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Useful links

Dundee sighThe following links will give you information on some services in the Dundee and Angus area. There is also information on some Scotland and UK wide organisations.

Mental Health Support

Wellbeing Dundee

Wellbeing works Dundee promotes better wellbeing for those who face mental health challenges.

Phone: 01382 227 288


Angus Mental Health Association

The Angus Mental Health Association Provides support and activities in community settings for people experiencing mental health difficulties throughout Angus.

1-3 Bridge Street, Montrose DD10 8AB

Phone: 01674 676494

Mindspace PK

Mindspace provide Counselling and psychotherapy for adults, young people and groups in Perth and Kinross. Mindspace Counselling Services

18 - 20 York Place, Perth PH2 8EH

Phone: 01738 631639
Text: 07807 463260

Email: info@mindspacepk.com

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Website containing information on mental health, information on training, blog, publications.


Website with information, discussion boards, news. Also conducts research into mental illness and aim to raise awareness and challenge attitudes.

Helpline: SANELINE 0300 304 7000 (open 4.30pm-10.30pm)
Email: sanemail@sane.org.uk

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone line service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Helpline opening times;

Weekdays - Monday - Thursday 6pm - 2am

Weekends - Friday from 6pm until Monday at 6am

See Me

Website and campaigning organisation challenging the stigma associated with mental ill health.

Positive Outcomes for Dissociative Survivors

PODS provides information, events, newsletters, links to research, books, magazines, resources and other websites about Dissociation. The above website is a useful resource for people living with a dissociative disorder and information regarding therapists.

A Guide to UK Based Mental Health Support Helplines

This guide helps helps to demystify these helplines so people can select the most appropriate one for their needs. The guide is created by Cassiobury Court.

Suicidal Feelings

If you are feeling overwhelmed, you don’t feel that you are coping, you are feeling there’s no point, you may be seriously thinking of taking your own life. It can help to speak about how you are feeling and what is going on for you. All our support workers are trained in working with suicidal feelings. The following information is about other agencies that can help.


Helpline: 01382 832555 (local call charges apply)

National telephone: 116 123 (this number is free to call)

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Samaritans also offer drop-in appointments at their office (phone for details):

6 Old Glamis Road




Breathing Space

Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help. So don’t let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.

Helpline: 0800 83 85 87 Monday to Thursday 6pm-2am Friday 6pm to Monday 6am


Insight Counselling

Angus 125 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1DP

Phone: 01241 871140
Email: wellbeing@insightcounselling.org.uk

10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LL

Phone: 01382 305720
Email: insight@number10.co.uk

Sexual Health

Sexual Health and Wellbeing Tayside

If you have any concerns in relation to your sexual health you may want to consider contacting the Tayside Sexual and reproductive health clinic. You do not need to give your real name. However it is important for you to go back for your results and any follow up treatment.

Tayside Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic (Previously Family Planning), Level 7 South Block, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee

Phone: 01382 425542 - between 0900 hours and 1200 hours

Alternatives Dundee

At Alternatives Dundee we provide support that is person centred and confidential. This means that we are a safe place for you to talk through your concerns. We will not tell you what to do. We are there to support you in finding your own answers and a way forward that is right for you. Our service is free. Alternatives Dundee have face to face appointments that are available throughout the week. Evening appointments can also be arranged.

Alternatives provides;

· Pregnancy Choices discussion

· Post abortion care

· Miscarriage support

· Support in infertility

· Child loss support

· Self-esteem groups/mentoring for teenage girls


Helpline 01382 221112

Textline 07599 955231

Email info@alternativesdundee.co.uk

The Corner

Provides support, health information and peer led services for young people, including sexual health.

13 Shore Terrace, Dundee

Phone: 01382 206060
Email: office.corner@nhs.net

Sexual Health and Contraceptive Services in Angus

Support and information for anyone who is HIV + or Hepatitis C.

Angus Sexual & Reproductive Health Clinic, Abbey Health Centre, East Abbey Street, Arbroath

Phone: 01241 879753


Domestic Abuse

Support, information and refuge accommodation for women, children and young people with experience of domestic abuse.

Dundee Women’s Aid

45 North Lindsay Street, Dundee DD1 1PW

Helpline: 01382 207099
Business line: 01382 220803

Email: info@dundeewomensaid.co.uk


Angus Women’s Aid

7 Lindsay Street Arbroath DD11 1RP

Phone: 01241 439437

Scottish Women’s Aid

A website containing information for women and young people about domestic abuse. The site also contains useful information for workers about training, campaigning and publications. You can also find your local women’s aid on the site.

LGBT Domestic Abuse

The site provides information for LGBT individuals who think they may be experiencing domestic abuse and information to services that provide support to LGBT individuals experiencing Domestic Abuse.


Police Scotland Information on Domestic Abuse

The site provides information about how you can report domestic abuse to the police and the service you will receive from the Police.


Drug and Alcohol Support

Dundee Drugs and Aids Project

Support and counselling for individual drug users and their families, provided by outreach workers. Training to other professionals. Web Project targets 16 year olds in relation to drugs, sexual health and other life-skill areas Average waiting time for appointment is one week.

76 Bell Street Dundee, DD1 1HF

Phone: 01382 200532


Perth Drug and Alcohol Team

Phone: 01738 444433

Tayside Harm Reduction Centre

This service provides information and advice on safer sex, condoms, pregnancy testing and counselling, safer drug use, safer injecting and needle exchange. There is a specialist harm reduction nurse led clinic operating on a Mon 1.00-4.00pm for substance misuse related issues.

The Cairn Centre, 12 Rattray Street, Dundee DD1 1NA

Phone: 01382 204248

Drug Problems Centre (Community Intervention Services)

Constitution House, Dundee

Phone: 01382 424544
Advice Line: 01382 424500


LGBTI Support

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s largest youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation.


The Scottish Transgender Alliance

The Scottish Transgender Alliance aims to improve the lives and experiences of all transgender people living in Scotland.


The Equality Network

The Equality Network works for Lesbian, gay, bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) equality and human rights in Scotland.


Transgender Zone

The Transgender Zone supports those who feel they are confused about their gender, those who are looking for support for someone who is transgender, and health and social care professionals who want to learn more about the subject.



Mermaids is a support group for gender variant children, teenagers and their families. The group is run by parents and young people who have dealt with or are dealing with gender identity issues.


The LGBT Domestic Abuse Website

The site provides information for LGBT individuals who think they may be experiencing domestic abuse and information to services that provide support to LGBT individuals experiencing Domestic Abuse.



Access over 100 verified UK Trans support groups and locate one close to you. Detailed profiles offer specific information on the scope of support provided, meeting schedules and contact information.


Male Survivors

Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides a free telephone counselling service for men who have experienced any form of sexual abuse or sexual violence at any time in their lives.

Helpline: 0845 122 1201


Trauma Counselling Line Scotland

Confidential telephone counselling service for male survivors of childhood abuse. Physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, spiritual, neglect. If you have been abused in any way we have qualified, experienced counsellors who are ready to listen, support and help you to move forward.

Call free on 08088 020406.

Men's Advice Line

This is a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner (ex-partner). The Advice Line offers practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends and family. They aim to increase safety of men experiencing domestic violence and help them to reduce risk.


Opening Hours: Monday to Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
Telephone: Freephone: 0808 801 0327
Email: info@mensadviceline.org.uk


Victim Support

Victim Support provides free and confidential emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice process. Victim Support operate a local service in Dundee.

Support Line: 08 08 16 89 111

Victim Information Service: 08 08 16 89 293


Men Only Tayside

Men Only Tayside is an innovative and leading sexual health partnership between NHS Tayside and Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland.Men looking for support following rape and sexual assault can contact the helpline by


calling 01382 238720 or

emailing thtrefs@victimsupportsco.org.uk.


Support for Ethnic Minority Women

Dundee International Women’s Centre

Dundee International Women’s Centre (DIWC) provides a safe, friendly, comfortable environment for the personal development of all women, regardless of race, culture, faith/belief, age, ability or sexual orientation.

Unit 9, Manhattan Business Park, Dundonald Street Dundee DD3 7PY

Phone: 01382 462058
Email: mail@diwc.co.uk


AMINA – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre is a unique charity which works with Muslim women and promotes the understanding of their needs in society. We do this by providing advice and support services to encourage, enable and empower Muslim women and also by advising policy makers.

Unit MF 6B, Old Mill Complex, Brown Street, Dundee DD1 5EG

Freephone Helpline: 0808 801 0301
Phone: 01382 224687
Email: info@mwrc.org.uk

Roshni – The Ethnic Survivors Forum

The Ethnic Survivors Forum is a new culturally sensitive service available for minority ethnic communities and professional bodies. They offer support services for minority ethnic adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Freephone Helpline: 0808 80 22 222

Shakti Women’s Aid

Shakti Women’s Aid offer support, advocacy and information to all black / minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse. They have a worker based within Dundee Women’s Aid.

Phone: 01382 207095


TARA – Trafficking Awareness Raising Alliance

TARA is a first responder for the National Referral Mechanism, provides comprehensive assessment of needs including risk, and offers a range of support services. TARA is located within Community Safety Glasgow (CSG).

First Floor, Eastgate, 727 London Road, Glasgow G40 3AQ

Phone: 0141 276 7724
Email: corporatevaw@drs.glasgow.gov.uk

Stop the Traffick

The website provides information on the scale and reality of trafficking, provides information on real life experiences and campaigns. Also provides links to a large amount of resources on Trafficking – Films, Posters, Schools, Fundraising etc.


ECPAT UK – Protecting Children Everywhere

ECPAT UK is active in research, campaigning and lobbying government to prevent child exploitation and protect children in tourism and child victims of trafficking.


Legal and Court Support

Victim Support Scotland

Provides emotional and practical support to anyone in Scotland who has been affected by crime, whether or not it is reported. They give information about how the police and courts work as well as support people should a case go to trial. VSS provides advice to help people to be safe at home and when out and about. They inform people of their rights as victims of a crime and how to ensure these rights are upheld.

VSS also supports people through the court process and when serving as a witness. They can sit in and provide silent support for witnesses while they give evidence, give court familiarisation visits, help with expense forms and speak to other agencies on a witness’ behalf.

Dundee Office 10 Constitution Road, Dundee DD1 1LL

Phone: 0345 603 9213

Angus Office 82 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1HL

Phone: 0345 603 9213

Angus District Procurator Fiscal

Procurator Fiscal’s Office, Sheriff Court, Forfar DD8 3LA

Phone: 01382 346 584

Dundee Procurator Fiscal’s Office

Procurator Fiscal’s Office, PO Box 39, Caledonian House, Greenmarket, Dundee DD1 4QA

Phone: 01382 342559

Dundee North Law Centre

101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee DD4 0DX

Phone: 01382 307230

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

A government organisation that can pay money (compensation) to people who have been physically or mentally injured because they were the blameless victim of a violent crime.

Phone: 0800 358 360


Young people


Helpline for children in danger/ distress Freephone: 0800 1111

The Corner

Provides support, health information and peer led services for young people, including sexual health.

13 Shore Terrace, Dundee

Phone: 01382 206060
Email: office.corner@tpct.scot.nhs.uk

Cool2talk Health Information for Young People

Information on drink, drugs, emotional health, general health, lifestyle, relationships, services and sexual health. Its Cool2Talk and chatting with someone about health issues can help. Anonymous – Confidential – Free.


Child Exploitation and Online Protection – CEOP

The latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Find out what’s good, what’s not and what you can do about it. If you look after young people there’s an area for you too – with resources you can use in the classroom, at home or just to get with it. Most importantly, there’s also a place which anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. All the information here is brought to you by the team at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.


National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The Hideout Women’s Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it’s happening to you Talk to Frank Website that provides information on drugs and contact information for support agencies. Face up to it Information for young people about sexual exploitation and other related issues.

Freephone: 0808 800 5000

Young Minds

Young Minds are a national children’s mental health charity. Their website includes information for young people about feelings and emotions, information for parents/carers and professionals who work with young people. Website providing useful information for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young people.


The Scottish Child Law Centre

They provide services throughout the whole of Scotland. They help children and young people, their families and carers, and professionals working for and with children by providing free expert legal advice and information through their advice line, email and website. They are the only Law Centre in Scotland that works exclusively for children and young people.

You can contact them for legal advice by phone, email or letter.

Advice Line Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.00pm Phone: 0131 667 6333

Freecall Under 21s (landlines): 0800 328 8970

Freecall Under 21s (mobiles): 0300 3301421

Admin line: 0131 668 4400

Email: enquiries@sclc.org.uk


Other Useful Contacts

Dundee Child Care and Protection Committee

Links to information on child protection for adults, parents, people working with young people. With a useful section on guidance, links and what to do if you have a child protection concern.


Adult Support and Protection

Information on how to protect adults at risk of harm and to help ensure their safety and dignity at all time.


Angus Violence Against Women Partnership

The Angus Violence against Women Partnership (AVAWP) is a multi-agency partnership which co-ordinates and supports professionals from voluntary and statutory agencies tackle a range of issues, including domestic abuse, prostitution, human trafficking, rape and sexual assault.


Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership

The Dundee Violence Against Women Partnership website provides information on Violence against women, Information for women, young people and children, Friends, Family and Colleagues of Survivors and for Professionals. The site also provides links to some useful publications and also links to a wide range of other services and information relating to Violence Against Women.

Welfare Rights

The Welfare Rights Service provides an information and advice service, dealing with issues such as poverty, income maximisation, benefits advice, representation and debt counselling.

Welfare Rights Angus
Phone: ACCESSLine 08452 777 778

Welfare Rights Dundee
Phone: 01382 431167

Dundee My Life Portal

This site is designed to help people of Dundee to find information about extra support to help with their care needs.