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PLUS is a charitable company led by people who have
used mental health services. PLUS objectives include;
the promotion of mental health as a concern for everyone;
challenging stigma and prejudice; influencing positive
changes in mental health services and promoting an
inclusive society where everyone has a role. Plus offers
opportunities for individuals recovering from mental illness
to utilise their strengths and assets in contributing to the
work of PLUS. Activities include, running mental health
service user forums, research and training, campaigning
and awareness raising, projects promoting community
spirit and providing information on mental health matters.
The principles of recovery - the promotion of hope,
optimism and a better future for people who have suffered
mental illness - underpin all the work we do. PLUS has a
clear goal of citizenship for all its members.


  • Partnership Working
  • Community Spirit
  • Participation
  • Reciprocity
  • Knowledge
  • Equality
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Dignity
  • Trust
  • Love

Most of all we value people as experts in their own mental health


Main Aims

"To facilitate greater participation for people who have used mental health services in the development and improvement of local services and to lead on new mental health and wellbeing initiatives, campaigns and movements"

• To develop an efficient and effective organisation
with capacity for growth.
• To develop the capacity and quality of service-user
participation in services.
• To support and develop member-led initiatives in
Perth and Kinross.
• To promote participation, recovery and citizenship
for people with mental health issues.
• To decrease the stigma and discrimination
surrounding mental illness.
• To develop and communicate information on mental
health and wellbeing issues.

• To develop a sustainable member-led training team
providing regular training to external agencies.
• To promote ‘Mental Health as Everyone’s Business’.
• To promote community spirit (social capital) and the
core economy.
• To be an agent for change.
• To be a well-run, influential and effective
organisation striving for continuous improvement



For information on how to become a PLUS member please click here



PLUS is a local mental health charity covering Perth & Kinross. It is in its tenth year of existence and is staffed by one Development Manager, an operational support worker and two part-time Involvement workers. The project is based at 77 Canal Street, Perth and the office is open between the hours of 9.30 am and 3:30 pm Tuesday to Friday for mental health enquiries. Within the last year PLUS membership has increased to over 200 with a total of 18 active volunteers. We are continually seeking volunteers.

PLUS became a charity and constituted organisation in its own right in 2009 and our constitution can be downloaded here, our latest annual report is here. The 2010 Annual Report can be downloaded here








PLUS Perth and The Scottish Recovery Network worked in partnership to produce a DVD resource about recovery.

The main aims of this film are to give hope to people and to help dispel the negative image of mental health problems. It is also used as an awareness raising tool amongst service users, carers and professionals alike.

The DVD includes interviews with people recounting their personal stories of recovery. It illustrates a key message that every person is an individual with a right to recover at their own pace and in their own way. The DVD also includes interviews with people who have been involved in the participants' recovery. This helps to highlight how other people and their attitudes can impact on recovery.


Please also visit The Scottish Recovery Network's vimeo page to view other videos on mental health and recovery



77 Canal Street, Perth, PH2 8JJ                         01738 626242                                 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Scottish Charity SC040271 | Company Number SC354220


Latest News

Open Dialogue Conference

A report on the recent Open Dialogue conference held in London can be downloaded here.


PLUS members' feedback 

PLUS have produced a report on the main mental health service issues faced by our members, a copy can be downloaded here.


Wellbeing Calendar

For those raising awareness of various issues in 2015, see our Wellbeing Campaigns calendar which highlights important events throughout the year.


Meanings of Madness Conference

PLUS recently attended the 'Meanings of Madness' conference in Cork, Ireland. Click here to read the full report, and to download resources from the conference.

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