Community Care - Mental Health

Social Workers can help you identify and explore options that might aid your recovery and wellbeing.  Social Work can encourage you to seek opportunities and may offer some support to give things a try.  Social Work can help you work more closely with your support networks and the people who are important to you.

The Mental Health Social Work Team provide an information/advice, assessment and recovery focused service for adults in Moray who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health and wellbeing.

The Mental Health Social Work team are part of the Integrated Multi-disciplinary Community Mental Health Team that is based within Pluscarden Clinic, Dr Grays Hospital, Elgin. 

The Service operates a ‘Partners in Care’ approach which involves individuals, families/carers, communities, health/social care services and the third sector working collaboratively to promote the best possible mental health outcomes.  The focus is on providing the right support at the right time to enable individuals to become as independent as possible and to have choice and control of meeting their own personal outcomes.

The Moray Council Access Team would usually be the first point of contact however referrals may also be made to the Mental Health Social Work team by an individual themselves or via other professionals who may already be involved.  The Access Team can be contacted on 01343 563999 and the Social Work Mental Health Team can be contacted on 01343 567376.

Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre, part of Health & Social Care Moray, is a community facility in Buckie which opened in February 2015.  The centre houses many different services providing support and resources to the community.

Phoeinx Mental Health Day Service

The Mental Health Service provides a service for those experiencing and/or in recovery from mental ill-health.  People receive support to adjust to life changes, develop confidence, learn new skills and meet new people.  Staff provide emotional and practical advice and guidance; signposting to other services; group activities and information sessions.

Opening times:-

Monday 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 10am – 4pm

Thursday 10am – 4pm

Who the service is for

The service is available to people aged 16 years or older experiencing and/or in recovery of mental ill-health, who live in Moray and who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Accessing the service

Access to the day service is through the Community Mental Health Social Work Team which can be contacted on 01343 567376.

Further information

For further information on this service and other services operating from the Phoenix Centre contact:-

Laurie Anne Davidson, Development Worker, Phoeinx Centre, 9 Queen Street, Buckie AB56 1QJ

01542 839624

Community Mental Health & Wellness Service

Peer Support Service

Peer Support is available to anyone in Moray aged 16 years and over.  The service delivers support by a dedicated peer worker, having specific knowledge of your area.  
First contact is made via telephone or email, responded to by a dedicated co-ordinator, their job is to support you to establish if support by us is required or we can help you find the most suitable support that meets your needs.

Peer Support takes place over the course of several weeks to focus on building resilience with the aid of a variety of wellbeing and self-management tools, to support you to achieve recovery.  Professional and experienced Peer Workers and Practitioners offer unique insight into their own self-management style of coping to enable you to understand elements of your own mental health. 

There is no referral pathway, the service is open Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm.  

Self-Harm Awareness Training

Self-Harm Awareness training offers participants and professionals the opportunity to learn ways to support someone who harms.  The training objectives are: - Defining and understanding self-harm, causes and recognising self-harm, what is the function of Self-Harm?  Self-harm and suicide, responding to someone who Self-Harms and self-help, where to find it.  

Check our Facebook page for future monthly dates.  

Bespoke Wellbeing Workshops

Wellbeing workshops offer a group of people, with a likeminded outcome or recognised need, to come together to learn wellbeing tips.  These Wellbeing workshops are held at the request of a specific group of people.

Contact the service to enquire more about these opportunities for your workplace or group.    

To access the service or find out further information please call us free on 0800 234 3490 or email us at,uk.  You can also find more information on our Facebook page – @moraycommunitymentalhealth  

Contact Us

Access Care Team

01343 563999

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