Earlston Medical Practice

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Mental Health difficulties?

Local area co-ordination – mental health

Our Local Area Co-ordination (LAC) team works with adults aged 18 years and over who have acknowledged mental health difficulties that are affecting their quality of life.

  • The team is made up of local area co-ordinators and community link workers
  • We work across the Borders and have bases in Duns, Galashiels, Hawick, Kelso and Peebles.
  • Our focus is on supporting people to be part of their local community

Who is the service for?

  • The LAC service is for adults aged 18 and over.
  • You need to have a willingness and ability to engage with the service.

We also have LAC services for:

How can I be referred to the service?

  • Anyone can refer. We also accept self-referrals.

More information

Contact our LAC team to find out more. You can do this by:

Mental health crisis or emergency ?

You should call 999 or go to A&E if you, or someone you know, experiences a life-threatening medical or mental health emergency. These are cases where there is immediate danger to life or physical injury. A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a medical emergency. If you feel like you may be close to acting on suicidal thoughts or have seriously harmed yourself, you should call 999 or go to A&E directly if you need immediate help and are worried about your safety.