We at Hillcrest Futures can offer one to one support and advice as well as group sessions to young people of high school age (11-16.).
What is a peer? A peer is someone who has their own personal lived experience of mental health and wellbeing struggles. Our sessions offer a safe space for you to be heard and understood by someone who has experienced similar struggles that you may be feeling at the moment. They will spend time getting to know you and give advice and tips on how to improve your mental health and wellbeing using coping strategies.
Who is this service for? Young people of high school age (11-16), who are finding it difficult to manage their mental health and wellbeing. We are here to let you know about the available support options in your local community if needed. How is the service delivered? If you are registered at a GP is based in Montrose, Edzell Brechin, Forfar & Kirriemuir, we will be working in your local area. Peer workers will start by speaking to you about how you are feeling and ask some questions. We will then use this information to support you by providing you with tools and coping strategies. We may also refer you to other agencies If we feel it’s needed.
What to expect from our service? We offer up to 3 sessions, if you feel don’t need all 3 that is ok. We hope by the end of 3 sessions we have given you some tools to self manage and future plan. We can meet at school or a place in the community that is convenient to you.
How to make an appointment:
- Speak to your guidance teacher or contact your GP Practice or
- Get in touch using @HillcrestAngusMentalHealth on Social media or
- Call 01307 460101 or
- E-mail AngusMentalHealthPeerSupport@HillcrestFutures.org.uk