Health and Wellbeing
Perth and Kinross Mental Health Directory of Services
This is a mental health directory of services within Perth and Kinross. It also includes national services, telephone help lines and useful websites.
If you’re feeling down, if you have a concern about something or you just want to talk to someone about your worries, there are lots of places you can go for help and support.
Download the directory here.
This service is for anyone aged 16+ who is experiencing symptoms of poor mental health or emotional wellbeing and a specific diagnosis is not required for a referral to be made. They offer recovery focused support through engagement in a range of therapeutic and meaningful activities with the aim of helping young people into positive destinations by increasing confidence and resilience and developing social, practical and life skills.Click here to see what PKAVS can do for you!
This is an excellent Guide for parents and others coping with a young person who self harms - if someone you know self harms or if you think they may be then this may provide some helpful advice Coping with Self-harm
Getting it right for every child (GIRFEC) is the national approach in Scotland to improving outcomes and supporting the wellbeing of young people by offering the right help at the right time from the right people. It supports young people and parent(s) to work in partnership with the services that can help them. The wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of GIRFEC and the Understanding Wellbeing leaflet explains the GIREC Wellbeing Indicators.
Psychoactive Substances and Club Drugs
This handbook has been produced by 2 charity organisations to help families understand how drugs have changed in recent years. It will help you understand what these substances are, what their effects are and what the legal situation is. If you are concerned that your child is using drugs, this booklet is for you. It’s been written to help you cope with the situation and help you think of positive ways to talk to and support your child, to allow them to stay safe from harm.