Resources

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJn1X2r1_aM

Information and advice from NHS Inform on where else you can access support https://www.nhsinform.scot/campaigns/suicide


Crisis helplines

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

Samaritans – 24 hours/7 days a week – Telephone: 116 123 (freephone) or email: Jo@samaritans.org

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


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.

https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/resources/heids-together-a-wellbeing-youth-work-resource/

Young Minds

https://youngminds.org.uk

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

www.whocaresscotland.org

 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: help@whocaresscotland.org. 

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

https://hearingvoicesnetwork.co.uk/

Other Networks

https://www.hearing-voices.org/


Stress / anxiety / depression

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiCrniLQGYc

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

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/

NHS leaflet - Talking About Depression

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/19646-TalkingAboutDepression.pdf

NHS leaflet - Talking About Anxiety

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/19645-TalkingAboutAnxiety.pdf

NHS leaflet - Talking About Phobias

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/19544-TalkingAboutPhobias.pdf

NHS Inform - Panic Attack self guide

https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/mental-health/mental-health-self-help-guides/panic-self-help-guide

CBT

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

https://llttf.com/


Self Harm

National self-harm network and forum

https://www.nshn.co.uk/index.html

NHS leaflet on Self-Harm

http://www.healthscotland.com/uploads/documents/9295-Self-Harm.pdf

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

www.thesleepcouncil.org.uk


Information and advice on Alcohol and drugs

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

https://www.talktofrank.com/

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

https://www.drinkaware.co.uk/


For those bereaved by suicide:

James Support Group

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

www.jamessupportgroup.com

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. 

https://uksobs.org/

This booklet has been produced by Scottish Association for Mental Health

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

https://suicidebereavementuk.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Scotland-After_a_suicide.pdf


Tips and ideas on how to support your mental wellbeing:   

Clear your Head: https://clearyourhead.scot/tips