access to telephone and internet based therapies, self-help, and information for those who feel in crisis..

If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or self harm, you should always contact the practice or NHS 24 on 111 if we are closed.

Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service

The Angus Suicide Prevention and Support Service is 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, wellbeing and recovery.

Information, guidance and signposting regarding suicide prevention will also be provided.

To access support please contact free phone 0800 135 7899 or email aspss@penumbra.org.uk.

This is a Monday to Friday 9-5 service.

You can read more about the service on the Penumbra website.

Opening Hours

The practice is open from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm, Monday to Friday.

We participate in the public holiday closure timetable as agreed by NHS Tayside for General Practice.

Out-of-hours

Out-of-hours care is provided by NHS24 and they can be contacted by telephoning 111. Find out about NHS24.

Academy Medical Centre

We are one of the largest GP practices in Tayside, Scotland, with approximately 10,000 patients on our list.

The surgery is open Monday to Friday from 8am-1pm & 2pm-6pm (except public holidays).

Academy Medical Centre
Academy Street
Forfar
DD8 2HA
Tel: 01307 462316
Email: academymc.tayside@nhs.scot