Support organisations

Support organisations for mental health

If you're struggling with your mental health, you should seek help from your GP and/or a professional support organisation. We have listed some support organisations here; your GP may also have recommendations in your local area.

Some of these organisations are listed below.

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a national telephone support service run by the NHS. It provides emotional support 24 hours a day and can be called by anyone needing someone to talk to.

Mental Health Support Service (Access to Work) for Apprentices

This confidential service is available at no charge to any employees with depression, anxiety, stress or other mental health issues affecting their work.


Penumbra provides a wide range of mental health support services across Scotland.


Samaritans provides a non-judgemental listening space for any kind of emotional distress including, but not only, feelings about suicide. You can call Samaritans free at any time of the day on 116 123.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

SAMH provides a wide range of mental health support services across Scotland.

See Me

  • See Me is Scotland’s national campaign to end stigma around mental health.


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We are grateful to mental health charity Penumbra for providing advice and information on mental health for this resource. If you need support, you should contact your GP or professional mental-health support organisation.