SAMH announcement: cybersecurity attack

21st March 2022

We regret to announce that SAMH has been the victim of a sophisticated and criminal cybersecurity attack.  

  Billy Watson, Chief Executive at SAMH said: 

  “We are devastated by this attack. It is difficult to understand why anyone would deliberately try to disrupt the work of an organisation that is relied on by people at their most vulnerable.  

“Our priority is to continue to do everything we can to deliver our vital services. My thanks to our staff team who, under difficult circumstances, are finding ways to keep our support services running to ensure those they support experience as little disruption as possible. 

“We are working closely with various agencies including Police Scotland - this is an active investigation.   

“We will continue to take the best expert advice to assist us in effectively dealing with this situation.”

While SAMH communications were initially disrupted, our emails and phone lines are now up and running. You can find out more about contacting us here