#MENtionIt is a new campaign to encourage men who are experiencing a crisis to contact Penumbra’s 1st Response service.

1st Response launched in Grampaign in 2016. It provides discreet, short term, practical support to people in distress. It is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

Although anyone can contact 1st Response for support, analysis of service data has found that men experiencing difficulties are much less likely to contact the service than women.

#MENtionIt has been launched to raise awareness of 1st Response amongst men, and to encourage men feeling frustrated, depressed or distressed to contact the service and… #MENtionIt.

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Help us raise awareness of 1st Response and show support for the campaign by using #MENtionIt on Twitter and Instagram.


Who to contact for help


Aberdeenshire 1st Response

0800 135 7950
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Aberdeen 1st Response

0800 234 3695
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Moray 1st Response

0800 234 3490
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116 123 (freephone)

Breathing Space

0800 83 85 87
Open Monday—Thursday 6pm to 2am, and Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.

Silver Line

0800 4 70 80 90