Here are some links and resources to charities with a focus on mental health.
|Name of resource||Brief Description and Contact details|
|Breathing Space||A confidential phone-line for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed
Telephone: 0800 83 85 87
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am
|Samaritans||A telephone listening service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Telephone: 116 123
|Mind||Offers many resources and information including a info-line
0300 123 3393 – lines open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
|See Me||The See Me Social Movement is for all of us who are passionate about ending mental health stigma and discrimination. It’s led by those with lived experience of discrimination and those who care about injustice and equal rights in society. #PowerOfOkay #PassTheBadge|
|Bipolar Scotland||Information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression and those who care for them.|
|BEAT Eating Disorder||A champion, guide and friend to anyone affected by eating disorders, giving individuals experiencing an eating disorder and their loved ones a place where they feel listened to, supported and empowered.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677 (3pm-10pm)
Youthline: 0808 801 0711 (3pm-10pm)
|Scottish Eating Disorders Interest Group||Scotland’s charity for supporting connecting and informing anyone who is affected by eating disorders|
|Archway||A specialist service offered in conjunction with the Sandyford offering sensitive support, physical examination, forensic evidence collection and counselling for anyone who has been sexually assaulted or raped within the past 7 days.
Telephone 0141 211 8175.
|Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline||A national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
Helpline: 08088 01 03 02 (6pm to midnight)
|Saheliya||Supports and promotes the positive mental health and well-being of black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls 12+ in Edinburgh and Glasgow|
|REACH||A Healthy Living project focussed on health promotion within the Black and minority ethnic community|
|LGBT Health and Wellbeing||A unique community initiative that promotes the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. They provide a range of activities and support groups.
Helpline: 0300 123 2523
|Penumbra||Penumbra promote mental health and wellbeing for all, seek to prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and support people living with mental health problems.
They provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery, and campaign to increase public knowledge about mental health and to influence national and local government policy.
|SANE||Helpline, text and online support service.
Telephone: 0300 304 7000
|Health in Mind||Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland|
|Support in Mind Scotland||Seeks to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters.|
|Young Minds||Fighting for young people’s mental health|
|Happy Space||A mental wellbeing non-profit organization, striving to educate students, and provide particular support in the transition between school and University.|
|Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)||SAMH operate over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others.
Guide on how to cope with student life: https://www.samh.org.uk/documents/HowToCopeWithStudentLife.pdf
|Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH)||GAMH promote the mental health and wellbeing of people and their communities; providing more than 2000 hours of community based support every week to people in Glasgow.|
|Mental Health Foundation Scotland||In additional to their usual work, they hold a yearly Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival: https://www.mhfestival.com/|