Counselling self-help resources
Free agencies and helplines
These services offer confidential support from trained volunteers. You can talk about anything that’s troubling you, no matter how difficult.
Free Urgent Help
Samaritans - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year helpline. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Call [116 123](tel:116 123) to talk to Samaritans, or email email@example.com for a reply within 24 hours
NHS - Urgent mental health helplines
Free Specialised Help
The Hospice of the Good Shepherd - Family Support & Bereavement Services
Cruse – Bereavement Support
RASAC - Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Centre
Mind - Advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem
NSPCC - Children’s charity if you have concerns about a child
Tes - To help power schools and enable great teaching worldwide by creating intelligent online products and services to make the greatest difference in education.
Motherwell - A service provided for women offering a range of educational services, holistic therapies and mental health support.
Please note that the following free resources available to you are not an alternative to professional help.
Rape Crisis Scotland - Support Resources
CEOP - Information and advice about online sexual abuse
Self Help Guides produced by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust - Covers a range of mental health issues
Mind - Covers a range of mental health issues
Get.gg - Free CBT self-help course
Overcoming - Self-help books and courses covering a wide variety of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks
Rethink Mental Illness – Information about self-harm
NSPCC - advice to help you understand why children and teenagers self-harm, and what you can do to support them
Calm Harm – App to help with self-harm