Mental health

There are a number of services available in the Scottish Borders to help support adults who have mental illness or mental health problems. Information is also available on mental health and wellbeing for children adn young people. 

Services available include:

  • Inpatient Psychiatric Unit
  • Community Mental Health Teams
  • Mental Health Social Work Team and Mental Health Officer Service
  • Mental Health Rehabiliation Services
  • Psychological Services
  • Mental Health Crisis Service
  • Day Services

Access to most of these services is by a referral from your GP. This may involve either a psychiatric assessment or a social work assessment.

Housing and support services are provided through Penumbra and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

Community mental health services are provided by Social Work, NHS Borders and other voluntary organisations, including:

Information about our guidance and statutory requirements can be found on the the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland website or the Scottish Government website