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SAMH – Scottish Action for Mental Health

Last updated: 12th July 2024

Type of service:


Need supported:

  • Health / Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Personal Development
  • Re-integration
  • Short-term Prisoners


The aim of the service is to provide recovery focused interventions to individuals with mental health issues and common co-morbidities who have a range of support needs. It aims to seek to maximise individual’ independent living skills, develop their confidence and ability to become active citizens in their community and support them to fulfil their own aspirations and outcomes. The service aims to: • Develop Personal Outcome Plans in collaboration with people, focussing on building strengths, to achieve desired outcomes, • Encourage and support people to be heard, having full ownership of their care and support needs • Ensure appropriate balance and priority between identified needs and individual aspirations and goals. • Ensure Individual’ Outcomes support plans are sensitive to people’ abilities and taking account of aspirations and how best to meet these, no matter how small. • Take into account personal strengths, achievements and choices will also be taken into consideration. • Provide emotional and practical support to empowering people with mental health difficulties to develop resilience and skills needed to have as independent life in the community as possible • Each service user will have an identified key worker and co-worker to ensure consistency of approach.

Suitability criteria:

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

Assessment/referral process:

  • Any agency

Social Work and Perth & Kinross Contracts and Commissioning Team 1. Email all relevant referral information to or 2. The Service Manager or Team Leader will discuss the preferred support package with the referrer and assess if SAMH can provide the required support 3. SAMH and the referrer to complete the relevant Risk & Vulnerability Assessments prior to any support being provided 4. SAMH, referrer and the individual to identify recovery focussed outcomes linked to the support package.

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STAFFING Day to day line management structure consists of a Service Manager and Team Leader. Local on-call peer support and emergency shift cover is available for all staff daily. On-call management support is available at all times for support, guidance or advice when their own line manager is unavailable. Staff carry out organisational mandatory induction and learning and development. This includes Mental Health Stigma & Discrimination Mental Health and Wellbeing Awareness Adult Support & Protection Trauma Awareness Prevention & Management of Aggression/Violence ASIST Equality & Diversity NCSC: Stay Safe Online Cyber Security Training Child Protection Data Protection Health & Safety and Fire Awareness Infection Control.