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 email@example.com (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
Elefriends A supportive online community to listen, share and be heard
Blurt Increasing awareness and underestanding of depression, and providing dedicated support
Anxiety UK National charity helping people with anxiety
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
GamCare -Leading provider of information, advice, support and free counselling for the prevention and treatment of problem gambling.
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