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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
Tayside NHS
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Support we offer

The V1P Tayside team offer individual/confidential appointments.  These can be booked by telephone 01382424029 or 07811471443 and the team will organise an appointment for you.  We fully understand that attending such appointments may seem daunting we therefore encourage family or friends to attend to offer support. 

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. 

Clinical Appointments  -  Private confidential clinical appointments are available with a member of our clinical team.  Please contact the office to book a private/confidential clinical appointment.

Drop In Service  -  A Drop In Service is available Wednesday 1.30pm-4pm & Friday 9.30am-12md, veterans are welcome to use the Drop In room to have a cup of tea or coffee, read the papers or watch TV.  During these times, the Veterans First Point Tayside team will be present to offer general support and help with any issues veterans may have, however should your query be extensive a confidential/private appointment with one of our Peer Support Workers may be required to be organised at a later date to ensure that the team are able to address any problems/issues that you may have.  Confidential appointments are available with our Peer Support Workers, please contact the team to book an appointment.

The team is available by phone call or text message to offer signposting and general help/advice along with a listening ear.  V1P Tayside are here to listen, understand and obtain the right support from those who can best help veterans and the families of veterans. 

The V1P Tayside team look forward to meeting and helping veterans and their families within Tayside, Perthshire and Angus.

All these appointments can be organised by contacting the office on 01382424029 or by emailing 

Please check out for all the public transport options to Kings Cross Hospital to plan your journey in good time for your appointment.

Please note The Cottage to where V1P Tayside is located, is at the far end of the car park that runs along side the Clepington Road.  Access from the Clepington Road is for staff only.  Patients/visitors can access the Kings Cross Hospital complex via Hospital Street and can drive round within the complex to The Cottage, where parking is available.



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.

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.

Ed, Team Administrator  -  With over 20 years admin experience and fulfilling a variety of senior NHS posts, Ed brings a wealth of administration knowledge and skill to the role.  As the spouse of a former member of the Armed Forces, Ed has a genuine interest in the work of the service and is committed to providing the team with the administration support they require to provide the best possible service to veterans and their families.  Ed can be contacted at the V1PTayside office, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.