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Coronavirus: supporting people in Dundee

Update - 5 January 2021: due to new lockdown restrictions, we will again be updating this directory as much as possible. Dates last checked are stated beside each listing.


Select a category to find support  

Abuse - domestic/sexual assaultMental health/listening & counselling
AdvocacyMoney / energy advice / housing / employment
Carer supportParents
Community centres & council servicesSubstance use
Food & essentialsSupermarkets
GP practicesWellbeing, lifestyle & culture
Health advice (condition & coronavirus-specific)Self-help resources

 

You should follow social distancing measures at all times - including 2 metre distancing when accessing support in person. For more details about social distancing CLICK HERE 

IF YOU THINK YOU COULD HAVE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) - CLICK HERE FOR GUIDANCE

Please e-mail robin.falconer@dundeecity.gov.uk or text 07985 878532 if any information on this directory is incorrect. Check call charges with your phone provider.

 

 General Information & Advice

 Dial-OP

Dial-OP call handlers will provide organisations and the general public with the most up to date information and will signpost or arrange onward referral to the relevant services.  You can email dialop@dvva.scot or call 01382 305757, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Includes information about current services relating to your wellbeing - shopping, food provision, collecting prescriptions, befriending and morning calls, etc. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Citizens Advice

Face to face advice will only be available for emergency situations and by appointment only.

If you cannot find the answer you are looking for on their advice website here then please get in touch. Telephone advice unit is available on 01382 307494, from 09.30 to 16:00 hours. If you would prefer e-mail then please e-mail bureau@dundeecab.casonline.org.uk. Check call charges with your phone provider.

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Groups & Organisations

Abuse - domestic / sexual assault

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support

Abused Men in Scotland (checked 26/11/20)

Helpline support for men experiencing domestic abuseCall 03300 949 395 Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm (more info) Freephone service

CrossReach Women's Group
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

Support if you are struggling and need to offload. New women’s online group every Wednesday from 13th May 2020 at 2pm. With a member of staff who is trained in Domestic Abuse, Sexual crimes incl. rape, Support after murder, Suicide prevention and Suicide first aid.

If you don’t feel groups are for you then you can have one to one support either by telephone or on line.

Call Lucie on 07384836092

Domestic Abuse Helpline
(checked 26/11/20)
24 hour helpline supportDomestic abuse helpline: 0800 027 1234 Freephone service
Dundee Women's Aid
(checked 26/11/20)
Phone, text & e-mail support - domestic abuse support & access to refuge

Helpline: 01382 207099 (view opening hours)
Text: 07763 682 105 Check call charges with your phone provider.
E-mail: support@dundeewomensaid.co.uk

Rape Crisis Helpline
(checked 26/11/20)
Helpline support every day 6pm - midnightRape Crisis Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 Freephone service
Women's Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre
(checked 26/11/20)
 Live chat & phone support - sexual violence, abuse & exploitationDundee Helpline: 01382 201291 Check call charges with your phone provider.
Access live chat here

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Advocacy

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Advocating Together
(Checked 26/11/20)
Group activities have been cancelled. Professional advocacy is being delivered over the phone for people with learning disabilities, autism and complex communication needs.

Call 01382 666601. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Dundee Independent Advocacy Support
(
Checked 26/11/20)
Phone support available. Advocacy for people over 65, with mental health issues, dementia or physical and learning disabilities.

Call 01382 205515. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Partners in Advocacy
(
Checked 26/11/20)
YOUNG PEOPLE: Phone and e-mail support - independent advocacy for children and young people aged 21 and under. Available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Call 01382 217186 or email dundee@partnersinadvocacy.org.uk. Check call charges with your phone provider.

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Carer support

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support

Dundee Carers Centre
(Checked 7/1/21)

Practical and emotional support available for carers of all ages and disabled people, including access to information and advice. Predominantly phone and video support at this current time.

Call reception on 01382 200422 or e-mail centre@dundeecarerscentre.org.uk Check call charges with your phone provider. 

Follow on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for the latest updates.

View helpful resources here

Visit Carers of Dundee website

Penmbra Carers Support
(Checked 12/1/21)

Available to unpaid Carers aged 16+ living in Dundee.

Specifically for those caring for/supporting someone aged 16+ who is experiencing mental health difficulties. 

Our Support Workers provide emotional support, support to manage your own health and wellbeing and information and sign-posting on to other resources and services on a one to one and group basis. 

Support currently being provided via telephone, video call and e-mail. This service is FREE to access.  

Call 01382 223487 (leave a message as they are being checked daily) or

E-mail dundee.carers@penumbra.org.uk

 

Follow us on Facebook for the latest up-dates. Check call charges with your phone provider.

 

Self- referrals welcome.

Self-directed Support Service (Dundee and Angus)
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
Providing advice and guidance to disabled people and carers who are going through the SDS process.Click here

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Community Centres & Council Services

Updates regarding Dundee City Council services can be found here

Community Centres are open for essential support only which must be arranged in advance of attending. Communities Officers can be contacted for local signposting support via details below.

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
ColdsidePhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact elaine.pratt@dundeecity.gov.uk / 07769284907. Check call charges with your phone provider.
East EndPhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact christine.miller@dundeecity.gov.uk / 01382 436910. Check call charges with your phone provider.
LocheePhone signposting support  (including Foodbank referral)Contact mike.welsh@dundeecity.gov.uk / 01382 431839. Check call charges with your phone provider.
MaryfieldPhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact stuart.fairweather@dundeecity.gov.uk / 01382 438558. Check call charges with your phone provider.
North EastPhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact carole.jenkins@dundeecity.gov.uk / 01382 438596. Check call charges with your phone provider.
StrathmartinePhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact mark.macdonald@dundeecity.gov.uk / 01382 436363. Check call charges with your phone provider.
The FerryPhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact natalie.mackland@dundeecity.gov.uk - 01382 436796. Check call charges with your phone provider.
West EndPhone signposting support (including Foodbank referral)Contact natalie.mackland@dundeecity.gov.uk - 01382 436796. Check call charges with your phone provider.

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Food and essentials

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Boomerang Centre
COLDSIDE
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Distributing sandwiches, fruit, bottled water and school mealsMon - Fri 12:30pm - collect from 10 Kemback Street. Bring carrier bag. (view map)
Broughty Ferry Foodbank
THE FERRY
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Food parcel deliveryDelivering Tue & Friday. Make a referral here

Camperdown Parish Church Drop-in
LOCHEE
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: free food bags to take away, tea, coffeeEvery Friday 11am - 1pm. Camperdown Church Hall, 24 Brownhill Road, Dundee, DD2 4LF.

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

VARIOUS: help with dog walking, shopping or medication deliveries 
Complete the form on their website here
Coldside Community Cupboard
COLDSIDE
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Fruit, vegetables and bakery to take awayCollect Mon - Friday 10am - 2:30pm, outside Maxwell Centre. (view map)
Community Fridge, Perth Road
WEST END
(Checked 5/1/21)
FOOD: chilled items, dry stock, bread, fruit and vegOpen 11am - 2pm every day. Miller's Wynd Car Park (view map)
Dundee City Council - Period Products
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
TOILETRIES: free delivery of period products - including pads, tampons, maternity pads, teen pads and reusable pads.To arrange delivery of free period products citizens should either call 01382 433132 or email periodproducts@dundeecity.gov.uk
Eagles Wings & Parish Nursing
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Small food parcel collection availableCollect between 1 - 3pm Monday - Thursday from Eagles Wings, 10 Douglas Street
Dundee FoodBank
(
checked 5/1/21)
FOOD: 3 day emergency food bag. Phone referrals accepted.Referring services only - click here for details
Dundee Thegither
(Checked 8/1/21)
FOOD: Food parcel delivery Referral by agencies only to dthegither@gmail.com

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action Shopping and Prescription Support
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

FOOD & PERSCRIPTION: Help with shopping and perscription collection from a local volunteer.

Phone: Call Dial-OP week days 9-5 on 01382 305757 Check call charges with your phone provider.
Web: www.getlocalsupport.org

Feeling Strong
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Food parcel delivery Referrals accepted via foodpackage.feelingstrong.co.uk
Haven on Hilltown
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
COLDSIDE
FOOD: Food available to collectCollect Wed and Thurs 11:30am - 12:30pm

Kirkton Community Larder
STRATHMARTINE
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: Food available to collect
(£2 charge applies)

Food to be collected each Tuesday between 11am and 2pm (St Mary's Community Centre) and Thursday between 11am and 2pm (Kirkton Community Centre).  
Lifegate Church
NORTH EAST
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Soup, sandwiches and snacks to take awayCollect Tuesday & Fridays between 11am - 1pm (view map)
Lochee Community Hub
LOCHEE
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: food bags for collection
(£2 charge applies)

Collect Wed and Thur between 9am - 2pm. 118 High Street, Lochee

Lochee Community Larder
LOCHEE
(Checked 5/1/21)
FOOD: Food deliveries and collection available (£2 charge applies)

Food larder open Mon, Wed & Friday between 10am - 2pm.

For deliveries, call between 10 & 11am 01382 936191.

Coll
ection from 5 Whorterbank. (view map). Check call charges with your phone provider.

Lochee Parish Church Drop Inn
LOCHEE
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: food bags to take away, tea and coffee

Every Tuesday 11am - 1pm
Lochee Parish Church, Coupar Angus Road

Making Dundee Home
WEST END
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: free food parcel for collection

Wed and Fri 10am - 12:30pm. Dundee West Church, 30/32 Perth Road.

Menzieshill Parish Church & Menzieshill Community Garden
LOCHEE
(Checked 5/1/21)
FOOD: Various food items to take away

Menzieshill Parish Church & Menzieshill Community Garden

Free Food Parcels / Free drop-in / Food Bank - (need to have had a referral to Foodbank to get parcel)

 

  • Mon 1 - 4pm Foodbank (Menzieshill Parish Church)
  • Tue 12 - 2:30pm Food parcels (Menzieshill Community Garden)
  • Wed 1 - 3pm Drop in soup/tea/coffee (Menzieshill Parish Church)
  • Thurs 12 - 2:30pm Food parcels (Menzieshill Community Garden)
  • Fri 1 - 3pm Foodbank (Menzieshill Parish Church)

Menzieshill Parish Church, Charleston Drive, DD2 4BD

Menzieshill Community Garden (behind Menzieshill Community Centre - 260 Dickson Avenue, Dundee, DD2 4TQ)
RockSolid @ Douglas & Mid Craigie Church
EAST END
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: food larder and takeaway lunches

Food Larder 2-3pm every Wednesday 

Takeaway lunch 12-13:30 every Friday

No referral needed. Contact Audrey Thomson on 07488273734 Check call charges with your phone provider

Salvation Army
LOCHEE
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Food bags, tea & coffee to collectCollect from Salvation Army, Thurso Crescent Mondays 12-2pm and Fridays 6 - 7:30pm. (view map)
St Lukes Church, Downfield
STRATHMARTINE
(Checked 5/1/21)
FOOD: Food bag collection and deliveryDrop-in Tue - Fri 12pm - 3pm. For delivery referrals call 07434614378 between 12 - 3pm Tue - Fri. Check call charges with your phone provider.
St Mary's Church
LOCHEE
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Food bags to collectCollect Saturday between 1-2pm from Grays Lane, Lochee (view map)
Stobbie Community Larder
MARYFIELD
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Food for collection

Collect from 10 Kemback Street (off Raglan St), DD4 6ET. Bring a carrier bag if possible. 

St Paul's Group
WEST END
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Hot drinks, filled rolls, fruit & cake to take awayCollect Saturday between 7:30 - 8:30pm from South Tay Street car park (across road from Lidl/Overgate car park entrance)

Taught by Muhammad FoodBank
(Checked 5/1/21)

FOOD: Food bag delivery onlyCall 07871040642 or e-mail jamil@taughtbymuhammad.com before 12:30pm. Delivery will be next day if call made after this time. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Tele Taxis
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

VARIOUS: Support with collection of supplies & prescriptions for older/vulnerable peopleCall 01382 825825. Check call charges with your phone provider.

The Friary
WEST END
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

FOOD & TOILETRIES:Tea/coffee available. Food & toiletry packs to take away. Support with shopping & prescription pick up (DD1 & DD2 postcodes)Collect from Tullidepth Rd. Mondays between 10:30am - 12:30pm. (view map). Call 07544843002 for shopping / prescription collection support. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Transform
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)

 

TOILETRIES: Free sanitary productsCall 07849 085 007 or e-mail sanitaryproducts@transformcd.org for support. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Whitfield Food Larder
NORTH EAST
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
FOOD: Supporting mainly own volunteers and participants but if you live in DD4 area and require urgent food bag, get in touch.Contact via Facebook here

Faith in Community Dundee have published a comprehensive list of food provision on their Facebook page here.

For a list of local shops/businesses offering deliveries, click here or here

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GP Practices

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
GP PracticesArrangements will vary between practices. Check with individual GP Practice. Click to search for GP Practice details

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Health Advice (Condition & Coronavirus-specific)

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
British Heart Foundation
(Checked 6/1/21)
HEART/CIRCULATORY DISEASES: coronavirus advice for people who have heart / circulatory diseases. Visit their website here
Dundee Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey
(Checked 7/1/21)
CANCER SUPPORT: Support people with personal, practical, financial and emotional needs who have been affected by cancer.Telephone 01382 433340 or e-mail improving.cancerjourney@dundeecity.gov.uk
Health & Work Support
(We're still checking if this information is still accurate)
MUSCULOSKELETAL, MENTAL HEALTH: No longer operating but have published links to helpful self-help guides on musculoskeletal and mental health problems on their websiteAccess website here
Macmillan Cancer Support
(
Checked 6/1/21)

CANCER SUPPORT: Physical, financial and emotional support provided

Telephone 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am-8pm) Freephone service.

Marie Curie Cancer Support
(
Checked 6/1/21)
CANCER SUPPORT: Helpline and online chat for people affected by terminal illnessCall free 0800 090 2309 (Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm) Freephone service or online chat via their website

NHS Tayside Audiology

HEARING: replacement hearing aid batteries or repairs

Call 01382 596965
E-mail audiology.tayside2@nhs.net
Visit website here

NHS Tayside EyecareEYE CARE: information about eye care service arrangements

See Facebook post here

NHS Inform - Coronavirus AdviceCORONAVIRUS: Online resource for all Coronavirus (COVID-19) related advice.

Access NHS Inform here

View guidance in easy-read, British Sign Language & other languages here

NHS Tayside - Nutrition & Dietetics ServiceNUTRITION: Advice available to individuals worried or for those caring for someone that may be at risk of being undernourished. 

 

Call 01738 450556 Mon & Fri 9:30am - 12:30pm, Wed 12 - 3pm. Check call charges with your phone provider.
RNIB Sight Loss Advice & SupportSIGHT LOSS: A range of advice and support for people who have sight loss.Call RNIB’s Helpline on 0303 123 9999 . Open 8am - 8pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.

For local Eye Clinic Support services contact Nina McIntosh, RNIB ECLO based at Ninewells Hospital Call: 07468710900 or email: janina.mcintosh@rnib.org.uk  for advice and support across Tayside.
The CornerYOUNG PEOPLE: Virtual drop in sexual health service including contraception, condoms and pregnancy tests.Go to the drop-in via: https://nhsattend.vc/dundee-the-corner or emailoffice.corner@nhs.net, Instagram - @cornerdundee, twitter@thecornerdundee, Facebookthe corner Dundee, telephone01382 206060
WhatsApp Coronavirus AdviceCORONAVIRUS: UK Government WhatsApp automated service for advice about CoronavirusSend the message 'hi' via WhatsApp to 07860 064422.

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Mental health support / listening & counselling services

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Age ScotlandFree, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Our team provide information, friendship and advice.Call 0800 12 44 222 Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm Freephone service
Alternatives Listening RoomsHelpline for pregnancy choices, abortion/miscarriage supportPhone 01382 221112 (24 hour answering service) or text 07599 955231 to make an appointment. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Breathing SpacePhone support for people feeling low, anxious or isolatedCall 0800 83 85 87 - advisors are available in the evenings (6pm - 2am) and at the weekends (24 hours) Freephone service
CALMHelpline for people in the UK who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and supportCall 0800 58 58 58 or live chat here (open 5pm - midnight ever night) Freephone service
Camperdown & Lochee Ministry Team
(Checked 6/1/21)
Telephone support and counselling - weekly, fortnightly or monthly contact

Referral required from social care agency.
Call Roderick Grahame on 07903 673547

Chest, Heart & Stroke ScotlandSupport/kindness calls if you are feeling lonely/isolated

Complete the form on their website here

Community CompanionsPhone support/listening serviceCall 01382 305736, 07983707168, 07939154330 or e-mail communitycompanions@dvva.scot. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Cool 2 TalkYOUNG PEOPLE: Confidential and safe space where young people aged between 12 and 26 can get questions answered accurately and without judgement as well as access the 121 counselling service.Visit www.cool2talk.org
Cruse Bereavement HelplineBEREAVEMENT: One-to-one support for people facing bereavementCall 0845 600 2227 (call cost 5p per min + access charge)
Dial-OP Blether Buddies & Morning CallPhone support for vulnerable people. Offer two different telephone services - a Morning call which is a quick 4-5minute check in to see the person is well and has everything they need. The other service is a Blether Buddy where volunteers are matched with a vulnerable person and they blether together once a week for 20-30 minutes, building relationships and sharing news and stories and keeping connected. A vulnerable person can choose one service or both.

Access via website - VolunteerDundee.org.uk or via email - dialop@dvva.scot or phone 01382 305757. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Feeling Strong
YOUNG PEOPLE: Providing support via video chat including peer support, talk about the difficulties of isolation, and ask for a food/care package to be delivered to you. Talk about your mental health, recovery and self-care  Learn about their services and what other mental health activities are going on in Dundee
 
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1500-1800.

Visit book.feelingstrong.co.uk for more information and to make an appointment

Healthy Minds Network

Phone support and live chat on Facebook. Virtual Drop ins (group video chat) on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30pm – 2pm.

Contact Lynsey McCallum on 07530237465 / lynseymccallum@dvva.scot; Louise McEwan 07948239575 / louisemcewan@dvva.scot. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Virtual drop in spaces should be booked in advance with Louise or Lynsey.

Visit Facebook page here

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. Support for those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity.

Call 0300 123 2523 Tue & Wed (12-9pm) or live chat here. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Living LifeAppointment-based CBT support for people who are feeling low, anxious or stressed

Call 0800 328 9655 Mon - Fri (1 - 9pm) Freephone service

Lochee Baptist Chapel Chaplaincy Support HelplineListening service for those experiencing stress, anxiety, fear, anger, addiction, suffering, grief, relationship breakdown etc.

Call 01382 612348 Mon - Fri 3-4pm. Leave message out with these times and someone will get back in touch. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Making Recovery RealPhone support and live chat on Facebook

Call Michelle Donoghue on 07377788817 / e-mail michelledonoghue@dvva.scot. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Visit Facebook page here

Making Recovery Real Peer Support LineThe Peer Support Phone Line aims to provide people with some calm during times of distress by allowing callers to share their thoughts and feelings, talk about mental health, recovery and what works for them. This line will also allow callers to find out what other services and support is available in Dundee.

Call 01382 305735 at the following times:

  • Monday 12-8pm
  • Tuesday-Friday 12-6pm
  • Saturday 12-2pm
NHS Tayside Community Listening ServiceListening service to talk to someone if you are worried/upset. Phone appointments available Mon - Friday Call or text 07967771941. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Peer Suport Line

Peer support phone line to talk to someone about mental health, recovery, self-care, etc and share thoughts and feelings during isolation.

Phone appointments available Mon 12 until 8, Tue - Fri 12 until 6, Sat 12 -2.

Peer Support is not advice, counselling or therapy.

Text 07377 788817.
E-mail: mhengagement@dvva.scot
Facebook: facebook.com/MRRDundee

Penumbra Nova Service & Wellbeing Workshops
(Checked 12/1/21)

Mental Health and wellbeing support for those age 16+ living in Dundee. One to one support exploring self-management/coping strategies, safe planning and providing information & signposting to other resources and services. Support currently being provided via telephone, video call and e-mail.

*Please note there may be a charge for this service and any ability to pay is calculated on a means tested basis – a member of the team can give further info on this*. 

Wellbeing workshops being delivered via Zoom and focusing on areas important to wellbeing such as managing anxiety; sleep; healthy eating and self-care. Weekly conversation cafes also run.

Small, relaxed and informal groups led by Peer Workers.

 

Workshops are FREE to access. 

Call 01382 223487 (leave a message as they are being checked daily) or

E-mail dundee.nova@penumbra.org.uk or for workshops dundee.powwows@penumbra.org.uk

Follow us on Facebook for the latest up-dates. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Self-referrals welcome. 
Penumbra Self-harm Service
(Checked 12/1/21)

One to one support for those age 16+ who are self-harming and living in Dundee. If you are carrying out any type of behaviour which is causing harm to yourself, get in touch with our team for support (this could be self-injury alongside risky behaviours, substance use, disordered eating etc). Peer support to explore self-management, harm reduction and crisis planning alongside information & signposting to other resources and services

Support currently being provided via telephone, video call and e-mail. This service is FREE to access. 

Call 01382 223487 (leave a message as they are being checked daily) or

Email selfharm.dundee@penumbra.org.uk 

Follow us on Facebook for the latest up-dates. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Self- referrals welcome.

SamaritansPhone support for worries, concerns, suicidal thoughts etc.Call 116 123 free 24/7
SHOUT Crisis SupportText-based crisis service for people struggling to cope and need immediate helpText Shout to 85258 (more info) Texts are free from all major network providers
SilverLineOLDER PEOPLE: Free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.Call 0800 4 70 80 90 Freephone service
The CornerYOUNG PEOPLE: Virtual drop-in service for emotional health support / crisis support including support with low mood/depressive thoughts, feelings of anxiety, anger issues, self-esteem, family/relationship issues, suicidal ideation.Go to the drop-in via: https://nhsattend.vc/dundee-the-corner or emailoffice.corner@nhs.net, Instagram - @cornerdundee, twitter – @thecornerdundee, Facebook – the corner Dundee, telephone – 01382 206060
UppertunityPhone call listening support only for people with additional needs, families & carersCall 07931560936 or 07948212504 (9am - 6pm). Check call charges with your phone provider.
Young MindsYOUNG PEOPLE: Online resources to support young people who are worried or concernedVisit website here

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Money / benefits / energy advice / housing & employment

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support

Access to Industry (Dundee Employability Pathway)

EMPLOYMENT: A range of employability support for people with mulitiple barriers to accessing employment, education and training. We offer tailored employability support including: disclosure advice, skills based learning and recovery support for people in Dundee with a previous conviction or in stable recovery from substance use. 
 
 
Contact: Samantha Craig 
Phone/text/WhatsApp: 07809555706
Check call charges with your phone provider.

Apex Scotland (Steps)
(Checked 7/1/21)

EMPLOYMENT: An employability service that works with those who face multiple barriers into employment.

Referrals via Job Centre Work Coaches or self-referral by e-mailing john.main@apexscotland.org.uk 
Visit: www.apexscotland.org.uk

Barnardo’s Works Discovering Your Potential (Ages 16-29)
(Checked 6/1/21)

YOUNG PEOPLE/EMPLOYMENT: Employability Service, supporting young people

Aged 15-29 into employment/ education and training. Programme delivery in 2021 will include Employability Fund, Barnardo’s “Best”, Fit For Work, Dundee Employability Pathway, Kickstart and Explore & B’Leave

As at Jan 2021, all delivery is remote due to the current covid-19 restrictions.

Call 07917 544212 / 07917 544168
E-mail barnardosworkstayside@barnardos.org.uk

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-young-people/employment-training-skills/scotland

Barnardo’s Works Dundee Employability Pathway (Ages 16-29)

YOUNG PEOPLE/EMPLOYMENT:

Employability programme supporting young people with mental or physical health barriers/disabilities into work

 

Call 01382 889667 / 07917 544168
Email dundee.pathway@barnardos.org.uk

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-young-people/employment-training-skills/scotland

 

Barnardo’s Works Employability Fund (Ages 16-24)

YOUNG PEOPLE/EMPLOYMENT: Employability programme delivering 1-2-1 support, SQA qualifications,
work experience & support into positive destinations
 

Call 01382 889667 / 07917 544168 E-mail barnardosworkstayside@barnardos.org.uk

Visit www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-young-people/employment-training-skills/scotland

 

Barnardo’s Works NTSF Barnardo’s Best (16-29)

YOUNG PEOPLE/EMPLOYMENT:

Employability programme focusing on barrier removal, vocational activity, work-ready support & accredited training

 

Call 01382 889667 / 07917 544168
E-mail barnardosworkstayside@barnardos.org.uk

Visit: www.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-young-people/employment-training-skills/scotland

Brooksbank CentreMONEY/DEBT: Phone benefits/debt adviceCall 01382 432450 or e-mail admin@brooksbankcentre.co.uk. Check call charges with your phone provider.

DEAP Ltd Dundee Employability Pathway
(Checked 6/1/21)

EMPLOYMENT: Employability training and support, in work aftercare for individuals with health conditions

Contact: khenderson@deap.co.uk / 07803414244 or mmarr@deap.co.uk07807980322 Check call charges with your phone provider.
www.deap.co.uk

DEAP Limited ITA funded qualifications
(Checked 6/1/21)

EMPLOYMENT: CSCS training, labourers card,  Introduction to social training and accreditations E-mail: admins@deap.co.uk 

www.deap.co.uk

 DEAP Limited EF Provision – Stage 2 & 3
(Checked 6/1/21)

 EMPLOYMENT: Employability training, accredited training, job brokering, work experience, information, advice and guidance E-mail: jmorrison@deap.co.uk

www.deap.co.uk

Discovery Credit Union & Save by the BellMONEY: Information for existing customersClick here to view information

Dundee City Council Adult Employability Team

EMPLOYMENT: Provides support for jobless people living in Dundee – particularly people who live in an SIMD area, those who are long term unemployed, older unemployed workers, refugees and BME communities. 

Services include individual needs assessment, confidence and motivation training, financial capability and debt money advice, employability training, digital skills training, job search, application and interview preparation, and an Employer Support Service that coordinates individuals’ and employer recruitment needs.

 

E-mail employability@dundeecity.gov.uk

Visit www.facebook.com/DundeeEmployability 

Dundee City Council Advice ServicesMONEY/DEBT: Phone support available - money, debt & energy adviceCall 01382 431188. Then press 1 for Scottish Welfare Fund, 2 for Council Advice Services, 3 for DEEAP Energy Advice. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Dundee City Council Council Tax & Housing BenefitsMONEY/DEBT: Phone line open for council tax, council tax reduction & housing benefit enquiriesCall 01382 431205 (further info). Check call charges with your phone provider.
Dundee City Council - Housing Options ServiceHOUSING: Provides housing options advice, statutory homeless services and temporary accommodation.
Telephone - 01382 432001 Check call charges with your phone provider.
24 hour advice line - 0800 633 5843 Freephone service.
Dundee Money ActionMONEY/DEBT: Phone support availableCall 01382 431180 or e-mail info@dundeemoneyaction.org for advice on money concerns. Eligibility criteria applies. FileDownload further details here
ENABLE WorksEMPLOYMENT: Mental Health and Disability support for employment. Person centred support tailored to our clients needs through employability training and one to one support from our Employment Co-Ordinators. Once in work we support our clients with in work support to ensure they are supported fully to stay in employment.E-mail patricia.henderson@enable.org.uk or call 07714396525. Also available on Facebook @ENABLE Works Dundee
Energy Support (various)ENERGY: Phone numbers for main energy suppliers and advice for prepay meters.More information on DVVA website here
Funeral LinkFUNERAL: Support with arranging a funeral - including questions, worries & concernsOpening times are Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm and you can access support by phoning 01382 458800, messaging via our Facebook page or send an email via our website. Check call charges with your phone provider.

Helm Training Limited EF Provision – Stage 2 & 3

EMPLOYMENT: Create a foundation upon which individuals can build their employability skills, personal development & core skills as they progress towards, prepare for and sustain employment, a modern apprenticeship or college.  

Call 01382 224464 E-mail carol.robertson@helmtraining.co.uk
https://www.helmtraining.co.uk

Hillcrest Futures DundeeHOUSING/MONEY/ENERGY: Budgeting/benefits/housing/fuel efficiency supportCall Niamh on 07452916514 or Iona on 07813528381. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Home Energy ScotlandENERGY: Phone support for energy adviceReferrals via referral poral - call 0808 808 2282 if not set up as referrer on system. Freephone service

ProjectScotland Dundee 
(Checked 6/1/21)

EMPLOYMENT: Volunteering: We provide a personal plan for each person, preparing for a volunteer placement with a local charity and one to one ongoing virtual support from a member of our team, via the telephone or video call. Criteria includes Young People, Refugees and BME community and people with Health Conditions.

Contact for people with Health Conditions: Clare Dyer on 07957589715, clare.dyer@projectscotland.co.uk

Contact for young people: Andy Smith on 07947995320, andy.smith@projectscotland.co.uk

Contact for Refugees and BME community: Pammy Chima, 07957589790, Pammy.chima@projectscotland.co.uk

SCARF Heat FundENERGY: A new emergency hardship fund that aims to help the most vulnerable households across the North East access funds to help heat their homes in these difficult times.
Scarf's Heat Fund will help provide instant access to heat for those most at risk of, or suffering from fuel poverty. Help includes:
  • Plug in heaters
  • Prepayment cards
  • Costs for emergency boiler repairs
 Call 0808 808 2282 Freephone service.
Shelter
(Checked 6/1/21)
HOUSING/MONEY: Phone & e-mail support for housing/money/debt advice

Website; shelterscotland.org/coronavirus

National Helpline: 0808 800 4444

Direct Line to Dundee HUB: 0344 515 1562

Direct email to Dundee HUB: dundeehub@shelter.org.uk

Check call charges with your phone provider.

Social Security ScotlandBENEFITS: Apply for a Social Security Scotland benefit or find out what to do if you've already applied and need some more help.

Click here

Street League Dundee & Angus
(Checked 8/1/21)

EMPLOYMENT: Employability support to young people aged 16-29years old.

10 week Employability Fund Academies at Stage 2 & 3 (16-24yrs) /  Street Sports which offers non-contracted 1-2-1 employability support (16-29yrs)  /  16/17yr old Inspiring Scotland engagement which offers barrier removal and goal setting sessions to sign post young people to the most appropriate next step.

Delivery will comprise of a mix of digital delivery and also socially distanced face to face engagement subject to guidance for COVID 19 issued by the UK / Scottish Governments and Health and Safety Executive. *** All activity during Jan/Feb 2021 will be remote pending further lockdown instructions ***

Register Interest at: www.streetleague.co.uk or Cheryl Jenkins 07826 518462 / cheryl.jenkins@streetleague.co.uk Check call charges with your phone provider.

Triage Central Limited - Venture Forth (Employability Fund Stage 2 and 3)

EMPLOYMENT: Building employability skills, confidence, routine and motivation for work, personal development, goal setting, money management.  Up to 3 qualifications can be completed. 

Call 07787 773450 or e-mail annemarier@triagecentral.co.uk
www.triagecentral.co.uk

Universal Credit HelplineBENEFITS: Universal Credit helpline support

Call: 0800 328 5644
Textphone: 0800 328 1344 (Mon-Fri 8am - 6pm). Freephone service. 

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Parents

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Aberlour Child Care TrustFood shopping, collecting prescriptions, providing activities for young people.  Video contact with online games, emotional support, easy read Covid-19 information, and contact numbers.  Social Distancing chats with families in their gardens, support with school work, emotional support.  Urgent Assistance Funds for emergencies.

Tel 01382 250840

www.aberlour.org.uk

Breast Buddies Dundee (hosted within HomeStart Dundee)Support for women who are breastfeeding or mixed feeding. Support is provided by trained Peer Supporters via Facebook group or text messaging. Face to face groups all stopped at present.

Visit Facebook page here or join group here

Email breastbuddies@homestart-dundee.org.uk

Dundee City Council Schools InformationHelpful links and resources for parents/carers to support with home schoolingClick here
Dundee Family Information ServiceA range of links to home learning websitesClick here
Dundee Pregnancy & Parenthood SupportSupport with baby and child clothing and baby equipment to parents and pregnant women in and around Dundee.Call
07453 784295 or visit Facebook page. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Home-Start DundeeSupport for families with at least one child aged 5 years or under. Telephone/video conferencing support & advice including signposting to other relevant agencies, as well as organise Foodbank referrals.Call 01382 202040 and leave a message - checked twice daily Mon-Fri. Visit Facebook page or website . Check call charges with your phone provider.
One Parent Families Scotland
(Checked 7/1/21)
Face-to-face support stopped. Phone support and advice available for single parents including information about benefits and tax credits, childcare, separation, work, child maintenance and more.Call 0808 801 0323 Mon - Friday 9:30am - 4pm or e-mail advice@opfs.org.uk.Freephone service
Parent Club
(Checked 7/1/21)
Wide range of online resources to support parents and their children through the Coronavirus outbreakClick here
Parentline
(Checked 7/1/21)
Free phone & online chat support for practical advice, emotional support, place to talk. Open 7 days Mon - Fri (9am - 9pm) and Sat - Sun (9am - 12pm)Call 08000 28 22 33 or access chat support here. Freephone service
Young Minds Parent Helpline
(
Checked 7/1/21)
Helpline support for anyone worried about a child or young personCall 0808 802 5544 Mon - Fri 9:30am - 4pm. Freephone service

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Substance use / drug / alcohol / BBV / HIV support

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
AA & NA online meetingsOnline sessions availableVarious online sessions - PDF icondownload PDF with details
Albert Street HubEssential drop-in supportDrop in at Boots Albert Street Hub Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - times flexible - call 01382 206888 for information. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Crossreach Tayside Support ServicesPhone support and online recovery meetings Monday - FridayCall Lucie on 07384836092 Monday to Friday; Stan on 07384836091 Monday to Wednesday; Nan on 07909253840 Monday to Friday. E-mail nan.boyd@crossreach.org.uk or recoveryatthefriary@yahoo.com. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Drinkline ScotlandFree, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's.Call 0300 123 1110 (weekdays 9am–8pm, weekends 11am–4pm) Freephone service
Hillcrest Futures

Harm Reduction Centre at the Cairn Centre, 12 Rattray Street Dundee. Lunch packs available every Tue & Friday. Telephone support to anyone struggling with their own, a family member’s or loved one’s substance use.

Opening times: Monday 9-5; Tuesday 10-6; Wednesday 9-5; Thursday 9-5; Friday 10-6. Phone support: Les 07734599521; Paul 07917585530; Alan 07452917976; Kelly 07725593900; Graeme 07452923544. Check call charges with your phone provider.

NHS Tayside (Safer Injecting)Delivery of injecting equipment and naloxone kitsCall Hillcrest Futures on 01382 200532 Mon - Fri 10am - 4pm (naloxone & injecting equipment); We Are With You on 07760755673 Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm (naloxone only). Order online here. Check call charges with your phone provider.
NHS Tayside (Harm Reduction Nurses)Wound care and anti-biotics, BBV testing, advice on safer substance use, naloxone

Face to face: Cairn Centre, 12 Rattray Street, Dundee Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. Call 01382 496745 Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm. Check call charges with your phone provider.

NHS Tayside (online advice)Advice for people who use drugsClick here
Peer Recovery Network Chit Chat Recovery Support LineSupport for people struggling in recovery from substance or alcohol use. A service where on the other end of the phone is someone who has been there and understands. The phone lines will be manned by Peer Workers and Volunteers who all are in recovery themselves and who have all undertaken their Smart Recovery Facilitation training along with being trained in ASIST.Call 01382 797875 or send your phone number to: peersupport@dvva.scot
The phone lines will be open Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm and at weekends 12 to 2pm. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Positive StepsPositive Steps continue to support existing clients but are not currently taking on new referrals.Individuals experiencing substance use can call their helpline on 07436530642. This will go directly to an answer phone and we will respond to messages as soon as possible during weekday working hours (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Check call charges with your phone provider.
RecoverTayTelephone and online support for anyone struggling with their own, a family member’s or loved one’s substance useRecoverTay are available to offer support through their Facebook page here
Scottish Drugs ForumInformation for people who inject drugsClick here
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol & DrugsHelpline and live chat support if you are concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Chat, offer advice and information, and link you either into their services or services local to you.Call 08080 10 10 11 weekdays 9am - 11pm. Freephone service.
E-mail helpline@sfad.org.uk
Live chat here - bottom right corner
SMART Recovery - online meetingsOnline sessions availableAvailable every day - download PDF with details
Tayside Council on AlcoholPhone support availableCall 01382 456012 - see opening times here. Alternativey e-mail enquiries@alcoholtayside.com or contact via Facebook here. Check call charges with your phone provider.
Terrence Higgins Trust

1. Helpline phone & e-mail advice for people living with HIV/BBVs.

2. Delivery of HIV ART and other essential medication

  • Access to adequate food supplies
  • Provision of other necessities such as hygiene, sanitary and sexual health products
  • Assistance with fuel poverty
  • Support with digital and telecommunications access
  • Enhanced one to one emotional and mental health support
  • Expert financial and welfare advice
  • Connection to peer support and other wellbeing services

1. Call 0808 802 1221 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 5pm Mon - Fri. Freephone service
E-mail info@tht.org.uk
Useful resources available here.

2. We are accepting self referrals and enquiries from service partners through the following channels:

Check call charges with your phone provider

We Are With You (formerly Addaction)

Free confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health

Call 01382 206888 or access their web chat here. Check call charges with your phone provider.

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Supermarkets

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Aldi
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Asda
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Co-op
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Iceland
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Lidl
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Morrisons
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable customersSee website here
Sainsbury's
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here
Tesco 
(Checked 7/1/21)
Support for vulnerable shoppersSee website here

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Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Culture 

Service/organisationWhat support is available?How to access support
Community Health Team
(Checked 7/1/21)
General wellbeing & lifestyle information via phone / e-mail - healthy eating, keeping active and mental wellbeingE-mail robin.falconer@dundeecity.gov.uk or contact via Facebook and Community Health Worker will get in touch as soon as possible
Digital LibraryFree access to full text of thousands of newspapers from over 100 countries. Local newspapers The Courier and Dundee Evening Telegraph are included.Click here for instructions
Dundee City Council Keeping HealthyLinks to a range of online resources - home exercises etc.View their website here
ISE, University of DundeeDaily exercises being posted onn their Facebook from start of AprilVisit their Facebook page here
Leisure & Culture DundeeAll venues closed. Some helpful videos/posts on their FacebookVisit their Facebook page here
NHS Home WorkoutsVideo workouts that can be done from homeView workouts here
Paths for AllAll organised walks stopped. At home strength and balance video available on their website.Access strength and balance video on YouTube here

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Self-help resources

ResourceHow to access support
Abused Men in Scotland - knowledge base providing information on emotional, physical, financial & sexual abuseClick here
Clear Your Head - website providing a range of hints and tips to help you through the coronavirus outbreakClick here
Gypsy/Travellers - Facebook page set up with a range of information and advice for Gypsy/TravellersClick here
Home Energy Scotland - energy advice information to save on fuel costs when stuck at homeClick here
Mental Health Foundation - self-help information for looking after your mental health during coronavirus outbreakClick here
Mind.org.uk - self-help information and advice to look after your mental health and wellbeing during coronavirus outbreakClick here
Moodjuice - general self-help guides including anxety, stress, obsessions and compulsions (professional area)Click here
Nature Prescription - a month-by-month checklist of things to do / look out for when keeping active outdoorsPDF iconClick here
Penumbra - list of self-help resources for anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harmClick here
Parentline - helpful resources for parents including talking to children about coronavirus, staying at home and money worriesClick here
Paths for All - tips and advice for keeping active

Keeping active at home
Social distancing & walking
Advice for home workers

Samaritans - self-help information if you are worried about CoronavirusClick here
SAMH - wide range of advice and support pages in relation to coronavirus: mental health, benefits & urgent helpClick here
Young Scot - wide range of information and advice for young peopleClick here

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Penumbra Carers Support

Available to unpaid Carers aged 16+ living in Dundee.

Specifically for those caring for/supporting someone aged 16+ who is experiencing mental health difficulties. 

Our Support Workers provide emotional support, support to manage your own health and wellbeing and information and sign-posting on to other resources and services on a one to one and group basis. 

Support currently being provided via telephone, video call and e-mail. This service is FREE to access. 

 

Call 01382 223487 (leave a message as they are being checked daily) or

E-mail dundee.carers@penumbra.org.uk

 

Follow us on Facebook for the latest up-dates. Check call charges with your phone provider.

 

Self- referrals welcome.

 

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