Find Help

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.

Available: Online


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 – North Lanarkshire

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: 01236 439417 (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

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

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



NHS 24

NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.

Phone: 111



A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.

Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Phone: 0800 1111


NSPCC Helpline

Provides 24/7 help and support from trained helpline counsellors to thousands of parents, professionals and families.

Available: 24/7

Phone: 0808 800 5000





The North East of Scotland’s leading social care charity, VSA delivers a range of social care services to all age groups.

Phone: 01224 212021



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