SAMH Information Service

Got a question about mental health? We can help.

The SAMH Information Service provides information and support on mental health.

Whether you’re seeking support, looking for more information for you or someone you love, or just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here.

Talk to the SAMH Information Team

Here are ways you can talk to the SAMH Information Team:

Open 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday (except Scotland and Northern Ireland Bank Holidays).
Calls charged at local rates, charges from mobile telephones vary considerably. If you need to speak to someone urgently, or require a listening or crisis service, please seek support here.

*Our Live Web Chat will pop up when an advisor is available during the Information Service opening hours.

SAMH Information Library

From information about depression and anxiety, to tips on helping someone else and looking after your own wellbeing - our online written resources provide you with everything you need to know about mental health and wellbeing.

Brief guides to mental health problems

For an overview of common mental health problems, check out our brief guides.

Mental health problems

From depression and anxiety, to psychosis, our information can help you better understand different mental health problems.

Self-help and wellbeing

We all have mental health, but that doesn’t mean we need to struggle. There are steps you can take to improve and maintain your mental wellbeing.

Helping someone else

Find out information on how you can help someone you care about, while also protecting your own mental health.

Suicide information

Up to 1 in 20 people are thinking about suicide at any one time. That means you are not alone if you are struggling with suicide and feeling a whole range of emotions.

Resources for children and young people

This section has lots of resources with a focus on children and young people.

Physical Activity and sport for mental health

Keeping active is a great way to help your mental health, our information has tips on supporting your wellbeing with exercise.

Mental health in the workplace

Stay well and maintain your mental health and the mental health of your employees in the workplace.

If you urgently need help

We’ve put together a list of organisations who can help if you need to speak to someone.