Seeking urgent support

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

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24-hour support to people experiencing distress or despair.

Telephone: 08457 90 90 90

Breathing space

Breathing Space

Experienced advisers will listen and provide information and advice.

Telephone: 0800 83 85 87

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NHS 24

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

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

Call free on 0800 111 130am - 3.30am - Monday to Friday or 9am - 3.30am - Saturday to Sunday

Or chat online

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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

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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

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NHS self-help guides

A series of guides aimed at helping you to understand and begin to recover from mental health conditions.

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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.

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Counselling Directory

A resource hub which enables individuals struggling with their emotional well-being to find a qualified and insured counsellor. Counselling Directory was set up by a team who knows how difficult it can be to find the right support, and are passionate about connecting people to the support they deserve. Since 2005, 1.7 million enquiries have been generated through the service.


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