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Orkney Blide Trust

Last updated: 10th July 2024

Type of service:

Voluntary

Need supported:

  • Mental Health

Aim/Purpose:

The service recognises that issues such as: relationship break down, drugs or alcohol misuse, employment difficulties, bereavement, stress and social isolation can contribute too and exacerbate mental ill health. Therefore, for the purpose of aiding people’ mental health recovery the service provides one to one support, counselling and a daily drop-in service as well as opportunities to take part in therapeutic, active and purposeful activities as part of a supportive community.

Suitability criteria:

  • All genders
  • Middle-aged adult (36-55), Older adult (56 and older), Young adult (18-35)

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency, Self-referral

Mental Health Difficulties with assistance provided to persons who are members of the Blide who are 16 years or over and are no longer attending school. The Blide would expect information to be shared about any potential risk factors to staff or other members of the public. Referrals can be placed from professional services or individuals can self-refer.

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Further Information:

Orkney Blide Trust provides support to people aged 16 or over who have experienced or are experiencing problems associated to poor mental health. The service offers a safe environment where trained staff offer practical and emotional support to the attendees.