National Support Domestic Abuse
Abused Men in Scotland Helpline –
03300 949 395 Monday - Friday 9am-4pm
AMIS works with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, age, disability or ethnic origin.
Respect: Men’s Advice Line –
0808 801 0327 The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for male victims of domestic violence/abuse and those supporting them.
The Respect Phoneline is a confidential helpline, email and webchat service for perpetrators of domestic abuse who are looking for help to stop and for those supporting them.
24 hours a day 7 days a week
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage call this free confidential helpline.
After a Suicide (from Scottish Association for Mental Health)
A guide covering the practical issues that need to be faced after a suicide; some of the emotions you might be experiencing; and places where you can get help.
Monday - Friday 9am-8pm Saturday - Sunday 10am-2pm
Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland are here to help you. Cruse seeks to help anyone experiencing bereavement to understand their grief and cope with their loss.
Survivors of Bereavement By Suicide –
0300 111 5065 Monday - Tuesday 9am-5pm
You can find the nearest group via the search function on their website.
The meetings that can facilitate digital involvement allow people across the country easy access to group support.
Provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss through suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
Childhood bereavement charity that offers a range of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.
Child Welfare + Protection
24 hour phone-line
Free and confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK.
Tuesday - Wednesday 12–9pm, Thursday and Sunday 1pm–6pm
Support for anyone aged 16 + with any issues you have and to be there if you just want to talk.
The helpline is also there for partners, family and friends of LGBT+ people including professionals who are supporting people around identity and sexuality.
LGBT Youth Scotland
Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with those aged 13 to 25.
They run a selection of youth groups and have digital support service from a trained youth worker.
Young people looking for support can chat by email.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Weekdays - Monday – Thursday 6pm -2am
Weekends - Friday 6pm – Monday 6am
Free and confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland age 16 years and over, feeling low, anxious or depressed.
Scotland's national health information website.
Offers mental health and wellbeing resources, local/national services, self-help guides, and information for individuals experiencing various issues, including suicidal thoughts, stress, anxiety, depression, sleep problems and many others.
NHS Inform: Getting Help With Your Suicidal Thoughts
Other languages and accessible formats
9am - Midnight
If you are a young person at risk of suicide or are worried about a young person at risk of suicide.
24 hour phoneline
Provides a free confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK, every day of the year.
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) –
0344 8000 550 Call charges may apply
Monday - Friday 9am-6pm except bank holidays
If you are seeking support; looking for information for yourself or someone else or want to have a chat about mental health.
Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.
Trauma Healing Together –
01738 248283 They provide a free holistic collaborative service for anyone in Scotland who has experienced any form of psychological trauma.
We Are With You
Free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.
Cost of Living Support Scotland (Scottish Government)
Information on Energy and bills; benefits and income; debt and money; children and families; older or disabled people; and health and wellbeing.
The helpline that provides free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
You can also use the digital advice tool or access the webchat for support.
National Gambling Helpline -
0808 8020 133 24 hours 7 days a week
Free, confidential help and support to anyone that is worried about their gambling or someone else’s gambling.
Provide life-enhancing services and vital support to people in later life. They deliver a range of services across the UK and there is a specific helpline in Scotland.
Carer information and support
These organisations provide a range of information and support for carers.
Carers Scotland (Part of Carers UK)
Carers Trust Scotland
Children 1st Parentline Scotland –
08000 28 22 33 Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm
Free, confidential, telephone helpline for parents and anyone caring for a child in
You can call about any problem, however big or small.
5pm to midnight 7 days a week
Provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone aged 13+ affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened. Information available on the website in several community languages.
Scottish Refugee Council -
0808 196 7274 Help and advice for refugees and asylum seekers living in Scotland.
Forcesline offers a first point of contact for SSAFA. It is a confidential helpline that provides a supportive, listening, and signposting service for serving personnel and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
The Spark provides counselling and mental health support services for individuals, couples, families, children and young people in Scotland.
Alcoholics Anonymous Helpline –
0800 9177 650 A fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism
Narcotics Anonymous Helpline –
0300 999 1212 If you have a drug problem - they can help
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs (SFAD) –
08080 101 011 Monday - Friday 9am-11pm Saturday - Sunday: Call back service
Supports anyone affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use in Scotland. They give listening support and information to many people and help them with confidence, communication, general wellbeing, and link them into local support. They also have a bereavement service.