Augment (Scotland) Ltd has been in existence for 10 years. We are a user-led, voluntary mental health service organisation.
Augment creates supportive opportunities and training for service users and ex-service users to be involved in the planning, design and provision of the future and existing mental health services and associated services.
To facilitate and develop mental health service-user involvement in all aspects of care provision and any other area which affects their lives. Anyone who experiences a mental health challenge will achieve full and equal citizenship rights, regardless of their prevailing mental health status.
We value openness and fairness in our work with each other and other organisations and agencies.
We value learning from our own experiences and the experiences of others.
We value difference in people’s backgrounds, identities, views and beliefs.
We value the difference we make.
- To develop a sustainable, efficient and effective collective advocacy project.
- To develop an information service providing extensive information on mental health and other associated issues.
- To develop a sustainable user-led training group which provides regular training to external agencies and service users.
- To develop the capacity of service-user involvement in different aspects of service delivery.
- Support and develop user-led initiatives in the Angus area.
- To decrease the stigma and discrimination mental health service users experience.
- To promote social inclusion and recovery of people with experience of mental health challenges i.e. moving on into work, education, training and activities within the community.
- To be a well-run, influential and effective organisation, striving for continuous improvement.
- We recognise the strengths and resourcefulness of all our members, staff and people we work in partnership with.
- We recognise the role of communities, other organisations and community involvement in supporting the process of recovery and maintaining well-being.
- We recognise the effects that stigma, discrimination and inequality can have on individuals. We work inclusively within the organisation and challenge exclusion outside it.
- We value people as experts in their own mental health.
- We value and promote diversity and equality.
- We value working collaboratively with individuals, and groups, to agree goals, actions and solutions.
- We value being open and honest about our boundaries and our limitations.
Angus Community Enterprise (ACE)
Young Persons Involvement Project
Peer Outreach Project
Vision (coming soon)