Mental Health & Learning Disability Service

Mental Health & Learning Disability Service provide integrated health and social care services to all Localities within Aberdeen City. These Services include:

Learning Disabilities Services

The Learning Disabilities Team support families and carers and are located in at the Len Ironside Centre, Mastrick Drive, Aberdeen.  The service is committed to integrated working and providing a range of person centred services to promote and support independent living.   Further support is provided around housing, care at home, residential care, respite, supported living and a modern specialised day service at the Len Ironside Centre.  

The Draft Learning Disability Strategy is under development and this is out for Consultation and can be accessed here: Draft Learning Disability Consultation Link

Substance Misuse

The Integrated Alcohol Service and Integrated Drug Service offer help, support and treatment to individuals who have problems relating to alcohol & drug use and dependence.  The teams offer assessment for treatment and support including mental health assessments. The Teams have doctors, nurses, social workers and support workers.  The Teams also provide support with minimising harm, understanding risks and overall health and wellbeing.  

The Integrated Alcohol Service is based in the McRobin Centre at Royal Cornhill Hospital.  The Integrated Drug Service is based at Timmer Market, East North Street, Aberdeen.

Mental Health Services

Mental Health assessment and treatment services are provided by Community Mental Health Teams which are primarily located at Royal Cornhill Hospital. Mental health services are available for all adults aged 18 and over within Aberdeen City, and are delivered in a way with takes account of both health and social care needs.  The Teams provide services to people with mental health problems in a manner which will always value, respect and listen to the individual.   The aim is always to promote personal recovery, independence and improve quality of life and this will often involve working with and supporting the families and carers alongside the person experiencing mental health issues.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2018 – Currently being developed

Mental Health (Care & Treatment) Act 2003: - Link here

Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000:- Link Here

The Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007: - Link here