Mental Health

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.

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

Local teams

Union Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute, PA20 0HD.
Tel. No: 01546 60 5517.
Fax. No: 01700 50 574 08

Dochas Lodge, 360 Argyll Street, Dunoon, PA23 7RL.
Tel. no: 01369 708716

Victoria Integrated Care Unit, Jeannie Deans Centre, 93 East king Street, Helensburgh, G84 7BU.
Tel. No: 01546 60 5517
Fax. No: 01436 65 50 35

Kintyre and Islay
Old Quay Head, Campbeltown, PA28 6ED
Tel. No: 01546 60 5517
Fax. No: 01586 55 749 12

Mid Argyll
The Caladh Centre, Aros, Lochgilphead, PA31 8LD
Tel. No: 01546 60 56 06
Fax. No: 01546 60 49 12

Oban, Lorn and the Isles
Willowview Community Care Centre, Lower Soroba, Oban, PA34 4SB
Tel. No: 01546 60 5517
Fax. No: 01631 56 78 28

Useful Links

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

The Office of the Public Guardian

National Schizophrenic Fellowship (Scotland)

Bipolar Fellowship Scotland