Perth and Kinross Council have collated a directory of support services which may benefit people struggling with their mental health in the council area. Their directory is updated periodically, particularly as services change due to Covid-19 restrictions. To access the latest version of the directory, visit the Downloads section on the PKC Mental Health and Wellbeing site.
We have included the information from the directory in the following pages of our website, for ease of access.
Abused Men in Scotland
A national organisation dedicated to supporting men who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
Monday-Friday: 9am – 4 pm
Alcohol and Substance Misuse Counselling
Tayside Council on Alcohol
Phone support available. Contact can also be made via email or social media.
Andy’s Man Club
Andy’s Man Club; a space for men to talk about their problems without judgement or feeling like a burden.
Breathing Space support people who may experience unhappiness, mental health problems and emotional distress. A free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland.
Monday – Thursday: 6pm-2am
Friday – Monday: 6pm-6am
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Perth & Kinross Team
Cruse Bereavement Care is a national bereavement charity with local provision. They help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss through a range of services. They offer services to adults, young people and children.
Monday & Friday: 9:30am – 5pm
Drug & Alcohol, Blood Borne Virus, Homeless & Carer Support Team
Perth & Kinross Council
The DAAT Team provides support to people using drugs and/or alcohol, to make positive changes to their lives and to reduce the harm caused by drug and/or alcohol use. Additionally the team also supports people with a Blood Borne Virus (BBV) and also someone caring for another with a substance misuse problem.
Horbour Counselling are supporting existing clients to plan for ongoing support as necessary. Visit their website for updates.
Lead Scotland are offering a Remote Befriending service aimed at reducing social isolation for disabled adults and carers (age 16+) during the current Covid-19 pandemic. A Digital Skills project is also available aimed at anyone who is struggling with digital devices. Open to referrals.
Mindspace Counselling Services, Peer Support and Recovery College
Mindspace offer tele or e-counselling to existing clients and those on the waiting list, along with Peer Support and the Recovery College. Check their website for updates on phone availability, or contact them via email. Support is also available via their social media pages.
NHS Listening Service
The NHS Community Listening Service is a confidential Tayside-wide wellbeing service, normally based within GP practises, with experienced listeners who can provide support if someone is in distress, bereaved, or feeling lost. Call to talk to someone and to arrange an appointment.
NHS Living Life 24 – Guided Self Help
Living Life Guided Self Help is a free Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.
Perthshire Women’s Aid & CEDAR
Perthshire Women’s Aid is a confidential service offering support, information and refuge accommodation to women, children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse. A counselling service and various group programs are also available.
National Freephone Helpline – 24 hours
Local Support Line – Weekdays: 10am-2pm – Voicemail available.
Pitlochry & Moulin Community Support Group
Pitlochry and Moulin Community Support Group is set up to provide support and help for those who need it in the area from Calvine to Pitlochry on to Ballinluig and Grantully. Those needing support can self-refer and will be put in touch with a volunteer local community member.
Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre Perth & Kinross
RASACPK offers free and confidential support remotely to women, young women (aged 12 years+) and young men (aged 12 – 18 years) who have experienced rape or sexual abuse at any time in their life. Use telephone or email for initial contact, or visit their facebook page for information.
01738 626 290 – Monday-Friday: 9am-4:30pm
01738 630 965 – 24 hour answering machine
08088 010 302 – 6pm-12am
Rowan offers independent and confidential counselling for:
- Young People
They are providing services via phone and email.
National Service and Local Branch
Samaritans are a non-religious, confidential emotional support service and will listen to anyone about anything that is worrying them.
Scotland All Strong
Scotland All-Strong is Perth’s nonprofit fitness & wellbeing enterprise for mental health. During lockdown, they are continuing to support existing and new clients with various aspects of wellbeing to support mental health. Available via phone, facebook or email for informal chats and listening, guidance around home fitness, activity and mindful relaxation techniques, and guidance to support self-management of common mental health conditions in these times. Email or message through Facebook
Alcohol or Drug Support Service
Scottish Families affected by Alcohol and Drugs supports anyone who is concerned about someone’s alcohol or drug use. By family we mean family members, carers, friends, neighbours, work colleagues, or any concerned significant other.
Bereavement Support Service
Scottish Families Bereavement Support Service is for anyone who has lost someone who used drugs. This
doesn’t mean that drugs have to be the main cause for the person’s death. If the person used drugs in their lives but passed away of other causes, our bereavement service can offer support
Support in Mind Scotland Tayside
Perth & Kinross Carers Support Project
Support in Mind Scotland Tayside offers a range of services across Perth and Kinross for those supporting someone with a mental illness. Our free and confidential service can offer individuals emotional and practical support, along with a range of information and advice.
SupportLine offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. They work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self-esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)
A self-help organisation who provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. We also strive to improve public awareness and maintain contacts with many other statutory and voluntary organisations.
Tulloch Net is a community initiative based on the Christian values of unconditional love, respect and hope. Open to anyone regardless of creed, age, gender, race or sexuality. They are able to offer regular phone contact to those isolated and feeling lonely. Check their facebook page for updates.
The Tulloch Net Listening Service. If you need to talk, they are there to listen. Whether it is bereavement,
problems at home, difficulties at work, health concerns, relationship difficulties, financial burdens or whatever else.
Victim Support is a free confidential service available to all victims and witnesses of crime including young people (aged 12-18) and adults. Emotional support and practical help will be given for people struggling to cope with a crime, or who have been called as a witness in a court case.