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.

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

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

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

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

Support services for wider factors

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

Working Health Services Scotland (WHSS)

If any of your employees has a health condition which is impacting on their work, they could benefit from Working Health Services Scotland (WHSS). It offers free and confidential health support for the self-employed and people working in companies with fewer than 250 employees.


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


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. 

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

Bereavement Charter Mark for Employers provides information on how to sign up, signposting to sources of guidance and support and access to webinars.

Care responsibilities

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

Disabilities and long term health conditions

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


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


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.

Men's mental health

Andy’s Man Club provides case studies, news and information on where to find your nearest group, 

The Changing Room project is taking place at football stadiums across Scotland. It aims to promote men’s mental health through football.

Money and legal issues

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

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

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.


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. 

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


Self-Harm Network Scotland provides compassionate support, resources, and information about self-harm.

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