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

Phone: 116 123 (free)

Phone: 01224 574488 (local call charges apply)



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

Living Life is part of NHS 24 and is 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


Penumbra Aberdeen 1st Response

Short-term support for people, aged over 16, who are feeling overwhelmed, in distress or at crisis point.

Walk-in Service:  20 Back Wynd, Aberdeen AB10 1JP

Opening Hours:  Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Phone: 0800 234 3695 (free)

Text: 07768 647723




Papyrus – Prevention of Young Suicide

A national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide in the UK and to promote mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

Phone: 01925 572444

Text: 07786 209697

Hopeline: 0800 0684141 (free)


Email: (for confidential suicide prevention advice)




Choose Life

Choose life is Scotlands national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide.



The Compassionate Friends

Having suffered similar tragedies, Compassionate Friends offers understanding, support and encouragement to bereaved parents, their families, relatives, friends and professionals.

Phone: 0345 123 2304 (Helpline)

Calls from landlines are typically charged up to 9p per minute; calls from mobiles typically cost between 8p and 40p per minute.




Combat Stress

The Veterans Mental health charity provides timely, effective clinical welfare support to veterans who suffer from psychological wounds.

Phone: 0800 138 1619 (free)