Seeking support

If you need urgent help

These organisations can offer support if you need to speak to someone urgently:


NHS 24 Mental Health Hub


t: 111

If you're feeling overwhelmed or need support you can call NHS 24 on 111 and select the Mental Health Hub option. The Mental Health Hub is open 24/7.

Breathing Space


t: 0800 83 85 87

Offers a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.




t: 116 123 (Freephone)

24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to cope.




Text: 85258

Shout is volunteer-run and is the UK’s first 24/7 crises text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.


If you need more information

SAMH offers support and information. If you’d like help seeking the correct support for you or to find out more about mental health problems, the SAMH Information Team can help. Please note, this is not a listening or crisis service.

t: 0344 800 0550


The service is open from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday, except on Bank Holidays.  Phone calls from UK landlines are charged at local rates. Charges from mobile telephones vary considerably. The charge for your call will depend on your mobile phone provider and the contract that you have with them.