Britain Get Talking

The better we talk, the better we feel

STV and ITV launched Britain Get Talking in 2019 to encourage us all to focus on our mental wellbeing. It’s got millions of people talking and reaching out to each other, especially in lockdown.

Talking is one of the best ways we can look after our mental wellbeing. But a lot of the time, there are barriers which hold us back from having more deeper and meaningful chats. Whether that's not having the time, finding it uncomfortable or not knowing how to open up.

The latest phase of Britain Get Talking focuses on having better quality conversations.

You can watch a series of celebrities taking part in the Britain Get Talking How to Chat Show, as well as finding top tips on making conversations more meaningful at

Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

Many of us are feeling worried or stressed about how coronavirus could affect our lives, as well as our loved ones.

There are things we can do to look after our mental wellbeing during this time. Visit our web hub to find information, links and resources that we can, to help keep you informed and protect your mental health.

Find out more

Five Ways to Better Wellbeing for Families

When it comes to our mental health and wellbeing, families can have a huge role to play.

They’re often the first to notice a change, and the ones to help each other through any issues.

Find out more

Starting the mental health conversation

The pressures of growing up can be a difficult and confusing time, and being able to talk openly about their mental wellbeing will ensure that they’re better equipped to cope as adults.

This booklet is designed to help families start the conversation.

Download here

Are you struggling with your mental health? You are not alone.

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.

Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

Phone: 0344 800 0550



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



Getting help in an emergency

If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help.


» go to any hospital Accident & Emergency department
» call 999 and ask for an ambulance if you can't get to A&E, or tell someone and ask them to contact 999 for you


If you need some support right now, but don't want to go to A&E, here are some other options for you to try:

» call NHS 24 on 111
» call the Samaritans on 116 123, they're open 24 hours and are there to listen
» contact your GP for an emergency appointment