Accessible  Specialist Treatment and Support

Care

Connection

Change

Are you one of the 1 in 3 Scots with mental health difficulties?

The Mental Health Care Collective offers accessible specialist treatment and support to people affected by mental health difficulties.

Care

Connection

Change

Are you one of the 1 in 3 Scots with mental health difficulties?

The Mental Health Care Collective offers accessible support and specialist treatment to people affected by mental health difficulties.

Care options

Your individual needs will not be the same as the next person, so why should your treatment?

Care grounded in evidence-based treatments, applied flexibly to meet each individuals’ needs.

  • Assessments Assessments
  • Therapy
  • Support Support work
  • Friends, family and partner support Family and partner support
  • Additional treatment options Additional treatment options

Getting to know you

Assessment just means talking to you about your difficulties and your life story, before making a plan with you about what care options would be helpful. This will be done by an experienced mental health professional. You can share as much or as little information by email beforehand as you wish.

Find out more about assessments

 

 

 

 

Support work

Support work involves the same focus on respectful non-judgemental compassionate care and establishing a trusting professional care relationship.

It may be face-to-face in the consulting room, at the patient’s home or out & about. Support can be delivered through emails, telephone or by video-conference.

Support work may play a role in your pathway at the beginning, middle or the end of support from the Care Collective.

Find out more about Support Work

 

 

 

 

 

 

Helping support those you love

People may not identify themselves as ‘carers’ and those experiencing mental health problems are not always comfortable seeing partners, relatives or friends as their ‘carers’. However, mental health difficulties usually have a big impact on those close to the person affected.

The care collective provides support to carers with the aims of increasing understanding, building skills to support your loved one and supporting care for yourself.

Find out more about Family and partner support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Everyone is different

You may need a different care option to what we routinely offer. We will try to direct you to a different or additional treatment option, if we can't provide this ourselves.

Find out more about Additional Treatment Options

AssessmentsGetting to know you

Assessment just means talking to you about your difficulties and your life story, before making a plan with you about what care options would be helpful. You can share as much or as little information by email beforehand as you wish.

Find out more about assessments

Psychological Therapy

Psychological Therapy is the main care option. This involves 60 minute appointments, usually once a week.

I’ll engage with you in a respectful non-judgemental and compassionate way, to establish a relationship that feels trusting, secure and professional.

Find out more about Therapy

SupportSupport work

Support work involves the same focus on respectful non-judgemental compassionate care and establishing a trusting professional care relationship. It may be face-to-face in the consulting room, at the patient’s home or out & about. Support can be delivered through emails, telephone or by video-conference. Support work may play a role in your pathway at the beginning, middle or the end of your care.

Find out more about Support Work

Friends, family and partner supportHelping support those you love

People may not identify themselves as ‘carers’ and those experiencing mental health problems are not always comfortable seeing partners, relatives or friends as their ‘carers’. However, mental health difficulties usually have a big impact on those close to the person affected, so support can sometimes be needed for ‘carers’ with the aims of increasing understanding, building skills to support your loved one and supporting care for yourself.

Find out more about Friends, family and partner support

Additional treatment optionsEveryone is different

You may need a different care option to what we routinely offer. We will try to direct you to a different or additional treatment option, if we can’t provide this ourselves.

Find out more about Additional Treatment Options

Services for Professionals

Professionals working in many fields find themselves helping people with mental health problems.

I can use my broad experience to offer support, advice and training services to such professionals.

  • Reflective Reflective Practice
  • mental health training Mental Health Training

Reflective Practice 

We can establish and facilitate reflective practice groups for professionals. Such groups can support a team of professionals to reflect on the emotional impact of their work, improve their self-care and their practice, and help with managing conflicts.

Find out more about Reflective Practice

 

 

 

 

 

Mental Health Training

The Care Collective can bring a wide range of expertise to training others about mental health. Lived experience will be combined with clinical expertise and many years of teaching experience within the collective, to deliver tailored training responsive to the needs of the participants.

Find out more about Mental Health training

ReflectiveReflective Practice 

I can establish and facilitate reflective practice groups for professionals. Such groups can support a team of professionals to reflect on the emotional impact of their work, improve their self-care and their practice, and help with managing conflicts.

Find out more about Reflective Practice

mental health trainingMental Health Training

I’ve provided teaching and training in mental health for over 15 years. Lived experience will be combined with clinical expertise and many years of teaching experience, to deliver tailored training responsive to the needs of the participants.

Find out more about Mental Health training

Our Team

We share a passion and commitment to provide care, working with others collectively to improve psychological well-being in individuals and communities. 

Questions?

Seeking help for a mental health condition can be a big first step. We’ve tried to answer many of the questions that people ask. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us and we’ll be happy to talk it through.

Please get in touch by email on:

 contactus@mentalhealthcarecollective.org.uk.

Because we are a small team we cannot always answer calls. Email allows us to be sure we don’t miss you and end up with frustrating and time consuming back and fore for all of us.

Our rate is £100/hr for mental health professional appointments and £35/hr for support work. See the fees page for more detail here.

We are not an emergency service. Click here for emergency care information. We will always seek to offer appointments as quickly as possible.

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