Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. They support around 1600 adults and young people every week and employ 400 staff across Scotland.

Founded in 1985, Penumbra work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental health problems.

They provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.

Four core values inform their work: 

  • People can and do recover from mental ill health.
  • People have equal human value regardless of their situation or ability and have the right to dignity, respect, privacy and choice.
  • People should be enabled to exercise control over their lives by means of real choice and participation and should be free from stigma and discrimination.
  • Penumbra’s services should provide person centred support on an ordinary and inclusive basis wherever possible.

Penumbra services include – Supported Living Services. Supported Accommodation Services, Crisis & short term support, Nova (social inclusion) Services, Self Directed Support (SDS), Respite & short breaks, Peer work, Homelessness Services, Alcohol Related Brain Damage, Self Harm Services. 

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