If something’s troubling you, contact Samaritans  24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01224 574488

Local call charges apply

Email: jo@samaritans.org


Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (free)

Website: www.breathingspace.scot

Opening hours:

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6 pm-Monday 6am


NHS 24

Scotland’s out of hours medical online and telephone service. Call us if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

Phone: 111 (free)

Website: www.nhs24.com



Living Life

Living Life is part of NHS 24 and is a free phone service for anyone aged 16 and over experiencing low mood, mild/moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm


Penumbra Aberdeenshire 1st Response

Short-term support for people, aged over 16, who are feeling overwhelmed, in distress or at crisis point.

Phone:  0800 1357950 (free)

Text:  07818 457223

Email: aberdeen1stresponse@penumbra.org.uk

Appointment service by request

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Website: www.penumbra.org.uk


Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Phone: 01925 572444

Text: 07786 209697

Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)

Email: admin@papyrus-uk.org

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org (for confidential suicide prevention advice)

Website: www.papyrus-uk.org



Choose Life

Choose life is Scotlands national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide.

Website: www.chooselife.net


The Compassionate Friends

Having suffered similar tragedies, Compassionate Friends offers understanding, support and encouragement to bereaved parents, their families, relatives, friends and professionals.

Phone: 0345 123 2304 (Helpline)

Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 8p and 40p per minute.

Email: info@tcf.org.uk

Website: www.tcf.org.uk


Combat Stress

The Veterans Mental health charity provides timely, effective clinical welfare support to veterans who suffer from psychological wounds.

Phone: 0800 138 1619 (free)

Website: www.combatstress.org.uk