Service Update – 20th March 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all our lives, many services will have stopped or will be running on reduced capacity. Due to the ever-changing guidelines and advice we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the contact information of services in our directory at this time.

COVID – Orkney Community Mental Health Substance Misuse Team

Contact Details

Phone Number :
01856 888000

Alternate Phone Number :
01856 888280

Email :

Address :
Orkney Health & Care Stromness Town House 13 Victoria Street Stromness Orkney

Post Code :
KW16 3AA

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Covid Update  – For an update on service provision of all commissioned services check the website. 

  • NHS based service.
  • Individuals must not attend the centre in person and must phone beforehand.
  • Currently limiting face to face interventions for those deemed at risk.
  • New referrals and assessments will be completed over the phone/by video.
  • All current service users will be supported by phone and using NHS Attend Anywhere video conferencing.
  • Naloxone kits can still be obtained from CPNs by prior arrangement.

Service Provision

Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The Service is for those aged 18 years and over self referral are accepted but GP referral is preferable with the Clients consent. Support for those with Dual Diagnosis, Alcohol and Drug Problems.

The Team comprises of Community Mental Health Nurses and Social Care Workers. We also have direct access to Psychiatry and Psychology Services. We are supported by Social Workers and an Occupational Therapist.

The Service offers a range of evidence based interventions to address the needs of individuals with substance use issues. These include:

  • comprehensive assessments;
  • client centred care planning;
  • alcohol or drug detoxification;
  • harm reduction strategies;
  • access to Rehabilitation programmes;
  • Recovery based treatments;
  • Acupuncture,
  • Psychological Therapies;
  • signposting to appropriate Services and Agencies;
  • Psychoeducational and specialist advice regarding substances and Psychosocial Interventions.

We also offer Training and advice to other Agencies around substances.

Services Offered

  • Adult Alcohol Treatment
  • Adult Drug Treatment
  • Harm Reduction

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