Getting Support For Your 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.

What We offer

We offer different types of support depending on your needs. After your first appointment, we will suggest which type of support you might benefit from and will talk you through your options.

Emotional Support

We can offer you a weekly chat with a member of our team about your emotional wellbeing to get things off your chest and help you find ways of coping.

This might include if you are feeling worried, anxious, upset and feel you need to talk to someone about anything that is bothering you.

Anything you share is kept within our team. Please visit our confidentiality page for more information.


We might suggest that you would benefit from our counselling service which is slightly different to emotional support.

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 get support

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

You can make a referral by phoning us on 01382 206060, emailing or booking an initial appointment here

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

Our Wellbeing Boxes

We launched our Wellbeing Boxes initiative at the beginning of 2021 after experiencing an increasing amount of young people accessing our services due the effect lockdown had on mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Over 800 young people across Dundee have received their own wellbeing box so far, but this is a service that we are still continuing to deliver.

If you are aged 11-25 and would like to receive your own wellbeing box, please download and complete our form here by telling us a bit about how you would benefit from one of our wellbeing boxes. These can be returned to or written in an email. If you are unable to access this digitally, please contact us and ask to speak to Rhea.

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.

NHS Inform have launched new resources on Surviving Suicidal Thoughts which you can access here.

If you are in crisis and experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call Samaritans on 116 123,  text SHOUT 24/7 to 85258 to talk to someone or call Childline for free on 0800 1111.

Childline is a free private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK. Childline trained counsellors can be contacted about anything, no problem is too big or too small.

You can also call 111 if you need help but always call 999 in an emergency.