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Ongoing and practical support

There are many free national services that can help with mental health and wellbeing, as well as advise on practical issues like money and relationships.

Staying mentally healthy

If you are worried about your mental health, make an appointment with your GP.

There is also lots of information available online about ways to stay mentally healthy. Many services have phone lines for support and advice.

ALISS can help you find local support services and community activities you can get involved with. Enter your postcode on their website to see what's available in your area.

View ALISS - Community Health & Wellbeing Information

Breathing Space offers support over the phone if you are struggling to cope.

Open Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am and all weekend, Friday 6pm to Monday 6am

Call 0800 83 85 87

Visit Breathing Space

Clear Your Head provides practical advice on how to stay active, keep connected with friends and family, and create healthy routines.

Visit Clear Your Head

NHS Mind to Mind gives advice on a number of mental health issues, including dealing with low mood, anxiety, stress, and grief.

View Mind to Mind information on NHS inform

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) offers downloadable guides on a number of mental health topics, including suicide prevention.

View SAMH information on mental health

Support services for wider factors

There are many organisations who offer advice and support around wider personal factors that can affect mental health


NHS inform has links to various avenues of support around alcohol, drug, and gambling addictions.

View alcohol and drug dependency information
View problem gambling information


Cruse Scotland provide a variety of support and resources for adults and children who are grieving. They also provide advice for employers and HR teams on creating compassionate workplaces. 

Visit Cruse Scotland

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide offer support specific to people who have lost a loved one to suicide.

Visit Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

Care responsibilities

Care Information Scotland provide information on planning for your own care as well as support for carers.

Visit Care Information Scotland

Disabilities and long term health conditions

The NHS inform A-Z of health conditions includes advice for common mental health conditions.

View the NHS inform A-Z of health conditions


Parent Club have a family support directory where families with children can find support in a wide range of areas.

Visit Parent Club


Shelter Scotland can help people who are currently homeless or are struggling with issues that may lead to homelessness, such as bereavement, mental health issues, and relationship breakdowns.

Visit Shelter Scotland

Money and legal issues

Money Support Scotland gives practical advice on money issues, including benefit entitlement, debt support and community lenders.

Visit Money Support Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland also offers lots of practical support including debt and money, benefits, housing, family, legal matters, immigration, consumer issues and work issues.

Visit Citizens Advice Scotland

If you're struggling with your mental health and your relationship to money, the Mental Health and Money toolkit contains a workbook you can go through to help with your financial wellbeing.

View the Mental Health and Money toolkit


Relationships Scotland provides advice on all aspects of relationship problems, including a specific section for under 18s. You can also look up your local counselling or mediation service. 

Visit Relationships Scotland

The Scottish Government has information on how to access counselling support. 

Access information on how to access counselling support

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