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Alternative Support Resources - Before it gets to a crisis

Here is a list of numbers and websites you can contact for support or help. It is a good idea to keep these numbers where you can find them without effort. Services such as Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87) and the Samaritans (116123) and NHS24 (08454 242424) offer a listening service and signposting. Local government websites are more appropriate if you need help to find something more long term.

The following organisations can be contacted by anyone in distress and contemplating suicide:

  • Moodjuice
  • Samaritans  116123 (Free) or email
  • Breathing Space  0800 83 85 87
  • NHS24   08454 24 24 24
  • Childline  0800 1111
  • Papyrus HOPEline  0800 068 4141
  • Suicide Prevention (Choose life)
  • Suicide? Help! An information app for people who are thinking about suicide or worried about someone else. As well as providing information about suicide, such as how to get help and what signs to look for in others, this app provides details of relevant local services.


BBC Headroom Your Mental Health Toolkit Tools to help manage your mental health

Beat Eating Disorders: National Helpline for information and support with eating disorders 0808 801 0432

Breathing Space Scotland  – provides telephone counselling. Open: Weekdays – Monday to Thursday 6 pm to 2 am; Weekend -Friday 6 pm to Monday 6 am. Their phone number is 0800 83 85 87.

Cool2Talk (interactive website providing anonymous free health information for young people in Tayside)

Cruse Bereavement Care a grief and loss counselling service in Perth that provides confidential, non-judgemental, 1- 2-1 counselling by appointment (fees apply). For Bereavement Support and Enquiries please call the Helpline on 0808 802 6161 (calls from mobiles and landlines are free).

Domestic Abuse Helpline 0800 027 1234 confidential support from highly trained female advisors

LGBT Helpline Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland  LGBT Helpline Scotland is open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 noon to 9 pm, the telephone number is 0300 123 2523

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Mindspace – a counselling service in Perth that provides groupwork and confidential, non-judgemental, 1-2-1 counselling by appointment. For further details you can phone 01738 639657 or visit them online.

My Support Forums Offering a variety of online support through discussion forums.

NHS 24 

NHS Inform Listening service (NHS TAYSIDE) 07967771941


Parent Line Scotland

Private counselling (average cost £40 per hour) search on or

Rape Crisis: RASAC (P&K) Business Line: 01738 626290 Helpline: 01738 630965 Email Helpline Times Monday 1000 – 1200; Wednesday 1200 – 1400 and Friday 1400 – 1600. Out with these hours a 24-hour answering machine is available. Any messages left will be responded to discreetly as soon as a worker becomes available.

Rowan Consultancy a counselling service in Perth that provides confidential, non-judgemental, 1- 2-1 counselling by appointment (fees apply). For further details you can phone 01738 562005 or visit them online.

Scotland’s Mental Health First

Shout  –  a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK who is struggling to cope. To start a conversation, text the word ‘Shout’ to 85258. Trained Shout Volunteers are here to listen at any time of day or night and messages won’t appear on your phone bill.

The Silver Line free, 24-hour confidential helpline for older people 0800 470 8090

SKILL PRACTICE to combat stress and worry (Facebook login)

The Tayside Computerised Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Service (cCBT) has introduced two new online treatment packages to benefit patients.
  • The Tayside cCBT services provides a wide range of interactive, online psychological self-help treatments, including programmes focusing on a range of different anxiety disorders, depression, psychological distress related to long term health conditions, perinatal wellbeing and packages to improve psychological wellbeing.  The service has recently added two new programmes which can be accessed by anyone and do not require a referral:
    • Sleepio – an online cCBT treatment package to treat insomnia and improve sleep –
You do not need to be referred into the Tayside cCBT service to access the Sleepio and Daylight programmes.
To find out more about all of the free programmes available through the Tayside cCBT service, visit the website

Well Scotland