What We Do
“Our mission is to improve the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross who have experienced mental distress while promoting better public attitudes and providing information regarding mental health and wellbeing”
PLUS works on the founding principle that every single person is valuable and assists people in making better lives for themselves. We provide the scaffolding for people to begin building a future for themselves upon.
Our mission is to improve the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross who have experienced mental distress while promoting better public attitudes and providing information regarding mental health and wellbeing.
PLUS works for positive change for all citizens in Perth & Kinross, such as improving mental health and social services, ensuring people are equipped with the knowledge and information they need for good mental wellbeing, offering training to tackle stigma and prejudice and undertaking grass roots community regeneration projects.
One of the main reasons people get in touch with PLUS is to gain a sense of belonging and to find purpose after experiencing a hopeless period in their lives, often brought on by periods of mental distress. Many say they want to give back and help others who are in a similar situation that they once found themselves in. By helping others they help themselves.
The stages people go through when re connecting with the world are;
1. Belonging – we welcome people into our community of understanding and compassion.
2. Recovery – we give people hope that their situation can improve.
3. Purpose and meaning – we help people rediscover their spark and value in life.
4. Empowerment – we assist people to take back control and personal responsibility.
5. Citizenship – we provide volunteering and training for people to ‘give back’.
We offer opportunities for people to build on their strengths, to re- ignite their passions and to follow their dreams whilst contributing to the PLUS vision ‘for a world of wellbeing’.