Health and Wellbeing 

 If you would like to talk to someone please contact one of the following:

Mental Health

Breathing Space

Delivered by NHS 24

Breathing Space is funded by the Scottish Government's Mental Health Unit and is for anyone over the age of 16 who lives in Scotland.

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am
Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

Phone 0800 83 85 87

Visit: https://breathingspace.scot/

Samaritans

24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.

Phone: 116 123

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Visit: www.samaritans.org

NHS 24

NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.

Phone: 111

Visit: www.nhs24.com

 

Childline

A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.

Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Phone: 0800 1111

Visit: http://www.childline.org.uk

Prevent Suicide-NE Scotland app

A suicide prevention app and website designed to offer a range of support options for people who may be in distress or seeking information on services. The app gives users who may be at risk of suicide the option to write their own safety plan with helpful prompts to guide the user through the process.

Visit: preventsuicideapp.com

online mental health services for Aberdeenshire

Kooth (for those aged 10 - 18) provide 1:1 sessions with counsellors and emotional wellbeing practitioners available via drop-in or booked appointment which helps to reduce waiting times for young people seeking help, removing stigma around mental health. This service can be accessed by young people directly by registering at www.kooth.com 

Togetherall (16+ age group) will help to bridge between youth and adult services with appropriate mental wellbeing support. Trained and accredited professionals are available 24/7 to support the community members and there’s a choice of safe therapeutic services, including courses, self-assessments and wellbeing resources to improve your mental health. This means anyone who may be struggling can get support at a time that suits them, from a place of their choice. The Togetherall community is completely anonymous. This service can be accessed by inputting your postcode at www.togetherall.com and creating a completely anonymous user account.

Information on Illnesses and conditions

NHS Inform

Symptoms, causes and treatments of common illnesses and conditions. Includes injuries, infections and poisoning.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions

Disability Information Scotland

Providing reliable, accurate and accessible information for people living with disability in Scotland.

Their Scottish Disability Directory is a great tool for finding the best local, regional and national support for the needs of disabled people and carers.

Visit: https://www.disabilityscot.org.uk/

Helpline 0300 323 9961

Monday - Friday 09:30am to 4:00pm