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Tayside centre

V1P Tayside opened on 1st September 2015 and works along side Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Tayside.  V1P Tayside is a well established team providing veterans services throughout the Tayside community covering Tayside- Dundee, Perthshire & Angus.

Our team consists of Veterans Peer Support Workers, Clinicians, Therapists and Administration staff.

We provide:-

  • Information and signposting
  • Understanding and listening
  • Support and social networking
  • Health and well-being
Veterans First Point Tayside (V1P Tayside)
Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership
NHS Tayside
The Cottage
Kings Cross Hospital
10 Hospital Street
Dundee
DD3 8EA
Tayside
Tayside NHS
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Coronavirus Update  -  Onsite Face-to-Face Appointments Resumed

Veterans First Point Tayside team are delighted to announce the resumption of on site face-to-face appointments, as from week commencing 10th August 2020.  A limited number of onsite appointments will take place at The Cottage (Kings Cross Hospital Dundee) and at PRI {Friday clinical only}.  We continue to offer and conduct NEAR ME and telephone appointments running in conjunction with the onsite appointments.

It is important to note we are NOT able to have any callers in person to The Cottage other than that of the strictly scheduled clinical and/or peer support appointments.  Those with no appointments will NOT be permitted to enter The Cottage until further notice.

Thank you for your understanding in that we need to protect those who use the service and team members.

The resumption of appointments has been reintroduced in accordance with the protocols issued by the Scottish Government and our colleagues at NHS Scotland, NHS Tayside and the Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership.

Drop In's  -  Drop In's continue to be held virtually.  Details coming soon about more Drop In plans!  Keep checking back!

Referrals  -  The team continues to accept new referrals.  Please contact the team should you wish to make a referral and/or self refer.  For our clinical and veterans agencies colleagues, do call if you wish to discuss a particular case for referral suitability.

The team can be contacted on 01382424029 or 07811471443 and by email vfp.tayside@nhs.net

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance, we continue to offer support and a listening ear and practical help at this challenging time and at any other time to veterans and their families within Tayside.

In the meantime, continue to stay safe.

 

 

 

Meet the team

Meet the V1P Tayside Team

Dr Michelle Ramage, Clinical Lead Psychotherapist  -  Dr Ramage is the clinical lead for NHSTayside Adult Psychotherapy services as well as V1PTayside.  Dr Ramage has extensive experience delivering psychotherapy treatment to veterans and civilians and in leading mental health services in the community and hospital setting.  Dr Ramage can be contacted at the V1PTayside office. 

Jody Payne, Mental Health Practitioner & Adult Psychotherapist  -  Jody is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.  Jody works full time with V1PTayside.  Jody provides comprehensive mental health assessments and brokers care to other services as well as providing specialist evidence-based psychotherapy to veterans and their family members.  Jody can be contacted at the V1PTayside office.

Dr Stephen (Steve) Martin, Adult Psychotherapist  -  Dr Martin, Steve, joined the V1PTayside team on the 22nd June 2020 as part time Adult Psychotherapist.  Steve will be working 3 days per week conducting mental health assessments and therapy sessions.  Steve is no stranger to the NHS, as he has previously worked in MAPS, our sister service at the Alloway Centre, Dundee.  Steve is returning to part-time clinical practice after a 2 year period of retirement and has 22 years experience as an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with a background in Mental Health Nursing.  Dr Martin can be contact at the V1PTayside office.

Christine Brooks, Peer Support Worker  -  Christine joined V1PTayside in 2018.  Christine is a veteran who served in the RAF for over 22 years at numerous stations within the UK and overseas postings.  Christine is the first point of contact for anyone registering with the service and offers help and assistance with a range of welfare issues.  Christine is also trained to deliver Interpersonal Counselling.  Christine can be contacted at the V1PTayside office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Lee Messham, Peer Support Worker  -  Lee joined the V1PTayside team in July 2020 on secondment from his role of Pharmacy Assistant at HMP Perth (NHSTayside Health Centre).  Lee served as an RAF medic for several years involving operational tours of Afghanistan and Iraq.  Lee has also studied martial arts including kickboxing and represented the RAF in martial arts.  Lee can be contact at the V1PTayside office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.