Self Help Contacts

The Samaratans: They will listen in times of a crises Call 116 123 or Email help –

Breathing Space – Call 0800 83 85 87 Webchat on Breathing Space – 

NHS 24 – Call 08454 24 24 24 

Perth and Kinross Directory of Mental Health – A really useful list not only for people living in Perthshire but throughout the UK

BBC Headroom – A mental health toolkit. Mindful tips, inspiring stories, activities to lift your mood and so much more.

Childline – You can contact Childline about anything. Whatever it is you are worried about as a young person. Call 0800 1111 for free.

Young Minds – If you are a young person and need support in a crisis you can text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers. The website is also full of useful information.

The Lighthouse for Perth: A safe place for those in emotional distress. The Neuk, 18 St Pauls Square, Perth. Open for drop in on Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am and 4pm

Mind – Information and support on your mental health

Moodjuice – A website that can help you think about emotional problems and provide ways to try and help ease them.

SAMH – Scotland national mental health charity. The website provides information on how to support your mental health and wellbeing

Andys Man Club – It is good to talk. Talking groups throughout the UK for men.

Andy’s Man Club Perth –  Local support and nationally throughout the Uk. It is good to talk. Located in the Muirton Suite, McDiarmid Park. Monday evenings at 7pm. Email for information. Check out the website for full details of a club near you.

Alcoholics Anonymous – Meetings available throughout the UK. Check the website for full details. In Perth meet at The Salvation Army – South Street at 5pm on Sundays. Alternatively, St Johns Church Hall – 18-20 Melville St at 7pm on Wednesdays.

The Calm app for meditation, breathing and helping with sleep –

Drinkline – Speak to someone confidentially about tackling alcohol dependency and addiction. Call 0800 7314314

Tayside Council on Alcohol – An independent voluntary sector agency working with people across Tayside who are experiencing problems with their own or other peoples alcohol use.

Tayside Substance Misuse Service Team – Recovery orientated treatment for those who experience serious problems with drugs or alcohol. Perth Call 01738 564261. Contact numbers for all other areas here

Action On Depression – They provide a wide range of different resources for taking action on your depression.

Moodscope – Keep track on your feelings day to day. 

CRUSE Bereavement – Call 0845 6002227 

Steps for Stress – A guide to managing stress and enjoying life more. 

Welfare Rights: Know your rights and get advice on where you stand. Perth: 01738 476900 Dundee: 01382 431205

Beating Eating Disorders: Support with eating disorders. 0845 634 1414

NHS Living Life Telephone Support: Freephone 0800 328 9655. Lines open Mon-Fri 1pm – 9pm

PLUS Perth and Kinross: PLUS is a charitable company led by people who have used mental health services. PLUS objectives include: the promotion of wellbeing and a strong focus on recovery. Contact: 01738 626242. 77 Canal Street, Perth, PH2 8JJ

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