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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

Mental Health & Wellness Centre

The organisation Penumbra has been commissioned to provide a 1st Response service at the new Mental Health & Wellness in Elgin.

The seven-days-a-week service is open to anyone living in Moray who is aged 18 or over. There is no application form and no waiting list.

Visit the centre at 30-32 Batchen Street, Elgin IV30 1BH, call 0844 625 1 625 or email for more information.

Contact Us

Access Care Team

01343 563999

External Links

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