Seeking urgent support
If you are in crisis and need help straightaway, the organisations on this page may be able to help you.
24-hour support to people experiencing distress or despair.
- Telephone: 08457 90 90 90
Experienced advisers will listen and provide information and advice.
- Telephone: 0800 83 85 87
Health information and self care advice for Scotland.
If you are feeling ill during GP surgery hours, please contact your GP. If you’re ill when your doctor’s surgery is closed and you feel it can’t wait until it re-opens, call NHS 24 on:
- Telephone: 08454 24 24 24
A free, private, and confidential service for young people under 19 where you can talk about anything.
- Call free on 0800 111130am - 3.30am - Monday to Friday or 9am - 3.30am - Saturday to Sunday
- Or chat online https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/
Shout is a 24/7, free, confidential, anonymous service for anyone in the UK to listen and support you to get to a calmer and safe place.
- To start a conversation, text the word 'SHOUT' to 85258
Self-help for wellbeing
NHS Inform relaxation techniques
This website shares various relaxation techniques you can use to calm the mind and reduce the muscle tension anxiety can cause.
STOPP APP is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) app designed to help you to change vicious, negative cycles of behaviour and positively enable you to make changes to your thoughts, feelings and behaviours to live a more skilful, less impulsive life.
- Download from Google Play/App Store
NHS self-help guides
A series of guides aimed at helping you to understand and begin to recover from mental health conditions.
Clear Your Head
A Scottish Government website with lots of tips and tricks for taking care of your wellbeing.
Daylight is a smartphone-based app that provides help to people experiencing symptoms of worry and anxiety, using evidence-based cognitive behavioural techniques, voice, and animation.