Online resources and helplines

Last updated: 25/10/2021

Online resources

Clear your head : Scottish Government info to help people fee better as things change. 

Parent Club: Scottish Government resource with tips and links to more info.

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.

NHS Apps library: apps and online tools to support your health and wellbeing from NHS.

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

Togetherall: 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 support for young people: guide to support young people during disruption, including coronavirus.

Anna Freud coronavirus support for parents and carers.

Anna Freud Helping someone else with their mental health: resource for young carers.

Free guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty: 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.

 

Helplines

Check the links for opening hours and contact methods. All these helplines are free and confidential. Most offer email, text and online chat as well as phone support.

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: free, private and confidential service where children and young people can talk about anything, open 24 hours.

NHS 24 Mental Health Hub: phone 111, available 24 hours.

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

ParentLine: Children 1st helping hand for families in Scotland. Phone: 08000 28 22 23.

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

Samaritans Scotland: if you’re having a difficult time or are worried about someone else. Phone 116 123 (24 hours) or email: jo@samaritans.co.uk.

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