Helplines, Websites and resources

In this section, there are a number of links to other websites, resources and other crisis helplines that you may find helpful.

Suicide Prevention

United to prevent Suicide: short film

Information and advice from NHS Inform on where else you can access support

Crisis helplines

In addition to Mikeysline, there are a number of other crisis support helplines that you can contact. Some of these are outlined here:

Samaritans – 24 hours/7 days a week – Telephone: 116 123 (freephone) or email:

Breathing Space – Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am and Friday-Mon 6pm-6am. Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (freephone)

Ewen’s Room – offering support to people in Lochaber: Ardnamurchan, Morvern and Moidart

Phone: 0800 639 3317 Mon-Fri 5pm-10pm and 12pm-10pm Saturdays and Sundays

Listening Ear - supporting people in the Caithness area who are in difficult circumsances or a crisis that is adversely affecting mental health. Offering phone or Zoom support.    Phone: 07529 248 763

Eating Disorders helplines - offering online support groups and resources to support those with eating disorders and those concerned about others with eating disorders.

Help for adults
The Beat Adult Helpline is open to anyone over 18. Parents, teachers or any concerned adults should call the adult helpline.
Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Help for young people
The Beat Youthline is open to anyone under 18.
Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Other Resources:

For Young people

Heids Together

a wellbeing and youth work resource, includes toolkits and podcasts developed by young people during the 2020 national lockdown to support mental wellbeing.

Young Minds

A children and young people’s mental health charity offering resources and advice in a number of areas in relation to mental wellbeing, bullying etc and if you are worried about how you are feeling. They also offer a parent’s helpline for parents concerned about their child/young person.

Who cares Scotland

 A support service for care experienced young people.  Offering resources and a helpline, which operates from Monday to Friday, 12-4pm.   Tel: 0330 107 7540.  email: 

Highland Substance Awareness Toolkit

Substance Awareness toolkit for young people

Up to date information and advice targeted specifically at young people on the following themes:

  • Drugs
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco/e-cigarettes



Hearing Voices Networks:

The Haven, Dundee

Other Networks

Stress / anxiety / depression

Video - I had a black dog, his name was depression

A number of resources on a range of mental health issues on these NHS pages

NHS leaflet - Talking About Depression

NHS leaflet - Talking About Anxiety

NHS leaflet - Talking About Phobias

NHS Inform - Panic Attack self guide


Congnitive Behavioural Therapy – for low mood, stress and resilience - free online courses through Living Life to the Full website:

Self Harm

National self-harm network and forum

NHS leaflet on Self-Harm

Sleep issues – advice and support and tools to help you sleep

Information and advice on Alcohol and drugs

The Hope app - available for both Android and iPhone.

Source of information for people wtih drug and/or alcohol problems and their familites and friends that helps prevent overdose and encourages engagement.


Talk to Frank gives information and advice on drugs in a non-judgemental manner. Chat support is available.

Drink aware website gives advice and information on alcohol and  safe drinking limits


For those bereaved by suicide:

James Support Group

A monthly support group at the Mercure Hotel, last Sunday of every month (currently via Zoom) , 11am- 1pm see

Listening Ear (Caithness) providing bereavement support. Phone 07529 248 763

Survivors of bereavement by suicide

A national charity aimed at meeting the needs and overcoming the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

This booklet has been produced by Scottish Association for Mental Health

SAMH. It provides contact details of relevant organisations in Scotland:

Tips and ideas on how to support your mental wellbeing:   

Clear your Head: