NHS Community Mental Health Service (CMHT)

The Community Mental Health Team’s primary aim is to provide a high quality, comprehensive service to people experiencing severe and enduring mental ill health. The team also provides a service to those with more moderate or mild mental health difficulties aligned to difficult life events or circumstances.

The Community Mental Health Service aims to encourage and empower adults on their personal recovery journey. The focus is on helping people to understand their difficulties and find new ways of approaching things. The Community Mental Health Service includes the CMHTs as well as other agencies which are contracted to provide supports to meet a range of needs.

The community mental health service provides assessment, support and counselling primarily for people under the age of 65 with mental health problems, and their carers. Please visit your GP if you would like to discuss a referral to the mental health service. See more information on this service.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are here in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and information. “It is our belief and hope that by  empowering people they will have the resources to recover.” Visit their website for information on self help and many links to subjects of interest.

Tel: 0800 83 85 87
(24 hours at weekends, Fri–Mon 6pm–6am
and Mon–Thurs 6pm–2am)

Penumbra Nova Service

Penumbra runs a Nova Service in Angus. It is based in Arbroath and works with adults experiencing mental health difficulties throughout the Angus area.

The Service provides flexible, person-centred and recovery-focused support. Individuals are offered one to one support, POWWOWS (Penumbra Workshops on Wellbeing) and Peer Support.

The primary aim of the service is to promote social inclusion through community integration and involvement. Individuals supported by the service are encouraged to access mainstream activities and increase their social network, which is achieved through careful planning of the individual’s personal goals. Self management and well-being tools are also offered.

The project has an employment worker who can provide support and guidance to individuals who are looking to get back into paid or voluntary work.

Another asset to the project is the support offered by peer workers, who can share their own lived experience of mental health and recovery journeys to encourage others to make positive changes in their lives.

Penumbra – Argus Peer Service

Angus Peer Service is delivered from seven GP Practices in Angus. Using their own lived experience of mental health recovery, our team of Peer Workers offer authenticity and a unique insight that can enable and empower positive wellbeing.

Up-to 3 appointments are offered to explore self-management techniques and connect people with community resources or organisations that support their wellbeing. A range of Wellbeing Workshops are also offered at each practice.

Angus Peer Service is available at the following GP Practices:

  • Abbey Practice, Arbroath
  • Carnoustie Medical Centre
  • Friockheim Health Centre, Arbroath
  • Monifieth Medical Practice
  • The Medical Centre, Arbroath
  • Springfield East, Arbroath
  • Springfield West, Arbroath

People wishing to access the service should be over the age of 16 years and registered at one of the above GP Practices to access this service. Appointments and workshop bookings can be made at the GP surgery reception desk.

Email for more information:

Check out our service leaflet HERE

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