Promoting Positive Mental Health

The Four Pillars

Pillar 1 – Recovery in Mind

We offer supported, welcoming groups and activities in which people feel safe and which help to:

  • reduce social isolation and prevent suicide
  • improve self-management and self esteem
  • build confidence and improve physical health
  • with opportunities to learn new skills and coping techniques

Pillar 2 – Minds at Work

We provide well-supported, effective opportunities for volunteering to:

  • people coping with or recovering from mental health problems
  • carers and family members having to deal with mental health issues
  • local people looking to share their skills and life experience
  • young professionals looking to gain experience of dealing with mental health issues

Pillar 3 – Speaking Our Minds

We aim to reduce the stigma around mental ill-health by working in partnership with others to:

  • raise awareness of the extent to which mental health issues affect our local community
  • involve non-service users in our activities so as to break down barriers
  • develop innovative activities and projects that will combat prejudice in this area
  • promote positive mental health attitudes through workshops and open meetings

Pillar 4 – Young Minds

Working in partnership with local schools, we aim to improve young people and children's knowledge and understanding of:

  • stress and anxiety
  • low mood and depression
  • how to recognise the signs and symptoms
  • how to deal with them
  • where to get help

Pillar 2 – Minds at Work

"I can honestly say my mental health has improved since taking on a volunteering role with Pillar, I have a buzz about me that other people have commented on."
Morag, Pillar Volunteer and now Board Member

Pillar offers local people an opportunity to achieve personal goals and make a meaningful contribution to their community through volunteering. We encourage applications to our volunteer positions not only from people with lived experience of mental health problems but also from:

Volunteers can give of their time, skills, experience and energy in a whole variety of ways, for example by:

Whatever the role and whatever their level of responsibility, volunteers are supported by staff. We find that volunteering challenges people both in ways they expected and in ways they did not, but Pillar staff are always on hand to ensure that any difficulties encountered are overcome.

In particular Pillar supports people looking to take the next step in their journey of recovery by identifying and providing opportunities to get more involved in Pillar's day-to-day activities. Thus our volunteers find that they:

Contact Pillar Kincardine

Want more information?

Feel free to ask about our services using the form below, or contact us by telephone or email. You should normally hear back within 3 working days.

F16/17 Sheriff Court Building Dunnottar Avenue Stonehaven AB39 2JD
+44 1569 767222


Want help for yourself or someone else?

Please download the appropriate referral form using the links below, then send your completed form to us by email or post. You should normally hear back within 5 working days.