Find Support

Support is available if you need to talk to someone right now.

For urgent medical attention please call 999 or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E) department. 
Key contacts

NHS 24:  Tel: 111 This service is available to give help and advice if your GP surgery is closed and you cannot wait until it re-opens.

Samaritans: A 24/7 service for crisis support: call 116 123. If you are experiencing suicidal thoughts, please read this page.

With You: is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. Includes online chat

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs: National charity that supports anyone concerned about someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. Information and advice to help with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and linking to local support.


Further mental health support lines:

Breathing Space: Tel: 0800 83 85 87  for a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Opening hours are weekdays Monday -Thursday 6pm to 2am and at the weekend, Friday 6pm – Monday 6am. 

Age Scotland: An advice and support line specifically for older people: 0800 12 44 222

Papyrus: The national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide Tel: 0800 068 41 41

SHOUT: Text 85258 anytime day or night and chat by text to share what is worrying you.

CALM: The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide Tel: 0800 585 858

NSPCC Scotland: A support line for children and young people:0800 1111


For guidance, resources and signposting to in person support services:

Clear Your Head: Help, support and mental health tips from the Scottish Government, especially relevant during the current coronavirus pandemic

NHS Inform: As well as providing the most up-to-date guidance on physical health during the pandemic, the website also has a range of tools to support wellbeing – including guides on coping with depression and anxiety.

Support in Mind Scotland: Charity with mental health services all across Scotland

SAMH: Tips on protecting your mental health at this difficult time, including a blog series

Heads Together: Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge