This service is available to all adults in Angus (16 and over) who experience thoughts of suicide, who may have attempted suicide and for any family member, carer or friends of adults experiencing suicidal thoughts. Support is provided by telephone, email and face to face.

Walk-In Services are available within your local community and are advertised via our social media pages.

Angus Suicide Prevention & Support Service provides support between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

No application is required to access this service. We will work with people who access this service, to be listened to and heard; using self management planning tools, to support them to manage next steps and feel supported in their current circumstances.

All adults in Angus can access this service, whether they are experiencing suicidal thoughts or intent themselves, or whether they support someone who is experiencing suicidal thoughts.

We will respond to all enquiries within a 72 hour period.  A short message can be left giving consent for them to be contacted by our dedicated member of staff.

The service aims to promote the quality of life of the people who access the service through the following principles of the service delivery:

  • Recovery
  • Self Management
  • Understanding
  • Security
  • Responsiveness
  • Social Inclusion
  • Accessibility
  • Reliability
  • Anti-discriminatory
  • Equality
  • Courtesy

People who use the service will feel

  • Safe
  • Supported
  • They can deal with stigma/discrimination
  • They have a say
  • They have a choice
  • More respected
  • More confident
  • More empowered
  • More independent
  • More skilled
  • More hopeful for the future

One to One Support

Appointments can be arranged by contacting our service via freephone: 0800 1357899 or email aspss@penumbra.org.uk

Our Recovery Practitioner will meet the individual in a community location that is most suited to their needs.

Within support sessions, we will provide effective emotional and practical support. We will listen and understand the individual’s current circumstances, help them to manage feelings of distress and support them to plan their next steps.

Penumbra’s HOPE Toolkit, offers a range of self-management tools and plans that can support individuals to manage their wellbeing.

Information and Signposting

We will provide information and advice on how to access other appropriate services, such as statutory services, third sector organisations and community groups. We can also make referrals to the new counselling service in Angus for people who are bereaved by Suicide.

Various walk-in services will be advertised via social media pages and will be available within each locality on a regular basis.

Service Location and Hours

The service is delivered across each locality in Angus, giving convenient and easy accessibility. The service has an office base with a dedicated free phone line and a 1:1 support room in Arbroath. We will access suitable spaces within the local community to make this service available regardless of where the person lives in Angus. People can receive face to face support, telephone or email support.

The service offers flexible opening hours which will be well publicised and demand led. A consultation and development period is expected in the early days of service delivery to ensure the service can ensure our opening hours are meeting the demands of the people.

Contact Details

For more information about the Angus Suicide Prevention & Support Service please contact;

General enquiries: 01241 873900

Email: aspss@penumbra.org.uk

Freephone: 0800 135 78 99