Resources for: Mental Health Support

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also affects how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through to adulthood. Reference

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
4. Alanon Families

Al -Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups offers free and inclusive local meetings for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.

Helpline number: 0800 0086 811

Web: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
10. Anna Freud

Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre transforms mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.

Web: www.annafreud.org/

Website Online National Free
25. CAMHS

CAMHS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services)

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are core clinical multi-disciplinary teams with expertise in the assessment, care and treatment of children and young people experiencing serious mental health problems. Specialist services for those at risk and with specific conditions are also provided, including inpatient care.

Specialist CAMHS are for children and young people age 0 – 18th birthday with clear symptoms of mental ill health which place them or others at risk and/or have a significant and persistent impact on day-to-day functioning. While some children and young people will need to come straight to CAMHS i.e. those requiring urgent mental health care, most will require this service when an intervention within primary care, education or a community-based service has not been enough.

Phone: 01389 817324

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/specialist-childrens-services/child-and-adolescent-mental-health-services-camhs/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Local Free
28. Carers Of WD

Carers of West Dunbartonshire

Carers of West Dunbartonshire provides a range of support for carers who are 18 and over.

Phone: 0141 941 1550

Web: www.carerswd.org/

Services & somewhere to go Self referral Telephone Local Free
32. Charlie Waller

Charlie Waller Resource Library

Charlie Waller works with young people, parents and carers, schools, colleges, universities and employers to give people the confidence and skills to look after their mental health.

Web: www.charliewaller.org/resource-library/

Website Online 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
34. Children 1St

Children 1st and Parentline

Children 1st works to keep children safe, loved and well and together with their families. They offer practical, emotional and financial support to prevent and protect children and their families from harm and to support them to recover from trauma and abuse. If your family are feeling stressed or anxious Children 1st Parentline can help.

Helpline number: 08000 28 22 33

Web: www.children1st.org.uk/

Website Online Telephone National Free
35. CYPMHW

Children and Young People's Mental Health and Wellbeing for Schools

CYPMH provides a Professional Learning Resource from the Scottish Government on Mental Health and Wellbeing. It has been designed for all staff working in schools across Scotland.

Web: www.cypmh.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
42. Combined Minds

Combined Minds

Combined Minds is a free app to help families and friends support a young person who has certain mental ill-health conditions. It helps them find ways to provide the right environment to help the young person affect their own change.

Web: www.combinedminds.co.uk/

App Online 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
47. DBI No Text

Distress Brief Intervention Service (Young person)

The Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service provides support quickly to young people who are experiencing distress and feeling overwhelmed emotionally. Referrals are made by your GP or the police (if aged 16-24 years), or someone in school or college (from age 14 years). The service will contact you within 24 hours of your referral and will support you for up to 14 days, working with you to address some of the difficulties you may be experiencing now and in the future.

Web: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64l1JrM8Tio

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral School Referral Local Free
48. Ditch Label

Ditch the Label

Ditch the Label helps young people aged 12-25 years navigate the issues affecting them the most; from mental health and bullying to identity and relationships.

Web: www.ditchthelabel.org/

Website Online International Free
55. Families Outside With Text

Families Outside

Families Outside provides help, information and support for families affected by imprisonment via a Helpline and Regional Family Support Coordinators. They also provide training and information to professionals who come into contact with families affected by imprisonment, such as teachers, social workers, health professionals, the police, and prison staff.

Helpline number: 0800 254 0088

Web: www.familiesoutside.org.uk/

Website Online Telephone National Free
59. Fear Tool Logo

Feartools

An app for older teens or young adults featuring an anxiety test, relaxing music, guided meditation, TED talks, a thought diary and ideas for activities to help when you’re feeling anxious.

Web: www.feartools.com/

App Online National Free
60. Feeling Good App Logo

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
61. Future Pathways With Text

Future Pathways

Future Pathways supports adults who were subject to abuse in a care setting as children by providing support with work and education, housing and benefits, counselling and trauma support, and access to records.

Phone: 0808 164 2005

Web: www.future-pathways.co.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone 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
83. LGBT Hero

LGBT Hero

LGBT HERO is the national health and wellbeing charity supporting over 100,000 LGBTQ+ people a month by providing trusted information, advice and various types of support including one-to-one, group and peer-support.

Web: www.lgbthero.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral 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
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
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
108. NHS 24

NHS24

The 111 service provides urgent care triage if you think you need A&E but its not life-threatening, and advice when your GP, pharmacy or dental practice is closed.

Web: www.nhs24.scot/

Helpline Self referral Telephone National Free
109. No Panic

No panic

Provides a youth and adult helpline and services to sufferers and carers of people with panic, anxiety, phobias and obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD). No Panic also offers advice, support, recovery programs and help.

Helpline number: 0300 772 9844

Web: www.nopanic.org.uk

Helpline Online Telephone National Free
122. Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline can help if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

Helpline number: call or text 116 000

Web: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

Helpline Website Online Self referral Telephone 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
125. Samaritans2

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
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
145. Staying Safe

Staying Safe from Suicidal Thoughts

If you’re struggling and you’re not sure if you want to live or die, can you, just for now, hold off making this decision and visit this website for some ideas about how to get through. There may be things that you - and other people - can do to make things better.

Web: www.stayingsafe.net/

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
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
160. Togetherall

Togetherall

Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

Web: www.togetherall.com/en-gb/

Website Online Professional referral School Referral Self referral Local Free
165. Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support

Empowering people affected by crime. Includes information on Emergency Assistance Fund, available to any victim of crime who is in urgent need of financial help as a direct result of a specific crime and has no means of accessing funding from any other source.

Helpline number: 0800 160 1985

Web: www.victimsupport.scot/

Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral National Free
179. WD Health Visitors

WD Adult Mental Health Services

The network of mental health services within West Dunbartonshire include Primary Care Mental Health Service, two local community mental health teams, Riverview Resource Centre based in Dumbarton Joint Hospital and Goldenhill Resource Centre based in Clydebank. Community Mental Health Teams support people who suffer significant mental health problems in the local community. If you are worried or concerned, please contact your local service who will be happy to advise. Referral is via GP or NHS 24

Phone: Dumbarton 01389 812 070 Clydebank 0141 941 4400

Web: https://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/mental-health/adult-mental-health-services/

Services & somewhere to go Professional referral Local Free
199. 200. Young Minds

Young Minds

Young minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. The website is full of advice and information on what to do if you're struggling with how you feel. There is also information to empower parents and adults who work with young people, to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives.

Web: www.youngminds.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
201. 205. Young People In Mind And Youth Mentor

Young People in Mind Service

Young People in Mind (YPIM) is for young people who are looked after and accommodated in West Dunbartonshire, between the ages of 0-21yrs, including young people who are homeless or living in supported accommodation/ homeless accommodation and offers individual interventions and consultation with young people and other professionals involved in their support plan.

Phone: 01389 754121

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/mental-health-services-for-cyp-adults/young-people-in-mind-service/#:~:text=Young%20People%20in%20Mind%20(YPIM,health%20and%20emotional%20well%2Dbeing.

Services & somewhere to go Telephone Local Free
Anxiety Uk

Anxiety UK

Offers a range of innovative and high quality services delivered by professionals. Free resources to download on a range of anxiety conditions.

Helpline number: 03444 775 774

Web: www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral Telephone National Free
Professional Resource

Resources for Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Services

A resource to support staff working as part of a multi-disciplinary team within a Mental Health and Wellbeing in Primary Care Service.

Web: https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/advice-and-guidance/2022/07/resources-mental-health-wellbeing-primary-care-services/documents/resources-mental-health-wellbeing-primary-care-services/resources-mental-health-wellbeing-primary-care-services/govscot%3Adocument/resources-mental-health-wellbeing-primary-care-services.pdf

Download Online National Free
Silvercloud

Silvercloud modules for parents

Free online modules based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the recommended treatment for managing anxiety, for parents of children and young people with anxiety. You can work through the modules flexibly at your own pace, anywhere and at any time on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  The programme aims to help parents and carers who are looking to support their young person in dealing with worry and anxiety, while learning helpful strategies to tackle their own anxiety. Access Code: nhsggc

Web: https://cypnhsgreaterglasgowandclyde.silvercloudhealth.com/onboard/nhsscotlandcypnhsggc/programs/

Website Online Self referral National 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
106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

NHS GGC Mental Health Training Calendar October 2023 - March 2024

Mental Health Improvement Team's October 2023 - March 2024 Training and Capacity Building Calendar with you. Our latest calendar offers a range of online mental health learning opportunities, including Online Harms and Mental Health, a Mental Health Resources Information Session, Menopause and Mental Health, Aye Mind, and Screen Time and Mental Health. The sessions are open to any NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde staff, staff from a Local Authority, or a Third Sector organisation within the Greater Glasgow and Clyde area. 

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/downloads/mental-health-improvement-training-and-capacity-building-calendar/

Download Online Local Free
TASO

Student Mental Health Evidence Hub

A consortium of partners have pooled expertise to produce this open access digital resource for teachers and student support staff on the on the Transforming Access and Student Outcomes in Higher Education website. As part of this project, they have collated examples of practice, the best available evidence, and evaluation guidance to improve student mental health support in higher education including a toolkit and other useful resources. Available 

Web: https://taso.org.uk/student-mental-health-hub/

Website Online National Free
Mentor Scotland

Mentor Scotland

Mentor Scotland is a non-profitable organisation which offers peer to peer support in a safe, non-judgemental space, for people to share experiences and to help break the stigma attached to mental health. Mentor Scotland offers a free drop-in service for men every Friday evening in the Ben View Resource Centre, Dumbarton. The drop-in service is open from 5pm until 10pm, during which there is a men's talking group between 7pm & 9pm.

Phone: 07470 461685

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

Website Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone Local Free
New SAMH Logo

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
106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

Wee Minds Matter

A specialist multi-disciplinary infant mental health service working with babies and their families during pregnancy and up to three years. The service aims to raise awareness of infant mental health for all professionals providing essential support to families. This includes midwives, health visitors, family nurses, GPs and other health, social care and early years professionals.

Phone: 0141 201 0808 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/specialist-childrens-services/hosted-and-tier-4-services/

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