What the service offers

The service is provided by a team of Recovery Practitioners, Recovery Workers, and Peer Workers, who have a personal lived experience of mental health problems and can share their own recovery story to inspire hope and belief that recovery is possible for all.  

The service provides a range of support, including: 

  • 1:1 support using person centred planning tools, tips and techniques 

  • WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Planning 

  • POWWOWS (Penumbra Workshops on Wellbeing) – Group workshops to share learning and strategies around common issues 

  • 1st Response – 1st Response can provide you with short term support when you feel at crisis point. If you are feeling overwhelmed, we can provide support tailored to your needs. We will support you to find ways to successfully resolve the crisis situation and to plan for your own future.         

The service also supports people to access local resources and connect positively with their community.  

Expect recovery 

Using our recovery focused tools the service supports people to improve their quality of life by identifying their own goals. Peer Workers work alongside people as they work towards these personal goals. 

Using our HOPE Toolkit, Peer Workers support people to enhance their existing strengths and learn healthy new problem solving skills. Peer relationships help people to overcome their fears by supporting them to try new things, empower them to make their own choices and successfully overcome challenges.  

1st Response

1st Response can provide you with short term support when you feel at crisis point. If you are feeling overwhelmed, we can provide support tailored to your needs when you need it most. You will receive sensitive and nonjudgmental support, information and signposting. We will support you to find ways to successfully resolve the crisis situation and to plan for your future.

Why peer work is important 

Peer workers are people who have lived experience of mental health problems. The peer relationship is an equal and mutual relationship, based on empathy and compassion, and without judgment. 

The sharing of experiences can be a powerful aid to personal change and recovery. Your Peer Worker will be alongside you to respectfully share ideas and learning. Using their insight, they can support you to challenge your own expectations and behaviours, understand your frustrations and act as a role model.  


Contact us


Moray Mental Health and Wellness Centre
30/32 Batchen Street
Elgin
IV30 1QP

T 0844 6251625 (1st Response)
T 01343 556 191
E moraywellnesscentre@penumbra.org.uk



Other services


If you need support outside the Wellness Centre’s opening times, you can contact: 

T 116 123 (freephone)

Open 24 hours a days, 365 days a year. 

T 0800 83 85 87

Open weekdays Monday—Thursday 6pm to 2am, and weekends Friday 6pm to Monday 6am. 

T 0800 1111

Always open.

T 0800 4 70 80 90

Always open. 

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