Breathing Space (Scotland)

Breathing Space (Scotland) provides a 24 hour weekend, weekday evenings helpline for people looking for advice when life gets overwhelming.  They offer one to one support about any mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress & low mood.

Moodswings

Moodswings are a Manchester based charity who help people of all ages deal with emotional problems, anxiety, stress and other mental health conditions.

They do this by providing a range of services including telephone support, mentorships and group sessions.

SADA (Seasonal Affective Disorder Association)

SADA helps people of all ages with SAD (seasonal affective disorder) this condition can affect anyone during the long cold winter months.

They support across the UK in a variety of ways including lots of information about the right equipment you can buy, people and services that can help and self help measures that you can put in place.

Samaritans

When life gets too much we can always turn to this amazing charity to help, a friendly voice is at the end of a free phone call to anyone in the UK with any kind of mental health concern, suicidal thought or more stress than you can manage on your own.

They also have over 200 community programmes that you can  visit and take part in.  Their volunteers also work in schools and colleges to help support the emotional wellbeing of children and young people across the whole of the UK.

Big White Wall

Big White Wall is a peer to peer support network for members. It’s a safe space to discuss any emotional problems and get advice on support on any kind of mental health concerns. There are also tools and advice available for you to access to help improve your wellbeing. This is a UK wide support website.

Young Minds

Young Minds has lots of ways to help children and young people who are experiencing any kind of mental health problem. They run a range of schemes to help promote good mental health in schools across the UK as well as guidance towards more 1 to 1 support. There is also a managed service by young people for young people to be able to talk with someone who understands their problems.

You can also call the Young Minds Parent’s Helpline on: 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday 9.30am – 4pm, free for mobiles and landlines)

Mind (The Mental Health Charity)

Mind provides advice and support for anyone experiencing a mental health problem in the UK. They support young people and you can contact them through their helpline or drop in centres around the country.  They offer a range of other services including help with housing or employment concerns and also host training schemes for schools and employers.