Mental health support services
On this page you will find information about the mental health services and support in Aberdeenshire for children, young people, and adults. Some services you can access by self-referral. Others need an assessment by your GP. Some are free online services.
Mental Health Improvement and Wellbeing Service
The Mental Health Improvement and Wellbeing Service supports people to take control of their mental and physical health. The service is open to anyone, over the age of 16, who is able and motivated to make positive changes in your life.
It uses a person-centred approach to work with you to identify ways to make you feel better and connect you with other resources that can support you. This approach is based around you and your own needs, preferences and priorities.
You can refer yourself refer to this service.
This service is commissioned, funded, and provided by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Community Mental Health Team
Our Community Mental Health Team provides support for people experiencing serious mental health difficulties. You may at risk of significant harm, neglect, distress, or loss of independence.
Your GP needs to refer you to this service.
WELL Aberdeenshire provides recovery-focused support to people aged between 16 and 65 experiencing issues around mental health. The service can help with the following through 1 to 1 and group sessions:
- social isolation and promoting wellbeing
- participation and inclusion
- physical exercise
Togetherall is an online mental health support service for anyone over 16, struggling with common life stressors or mental health challenges. It is a safe space with therapeutic resources and online peer support. The service is free to use and is available 24/7, all year round.
The Togetherall community is anonymous, but to access it you need to register. During registration, select ‘My area is registered’ and enter your postcode. You will then be asked to create a completely anonymous user account.
This service is commissioned and funded by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership.
Kooth is a free online counselling service for young people aged 10 to 18 years.
It provides secure access to:
- support with emotional health and wellbeing needs from qualified counsellors
- self-help tools
- self-help articles, many written by users of the service
- moderated, scheduled forums
You can access the service anonymously by a log in. It is available 7 days a week, 365 days a year. One to one support is available from noon to 10pm, weekdays and 6pm to 10pm, Saturday and Sundays.
This service is commissioned and funded by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and accredited by The British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling (BACP).
Use ALISS and Scotland’s Service Directory to find help and support close to you when you need it most. You can search by postcode or area, and filter on specific types of services, organisations, or areas of interest.
Quarriers offers support and advice to unpaid carers looking after someone with a mental illness in Aberdeenshire.
Kincardine and Mearns area
Pillar Kincardineupport for people who are coping with serious emotional, social, or mental health challenges. It is for adults living in Kincardine and Mearns.
Networks of Wellbeing (NoW) provides support for people to improve their mental health and wellbeing. Now are based in Huntly.
If you need more information on mental health and wellbeing services, please phone 03456 08 12 06.