Mental Health Organisations

1st Response Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire 1st Response can provide you with short term support when you feel at crisis point. If you are feeling overwhelmed, they can provide support tailored to your individual needs when you feel you need it most. You will receive sensitive and non-judgemental support, information and signposting.

Telephone Number:0800 1357950
Email Address:[email protected]

Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (ACIS)

ACIS provides counselling and information services to adults and young people experiencing difficulties related to their mental health and wellbeing.

ACT. Action Counters Terrorism

Is someone close becoming a stranger? It can be hard to know what to do if you are worried someone close is expressing extreme views or hatred, which could lead to them harming themselves or others. Working with other organisations, the police protect vulnerable people from being exploited by extremists through a Home Office programme called Prevent. Act early and tell us your concerns in confidence. You won’t be wasting our time and you won’t ruin lives, but you might save them.

Helpline Telephone Number:0800 011 3764

Association for Post Natal Illness

Provides support to mothers suffering from post-natal illness. Increase public awareness of the illness. Encourages research into its cause and nature

Telephone Number:020 7386 0868


Leading provider of family mediation, relationship counselling and child contact services in the North-East

Aye Mind

Aye Mind is on a mission to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people by making better use of the internet, social media and mobile technologies. They have worked with young people aged 13 to 21 to create and share a wide range of resources.

Birth Trauma Association

The Birth Trauma Association is a charity which supports women who suffer birth trauma.

Breaking Bad News

Practical advice for professionals and parents/carers on breaking bad news to those with intellectual disability

Breathing Space Scotland

A free confidential phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Phone and speak to a Breathing Space Advisor: Monday to Thursday (6pm – 2am), 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday)

Telephone Number:0800 83 85 87

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

The British Institute of Learning Disabilities is working to improve the lives of people in the UK with a learning disability.

Telephone Number:01562 723 010
Email Address:[email protected]

Clear Your Head

These are worrying and uncertain times. Coronavirus has changed all our lives in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It is okay not to feel yourself right now and here are great tips, ideas and resources to help get us through.

Combat Stress

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans. They provide free specialised clinical treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women across the UK with mental health conditions. Combat Stress has a strategic partnership with the MOD and the Department of Health.

Helpline Telephone Number:0800 138 1619

Cruse Scotland

Cruse Scotland offering individual counselling, group sessions, telephone support, patient information leaflets

Families Under Pressure

Don’t let the pressure of parenting get you down. Try these simple tips and tricks, formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts, which are backed by science and proven to work with families.

Hands On Scotland

Hands On Scotland provides help and practical advice for supporting children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

Inspiring Scotland

Information on Grampian support groups, as well as relevant national support groups


Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

On Kooth you can:

  • Chat to our friendly counsellors
  • Read articles written by young people
  • Get support from the Kooth community
  • Write in a daily journal

Living Life to the Full

Free online courses covering low mood and stress and all of the common linked problems this causes. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence and get going again. Feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more.

Maternal Mental Health Scotland

This website has been created by Maternal Mental Health Scotland to provide information for women affected by perinatal mental health issues, their partners, families and the general public


Mencap provides a variety of services for people with a learning disability and their families and carers. This includes support with housing, education, employment and leisure activities.

Helpline Telephone Number:0808 808 1111
Email Address:[email protected]

Mood Gym

Moodgym is like an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

My Life Dynamic – Aberdeenshire

My Life Dynamic provides a range of services across Aberdeenshire to support people with mental health problems and those with autism to strengthen their self-resilience. Services are person-centered and based on the fundamental principles of empowerment, resilience and hope. If you are aged between 16 and 65 years, then we can work together to access existing community facilities and services.

Telephone Number:0300 1234 677
Email Address:[email protected]

NHS Inform Latest Guidance

Latest Coronavirus guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government

Telephone Number:00800 02816

NHS Inform Mental Health Conditions

Information regarding all mental health conditions.

PANDAS Foundation

PANDAS Foundation gives support to people coping with pre- and postnatal mental illnesses, as well as their familes, friends and carers


Help me. My learning and support during and after coronavirus. With all the changes that have happened to your education because of the coronavirus crisis, you may be feeling worried or overwhelmed.

REN10 Community Mental Health and Wellbeing, Children and Young People

REN10 is a network of people who work or volunteer in the Renfrewshire area. They have a variety of early help services for your mental health and wellbeing.

Helpline Telephone Number:Text REN10 to 85258 for free and confidential support
Email Address:[email protected]


Rethink are dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by severe mental illness, whether they have a condition themselves, care for others who do, or are professionals or volunteers working in the mental health field.

Telephone Number:0121 522 7007
Helpline Telephone Number:0300 5000 927 (open 10am to 2pm, Mon to Fri)

SAMH – Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services, among others.


SANELINE was established in 1992 as the first national out-of-hours telephone helpline offering practical information, crisis care and emotional support to anybody affected by mental health problems. The service is open from 12 noon until 2am and receives tens of thousands of calls every year from service users, family members, carers and health professionals.

Telephone Number:01625 429 050
Helpline Telephone Number:0845 767 8000 (Midday – 2am, 7 Days)
Email Address:[email protected]

Scottish Association for Mental Health

The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) offers information for those living with or supporting individuals with mental health problems.

Support In Mind Scotland

Support In Mind Scotland’s aim is to improve the quality of life for anyone whose mental health problems or mental illness has a serious impact on their life and on the lives of others, including family members, friends and supporters.

Telephone Number:0131 662 4359
Email Address:[email protected]

Teapot Trust

Teapot Trust is at the forefront of mental health support for children, young people and their families who are suffering the impact of any chronic or long term condition, including ‘hidden’ health conditions, e.g. arthritis, diabetes, lupus, cystic fibrosis, and many more.

Telephone Number:0131 273 4340
Email Address:[email protected]

The Samaritans is a registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing; and that increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.

Telephone Number:116 123
Email Address:[email protected]


Togetherall is aimed at the sixteen plus age group and will help to bridge between youth and adult services with appropriate mental wellbeing support. Trained and accredited professionals are available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, to support community members and there is a choice of safe therapeutic services including courses, self-assessments and wellbeing resources to improve your mental health.

With You

With You is a charity providing free, confidential support to people experiencing issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health.

Young Minds Crisis Support

Text the Young Minds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need urgent help text YM to 85258. All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with suport from experienced clinical advisors. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, Thr33, Virgin Mobile, BT mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Young Scot, Aye Feel

Find information about how to look after your emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.

Helpline Telephone Number:0808 801 0338


YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people. They provide :-
(1) Free, confidential information and advice for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person.
(2) Leaflets and booklets help young people, parents and professionals to understand when a young person feels troubled and where to find help.
(3) Seminars and training increase professional understanding of children’s mental health and improve joint working based on good practice and research.

Telephone Number:020 7089 5050
Helpline Telephone Number:0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4pm)
Email Address:[email protected]