Time For You

Virtual Mental Health Support For Frontline Workers

Time for You is an online and virtual mental health support service, providing help for frontline workers across Scotland during the pandemic.

This ranges from people working in the health and social care sectors, to those providing the nation’s supply, logistics, retail and public transport.

In these unprecedented times, frontline workers have been one of the hardest hit. While carrying out some of the most important jobs which keep communities going, many frontline workers have experienced high levels of anxiety and stress, not to mention the worry for the safety of themselves, their loves ones, and the people they help within their roles. 

Add to that the pressure many frontline workers were experiencing even before lockdown, and it becomes clear that is has never been more important that frontline workers get the mental health support they need and deserve. 

Time for You is provided by SAMH, in partnership with Glasgow Caledonian University and (LLTTF) Living Life to the Full. Time for You offers you access to three different levels of mental health support for workers affected by the pandemic ranging from self-help resources, to access to talking therapies, like cognitive behavioural therapy, with psychologist trainee PhD students.

You can choose any level of support you feel you require. You might find using the our Wellbeing Assessment Tool could help you work out what level of symptoms you are experiencing.

Tier One: Self-help

Work through resources independently and at your own pace, you may then choose to access Tier 2 or 3 support if you feel you need it. This option is recommended to people who are experiencing low mood or those who feel they’d prefer to support their mental health without additional help from another person.

Tier Two: Guided self-help

At this level you will connect with a SAMH mental health worker, discuss your support needs, areas of concern, then make a plan for the 1:1 supports you would like to have while working through the Time for You resources. Recommended for people who are experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of poor mental health or those who feel they would benefit from additional support when working through resources and activities.

Tier 3: Therapy and guided self-help

This is the highest level of support giving you virtual psychological support from Trainee Psychologists from Glasgow Caledonian University. You can also receive 1:1 support from a SAMH mental health worker who can guide you through the Time for You resources. Recommended for people experiencing high levels of poor mental health symptoms.

Please note, Time for You is not a crisis service. If you need to speak to someone urgently, you require a listening or crisis service, please seek support here.

Time for You is provided by SAMH, Living Life to the Full and the Glasgow Caledonian University; and funded by Foundation Scotland, the National Emergencies Trust. If you have any questions about the support on offer, please email timeforyou@samh.org.uk

By clicking on the link below you are confirming that you are 16 or over, a front line worker and live in Scotland.