General Support


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



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

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01343543000 (local call charges apply)



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. Offering telephone support with either a Guided Self Help Coach or fully trained CBT professional.

Phone: 0800 328 9655 (free)

Website: click here

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 1pm-9pm


HOPELine UK – Prevention of Young Suicide

HOPELineUK is a service provided by Papyrus UK which exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide. It is a free confidential helpline, staffed by trained professionals who give non-judgemental support, practical advice and information.

Are you?

• worried about yourself or someone you know?

• depressed or not coping with life?

• hurting … or hurting yourself?

Phone: 0800 068 41 41

Weekdays: 10am -10pm

Weekends: 2pm - 10pm

Bank Holidays: 2pm- 5pm


Text: 07786 209 697

Website: click here



NHS inform

NHS inform is Scotland’s health information service. NHS inform provides a single source of online health and care information.



Steps for Stress

A simple online guide to stressing less and enjoying life more.  Take our online Stress Quiz and access our simple tips for dealing with typical symptoms of stress.

You can also download a free Steps for Stress booklet and order a free relaxation CD all online at:




Healthpoint is a NHS Grampian walk in service which offers free advice or information on:

• information , advice & resources on mental and emotional health & well-being

• practical ways to improve your health

• support groups and organisations

• long term conditions e.g. diabetes, asthma

• access to smoking cessation services

• access to free condoms

• how to access NHS services

Address: Dr Gray's Hospital, Foyer, Elgin

Phone: 0500 20 20 30 (Free Healthline)

Text: text ‘info’ to 82727 an advisor will call you back




Moray libraries ‘Health-Matters’ Healthy Reading Collection

A collection of healthy reading books, resources, DVD’s to help you make healthy choices. Including many publications on emotional health and wellbeing. Look out for the dedicated Health-Matters section in your local library and online.

Website: click here

For information on leisure & sports facilities, community groups: click here



Ask your GP - who can provide advice and information, referral and signpost to local mental health and wellbeing services, supports and self-help publications and resources.


Quarriers Carer Support Service

Advice, information and support which best meets your needs to cope with your caring responsibilities whether you are young or old. This includes support and information to support carers emotional health and wellbeing.

Phone: 01343 556031

Website: click here



We offer counselling and mediation to everyone; from children to grandparents, and can support you or your family in times of stress, change and conflict.

Phone: 01343540801