Mental Health Support Contacts

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:

Resources for mental health for adults and children.

Big White Wall
A safe community to support 16-18 year olds

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

Child Bereavement Scotland
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
MHF have specific advice about coronavirus, mental health in the workplace and mental health for children and young people.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline
24-hour support (geared for women only) 0808 2000 247

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

Rape Crisis
Helpline for women 0808 801 0302 (6pm–12am daily) For men: 0808 801 0327

Relationships Scotland
Counselling, family mediation and child contact centres. Contact: 0345 119 2020

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
Time to Change aims to ends the stigma and discrimination around mental health and has general tips on how to support someone during COVID-19

Young Minds
Supporting the mental health of children and young people.