Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year
If you have concerns about your mental health, please make an appointment to speak with your GP. This webpage also contains useful tips and information about other support services that you may find helpful. Please don’t struggle alone.
National Mental Health Helplines
Breathing Space is a confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed on 0800 838587 or visit breathingspace.scot.
Lifelink supports adults and young people in Scotland to make positive changes in their lives, realise their own abilities to cope with stress and develop ways of overcoming mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression: lifelink.org.uk.
If you are under 35 and experiencing thoughts of suicide, or if you are worried about a young person, call 0800 068 4141, text 07860 039967 or visit papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk.
If you are a young person, text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support or visit youngminds.org.uk. The charity’s Parent Helpline is 0808 802 5544.
The Mix provides free, confidential information and support for under-25s on 0808 808 4994 and at themix.org.uk.
If you have an urgent medical problem and you’re not sure what to do, call the NHS on 111 or visit
Wellbeing: Social Media & Gaming Helplines
ChildNet provides information and resources to help parents support their children to have a happy and safe online experiences: childnet.com.
Internet Matters is a not-for-profit that provides information for parents and carers on how to keep children safe in the digital world: internetmatters.org.
The national child protection programme, ThinkUKnow has advice on staying safe online and offline for children/young people of all ages, and for parents: thinkuknow.co.uk.
The UK Safer Internet Centre has tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online: saferinternet.org.uk.
Family Lives is a UK charity that supports parents in all aspects of family life. Their helpline is 0808 800 222 or chat online at familylives.org.uk.
If you’re worried about your child’s mental health, Young Minds have a free Parent Helpline on 0808 802 5544 and info (including a Social Media Parent Guide) at youngminds.org.uk.
The National Centre for Gaming Disorders provides assessment and treatment for age 13+, and family/carer support. Call 020 7381 7722 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.