Realising Potential – Useful Links


  • Useful Organisations
  • Physical Activity
  • Dementia Care Resources
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Spiritual Care

Useful Organisations

Support in Mind Scotland
Works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious metal illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.

See Me
Scotland’s national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of ill-health. We are an alliance of five mental health organisations and fully funded by the Scottish Government.

Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service
Tel: 01224 573892
Counselling can help to reduce emotional and relationship problems and may be able to help you to work out better ways of dealing with the stressful events.

Scottish Recovery Network
The SRN was formally launched in 204 as an initiative designed to raise the awareness and recovery from mental health problems, since the interest in recovery has increased greatly in Scotland. We now understand more about what recovery means to people who are thinking carefully about the implications for the way we support people with mental health issues.

Healthy Minds
Tel: 01224 611160
Aim to assist adults who are mental health service users to access learning and leisure opportunities within Aberdeen City in order to promote their recovery.


Nova Project 01224 621266
Nova Projects seek to integrate people experiencing mental ill health more fully in to their by helping them to access mainstream activities and groups such as further education, sports, clubs and work, whether voluntary or employment. Penumbra also offer supported and respite accommodation.

Re-Connect (VSA) or Tel: 01224 212021
Re-Connect aims to help adults who suffer from mental health problems and social exclusion. Re-Connect can support service users to feel more socially included in group settings which would then improve their wellbeing, health, independence and responsibility.

SANE works to raise mental health awareness, combat stigma and increase understanding. The website provides emotional support, practical help and information and can initiate

Advocacy Service Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 332314 Willowbank road or 01224 557912 for Royal Cornhill Hospital
Sometimes it is difficult to speak up and tell people what you want. It can be frustrating who help you won’t listen. It can be frustrating if you can’t understand everything they want to say to you. Your advocacy worker will help you work out what choices you have and what you want. Your advocacy worker can help you: go to meetings, write letters, make phone calls and get information.

Bipolar Aberdeen Self Help Group
Bipolar Aberdeen is a self help support group for people with bipolar disorder and their carers, friends and family who can get together, share mutual experiences and provide support and advice on coping with bipolar.

Aberdeen Welfare Rights: Advice Line
Tel: 01224 523203
09.30 – 12.30
Free, impartial and independent support is available on all aspects of social security benefits, Revenue and Customs and tax credits benefits.

Addaction Aberdeen
Tel: 01224 523203
Direct Access Alcohol service
Our aim is to help transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems. We do this by offering a wide range of services in England and Scotland.
Services include:

  • One to One Counselling
  • Direct Access and Outreach
  • Links to Health services for Care-planned and Rehabilitation Support
  • Aftercare & Support groups

Well Scotland is the national mental health improvement website. This resource is intended for a professional audience and provides information on national developments in the mental health improvement field.

This is a website that helps people GET HELP with personal problems. You can read articles, listen to podcasts, talk anonymously in our forums or join an online group support.

Beating Eating Disorders
Beat provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups to help adults and young people in the UK beat their eating disorders.

Physical Activity

Animation about the importance of 30 minutes exercise per day

Dementia Care Resources

Promoting Excellence Document

The Standards of Care for Dementia in Scotland

Scotland’s National Dementia Strategy’s%20National%20Dementia%20Strategy.pdf

Dementia in Acute Care…Interactive Resource

Dementia in the Emergency Department…Interactive Resource

Link to the Dementia Managed Knowledge Network (MKN)


Vocational Rehabilitation

Realising Work Potential – defining the contribution of allied health professionals to vocational rehabilitation in mental health services: the way forward.  (November 2011)

NHS Grampian – Health Works

Spiritual Care

NHS Grampian Spiritual Care Leaflet

Spiritual Care Matters: An Introductory Resource for all NHSScotland Staff – NHS Education for Scotland (NES)

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