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Veterans First Point Tayside - New Drop In Schedule 2019

Veterans First Point Tayside Drop In schedule is set to change ever so slightly.  Drop In will now be on Monday's 09.30am-12md, Wednesday's 1.30pm-4pm & Friday's 09.30am-12md. 



By offering Drop In over the Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the Veterans First Point Tayside team are able to offer a more evenly spread support resource over the week, in that veterans and their families who may have attended the old Drop In schedule (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday) are no longer left from a Wednesday to the following Monday without any option or opportunity to call into The Cottage via the Drop In service. 



As well as the regular service of Drop In, the Veterans First Point Tayside team are delighted to announce the first (of many) Music Mornings.  The first Music Morning will be on Friday 05th April 2019 from 09.30am to 12md.  Veterans are welcome to come along for some live music provided by fellow veterans and just a good old jam session!  Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided.



On Friday’s the team plan to alternate the Music Mornings with other events and activities!  Details coming very soon!



**Drop In Schedule**

And now for the all important Drop In schedule for the next few coming weeks.



Cancelled Drop In

Due to a mixture of staff training, the team working across Tayside sites assisting fellow veterans and their families, annual leave & in keeping with NHSTayside Lone Working Policy, please note the following dates to which there is no scheduled Drop In.  Thank you for your understanding:-

  • Monday 18.03.19;
  • Tuesday 19.03.19;
  • Wednesday 20.03.19;
  • Monday 25.03.19;
  • Wednesday 27.03.19;
  • Monday 01.04.19;
  • Monday 08.04.19  -  office closed due to local public holiday;
  • Friday 12.04.19;
  • Monday 15.04.19.

The team remain contactable to offer help, support and advice on 01382424029, 07811471443 and



Drop In Schedule

  • Tuesday 26.03.19  -  1.30pm-4pm;
  • Wednesday 03.04.19  -  1.30pm-4pm  -  **New Drop In schedule**;
  • Friday 05.04.19  -  09.30am-12md  -  First Music Morning
  • Wednesday 10.04.19  -  1.30pm-4pm;
  • Wednesday 17.04.19  -  1.30pm-4pm;
  • Friday 19.04.19  -  09.30am-12md;
  • Monday 22.04.19  -  09.30am-12md;
  • Wednesday 24.04.19  -  1.30pm-4pm;
  • Friday 26.04.19  -  09.30am-12md;
  • Monday 29.04.19  -  09.30am-12md;
  • Wednesday 01.05.19  -  1.30pm-4pm;
  • Friday 03.05.19  -  09.30am-12md.

The Drop In service is there to support and create activities for veterans and their families.  The Drop In service can provide advice and guidance on specific issues, however due to the open nature of Drop In, it is not always possible or suitable for personal situation discussions to take place. 



This is whereby the Veterans First Point Tayside recommends that veterans and/or their families seek to make a confidential appointment with a Peer Support Worker, whereby confidentiality and time is afforded to help as best possible with the specifics of the situation/circumstances veterans may find themselves struggling to deal with and also allow Veterans First Point Tayside to make any follow up appointments on site (where possible) with colleagues from other veterans agencies. 



To make a confidential appointment with a Peer Support Worker please contact the office on either 01382424029 or 07811471443 or whereby an appointment will be scheduled at the earliest opportunity.


If you, your loved one or a fellow veteran is in crisis, contact your/their GP in the first instance.  If this is not possible, the following is a list of other organisation that can offer assistance in crisis situations:-


  • The Samaritans  -  tele 116 123
  • Police Scotland  -  tele 101
  • NHS24  -  tele 111
  • Combat Stress  -  tele 08001381619
  • In an emergency dial 999