Anchor House, Perth is known for it's accommodation for people experiencing homelessness and its outreach support but we are expanding and teaming up with loads of local agencies and peer volunteers to open a hub called 'THE NEUK' , in Perth City Centre for people struggling with their mental health.
We will be based in a building in the city centre of Perth and will be supporting anyone who lives in the whole of the Perth and Kinross area. Caledonia Housing have done an amazing job of renovating the building for its new purpose.
We will be open 24 hours/7 day's a week and we will have trained staff on-hand, along with peer volunteers with lived experience to provide emotional and constructive support.
We have partnered up with Andy's Mans Club, The Women's Wellbeing Group and The Lighthouse for Perth, along with interest from other agencies for future work together.
We have all either experienced or know someone that struggles with their mental health and unfortunately at the moment, in Perth and Kinross it can be difficult to access services, especially out of hours.
Through a mixed range of interventions and strategies including sensory-based treatment, talking, peer-support and group activities we hope to be able to support most people who feel the need to visit our service. We will be here to provide a safe, supportive environment when people feel overwhelmed and need a place to de-escalate, reflect and make a plan for the next steps.
We would like to bridge the space in-between doctors and inpatient treatment to hopefully give people the tools to help themselves out of crisis in the future and be able to manage their Mental Health and Wellbeing on a long-term basis.