Resources for: Stress and Worry

Stress is a common feeling we get when we feel under pressure. A small amount can be good and motivates us to meet our goals. But too much stress, when it feels out of control, can impact our mood, our wellbeing, our relationships with people around us. 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
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
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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
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
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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
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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
69. Headspace With Text

Headspace

An app to help learn to manage feelings and thoughts with the lifelong skill of everyday mindfulness, any time of the day.

Web: www.headspace.com/

App Online Self referral National Costs money
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
92. Mind Yer Time No Text

Mind Yer Time

Designed by children and young people from the Children's Parliament and the Scottish Youth Parliament, Mind Yer Time has been created to support everyone who loves social media and screen time. We've got positive tips, stories and information for children and young people, to help you use your screen time positively!

Web: www.mindyertime.scot/

Website Online 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
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
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.

Web: www.notokapp.com/

App Online Self referral 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
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
194. Worry Tree

Worry Tree

WorryTree helps you record, manage and problem solve your worries and anxiety based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.

Web: www.worry-tree.com/worrytree-mobile-app

App Online Self referral National Free
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OCD UK

Advice, information, and support services for those affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD), and campaign to end the trivialisation and stigma of OCD.

Phone: 01332 588112

Web: www.ocduk.org/

Website Online Self referral Telephone 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
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
Scot Refugee Council

The Scottish Refugee Council

A charity dedicated to supporting people in need of refugee protection.

Helpline number: 0808 1967 274

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone 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
Anxious Child

The Anxious Child

The Anxious Child is a booklet guide for parents about supporting a child experiencing anxiety.

Credit; The Mental Health Foundation

Web: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/publications/anxious-child

Download 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
Scottishconflictresolution

Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

SCCR is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland with expertise in mediation. Their award-winning digital resources and free training and events improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives. The SCCR focuses on early intervention with young people and their families experiencing difficulties and conflict. 

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

Website Online Self referral 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