Online resources and helplines
Last updated: 09/04/2020
Parentclub: Scottish Government resource with tips on speaking to your child, coping with staying at home, behaviour issues, working at home, and more.
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.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline: for anyone affected by domestic abuse. Phone: 0800 027 1234, webchat or email firstname.lastname@example.org.