In this area here we are sharing information links which promote improved and sustained wellbeing.
Mindspace Lockdown Listening Service
This is a temporary listening service for those who are experiencing difficulties as a result of Lockdown. The service is available until August 31st 2020 though may be extended should Lockdown be extended further.
Please telephone 07928 859628 to access this service.
Callers need to be aged 16 or over.
The service is available Monday to Friday between 10.00am and 4.00pm.
Further information is available here at www.mindspacepk.com
Please note this is NOT a crisis service.
If you are in a crisis and unable to keep yourself safe please contact:
- The Practice on 01738 621844 between 08.00hrs and 18.00hrs Monday to Friday
- NHS 24 on 111 between 18.00hrs and 08.00hrs
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland
Despite lockdown and social distancing, Cruse Scotland's services remain open and are available to anyone bereaved, living anywhere in Scotland. No one need struggle with the loss of a loved one alone.
Although Cruse is unable to meet with clients on a face to face basis clients can receive support via telephone or online counselling using the NHS platform "Attend Anywhere". At the present time all clients will be allocated to a counsellor within a two week period regardless of where you live in Scotland.
Please click here to access the Cruse website.
Alternatively the following contact details are available:
NHS Community Listening Service
Provided by the Department of Spiritual Care within NHS Tayside, this service can help people discover their strength and find hope by sharing what's on their mind with someone who knows how to listen.
- 50 minute appointments
- NES trained, experienced Listener
- For anyone experiencing loss, illness, low mood, difficult relationships or life transitions.
Telephone or Text the following number between 09.00hrs and 17.00hrs Monday to Friday.
0796 777 1941
Wellbeing CBT packages
NHS Tayside has recently developed four CBT packages to promote improved well-being.
These packages are for:
- Managing Stress
- Managing Sleep
- Developing Resilience
- Managing during COVID-19
These packages can be accessed at the following website:
Once at the website you will be asked to choose a username and password and then enter the PIN SCOTLAND2020
Breathing Space Scotland
Breathing Space Scotland is a confidential telephone service for people living in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Telephone 0800 83 85 87 or click here to visit the Breathing Space website.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Macmillan Telephone Buddies.
Macmillan telephone buddies is a new UK wide telephone befriending service, set up by Macmillan in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Anyone affected by cancer can receive a regular telephone call- for a period of up to 12 weeks- from a trained volunteer buddy who can be there to provide a listening ear to support patients and their families who may be experiencing isolation and loneliness.
How it works:
- Sign up online or by phone to register your interest.
- Macmillan will get in touch to find out what support you need
- Macmillan will find a Telephone Buddy who suits your needs
- You will receive a weekly telephone call from your Telephone Buddy.
Find out more and sign up here or call the support line on 0808 808 00 00
Community support in Perth and Kinross during the Coronavirus pandemic
Click here to connect to P&K council website for further information on what support is available in your local community at this time.
Epilepsy Scotland check-in service
This service has been established by Epilepsy Scotland and is available to anyone who suffers from Epilepsy and who is experiencing loneliness or anxiety during this period of lockdown. They are offering a check-in service that will allow patients to discuss their concerns, ask any questions relating to their epilepsy or just have a conversation with someone who will check in to see how they are coping.
They promise to contact the patient at least once a week to help support them through this difficult time. Anyone can register by calling the helpline on 0808 800 2200 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org