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Mental health services

Ayr Action for Mental Health

Strathyre House, 42 Prestwick Road, Ayr
Tel: 01292 619600

These services are for you if you:

  • Suffer the effects of continuing mental ill-health
  • Are aged between 18 and 65
  • Reside in South Ayrshire

Turnaround Drop-In Centre

Café Turnaround, the drop-in centre, offers a complete café service in a modern gallery style setting. The menu includes homegrown organic produce (when in season) and a variety of healthy eating options. The drop-in centre provides company, conversation, arts and crafts, recreational and social activities, information on a wide variety of activities and organisations. They also provide laundry and bathing facilities. Other services include an organic gardening initiative, access to information technology and free internet access during opening hours and a wide ranging activity programme.

Voice Advocacy Service

This service provides an individual advocacy service to residents of South Ayrshire with enduring mental health needs. An advocate will:

  • Listen and support you in putting your views across
  • Ensure that youare included in all decisions
  • attend meetings with you
  • Provide you with information
  • Be honest and truthful with you

An advocate will not:

  • Talk about you to anyone without your permission
  • Make decisions for you
  • Make promises which can't be kept

Ayr Bipolar Self Help Group

The group is open to people with bipolar disorder and their families, friends and carers. It is informal and friendly, no referral is needed, just turn up on the night. The group has discussion nights and occasional guest speakers.

We meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at:

Riverside Church
John Street
7.00pm - 9.00pm.

Contact Name: Aileen Bell
Office: 0141 560 2050

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.
Open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 12pm – 9pm.

Call: 0300 123 2523


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Last updated: 14 October 2015

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