Seeking urgent support

If you are in crisis and need help straightaway the organisations on this page may be able to help you. 

Samaritans 

24-hour support to people experiencing distress or despair.

Breathing Space

Experienced advisers will listen and provide information and advice. 

NHS24

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:

Childline

A free, private, and confidential service for young people under 19 where you can talk about anything.

Shout 85258

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

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

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.

SilverCloud

Is an online self-help tool aimed at helping you manage the way you think, act and feel.