Mental Health

What is mental health?

It’s normal to get upset or worried sometimes, that’s part of life. Having good mental health simply means that you are able to enjoy the good times, but it also means you are able to cope better when times are bad. You can look after your mental health by learning helpful ways to handle whatever life throws at you and this can be done by clicking on the links in this section to find out information and ways to help you to keep positive mental health.

Within this mental health section it is really important that if you are affected, either directly or indirectly by any of these issues, then please contact us to talk things through.

Counselling at The Corner

We offer a free and confidential counselling service at The Corner for young people living in Dundee.

Talking over your problems to a stranger may seem weird and embarrassing. Our Counsellors are trained specialists who can help you discuss the things which are causing you distress, uncertainty, confusion and a great deal of many other issues that are impacting on your life and may be holding you back.

We offer a non judgemental, safe environment to have these discussions.

‘Will the Counsellor tell my parents, carers or teachers what is being discussed?’

No, the information you give will not be discussed out with The Corner without your permission, unless we are worried about your safety or someone else’s. This would be discussed with you.

If you would like to find out more about our confidentiality policy, you can read more here.

How to access our Counselling service

We operate a self referral system; this means that we only take referrals from the young person who is requesting counselling.

You can make a referral by phoning us on 01382 206060, emailing tay.office.corner@nhs.scot or booking an initial telephone appointment here

Follow us on social media to find out weekly tips and techniques on how to improve your mental health. 

 

Contact us here at The Corner for support or/and advice if you are worried about yourself or someone you know.

 

Want to know more about mental health? 

Cool 2 Talk is an anonymous and confidential interactive website for young people age 12-18 in Tayside to ask any health related question.

Young Minds are the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. They also have a helpline available for parents. 

Mind are a mental health charity for anyone no matter what age, to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

New Free Digital Mental Health & Wellbeing Service:

16-24 years olds living in Tayside now have free access to the digital mental health and wellbeing service Togetherall. Togetherall provides safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained professionals online at all times. Find out further info here

Tayside Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources and Support:

We have been working with individuals, health organisations across Tayside and NHS Tayside to develop their new Mental Health Directory. This resource offers useful information and advice as well as direct support, no matter what age you are. Click here to access these resources.