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Citizens Advice Bureau

Free, confidential and independent advice to help people overcome their problems.

We are a voice for our clients and consumers on the issues that matter to them.

We value diversity, champion equality and challenge discrimination.

We're here for everyone.

Phone: 0808 800 9060

Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm - Saturday 10 to 2pm

 

Living Life to the full

Online resource produced by Dr Chris Williams. Provides a course for producing new life skills using CBT. Also includes a forum, live chat and tools for monitoring mood.

Courses may also be available in your local area.

Website: www.llttf.com

 

National Debtline

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

Phone: 0808 808 4000 (free)

Website: click here

 

Adult Protection – Aberdeen City Council

If you are concerned that an adult might be affected by any kind of harm, abuse, exploitation or neglect, you can call any of the following numbers:

Aberdeen City Council Duty Social Work Team/Out of Hours Social Work Team (24 hours): 0800 731 5520

Police Scotland: 101

Care Inspectorate: 0345 600 9527

Website: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/Aberdeen-Protects/protecting-adults

 

Grec - Adult Counselling Service

This service provides counselling for adults who are experiencing discrimination due to prejudice, or have been affected by hate crime.

Free interpretation services are provided if your preferred language is not English.

Phone: 01224 595505

Email: mthomson@grec.co.uk

Website: grec.co.uk

 

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

Email: helpline@lgbthealth.org.uk

 

RGU Student Counselling and Wellbeing Service

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

Phone: 01224 262120

Email: counselling@rgu.ac.uk

Website: click here

 

Aberdeen University Students Association - Student Advice Centre

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

Phone: 01224 274200

Email: ausaadvice@abdn.ac.uk

Website: www.ausa.org.uk

 

Aberdeen Students’ Nightline

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

Phone: 01224 272829

e-listening service: aberdeen.nightline.ac.uk

 

North-East Scotland College

A range of services and resources are available to students to help build their resilience, skills and capacity to manage mental wellbeing and achieve their full potential as successful learners.

Website: click here

 

Community Chaplaincy Listening

Sessions are held at ARI on Tuesdays and Thursdays 10-12 and on Thursdays 1-3 at the Health Village. To book one of these call the numbers below

ARI Phone: 01224 553316

Health Village Phone: 01224 655555

Website: click here

 

AVENUE

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.

 

Aberdeen Address: 7 Belgrave Terrace, Aberdeen, AB25 2NR

Phone: 01224587571

Email: aberdeen@avenue-info.com

 

Moray Address: Avenue, 17 Institution Road, Elgin IV30 1QT

Phone: 01343 540801

Email: elgin@avenue-info.com

 

Aberdeenshire Address: Avenue, Marischal Chambers, 8 Drummers Corner, Peterhead, AB42 1ZP

Phone: 01779 490790

Email: Peterhead@avenue-info.com

 

Man Chat

A social media page for struggling men to reach out and a weekly meeting to meet up and hopefully clear our heads without any judgement or worry of who was there.

Facebook: click here

Email: manchatabz@gmail.com

 

Andy’s Man Club

Talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in their life.

Every Monday from 7pm (excluding bank holidays) – Aberdeen Credo Centre, 14-20 John Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1BT

Email: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

Web: click here

 

Men United

A mental health support network in Peterhead set up for men to try to break down the stigma and offer support. Get in touch via facebook message or email

Email: hello@menunited.scot

Facebook: click here

 

Shirley’s Space

A local mental health charity based in a private room at the Crimond Medical and Community Hub. Offering a text messaging service Mon-Sat (10am-5pm), 1-1 appointments and other activities.

Phone: 07940 959002

Email: info@shirleysspace.com

Facebook: click here

 

Employee Assistance Programmes (EAP)

Many employers offer an EAP to staff to provide independent support and advice on a range of issues, often including an element of emotional support. If your company offers this scheme, your line manager or HR department will be able to give you contact details for the selected provider.

 

The Silver Line

Offering free information, friendship and advice to older people.

Silver Line is the UK’s only free, confidential 24-hour helpline for older people and is available every day and night of the year.

Phone: 0800 470 80 90

Website: www.thesilverline.org.uk

 

NHS Grampian healthpoints

Based in locations across Grampian, healthpoints offer a one stop health information point, offering free confidential information, advice and access to reputable services in a friendly, welcoming environment.

Website: click here

 

NHS Inform

Information on identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders.

Website: click here

 

Quarriers

Quarriers offer support for adults, young carers and children under 18yrs. in Moray and Aberdeenshire.

Website: click here

 

Address: Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carers Service, Wardes Road, Inverurie, AB51 3TT

Phone: 01467 538700

Email: aberdeenshirecarers@quarriers.org.uk

 

Address: Quarriers Moray, 44 High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BU

Phone: 01343 556031

Email: carersmoray@quarriers.org.uk

 

Discover Pathways

Online tool designed to help you find the support you need in Moray for wellbeing.

Website: click here

 

LATNEM

Peer support group for Mums and Birthing People offering weekly face to face groups, zoom meetings, online chat and special events.

Email: hello@latnem.org

Website: latnem.org/

 

Aberdeen Linking Lives

Befriending service aimed at adults in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.

This is provided through weekly home visits or telephone calls with volunteers which are carefully selected, trained and vetted.

Website: linkinglives.uk/project/aberdeen/

Phone: 07425622600

Email: aberdeen@linkinglives.uk

 

Moray Wellness College

Central online access for courses and opportunities that support you to focus on your strengths and manage issues like long-term life challenges or conditions.

To check current courses, please visit the website.

Website: https://moraywellbeinghub.org.uk/wellness-college/