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Supported Self-Care Planning

Look after yourself, every day

A New Free Service from ACUMEN with support from The Listening Service at The Lade Centre and Support in Mind Scotland for Anyone Living in Argyll & Bute.

It’s ok not to be ok.

Most people struggle with their mental health at some point during their lives.

Sometimes people can work their way through mental health challenges by talking with others and writing a self-care plan for mental and emotional wellbeing.

Answering five questions in ACUMEN’s self-care plan template could help you create your plan to stay ok when times are tough and your mental health is suffering.

If you live in Argyll & Bute and you think a mental health and wellbeing plan written by you (with a bit of help if you need it), for you, could help then phone us on 01546 607210 or email sscp@acumennetwork.org and we’ll contact you for an initial chat.

ACUMEN’s Supported Self Care Planning Project is funded by Argyll & Bute Health & Social Care Partnership's Living Well Grant 2020-2021. So, it’s a free service for you.

What happens next?

Contact Us. Phone and leave a message with your contact details, or drop us an email. 01546 607210 or sscp@acumennetwork.org. We’ll get in touch within a week for an initial chat and agree to appointments with you for up to three sessions to support you to complete your own self-care plan for mental wellbeing.

You have the answers. The five questions in the ACUMEN self-care plan template need time, thought and honesty. Take at least an hour to think deeply about your answers. You can check out the tutorials and written guidance to help you complete the 5 questions. If you want to speak with someone to talk it through and exchange ideas then contact us. We want to help you create your own mental wellbeing self-care plan.

Nobody knows you like you do. We’ll give you time to talk to try to help you work out what keeps you well and what other people in your life need to know about you to help you keep well.

There’s help out there for you if you reach for it. If you’re struggling to connect with support in your community, we can help you find out what’s out there that could help you and put you in touch.

Counselling if you need it. The Listening Service at the Lade Centre can provide a limited number of sessions with a qualified counsellor if you’re struggling to complete your self-care plan. The Lade Centre is a charity based on Bute and managed by volunteers. A key aim is to help improve the mental wellbeing of adults in the community. The Lade Centre's Listening Service is supporting the self-care planning service by providing an opportunity to talk to one of their counsellors to help you to write your self-care plan if you are finding it difficult to complete. https://www.facebook.com/theladecentre

An opportunity to grow. Self-care planning is about empowering you to take the steps needed to look after yourself when your mental health is under pressure. We’re keen to know if our new self-care planning for mental and emotional wellbeing service is helpful and where we can improve. Before your first appointment and again around 4-6 weeks after the sessions with have ended, our partner, Support in Mind Scotland, will contact you by email, if you agree to this, to ask how you are and what your feedback on the service is. If you think you need more time to talk you can be referred back to us.

Need help now?

Our Self Care Planning service is not a crisis service so if you feel you need to speak with someone now, please call:

The Samaritans helpline is 116 123 and is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Calls can be made anytime, from any phone. All calls are confidential.

The Breathing Space helpline is open Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am and Weekends: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am - All calls are confidential - 0800 83 85 87

If your GP is not available, you can call NHS 24 by dialling 111

You can also call the police, your emergency social work team or emergency community
mental health team.

For a Deeper Dive into Self Care Planning

You can find out about WRAP (Wellness Recovery Action Planning) here:

The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland’s Advance Statement here:

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