News  |  Posted March 13, 2023

Penumbra Mental Health

First of all, we hope you like Penumbra Mental Health’s new look!

Launched in February our new brand’s been richly informed and shaped by those we support as well as our staff team and puts lived experience at the heart of everything we do.

At Penumbra Mental Health we believe it is always… Your Journey, Your Way. Of course, everyone’s journey is different, so we work with each person to identify, believe in, and reach their goals, whatever they may be.

Our brand identity is more than just a new logo; it’s our story. It’s about who we are and what we stand for. It’s a reminder of why our values are so important in keeping us moving forward. The launch itself centred around four inspiring people – Darren, Lisa, Nicole and Lindsay – who shared their lived experience journeys in a series of short films which can be found at

“They have really literally saved my life on a few occasions.” Nicole

Our teams continue to receive incredible feedback including this from Alison, which really tells the story of Penumbra Mental Health’s personalised approach to support and self-management:

“Hi, I’m Alison and I’m telling my story about recovery. I had to be convinced to engage with support as I felt very let down by everyone around me. I started with Fife Self-Harm Project on a weekly basis and would only allow phone calls or emails in the beginning but eventually I did agree to meet for 1:1 session as my worker was very patient with me, never judged me and reminded me of my achievements as the sessions went along.

My worker took each session at my pace and gave me a lot of control over what the sessions were going to look like, this gave me a sense of autonomy. I began to realise that I hadn’t really been ‘lost’ just waiting for someone to recognise me as a person and what I was capable of. She gave me my life back! I work full time now, have a new car and have gone on holiday for the first time in years. I no longer Self-Harm. Life is good!”

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