Meet the Partners

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Penumbra

Penumbra is a leading mental health charity providing a range of support services to around 1800 people each week and 4500 people each year. Penumbra works with partners across seventeen local authority areas to provide innovative mental health support in a community setting.

Its compassionate and highly skilled recovery teams work with the people it supports to create tailored and person focused strategies that give practical steps towards recovery. Using its individual recovery outcomes counter (I.ROC) and HOPE (home, opportunity, people, empowerment) toolkits, its whole person approach is based on the rights of the people it supports through choice, dignity and the expectation of recovery.

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Support in Mind Scotland (SiMS)

SiMS provides expert support and services to people affected by mental illness, including families, carers and friends. The charity has 47 years of experience supporting some of the most isolated people in our communities through a range of activities including one-to-one support, benefits and employability advice, outreach services, peer support, volunteering, and a wide range of group activities.

SiMS supports more than 1,300 people each week in 25 diverse projects across the country. As well as being a proud delivery partner of the Scottish Government’s Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme, the charity convenes the National Rural Mental Health Forum and is the founding Scottish member of Mental Health UK.

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Lifelink

Lifelink is a charity which has supported adults and young people to make positive changes in their lives, realise their own abilities to cope with stress and develop ways of overcoming mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. Lifelink believes good mental health is fundamental to our overall wellbeing. Having the skills and tools to cope with life, the pressures that can arise at home, school or work, helps us to tackle stress, depression and anxiety more effectively and allows us to interact more fully in our own lives.

Lifelink aims to support every person it works with to become happier and healthier, wherever they live, work or learn.

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

SAMH has been around since 1923, and is regarded as Scotland’s national mental health charity.

It operates in over 60 communities working with adults and young people providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.  These services together with SAMH’s national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention and active living; inform its policy and campaign work to influence positive social change.

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Lanarkshire Association for Mental Health (LAMH)

LAMH was formed in 1983 to establish a forum that would serve as a focus for the development of services for people who experience mental illness within the communities of Lanarkshire.

Since then, there has been steady growth in services and it currently provide community based support services throughout Lanarkshire.

It has around 70 staff – full and part-time and sessional staff – and involves volunteers.

LAMH is governed by a Board and supported by local advisory groups and consultation groups with service users/carers taking all the places on the latter groups and service users have at least 50 per cent of places on the Board. LAMH is committed to the meaningful participation of users in all aspects of service development and delivery.

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The Richmond Fellowship Scotland (TRFS)

TRFS is a charity which supports around 2500 people across Scotland with a broad range of needs to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities.

It is the largest provider of social care services in Scotland, providing personalised, high-quality community-based support services for those who require support in their lives. Some may have mental health difficulties, learning disabilities or autism; others may have dementia, alcohol or drug issues or forensic backgrounds.

Its services work in person-centred ways to offer choice, promote inclusion and maximise ability.

The 190 rural and urban based services employ more than 2500 staff across 28 local authorities. It has a proven track record and understanding in providing high quality services to meet the unique needs and aspirations of the individuals it supports. It aims to be people focused, motivated by the needs of individuals and communities and driven by strong values and a firm commitment to choice, dignity and social inclusion.