General Support



If something’s troubling you, contact Samaritans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01224 574488



Breathing Space

Confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (free)


Opening hours:

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6 pm-Monday 6am


NHS 24

Scotland’s out of hours medical online and telephone service. Call us if you are ill and it can't wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

Phone: 111 (free)



Living Life

Part of NHS 24: a free phone service for anyone aged 16 and over experiencing low mood, mild/moderate depression and/or anxiety.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm


National Debtline

Confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

Phone: 0808 808 4000 (free)

Website: click here



RGU Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

Provides advice to students on a variety of topics including bereavement and relationship difficulties.

Phone: 01224 262120




Aberdeen University Students Association - Student Advice Centre

Provides support to students on Academic Advice, Accommodation, Money Advice, Employability and Welfare Services.

Phone: 01224 274200




Aberdeen Students’ Nightline

A listening service for students, supporting you 8pm till 8am.

Phone: 01224 272829

e-listening service:


The Spark

Provides the support you need – whatever your relationship, whenever you need it and wherever you are in Scotland.

Phone: 0141 2227 999 (Counselling appointments)

Phone: 0808 802 2088 (Relationship helpline) (free)



LGBT Helpline Scotland

Provides information and emotional support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people; their families, friends and supporters across Scotland. Will discuss and support discussion on sexuality or gender identity.

Phone: 0300 123 2523 (free)

Open every Tuesday and Wednesday between 12pm and 9pm




Broken Rainbow UK

Offers advice, support and referral services to LGBT people experiencing homophobic, transphobic and same sex domestic violence.

Phone: 0300 999 5428 (free)




Aberdeenshire Adult and Young Carer Services

Supports adult and young carers

Tel : 01467538700

Email :



Aberdeenshire Young Carers Support Service

Supports children and young carers under 18yrs.

Tel : 01467538700

Email :



Aberdeenshire Carers Support Service

The service provides support, practical help, information, advice and training to carers or relatives of people experiencing mental ill-health.  This is offered via initial confidential one-to-one sessions and monthly carers peer support group meetings.

Phone: 07827 630 160 or 01224 590510

Phone: 07701 353 883 North Aberdeenshire




K4K (Kinship 4 Kids) Fraserburgh

A peer support group where kinship carers discuss issues affecting their lives and get support from other group members. The group is delivered in Fraserburgh but open to people from any location.

Phone: 01346 513834



The Heart of Kinship Peterhead

The group offers a safe environment to exchange experiences, discuss issues and get support from other members.

Weekly meetings take place on a Tuesday in Peterhead Community Centre but are open to people from any area.

Phone: 07708 666001




Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Amina MWRC works to remove the barriers that prevent Muslim women from accessing services and participating in society.

Phone: 0808 801 0301 Helpline (free)

Monday to Friday 10am-4pm

Imam on Helpline: Monday 10am-12pm

Alima on Helpline: Friday 10.30am-1.30pm


Note:  English, Urdu, Arabic, Bangla and Swahili spoken and online.


Karma Nirvana

Provides support for victims and survivors of forced marriage and honour based abuse.  The dedicated helpline is not only for victims but also for professionals in need of guidance.

Telephone: 0800 599 9247 (free)