Online resources and helplines

Last updated: 09/04/2020

Online resources

Parentclub: Scottish Government resource with tips on speaking to your child, coping with staying at home, behaviour issues, working at home, and more.

NHS guide to mental wellbeing while staying at home

NHS mental health and wellbeing: mood checker, guide and tips for various symptoms including anxiety and loneliness, and audio guides.

Mental Health Foundation: podcasts and videos for mental wellbeing.

Support in Mind Scotland: support for anyone affected by mental health issues.

Silver Cloud: free online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) course to help with symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression.

Big White Wall: online community for people who are stressed, anxious or feeling low.

Mind: coronavirus and your wellbeing, self-care information.

Anna Freud self-care: over 90 suggestions of self-care strategies for wellbeing. Created for and by young people.

Anna Freud supporting young people: guide to support young people during disruption, including coronavirus.

Anna Freud Helping someone else: resource for young carers.

Free guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty: detailed and useful worksheets from PsychologyTools. They might be difficult to read on a phone. They are easier to access if you can print or view on a larger screen.



Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre: helpline for Muslim women across Scotland. Phone: 0808 801 0301.

Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87.

Childline: 0800 11 11: temporary operating hours, 9am to 6pm.

Papyrus: prevention on young suicide, information and advice for young people and the people who care for them. Hopeline: 0800 068 4141.

ParentLine: 08000 28 22 23.

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline: for anyone affected by any form of sexual violence. Phone 08088 01 03 02 or email:

Samaritans Scotland: 116 123 or email:

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: for anyone affected by domestic abuse. Phone: 0800 027 1234, webchat or email