Community Mental Health Services2018-10-31T09:23:09+00:00

Community Adult Mental Health Service

Our teams continually strive towards our vision of:

Working together to provide an accessible, seamless, person-centred service that promotes good mental health and wellbeing and inspires hope.

This will be achieved by:

  • Valuing individual lived experience as well as family and carer involvement
  • Providing a range of services when and where people need them, delivered by skilled, compassionate staff

This is a referral service. Referrals can be made by:

  • Your doctor

  • Another health and social care professional

What happens next?

After referral, we will work with you, your family and carers to assess your needs and wishes. We will use this information to create your support plan. The plan will help us to support you towards goals and promote your recovery. You may then receive support from a service arranged by us.

Will I be charged?

There may be a charge for support services. Your care manager will discuss this with you.

You may be eligible for self-directed support. This gives you a range of options, including receiving a direct payment to enable you to buy support services of your choice.

For Carers

If you care for someone with mental ill-health you can complete an Adult Carer Support Plan or a Young Carers Statement. These give you the opportunity to identify your needs and any support you may require, to continue providing care.

Advocacy services

The support of an independent advocate can help you to express your opinions or wishes. We can provide information about advocacy services.

Helplines

  • Samaritans charity offering support to people who are suicidal or despairing, call 116 123 (lines open 24 hours)
  • Breathing Space free confidential support for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety, call 0800 83 85 87 (Mon–Thurs, 6pm–2am and Fri 6pm–Mon 6am)

Click here for a list of web-based and telephone helplines

Preventing suicide

If you are worried that someone is suicidal, ask them. It could save their life.

We work to prevent suicide through the Choose Life initiative. Our Choose Life co-ordinator works with you, communities and organisations to raise awareness of suicide. We help you to recognise the signs of someone in distress via training courses such as Safe Talk and ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills). This gives you the confidence to intervene.

If you, or your organisation, would like more information on suicide prevention and training, please contact our Choose Life co-ordinator on 01505 685657.

Contact us

  • To find out how we can help, please call 01294 476000
  • Community Mental Health Services, North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Caley Court Resource Centre, Moorpark Road West, Stevenston, KA20 3HU