Support for Pupils and Parents

·         BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) – BACP is a membership organisation that sets standards for therapeutic practice. Their online directory can be used to locate a professional counsellor, who will usually charge for their services. You can email them at: bacp@bacp.co.uk

  • Breathing Space – A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed. Contact details: 0800 83 85 87 or https://breathingspace.scot/
  • Child Bereavement UK – Child Bereavement UK supports families when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement. Tel: 0800 028 8840
  • Cruse (Scotland) – bereavement support. Tel: 0808 808 1677
  • Mental Health Foundation – have specific advice about coronavirus, mental health in the workplace and mental health for children and young people. Link to their website here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
  • National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 24-hour support (geared for women only) 0808 2000 247
  • NHS website with links to information about stress; anxiety, fear and panic; low mood, sadness and depression; loneliness; mental health at work; and bereavement, amongst other things:   https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/
  • Rape Crisis – for women only0808 801 0302 (6pm–12am daily)
  • Rape Crisis – Men’s advice line (men only) – confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence. Contact: 0808 801 0327
  • Relationships Scotland – Counselling, family mediation and child contact centres. Contact: 0345 119 2020
  • Samaritans – A confidential, non-judgemental listening service aimed at reducing distress and despair, particularly for those people experiencing suicidal thoughts. Tel: 116 123 (free to call from both landlines and mobiles)
  • SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) – improving your mental health, including information about mental health and the Equality Act 2010: https://www.samh.org.uk/about-mental-health/know-your-rights
  • Timetochange.org aims to ends the stigma and discrimination around mental health and has general tips on how to support someone during COVID-19. Link: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/coronavirus
  • Young Minds – supporting the mental health of children and young people. Link here: [https://youngminds.org.uk%20]https://youngminds.org.uk


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