Samaritans provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. You don't have to be suicidal to call us. We are here for you if you're worried about something, feel upset or confused, or you just want to talk to someone.
A telephone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. 0845 767 8000 (charged at local rates) 1pm to 11pm every day
Phone the helpline if you have a general enquiry on mental health. Phone: 0141 568 7000 Hours: Opening Hours: 2 p.m. - 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday
The Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance promotes, supports and defends the principles and practice of independent advocacy across Scotland.Their website contains a directory of all advocacy services in Scotland plus lots of information about independent advocacy.
Scottish Marriage Care provides relationship counselling to couples and individuals all over Scotland.
Scotland's Mental Health First Aid is based on work pioneered in Australia. After an encouraging Scottish pilot some changes were made to the course and it is now being rolled out across Scotland. The course is for everyone in Scotland, whoever they are and wherever they live and work.
The Scottish Recovery Network aims to engage communities across Scotland in debate on how best to promote and support recovery from long-term mental health problems.
Set up with JustLikeMe to challenge the stigma of mental ill-health.
Sex Addicts Anonymous, SAA, is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so they may overcome their sexual addiction and help others recover from sexual addiction or dependency. http://saa-recovery.org/
Shared Care Scotland is a registered charity which exists to promote the development of imaginative, flexible, needs-led short break services (also known as respite care) for carers and the people they care for.
Influences and directly supports the development of social firms across Scotland providing business development support, training and the promotion of a participative approach. SFS also take an active role in influencing policy areas directly related to social firm development including welfare benefit reform.
This website covers practical ways for you to start dealing with stress.
Interactive site on stress and anxiety from the Young Peoples Unit in Edinburgh
Support in Mind Scotland works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
This website is designed to give guidance and information on promoting and supporting student mental health and well-being. It is intended for use in colleges and universities and it will be of particular use to: Lecturers and support staff in day to day contact with students Staff working in student support Senior management seeking to establish effective policies and procedures relating to mental health