Resources for: Employers and Loneliness, Isolation and Bullying

Loneliness is an issue that can affect everyone, young or old, at any point in life. You might live in a busy city or a rural location, on your own or with others and still feel isolated. Reference

You should not blame yourself for feeling like you are struggling, now or at any other time.



BRAVE was developed for children and teenagers who experience Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Specific Phobia, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.


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88. Link Up WD

Link Up West Dunbartonshire

A free to access community website helping local people and organisations share skills, spaces and things.


Website Online Local Free
93. Minded No Text


MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health. Find information for Professionals and Volunteers, for Education and Healthcare staff working in Education Settings, and for Parents and Carers.


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110. Not OK

not OK

notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.


App Online Self referral National Free
125. Samaritans2


A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.


Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service


Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
153. The Leamy Foundation

The Leamy Foundation

A community-led Mental Health Organisation established in response to West Dunbartonshire residents' need for accessible support in times of need due to challenges associated with loneliness, or anxiety/depression

Phone: 01389 759 769


Website Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
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Time for You - SAMH support service

Time for You is an online wellbeing support service for anyone experiencing mild to moderate emotional or mental health difficulties aged 16 and over and living in Scotland. Time for You offers access to Wellbeing Coaching and Counselling for anyone experiencing symptoms that have a limited effect on their daily life.


Website Online Self referral National Free
I Am Me Keep Safe

I Am Me

Changing attitudes and behaviours so that disabled and vulnerable people can feel safe within their communities. Keep Safe is a network of safe places for anyone who may feel lost, scared or vulnerable when out in the community.

Includes information on a new app 'Keep Safe Kids' which brings together a selection of organisations who provide information and support for issues which may affect young people.

Also includes the I Am Me Learning Platform - an exciting suite of online resources supporting the Health & Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes for Early Years, Primary & Secondary schools. Developed with, and for, children & young people.


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Sowing Seeds

Sowing Seeds: Trauma Informed Practice for Anyone Working with Children and Young People

This animation was developed by NHS Education for Scotland, in partnership with the Scottish Government. It is designed to be relevant to all workers within the Scottish workforce who work with children and young people. It aims to support staff to understand the impact of trauma and to know how to adapt the way they work to make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people affected by trauma.


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