Help in an Emergency
See Me is not able to provide any direct support or advice to individuals in mental distress. If you need support or advice urgently, there are a number of places you can get in touch with.
If you are in distress, or in need of urgent help, you can find more information on who to contact below, or you can refer to our National Signposting Directory.
If you need advocacy, then you can find all the local advocacy services in your area on the Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance website: https://www.siaa.org.uk/find-advocate.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope – you don’t have to be suicidal.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Lines are open:
Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am
Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am
Beat is the UK's national eating disorder charity. Their Scottish helpline is open 365 days a year for people seeking support related to an eating disorder.
Call: 0808 801 0432
NHS 24 is a call centre operated by the NHS to provide patients with health advice and help over the phone when your usual GP services aren’t available. Referrals can also be made over the phone to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.
Call: 111 or if you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator.
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine anytime and in these ways; You can phone, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. Visit the website to find out more.
Call: 0800 1111
Further Help and Support
Counselling Directory provides information to help people find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area.
Find out more here.
**This link is not an endorsement to any of the counsellors on the site.**