Charleston Centre

The Charleston Centre is a purpose built mental health resource operated by the Social Work services together with health and voluntary agencies.

We are open 5 days per week all year round and we provide a range of supports at various times of the week.

Community Mental Health Team (CMHT)

This team provide a service to people suffering from mental health problems in the Renfrewshire area. It is a joint initiative between Renfrewshire Council Social Work services and the NHS. 

Health and social work professionals put together a package of support services and a care plan to help you. The team includes Community Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, Support Workers and administration staff.

Community Development Service 

As part of the Community Mental Health Teams, the Community Development Service aim to help people make their next step in their recovery from mental ill health. 

We liaise and work in partnership with numerous community agencies to provide a comprehensive service. 

We do this by providing; physical activity; self help; social and recreational groups; and a monthly carers group.

Intensive Home Treatment Team (IHTT) 

IHTT provide an alternative to in-patient hospital treatment for people who would otherwise be admitted. 

The team carry out an assessment and can support the patient at home for up to 3 weeks. By offering enhanced home support ,they can help arrange an early discharge from hospital.

ACTIVE Project and Information Service 

ACTIVE is a community based mental service which has a range of social and therapeutic groups to support people on their individual journey of recovery. 

Information workers help to reduce stigma by raising awareness and understanding of mental ill health in the local community. They will also help you access services that can aid with your recovery.

RAMH FIRST Crisis Service 

FIRST Crisis is an out of hour's crisis service which provides short term support to anyone (aged 16 to 65) experiencing a crisis in their mental health. 

Team members are trained in a range of mental health issues, and have a through knowledge of services in the area.

You can contact RAMH FIRST Crisis on : 0141 848 9090 or Freephone 0500 829 093 (this number is only free from landlines and not mobiles)

How does the Charleston Centre work?

We are located in Paisley, but offer support to people with mental health problems throughout Renfrewshire through our 'outreach services', which includes visiting people at home or at a community venue.

All agencies in the Centre have referral procedures and all new referrals will be seen by the appropriate service within 6 weeks.

We are open Monday to Thursday 8.45am - 4.45pm and on Friday 8.45am - 3.55pm. Opening times vary on public holidays so please contact us to confirm opening hours on these days.

The centre is a non-smoking environment and we have disabled access and disabled toilets. We have limited car parking at the centre but there are frequent buses to the centre's front door.

Please click on the following link to access the Renfrewshire Mental Health Directory.

PLEASE NOTE: The opening times for the centre vary depending on what service you require, please contact the centre and they will advise you.

  • phone: 0141 618 5600
  • visit or write to: Charleston Centre, 49 Neilston Road, Paisley PA2 6LY

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