Many of us have to cope at some time in our lives with feelings of hopelessness and despair. Anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, a bereavement, or a sudden loss of confidence, can sometimes seem overwhelming.
At Pillar Kincardine you will meet other people who have been through many of the same life experiences, build a network of friends and contacts, and be supported by them as you move along the road to recovery and wellbeing.
And at Pillar you can obtain advice and support from qualified staff on every aspect of living with and recovering from mental ill health.
Please take the time to view our brief videos below in which Pillar members talk about their own experience and the value they place on Pillar's peer-support model:
Active Recovery ...
Research has shown again and again the importance of good social networks in helping people reach and maintain positive mental health. Members of Pillar can choose from a range of groups and activities in conjunction with other community resources or facilities.
Each of our activities provides people with opportunities to talk to and gain support and encouragement from one another and from our professional workers. In this way people gain confidence and develop the social and emotional skills they need to overcome life's difficulties and build a better future for themselves and those around them.
... and Empowerment
As an organisation that is run by and for its members, involving people is at the heart of Pillar Kincardine's constitution. We call the people who use our services members rather than users – they are in fact shareholders who have a direct say in running the company.
Our programme of activities and projects is aimed at providing opportunities for members to build resilience and improve their mental wellbeing, with access to:
We are also involved locally in projects to:
For more information about what's on when, see our Monthly Programme.