Resources for: Depression and Low Mood

Difficult events and experiences can leave us in low spirits or cause depression. It could be relationship problems, when someone close to you dies, sleep problems, stress at work, bullying, chronic illness or pain. Sometimes it's possible to feel down without there being an obvious reason. Reference

See a range of supports and services that may help you.

22. Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87

Web: https://breathingspace.scot/

Helpline Telephone National Free
21. BRAVE

Brave

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

Web: www.brave-online.com/

Website Online National Free
26. C A L M

Campaign Against Living Miserably

CALM has a website, helpline 5pm -midnight and webchat open 365 days a year, offering practical suggestions for all of life's problems - whether that's anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.

Helpline number: 0800 58 58 58

Web: www.thecalmzone.net/

Website Online Telephone National Free
29. Catch It

Catch it

Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

Web: https://healthwell.eani.org.uk/apps/catch-it

App Online Self referral National Free
32. Childline No Text

Childline

Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Helpline number: 0800 11 11

Web: www.childline.org.uk

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
43. Crisis Counselling

Crisis Counselling (Erskine Counselling)

Crisis Counselling offers counselling therapy to children and young people aged 10 and over experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. Referral through Education services.

Web: www.crisiscounselling.co.uk/

Services & somewhere to go School Referral Local Free
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Feeling Good

Feeling Good offers Positive Mental Training audio programmes which can help you feel better, lift your mood and recover from stress, anxiety and depression by building resilience and developing positive feelings. 

Web: www.feelinggood.app/

App Online National Free
67. Happify With Text

Happify

Whether you're feeling sad, anxious, or stressed, Happify brings you effective tools and programs to help you take control of your feelings and thoughts and help you lead a more fulfilling life.

Web: www.happify.com/

App Online Self referral National Free
68. Happy Maps

Happy Maps

HappyMaps website pools some of the best mental health resources for parents and carers, and for young people and children, in one place.

Web: www.happymaps.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
86. Lifelink No Text

Lifelink

A confidential counselling service accessed through West Dunbartonshire secondary schools, where young people can chat to a counsellor to help manage personal and social issues which may be affecting their life. 

Web: https://www.lifelink.org.uk/

Services & somewhere to go School Referral Local Free
89. Living Life

Living Life

A free phone service run by a team of therapists, offering appointment-based telephone support based on cognitive behavioural therapy for anyone in Scotland over 16 years of age with low mood, mild to moderate depression, or anxiety.

Helpline number: 0800 328 9655

Web: www.breathingspace.scot/living-life/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
93. Minded No Text

MindEd

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.

Web: www.minded.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
95. Mood Gym

Mood Gym

The Moodgym app is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Web: www.moodgym.com.au/

Website Online Self referral International Costs money
96. Moodkit

Moodkit

MoodKit uses CBT principles to help with low mood and anxiety.

Web: www.thriveport.com/products/moodkit/

App Online Self referral National Free
97. Moodtools

Moodtools

A free app for managing depression with a mood tracker, videos, meditations and more.

Web: www.moodtools.org/

App Online Self referral National Free
99. My Possible Self

My Possible Self

Tackle anxiety, stress and unhelpful negative thinking with this app.

Web: www.mypossibleself.com/

App Online National Free
107. NHS Inform With Text

NHS Inform

NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service helping the people in Scotland to make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for. Also includes a service directory with details of health and wellbeing services across Scotland.

Web: www.nhsinform.scot

Website Online National Free
123. Safespot

SafeSpot

SafeSpot is designed to help you through tough spots. It gives you your own personalised coping plan, useful strategies and tools to help and directions to local resources to help you - all at your fingertips. Includes information on a range of mental health issues on the 'safespotopedia'.

Web: www.safespot.org.uk/

App Online Self referral National Free
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Samaritans

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

Web: www.samaritans.org

Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
140. Self Help App For Mind

Self-help App for the Mind (SAM)

A simple app to help you manage anxiety, depression and loneliness, with breathing exercises, an anxiety tracker and distraction feature, which is helpful if you’re feeling panicky.

Web: www.mindgarden-tech.co.uk/

App Online 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

Web: www.giveusashout.org/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
143. Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind

Smiling Mind is a unique tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to your life through daily meditation and mindfulness exercises which you can practice from any device.

Web: www.smilingmind.com.au/smiling-mind-app

App Online Self referral International Free
146. Stem4

stem4 - supporting teenage mental health

Stem4 promotes positive mental health in teenagers and those who support them. Discover stem4's free guides to manage mental health issues, free supportive apps and mental health videos.

Web: www.stem4.org.uk/

Website Download Online Self referral National Free
147. Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones

Help for people over 16 years old in West Dunbartonshire who are experiencing common mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety or stress. Stepping Stones also offers a Bereavement and Loss support service.

Phone: 0141 941 2929

Web: www.stepstones.org.uk

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Self referral Telephone Local 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

Web: www.theleamyfoundation.com/

Website Services & somewhere to go Self referral Local Free
154. The Mix

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Phone: 0808 808 4994

Web: www.themix.org.uk/

Website App Online Telephone National 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.

Web: www.samh.org.uk/about-us/our-work/time-for-you?mc_cid=00f4aeddf4&mc_eid=abf485ff65

Website Online Self referral National Free
190. Whole School Approach

Heads Up Mental Health Support

NHS GGC information on mental health conditions, mental health advice, how you can support yourself or the people you care for, the services available to you and the range of interventions.

Web: www.nhsggc.scot/your-health/heads-up-mental-health-support/

Website Online Local Free
Feeling Good Teens

Feeling Good Teens

Feeling Good offers Positive Mental Training audio programmes which can help you feel better, lift your mood and recover from stress, anxiety and depression by building resilience and developing positive feelings. 

Web: https://www.feelinggood.app/teens-download/

App Online National Free
Get Self Help

Get Self Help

This website provides resources for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.

Web: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

Website Download Online National Free
Anger Mood Juice

Anger - a self help guide

 Do you get frustrated and annoyed by the slightest thing?
 Do you find yourself saying hurtful things when someone has annoyed you?
 Have you damaged or thrown things because you were so furious?
 Have you been physically aggressive towards someone?


If the answer to any of these questions is ‘yes’, you may be experiencing problems relating to
anger and you may find this workbook helpful.

Web: https://www.mcgill.ca/counselling/files/counselling/anger_moodjuice_self-help_guide.pdf

Download Online National Free
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SAMH (Scottish Action for Mental Health)

Whether you’re living with a mental health problem or supporting someone who is, accessing information about a condition is vital. SAMH provides resources, support and online information to help.

Helpline number: 0344 800 0550

Web: https://www.samh.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

NHSGGC Perinatal Mental Health Service

Scotland’s first specialist perinatal mental health inpatient and community service for mothers, babies and their families. We are a comprehensive service providing care and treatment to women who are pregnant or are up to one year postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by, mental illness. We also offer expert advice to women considering pregnancy if they are at risk of a serious mental illness.

 

Phone: 0141 211 6500 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/perinatal-mental-health-service/

Website Services & somewhere to go Professional referral National Free
PANDAS

PANDAS perinatal depression awareness and support

PANDAS is a community offering hope, empathy and peer-to-peer support for every parent, family or network affected by perinatal mental illness.

Helpline number: 0808 1961 776

Web: https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Helpline Website Download Online National Free