Breathing Space Scotland, is a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 6pm - 2am, Friday 6pm - Monday 6am.
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Bereavment, Loss and Grief
Cruse - Day by Day Helpline 0844 477 9400 Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm
Young Person's freephone helpline - 0808 808 1677
Depression, Stress and Anxiety
Choose Life Suicide prevention in Scotland
Depression Alliance Scotland - 0845 123 23 20, Email support from firstname.lastname@example.org (Inverness based self help support group- meets fortnightly at Volunteering Highland, 1A Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3PX, Tel: 01463 711393 on a Wednesday evening 7-8.45pm).
The Samaritans - 08457 909090
MIND National Association for Mental Health information line - 08457 660163 (local rate)
Papyrus Preventing young suicide
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder Association
The CALM Zone Preventing male suicide
Abused Men In Scotland – This is a national organisation working with men who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse. Freephone from 7pm – 10pm 0808 8000024
Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline - 0800 027 1234
Talk to Frank - National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00
Sexual Health and Wellbeing
Rape Crisis Scotland - 08088 010302
fpa Sexual Health Direct - Scotland 0141 576 5088
British Pregnancy Advisory Service - 08457 304030
Brook Helpline - Confidential advice for under 25s - Ask Brook 0808 802 1234