Mental Health


Adult Mental Health and CAMHS Directorate – NHS Grampian

A service to people aged up to 65 years who live in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland.

Service provision via multi-disciplinary teams comprising: medical, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work and community psychiatric nursing staff.

Phone: 01224 557282 or 0345 456 6000



Aberdeenshire Signposting Project

Provides a service within GP surgeries, Community Hospitals and by self-referral to help enhance quality of life and promote positive mental health.

ASP works with people to find tailored solutions to the non-medical issues affecting quality of life, mood and wellbeing.

Phone: 01467 628713




Combat Stress

Mental health treatment and support to ex-Service men and women.

Phone: 0800 138 1619




Living Life Helpline

Telephone counselling service for people with low mood, mild to moderate depression or anxiety.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here


Mental Health Aberdeen

Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk with a trained person to make changes in your life.  Areas of difficulty where counselling can help include:

  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Domestic or Relationship Problems
  • Substance Misuse
  • Any form of personal and emotional anxiety and distress



Aberdeen Counselling & Information Service (ACIS) – Telephone Helpline

A telephone helpline for people in Aberdeenshire who have questions relating to mental illness. Confidential advice and support to anyone affected by mental illness, including relatives or carers.

Phone: 01224 573892 voicemail service available


Banff and Buchan Counselling Service (BBCS)

BBCS provides free confidential counselling for residents in the Banff and Buchan area.

Phone: 01779 470163

Calls answered Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday AM,

otherwise voicemail




One to One Deeside Counselling Service

Free confidential counselling for residents in Deeside.

Phone: 013398 86700



Companions Befriending

A project of Mental Health Aberdeen that operates in Peterhead/Fraserburgh area for people aged 18 – 65yrs experiencing mental ill-health and are past clients of the Community Mental Health Team.

Phone: 01779 470122




A support service in Inverurie providing support, assistance and encouragement for people who are experiencing or recovering from mental ill-health.

Phone: 01467 622377



Inverythan Centre

A community resource for Ellon and the surrounding area for people affected by mental health issues.

Phone: 01358 723423




A community support service in Peterhead providing help, support, encouragement and information for people who are experiencing mental ill-health.

Phone: 01779 480499


The Arches

A community support service in Banff providing help, support, encouragement and information for people who are experiencing mental ill-health.

Phone: 01261 815449



Networks of Wellbeing Ltd (NoW)

Promotes and supports people improve their mental health and wellbeing.  Based in Huntly the service is community based and recovery focussed.

Phone: 01466 793732




No Panic

A national organisation which helps people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders. Also helps those trying to give up Tranquillizers. Also provides support for carers.

Phone: 0844 967 4848

10am-10pm to speak to someone 365 days/yr, after 10pm a recording of a Breathing and Relaxation Technique is available.

Crisis Number: 01952 680835 for recording of Breathing Technique




Penumbra Aberdeenshire 1st Response

Short-term support for people, aged over 16, who are feeling overwhelmed, in distress or at crisis point.

Phone:  0800 1357950 (free)

Text:  07818 457223


Appointment service by request

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am-5pm



Pillar Kincardine

A charity based in Stonehaven but servicing Kincardine and Mearns that promotes recovery in mental health.

Phone: 01569 767222 or





A UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness.  Textcare allows you to arrange messages of support at the best time.

Phone: 0300 304 7000

SANEline-6pm-11pm daily (free)




See Me

Scotland’s programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.  See Me is funded by the Scottish Government and Comic Relief, and managed by the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and the Mental Health Foundation.



The Spark

Provides the support you need – whatever your relationship, whenever you need it and wherever you are in Scotland.

Phone: 0141 2227 999 (Counselling appointments)

Phone: 0808 802 2088 (Relationship helpline - free)