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Your journey. Your way.

We are Penumbra Mental Health, a pioneering charity providing dedicated services for people with mild to serious, enduring mental ill health.

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We are Penumbra Mental Health, a pioneering charity providing dedicated services for people with mild to serious, enduring mental ill health.

From being there for people in crisis to suicide prevention, supported living to self-harm management and peer support. We are with those we support every step of their journey to a better place.

People’s experiences are at the centre of everything that we do. We champion peer workers; they know that recovery is possible, because they’ve been there too.

Of course, everyone’s journey is different, so we work with people to identify, believe in, and reach their goals, whatever they may be.

Often, it’s about hope, but we know that’s not always easy for people to hold on to. And so, when times are tough, we hold it for them, keeping it safe – just until the time is right.

You see, Penumbra has always been about people; listening and learning, challenging, encouraging and enabling . 

It’s why we’re trusted to provide services across Scotland, supporting thousands of adults and young people every month, because when people need us, we’re there.

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What we believe at Penumbra

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You are your own expert
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We know recovery is possible because we’ve been there
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Those with lived experience will always make the difference
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Everyone should have hope, even if we need to hold it for a while

Watch our powerful, Penumbra stories

Introducing four people who have been on their own journey with Penumbra Mental Health. Each has an extraordinary story.

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This is the first job where I've been honest about my mental health.

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Courage

We will do the right thing. Standing up for people, their rights, wellbeing and recovery

Compassion

We listen and respond with hope, kindness and respect.

Curiosity

We explore, reflect, learn and adapt to create solutions that are best for people’s wellbeing.

Collaboration

We will work with those who share our vision and values.

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