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.
Pillar Kincardine is a small voluntary organisation based in Stonehaven, Scotland, supporting people in and around Kincardine and the Mearns who are coping with serious emotional, social or mental health difficulties. We operate from the old Courthouse building (now a Community Hub) in Dunnottar Avenue, Stonehaven, but also use a number of community facilities in Stonehaven, Inverbervie, Portlethen and Laurencekirk.
At Pillar 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 and by others in the community as you move along the road to recovery and wellbeing.
And at Pillar you can obtain advice and support from qualified staff – and from people just like you – 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 this unique organisation:
Mental health is defined by WHO, the World Health Organisation, as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
Mental health problems can affect the way you think, feel and behave. If you have problems with your mental health, you might feel sad, worried, confused, angry, frightened, hopeless, isolated – even ashamed and worthless.
Mental health problems are experienced by people of any age, race, religion or income. Some of the most commonly diagnosed problems are depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias and eating disorders.