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

Open 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday (except 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.

Qwell – Online Support

We now offer access to online emotional wellbeing and mental health support through Qwell.

The online service provides a safe and confidential space to access support from qualified mental health professionals, as well as peer support from the Qwell community. 

The service is free, anonymous and is accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Find out more and sign up at

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.

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.

Coronavirus information hub

Our dedicated hub full of resources to help you protect your mental health in these difficult times.

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.

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