Penumbra – a service for people 16+ experiencing Mental Health Problems

The 1st response service provides a first response and information service for people in Aberdeen aged 16 years and above with mental health problems who may require immediate short term support; people receive sensitive, one to one support, information and signposting.


No application is needed to access 1st response as it is designed to offer help to people who are in need of immediate support.

Services Provided:  Walk In

We provide a centrally located walk in service where people can come in and meet with our staff team who can assist people who require immediate support, information or require signposting on to other services.

We work with people who access this service, using planning tools, to support them to manage next steps and feel supported in their current circumstances

Information and Signposting

Penumbra employ experienced staff who have a wealth of knowledge and who can work in a person centred way to help people access other services such as Health, Social Work, Housing, Benefits Advice and other 3rd Sector Providers.

If you require more information please feel free to contact us or come in and meet with our team.


0333 444 0324


Please contact us for up to date opening times

Walk In Service

20 Back Wynd
AB10 1JP

Please contact us for our opening times on the above phone number or email below







Getting it Right for Every Child Conference 20 June 2015

Getting It Right For Every Child – often called GIRFEC for short – is the Scottish Government’s policy to ensure that the wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of all children’s services in Scotland. A new law – the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 – contains measures based on the GIRFEC principles, which are aimed at helping children, young people and their families understand their wellbeing and how to support it.

Please see the link below to find out more about the approach being taken by schools to ensure that we meet the needs of all our learners.

2015-05-28 GIRFEC parent flyer – FINAL1

Volunteering and Work experience opportunities with Aberdeen Arts Centre

ACT_Volunteering Opportunities

Please see the poster for further information about volunteering opportunities with Aberdeen Arts Centre.  This is a great opportunity to gain work experience or volunteering credits in a unique environment.  It will be of interest to those wishing or pursue a career in the arts or those who want to get their volunteering credits for Duke of Edinburgh.  Volunteers do have to be over 16.