Action on Depression is Scotland’s only national organisation working with and for people affected by depression. It is a user-influenced organisation committed to providing support, raising awareness of depression and reducing the stigma surrounding the condition.
t: 0131 243 2786 e: email@example.com
Acumen is a support network that enables mental health service users and carers in Argyll & Clyde to participate as equal partners in the development of services and the promotion of well-being and recovery.
t: 0141 847 8900 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
AdvoCard is a service user-led, independent advocacy organisation. Its services are primarily for people with experience of mental illness in Edinburgh. It provides opportunities for people to participate effectively in decisions affecting all aspects of their lives.
t: 0131 554 5307 e: email@example.com
African Lanarkshire for Mental Health works to improve the mental health of African people in North Lanarkshire, to promote advocacy for mental health and combat the stigma of mental illness, and to provide information to allow people to make informed decisions.
t: 07404 087 154 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alma Project aims to improve the mental health and well-being of inhabitants of Edinburgh and Lothians by using art as a therapeutic tool. The Project was established in December 2010 by former staff members, service users, volunteers and supporters of the Stepping Stones mental health project.
t: 0770 36 39 334 e: email@example.com
Bipolar Scotland provides information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder/manic depression and their carers. It also promotes self-help throughout Scotland, and informs and educates about the condition.
t: 0141 560 2050. e: firstname.lastname@example.org
CAPS (Consultation & Advocacy Promotion Service) is an independent advocacy organisation for people who use or have used mental health services. It is totally independent from its funders and other agencies who offer services to its clients. CAPS provides individual and collective advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian.
t: 0131 273 5116 e: email@example.com
Compass User Group provides culturally sensitive mental health care to young people and adults across Glasgow. The service is aimed at people with a past history of torture/rape or sexual assault and who experience mental health problems such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder.
t: 0141 630 4985 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dundee Service User Network is a service user involvement platform for people in Dundee with a lived experience of mental illness.
t: 01382 305 743 e: email@example.com
Edinburgh Patients Council is an independent collective advocacy project for people who use or have used the services of The Royal Edinburgh Hospital. It strengthens the voice of patients and former patients through independent collective advocacy and builds on the foundations established by patients over twenty years.
t: 0131 537 6462 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Express Group Fife provides opportunities for self-help social activities, outings and holidays for people in Fife with a lived experience of mental illness. It also provides a space where members can share experiences and offer mutual support.
t: 01592 652975 e: email@example.com
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is one of the principal providers of mental health services in Greater Glasgow. The Association aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and to their carers.
t: 0141 552 5592 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hug Spirit Advocacy is a collective advocacy group representing the interests of mental health service users across the Highlands. It campaigns to improve the rights, services and treatment of people with mental health problems in the Highlands.
t: 01463 719366 e: email@example.com
Klacksun works in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council and local NHS services. Through this relationship, it provides a forum for people with mental health problems to consider, review and develop principles and practices in relation to these services.
t: 01259 215048 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lanarkshire Links is a mental health service user and carer led organisation whose members support each other to become involved in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of mental health services in Lanarkshire.
t: 01698 265232 e: email@example.com
Mental Health Foundation Scotland focuses on social justice and inequality in mental health, raising awareness of mental health with the public and working in partnership with community organisations, policy makers and researchers. Our programmes link together policy, research evidence and practice, helping people and publicly recognises the role mental health plays in life.
t: 0131 243 3800 or 0141 572 0125 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Health Network (Greater Glasgow) is a service user led organisation that gathers the experiences and opinions of people who have used mental health services in the Greater Glasgow area. It believes that service users possess valuable insight into services that will prove invaluable to service providers.
t: 0141 550 8417 e: email@example.com
Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland provides a responsive and accessible, independent and impartial service to help make decisions on the compulsory care and treatment of people with mental disorders in Scotland. The Tribunal was created in 2005 by virtue of section 21 of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003. The Tribunal is located in Hamilton and its staff work throughout Scotland.
t: 0800 345 70 60 Freephone e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland aims to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental illness, learning disability and related conditions. We do this by empowering individuals and their carers and by influencing and challenging service providers and policy makers.
t: 0131 313 8777 or 0800 389 6809 e: email@example.com
New Horizons Borders was founded in 1993 to provide facilities independent of conventional mental health services. It also provides informal meeting places across the Borders where members can access mutual support and develop friendships.
t: 01896 755510 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Penumbra supports adults and young people in Scotland to move towards mental wellbeing. Our vision is of a society where people with mental health problems expect recovery and are accepted, supported and have the resources to fulfill their potential.
t: 0131 475 2380 e: email@example.com
Plus Perth & Kinross is a charitable company led by people who have used mental health services. PLUS objectives include the promotion of mental health as everyone’s concern, challenging stigma, influencing positive changes in mental health services and promoting a fair and inclusive society.
t: 01738 626242 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scotia Clubhouse is dedicated to the recovery of people experiencing mental health problems by providing opportunities for their members to live, work and learn, while contributing their talents through a community of mutual support.
t: 0141 551 5047 e: email@example.com
Scottish Association for Mental Health is one of Scotland’s leading mental health charities. It works hard every day to ensure that people are talking about mental health through community based services for people with mental health problems, national programmes, policy and campaigning work and fund-raising.
t: 0141 530 1000 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Dementia Working Group is a national campaigning group run by people with dementia. It is the independent voice of people with dementia within Alzheimer Scotland. The Group campaigns to improve services for people with dementia and to improve attitudes towards people with dementia.
t: 0141 418 3939 e: email@example.com
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland. It is a membership organisation. Its aim is to ensure that high quality advocacy is available to everyone who needs it in Scotland.
t: 0131 556 6443 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.
t: 0141 572 0413 e: email@example.com
Scottish Recovery Network was launched in 2004 as an initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems. SRN developed out of a loose affiliation of individuals and organisations with a common interest in recovery and share its information and ideas as quickly as possible.
t: 0141 240 7790 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
See Me is Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental ill-health. The campaign is an alliance of five mental health organisations and fully funded by the Scottish Government. It launched in 2002.
t: 0131 516 6819 e: email@example.com
South West Community Mental Health Project provides a social support service, through group work, based in local community settings, to individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. It uses an open referral system and supports individuals to utilise their skills and access local mainstream opportunities.
t: 0141 276 3590 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
User and Carer Involvement is a Scottish charity operating across Dumfries and Galloway. Its mission is to provide a representative voice for people who have mental illness, dementia or learning disabilities and, as a result, ensure positive changes in service provision.
t: 01387 255330 e: email@example.com
Time and Space is a service for people with complex mental health problems in Glasgow. It works with people who are troubled by auditory hallucinations (voice hearers) and their families.
t: 07875219668 or 07891673485 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
West Dunbartonshire Mental Health Forum is a group of people and carers from West Dunbartonshire who have experienced mental health difficulties. The Forum offers a place for people to meet and share their thoughts on West Dunbartonshire’s mental health services and to influence the wider community.
t: 01389 742294 e: email@example.com