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.
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.