Action on Depression (Scotland)
Scottish organisation working with and for people affected by depression. Committed to providing support, raising awareness and reducing the stigma that still surrounds the condition. Offer a range of services which include:
Living Life to the Full Interactive, an online life skills course based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
An online community for young adults
Community courses and self-help support groups in various parts of Scotland.
Bipolar Fellowship Scotland aim to provide information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder/manic depression.
Bipolar UK is a national charity dedicated to supporting individuals with the much misunderstood and devastating condition of bipolar, their families and carers.
Blue Pages provides useful information for those affected by depression.
Depression in Teenagers
This website deals with the subject of depression in young people. It is intended that it be used as a resource to help users to recognise the symptoms associated with the condition as well as offering some suggestions about ways to combat these symptoms.
A Renfrewshire based website with lots of self help information for people suffering from depression.
Gorbals Link Club
A selfhelp mental health group situated in the Gorbals in Glasgow
Hearing Voices Network
Hearing Voices Network offers information, support and understanding to people who hear voices and those who support them.
The High Street Help Centre seeks to provide information and support for anyone with a problem, which is proving difficult for them to resolve.
The Highland Users Group (HUG)
The Highland Users Group (HUG) is a network of users of mental health services who live in the Highlands. HUG’s main aim is to improve the way in which we, as users of mental health services, are treated by campaigning to improve the rights, services and treatments of people with mental health problems.
Kerith Counselling Service
Registered charity located in East Kilbride offering a counselling service.
A Forum for people with experience of mental health difficulties.
NHS Living Life Telephone Support
Telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy approach available to anyone over 16 feeling low, anxious or depressed. The service can be accessed either through GP referral or phoning the number directly on 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm) for an assessment appointment to see how help can be provided.
Types of telephone support available:
Living Life Guided Self Help - workbook based telephone sessions with a self-help Coach over 6-8 weeks
Living Life CBT - short term specialist support with a qualified therapist over 6-9 telephone sessions.
Living life to the Full
Offers free life skills training based on a CBT model for people with anxiety and depression
Mental Health Foundation
The Mental Health Foundation exists to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Men's Health Forum Scotland
The Men's Health Forum Scotland exists to support the efforts of those working to improve men's health in Scotland.
Mental Welfare Commission Scotland
The Mental Welfare Commission is an independent body set up by parliament to protect the welfare of people with mental disorder (including learning difficulties and dementia).
Site which promotes a wide range of mental health services and resources available across Fife.
NHS Inform Mental Health and Wellbeing Zone
Provides high quality, trustable information on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
UK resources and support for those dealing with suicide, depression or distress – particularly teenagers and young adults.
Penumbra is a leading Scottish voluntary organisation working in the field of mental health. We provide an extensive range of person-centred support services for adults and young people.
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Useful information on many mental disorders
Informs the public and health professions about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and supports and advises sufferers of the illness.
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
SAMH operates a range of services across Scotland for people with mental health problems. It also strives to influence public policy as it affects people with mental health problems.
Scottish Recovery Network (SRN)
SRN was launched in 2004 as an initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems. SRN developed out of a loose affiliation of individuals and organisations with a common interest in recovery, and has been designed to share information and ideas as quickly as possible.
Steps for Stress
This website covers practical ways for you to start dealing with stress.
Stress and Anxienty in Teenagers
This website deals with the subject of stress and anxiety in teenagers, it will help users consider what causes stress and how to manage it creatively.
Sudden Trauma Information Service Helpline
Offers support and advice to anyone who has experienced any kind of sudden trauma, covering a wide range of issues which may arise in the wake of thier experiences.
Support in Mind Scotland
Works to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters.
Provides help and information on mental health issues to young people (aged 12 - 14 years) who are either having difficulties themselves, are worried about a friend or relative, or just want to know more about emotional well-being.
Theatre Nemo is a campaigning Theatre Company and a Registered Charity set up to give a voice to social issues, especially mental health. This is done through performing arts.
Well Scotland is the national mental health improvement website. This resource is intended for a professional audience and provides information on national developments in the mental health improvement field.
YoungMinds is the national charity committed to improving the mental health of all children and young people.