New Mental Health Support for Young People


1st February 2021

It is estimated that 1 in 4 people will suffer with mental health problems at some point in their lives. Talking about mental health, or just feeling overwhelmed by everyday worries and concerns, can be difficult, especially for young people.

Now, the three Tayside councils (Angus, Dundee City and Perth & Kinross) have joined up to help establish safe, anonymous online support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

From today (Monday 1 February 2021), young people aged 16 to 24 across Tayside can contact Togetherall, a supportive virtual community.

Trained professionals are available 24/7 through Togetherall, which offers a choice of safe therapeutic services, including online self-help courses. This means anyone who may be struggling with mental health, distress or anxiety can get support at a time that suits them. Togetherall has already helped over 200,000 people around the UK and has very positive reviews from current users.

Togetherall is now available free for all 16-24 year olds living in Dundee, simply by visiting, click 'Register' and 'My area is registered', and then enter your postcode to gain access.

When someone joins Togetherall as a new user, they create a username that does not identify them in any way, and the service is completely anonymous.

Dundee City Council children and families convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “The impact of lockdown and the pandemic has been tough for the mental health of our young people and this is an excellent resource to give them support.

“This is an example of the way that we can work together to provide innovative services for young people across the wider area. We will be making sure that as many of them as possible in Dundee know about Togetherall and the assistance it can provide.”

Dundee City Council

Dundee draws skilled workers from a 60-minute catchment population of 640,000 and has a local population of over 140,000. The availability of a large pool of highly skilled labour is a key feature in the Dundee economy. Flexibility in the labour force is currently more prevalent in Dundee than in Scotland as a whole. All forms of labour market flexibility - part-time, temporary employment, self-employment and shift work - are widely operational within the city. Labour force stability in the city is excellent, enabling companies to plan with confidence. Labour turnover levels are less than 5% and absenteeism averages 2%.

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