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.

You can refer yourself to the service via the Mental Health and Wellbeing ECS Hub. The Mental Health and Wellbeing ECS Hub service is for any person (aged 16 years and Under 65) who is registered at as a patient with Academy Medical Centre presenting with mental health and wellbeing needs, or substance use needs.

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.

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 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
Tel: 01307 462316