Useful Resources

In an emergency, please dial 999, or call 111 if it is not an emergency but you still require emergency services.

Some Useful External Resources for Mental Health

Digital Wellbeing

As our screen time increases, it’s important to maintain a healthy relationship with our devices. Check out CompareTheMarket.com‘s guide to safe and responsible digital use.

Domestic Abuse

One of the hardest things for any person whether male or female to do is ask for help. If you are the victim of domestic use or you know someone who might be at risk, now is the time to do something before becoming just another statistic. don’t wait until it’s too late, get help now!

Visit the National Domestic Abuse website at – https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/ or call them on – 0808 2000 247

Autism

People with autism or carers of people with autism can contact Scottish Autism who provide advice via email and a call-back service – https://www.scottishautism.org/

Young Scot has published an online resource containing advice, and also links to other help and support at – https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus

Mental Health

NHS Inform website as part of new measures announced, visit – https://www.nhsinform.scot/

Contact Breathing Space at – https://www.breathingspace.scot/ or call them on 0800 83 85 87

Eating Disorder Support and advice can be found from Beat Eating Disorders at – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) support and advice can be found at – https://www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-survival-tips/

The Mental Health Foundation provides generic advice including information on eg. staying connected with family and friends, being active, tips on stress management and on keeping a daily routine at – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak

For Self-harm and Suicide, IT includes advice and tips on ways people can cope and get help at – http://headsup.scot/

Life SIGNS has a self-injury guidance and support network at – http://www.lifesigns.org.uk/

Call the Samaritans 24/7, 365 days a year on 116 123. Free and confidential support to anyone of any age. https://www.samaritans.org/?nation=scotland

Older People

Age Scotland is Scotland’s national charity supporting people over the age of 50 – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland/search/?q=covid-19

Pregnant & New Parents

Mood Disorders during pregnancy and after the birth of your baby: a booklet for women and their families can be downloaded here – www.sign.ac.uk/assets/pat127.pdf

Parent Club – If you are a parent, a carer or a parent-to-be, visit their site for parenting hints, tips and tricks! https://www.parentclub.scot/topics/health/coronavirus

The Pandas Foundation is a FREE Helpline on 0808 1961 776 open Monday to Sunday 9am-8pm, for parents and their networks who need support with Perinatal Mental Illness

A new Coronavirus Helpline has been set up for vulnerable Scots. The service is aimed at people who are older, disabled, are pregnant, or who received a fly jab for health reasons. The phone number is 0800 111 4000, and will initially operate between the hours of 9am and 5pm.

The latest guidance about COVID-19 from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including social distancing and stay-at-home advice – https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19

Young People

Young Scot is Scotland’s national youth information service – https://young.scot/campaigns/national/coronavirus

Young Carers – for local support and advice contact Ysortit, West Dunbartonshire’s Young Carer Support Service at – http://ysortitreport.ysortit.com/ or give them a call on 0141 941 3308

'My Hero Is You' a storybook for children about coping with Covid-19Read ‘My Hero Is You’ a storybook for children about coping with Covid-19 – download the e-book HERE

Still concerned? If you are concerned about an individual’s mental health and wellbeing and feel they may be in distress, their doctor should be the first point of contact. If you feel the individual is in immediate danger, please call 999.

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