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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.


0800 83 85 87


Opening hours: Monday - Thursday 6pm - 2am, Friday 6pm - Monday 6am.

 

This is not an exhaustive list of helplines. If you know of a good helpline let us know by emailing us at support@uhi.ac.uk. Please remember that UHI is not responsible for the content of external websites.

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, www.abusedmeninscotland.org

Alcohol
Alcoholics Anonymous - 0845 7697 555
Alcohol Problems Advisory Service - 0345 626 316

Bereavment, Loss and Grief
Cruse - Day by Day Helpline 0844 477 9400 Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 5pm, helpline@cruse.org.uk
Young Person's freephone helpline - 0808 808 1677

Bullying
Bully OnLine is the world's largest resource on bullying for all age groups
National Bullying Helpline - 0845 22 55 787 Open Monday to Friday 10 - 4, Saturday 10 - 2

Debt
Citizens Advice - see your local telephone directory or go to www.adviceguide.org.uk
National Debtline - 0808 808 4000 24hr helpline

Depression, Stress and Anxiety
Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87, 6pm - 2am.
Students Against Depression - self-help website with real student stories.
Depression Alliance Scotland. 0845 123 23 20, Email support from info@dascot.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, jo@samaritans.org
MIND National Association for Mental Health information line - call 08457 660163 (local rate)
Look OK Feel Crap Young people's website dealing with low mood, stress
SAD Seasonal Affective Disorder Association

Domestic Abuse
Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline - Tel 0800 027 1234

If you are worried someone might check what websites you visit, find out about web safety.

Drugs
Talk to Frank - National Drugs Helpline 0800 77 66 00

Eating Relationships
b-Eat - 0845 634 1414, help@b-eat.co.uk

Relationships
Relationships Scotland Tel 0845 119 2020
LGBT Youth Scotland www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/forum

Self Harm
SelfHarm - www.selfharm.org.uk
Childline - 0800 1111
NHS Direct - 0845 4647
National Self Harm Network

Sexual Health and Wellbeing
fpa Sexual Health Direct - Scotland 0141 576 5088
Sexwise - 0800 282930
Childline - 0800 1111
British Pregnancy Advisory Service - 08457 304030
Brook Helpline - Confidential advice for under 25s - Ask Brook 0808 802 1234