Finding further support

Money worries can get us all down from time to time, or may worsen existing mental and wellbeing problems, but you do not need to face these problems alone.

Here are links to further sources of support to help you through the cost-of-living crisis. 

NHS inform: Coping with money worries 

NHS inform, Scotland's national health information service, has a dedicated Coping with money worries webpage, featuring videos and sources of support for practical advice about money worries and the cost of living. 

Mental health and money advice

The Mental Health and Money Advice webpage provides resources on managing your money and mental health.

Advice about debt management 

National Debtline can give free impartial advice and their cost of living hub gives information about extra help that might be available to you. 

Information for young people

The YoungScot website is updated regularly with new offers, tips on saving money, benefits and links to mental health support. 

Information for older people

Age UK has collated information to help older people feel more in control of their finances. 

If you need urgent support

If you need urgent help and would like to speak with someone right now, please contact one of these organisations: 

NHS 24

NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.

Phone: 111


Breathing Space

A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people over 16 experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87



24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.

Phone: 116 123




Shout 85258 is the UK's first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It's a place to go if you're struggling to cope and need mental health support.

Phone: Text 85258


SAMH Information Service

Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here to help. You can also speak to an advisor through our Live Web Chat which will pop up when an advisor is available.

Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 0344 800 0550



Please click below to view our useful resources, or to learn more about the SAMH services available to support you right now.

Useful resources

SAMH services