Are you struggling with your mental health? You are not alone. Every year 1 in 4 of us in Scotland will experience a mental health problem.
There are many services and organisations that can offer you support with mental ill health.
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
You are not able to self-refer to all of our services, but here are a few that you can.
Time for You
A virtual mental health and wellbeing support service that provides a safe space to talk and offers one-to-one help for anyone aged 16 and over, living in Scotland who is struggling with mild to moderate mental health concerns. Time for You offers wellbeing coaching, counselling or access to digital resources and moderated community forums.
Chrysalis – Dundee
Chrysalis is a therapeutic horticultural garden which offers practical work experience opportunities for people affected by mental health problems.
Available: Monday to Thursday, 9am – 4pm
Phone: 07800 820594
Evergreen – Kirkcaldy
Evergreen provides wellbeing support in a horticultural environment to support people with their mental health and help them build new skills and confidence.
Available: Monday to Friday, 9am – 4pm
Expeerience Counts – Motherwell
Offers a peer support service for anyone in North Lanarkshire experiencing or recovering from a mental health problem. Peer support workers have personal experience of mental ill health and are trained and employed to help others.
Phone: 01698 265659 (Motherwell Office) or 01236 439418 (Airdrie office)
Well-Informed Information Service - Motherwell
The Well-Informed Information Service, in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire and North Lanarkshire Council, is a resource centre helping people across North Lanarkshire to find information and access services related to mental health and wellbeing.
Phone: 0800 073 0918
Redhall Walled Garden - Edinburgh
An 18th century walled garden that offers voluntary work placements and training in horticulture, conservation, IT, administration, and mental health awareness to those with mental ill health. The garden is open to the public and sells plants.
Available: Monday to Friday 9am–4pm
Phone: 0131 443 0946
Sam’s Café - Fife
Peer Workers at Sam's have personal experience of mental ill health, and are trained and employed by us to help others. We offer support with mental health, crisis support, challenging thoughts and suicidal thoughts. No appointment or referral required – this is a drop-in service.
Going Forth offers a combination of one-to-one support and small group workshops. Opportunities for individuals to explore and develop coping strategies to manage their mental health and wellbeing.
Available: Monday to Friday, 9am - 4pm
Phone: 01383 623179
National organisations outwith SAMH that offer support
A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people over 16 experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87
A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.
Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 0800 1111
Living Life to the Full
Free online courses covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes.
Prevent Suicide-NE Scotland app
A suicide prevention app and website designed to offer a range of support options for people who may be in distress or seeking information on services. The app gives users who may be at risk of suicide the option to write their own safety plan with helpful prompts to guide the user through the process.
Saheliya supports and promotes the positive mental health and well-being of black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh area.
Phone: 0131 556 9302