Bipolar Scotland’s services offer long-term support, but if you need to talk to someone right away, or want a bit more advice, there will always be someone at the end of one of these phone numbers. Our friends at Bipolar UK also host a run the Bipolar UK eCommunity, a safe and secure space where you can discuss the challenges you face, ask questions and share your experiences. This is a moderated forum open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Click here to find out more.
NHS 24 can put you in touch with Crisis Intervention Teams who work with local teams to ensure that people experiencing difficulties or who are at risk of suicide can access Mental Health Practitioners 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone experiencing distress or at risk of suicide and they operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. It provides a safe and supportive space and Breathing Space staff will offer helpful advice and information.
National charity helping people in financial hardship gain access to benefits, grants and support services
Find an Advocate will provide you with information about which local council area’s each organisation can provide a service within and which groups of people they provide services to, as well as their contact information.
Free, one-to-one and impartial general advice on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills as well as many other topics.
We support individuals from all communities through a range of inclusive programmes, to increase their work-based and employability skills, enabling them to take their first steps into the labour market, or to make successful career change and progression.
Shout 85258 is the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.
MoneySavingExpert have produced an excellent guide for dealing with mental health and debt in 2023. There is information, advice and guidance for individuals and carers.