Mental Health

How to access mental health services.

Mental health problems can affect anyone at any time in their life, and if you or someone you know or care for is experiencing mental health issues, the Argyll and Bute Mental Health teams are here to offer support and help.

We support people who have or think they may have mental health problems, such as depression, phobias, anxiety disorders or schizophrenia.

Within Argyll and Bute Council Social Work Department the Mental Health team offer assessment and care management for people experiencing mental health difficulties. This includes undertaking a Personal Outcomes Plan which identifies the specific needs of individuals who are experiencing severe or enduring mental health illness and this is done in partnership with health colleagues.

Mental Health Officers offer a variety of duties under appropriate mental health legislation, including specialist assessments under the Mental Health (Care & Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.

Contact details for the local Community Mental Health teams are listed below.

Local teams

Phone (for all areas): 01546 605517

Union Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0HD.

Cowal Community Mental Health Team, Cowal Community Hospital, Dunoon

Victoria Integrated Care Unit, Jeannie Deans Centre, 93 East king Street, Helensburgh, G84 7BU.


Community Mental Health Team, Ionad nan Eilean, Campbeltown Hospital, Campbeltown

Islay Service Point, Jamieson Street, Bowmore, Isle of Islay, PA43 7HL.

Mid Argyll
The Caladh Centre, Aros, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LD


Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Willowview Community Care Centre, Lower Soroba, Oban, PA34 4SB


Useful Links

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Office of the Public Guardian

National Schizophrenic Fellowship (Scotland)

Bipolar Fellowship Scotland

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