Find out changes to our services and advice in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus: Third sector support

View updates from local third sector organisations about their services

View our icon Perth & Kinross Mental Health Directory of Services [530Kb] which includes national services, telephone help lines and useful websites.  Some of our local third sector organisations are noted below:

Local third sector organisations:


Current operating arrangements 


Perthshire Women's AID

Telephone 01738 639043 10am to 2pm

Out with these hours please leave a message on our voicemail system and a support worker will contact you as soon as they are available.


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Centre for Inclusive Living in Perth and Kinross

Staff are working from home and are able to pick up emails and phone calls as normal.

Support in Mind Scotland/ Perth & Kinross CarersTelephone available Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm and Friday 9am - 4pm: 0300 323 1545


Mindspace offer tele or e-counselling to existing clients and those on the waiting list, along with Peer Support and the Recovery College.


Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

Staff intend to make more use of post, telephone, emails and Skype wherever possible

Perthshire Pride

Perthshire Pride is a celebration of equality and diversity. At the moment, we are focusing our efforts on creating online content, supporting people remotely and organising online events!.
LGBT Foundation

Our helpline provides thousands of hours of support and advice to thousands of people every year, many who feel like they have nowhere else to turn
LGBT Helpline Scotland

We provide information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. We are also here to support those questioning or wanting to discuss their sexuality or gender identity.


Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland provides emotional support and practical advice to anyone affected by crime, regardless of whether this has been reported to the police. We support victims, witnesses, friends, family members etc. VSS Perth & Kinross is one of the Third Party Reporting Centres in the area - this means individuals can come for support and advice regarding reporting the matter, individuals can remain anonymous and do not have to speak with the Police directly unless they want to.

Generic Community email: 

Generic Court email: 

Community Office telephone (Currently being redirected to a work mobile): 

  • 01738 567171 (Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm)

National Helpline number: 

  • 0800 160 1985 (Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm)


LGBT Youth ScotlandStaff have a live chat service will continue to run every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm - 8pm. 
All internal and external meetings will continue to be held but move to video chat and phone.


Gypsy/Traveller communityA Facebook page has been set up for the Gypsy/Traveller community with information about COVID-19
MECOPP Gypsy/Traveller Carers ProjectStaff have remote working
Perth and Kinross Credit UnionOur opening hours are Monday-Friday 10am-12pm. The Credit Union are not taking any new members who are applying for loans on at this
Perth and Kinross Foodbank

The Foodbank are only dealing with issues relating to our volunteers, food donations and parcel distribution.
Our times have changed for parcel collections:

Monday - closed
Tuesday - 12 - 4pm
Wednesday - 12 - 4pm
Thursday - closed
Friday - 12-4pm

In order to minimise the risk to customers, staff and volunteers at Perth and Kinross Foodbank in Cutlog Vennel Perth new social distancing protocols will be in place with effect from Friday 27 March.

Visitors to the Foodbank are respectfully asked to enter via the High Street and exit via Mill Street and to follow the social distance marking which will be in place. PKC staff will be on hand to assist. Please ensure only essential visits are made at this time and any donations should be placed at designated supermarket drop-off points where possible.
Perth Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)Staff are providing advice by telephone and email or by letter.
Please note that our telephones are extremely busy so email may be a better option, where this is possible

PKAVS Carers Hub - contact by telephone:

  • 01738 567076 (Mon-Fri)
  • 0775 905 8207 (evenings and weekends)
PKAVS Minority Communities HubHelpline service hours will be extended to
Saints Community Trust

Saints in the Community have launched new online Football Reminiscence activities during the coronavirus. They launched the activities on social media at the beginning of the week and they can be found on their website. or for activities
Ethnic Minorities Law CentreStaff are providing use of post, telephone, emails, Skype and video calls.

If anyone has an enquiry please call us on: 0141 204 2888

Telephone advice line for members of the public runs on: Monday to Friday, 09:30am to 10:30am.

Our 2nd tier advice line for workers of partners/organisations operates on: Monday to Friday, 09:00am to 5:00pm

You can also email us your enquiry to:


VisionPK are open for calls requesting information, support or advice about visual impairment or hearing loss, every weekday, 9.00am - 4.00pm on 01738 626969

Outwith these times, people can leave a message on our voicemail or e-mail us at

Hearing Aid batteries are still being posted out, if you need batteries you can email
Royal Voluntary ServiceThe Service is offering support for shopping, prescription collections and their transport service. From Mid August at a flat rate of £4.20 will be introduced for the first 3 miles and then 65p per mile thereafter. This is to cover volunteer costs.
Independent Advocacy Perth & Kinross

Staff are working from home but can offer support, via email and telephone.

Hours are 9-5pm Monday - Friday.

Call us on: 01738 587887