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 (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

You can find details of our local services, information about mental ill health and sign-posting by getting in touch.

Available: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 0141 530 1000

Email: enquire@samh.org.uk

You are not able to self-refer to all of our services, but here are a few that you can.

Chrysalis – Dundee

Chrysalis is a therapeutic horticultural garden which offers practical work experience opportunities and SVQ qualifications for people affected by mental health problems.

Available: Monday to Fridays, 9am – 4pm

Email: chrysalis@samh.org.uk

EmployAble

EmployAble, in partnership with Poppyscotland, provides support, workshops, training and practical advice to assist veterans in their search for a job.

Phone: 0131 550 1568

Evergreen – Kirkcaldy

Evergreen provides work experience opportunities in horticulture for people with mental health problems.

Available: Monday to Fridays, 9am – 4pm

Email: evergreen@samh.org.uk

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 439417 (Airdrie office)

Email: ExpeerienceCounts@samhservices.org.uk

Redhall Walled Garden

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

Email: redhall@samh.org.uk

National organisations outwith SAMH that offer support

Breathing Space

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

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Visit: breathingspace.scot

Samaritans

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

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit: www.samaritans.org

NHS 24

NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.

Phone: 111

Visit: www.nhs24.com

Other

Addressing the Balance

Helps adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder self-manage their condition and achieve better well-being and resilience in their lives.

Email: info@addbal.co.uk

Visit: www.addressingthebalance.co.uk

Living Life to the Full

Free online courses covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes.

Visit: www.llttf.com

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.

Visit: preventsuicideapp.com

Saheliya

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

Email: info@saheliya.co.uk