Local Services


General Support


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: 0800 028 1456

Website: www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland


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:  vtu@grec.co.uk

Website: https://grec.co.uk/adult-counselling/


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: rgu.ac.uk/life-at-rgu/support-advice-services/counselling-wellbeing


Aberdeen University Support Services

There are a wide range of student support and information services, as well as friendly and supportive staff who are there to help.

Phone: 01224 273935

Email: student.support@abdn.ac.uk

Website: www.abdn.ac.uk/students/support/services-6465.php


Aberdeen Students’ Nightline

A listening service for students 8pm-8am Fridays and Saturdays

Instant Messaging 8pm-Midnight Sunday to Thursday

Phone: 01224 272829

Email: listening@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


The Listening Service NHS Grampian

A safe, confidential space, free from judgement by our trained Community Chaplaincy Listening (CCL) Listeners, for you to speak about whatever is causing you anxiety, or just making you feel low, and generally getting in your way of both your health and wellbeing.

Website: https://www.nhsgrampian.org/service-hub/the-listening-service/



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: enquiries@avenuecharity.org


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

Phone: 01224587571

Email: enquiries@avenuecharity.org


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

Phone: 01779 490790

Email: Peterhead@avenue-info.com


Website:  https://avenuecharity.org/


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) – Northfield Community Centre, Byron Square, Aberdeen, AB16 7LL

Email: info@andysmanclub.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andysmanclubaberdeen

Web: click here


Men United

A mental health support network in Peterhead, Newmachar and Turriff for men to try and breakdown 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 offer support for adults, young carers and children under 18yrs. in Moray and Aberdeen.


Address: 37 Albert Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1XU

Phone: 01224 914036

Email: aberdeencarers@quarriers.org.uk

Website: https://carers.quarriers.org.uk/services/aberdeen-carers-support-service/


Address: Quarriers Moray, 232 High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BU

Phone: 01343 556031

Email: carersmoray@quarriers.org.uk

Website: https://carers.quarriers.org.uk/services/moray/


Discover Pathways

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

Website: click here



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/


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/


SSAFA Grampian

The team at SSAFA Grampian is dedicated to helping veterans, service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services that cover a range of emotional, practical and financial issues.

Email: grampian.branch@ssafa.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/ssafaGrampian

Phone: 07938 099547



SSAFA also have Forcesline, a free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves), ex-Forces and their families.

Phone: 0800 260 6767 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

Website: www.ssafa.org.uk/get-help/forcesline


Men In Mind

Local men’s peer to peer mental health support group hosted by Cove Rangers FC.

Email: meninmindaberdeen@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/people/Men-In-Mind/61556098935026/


Aberdeen Foyer

Aberdeen Foyer work with young people and adults to help them re-engage with their community, education and work. They provide one-to-one support and different types of learning and training courses to help you achieve your goals.

Phone: 01224 212924

Email: info@aberdeenfoyer.com

Website: www.aberdeenfoyer.com