Samaritans: Tel: 08457 909090
The Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Email: email@example.com Website: www.samaritans.org
Breathing Space: Tel: 0800 838 587
Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone line service for any individual whi is experiencing low mood or depression or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. The phone lins re open Monday to Thursday from 6pm -2am and Friday to Monday 6pm - 6am. Website: www.breathingspacescotland.org
NHS 24: Tel: 08454 24 24 24
This is an online and telephone-based service that can answer your questions about your health and also offer advice. Website: www.nhs.uk
Saheliya: Tel: 0131 556 9302
Saheliya is a Black and Minority Ethnic Womens Mental Health organisation based in Edinburgh. Thay provide several services such as counselling and complimentary therapies. Website: www.saheliya.org.uk
Depression Alliance Scotland: Tel: 08451 232 320
Is a national organisation that focuses specifically on depression. They offer information, self help groups and telephone and email support. Email
: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.dascot.org/index.html
is a free telephone counselling service which is open to disabled people from all over Scotland and is run by Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL). The `Your Call' counsellors are all disabled people themselves, providing them with an understanding of what it means to live as a disabled person in Scotland. The counsellors work as volunteers, and are trained to a professional standard in counselling. The service takes calls to its appointment line from 11am until 3 pm Mondays to Thursdays. Calls are free from a home telephone, and from most mobile networks (including T-Mobile, Vodaphone, O2, 3, Orange and Virgin Mobile). The 'Your Call' number is 08088 010 362, and the service is open to all disabled people in Scotland who are over the age of 16, and their immediate family members. Website: www.lothiancil.org.uk
The housing and homelessness charity 4th floor, Scotiabank House, 6 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AW Shelter believes everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all. Tel: 0808 800 4444, www.shelter.org.uk
Norton Park, 57 AlbionRoad, Edinburgh EH7 5QY Tel: 0131 475 2380, Fax: 0131 475 2391, www.penumbra.org.uk
Penumbra supports adults and young people in Scotland to move towards mental wellbeing. Our vision is of a society where people with mental health problems expect recovery and are accepted, supported and have the resources to fulfill their potential. We work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ of developing mental health problems and to support people who experience mental health problems.
Glasgow Association for Mental Health, St. Andrew's by the Green, 33 Turnbull Street, Glasgow, G1 5PR Tel: 0141 552 5592 Fax: 0141 552 6625,
Glasgow Association for Mental Health is an independent organisation and is established as one of the principal providers of mental health services in Greater Glasgow.The Association aims to provide high quality support both to those who are experiencing mental health difficulties and to their carers. GAMH is committed to the principles of Social Inclusion and to raising the awareness and understanding of Mental Health issues.
Scottish Association for Mental Health
Cumbrae House, 15 Carlton Court, Glasgow G5 9JP, Tel: 0141 568 7000 Email: email@example.com
SAMH, Scotland’s leading mental health charity, works to support people who experience mental health problems, homelessness, addictions and other forms of social exclusion. We provide direct services, including accommodation, support, employment and rehabilitation, and actively campaign to influence policy and improve care services in Scotland.
Mental Health Foundation
, 5th Floor, Merchants House, 30 George Square, Glasgow G2 1EG Tel: 0141 572 0125 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our research, service development, policy and public and patient involvement teams work across public mental health and health promotion, mental health problems and severe mental illness.
- tackle mental health issues which are often neglected
- often work in partnership with other organisations
- are independent of any one stakeholder group or way of looking at mental health
- base our work on strong evidence
- incorporate the views of service users, their families and the people who support them
- tell the wider world about our findings through campaigns, information work and the media
We believe it is important to involve the people who use mental health services and their carers in our work. We want to support them to have their say on the way that services are run, as well as to use their experiences to inform our thinking.
National Schizoprenia Fellowship (Scotland)
tel: 0131 662 4359 fax: 0131 662 2289 email: email@example.com
Working to improve the wellbeing and quality of life of those affected by schizophrenia and other mental illness, including families and carers.
Scottish Refugee Council 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 7PH Tel: 08000 856 087. For problems with housing, money from the Home Office, help contacting the Home Office and finding a solicitor.
Positive Action in Housing 98 West george Street Glasgow G2 1PJ. Tel: 0141 353 2220. Does not provide housing but can advise and help to apply for housing.
Glasgow Asylum Support Services 101 Portman Street Glasgow G41 1EJ. Tel: 0141 222 7300. Applying for housing after granted leave to remain. Registering with a G.P. and any problems with Glasgow City Council housing.
British Red Cross Ashfield House, 402 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G2 3JD. For help in tracing and contacting missing relatives, support for vulnerable women, help with getting to know the city, volunteering opportunities and a weekly drop in.
Dundee Association for Mental Health, Kandahar House, 71 Meadowside, Dundee, DD1 1EN. Telephone: (01382) 227288. Dundee Association for Mental Health is a voluntary organisation which promotes mental health, the understanding of mental ill health and the importance of promoting mental well-being. The Association tries where possible to provide facilities within the community for people suffering from or recovering from the effects of mental ill health and for their friends and relatives. The Association believes that an emphasis should be placed on the concept of recovery.
Hearing Voices Network Dundee 216 - 220 Hilltown, Dundee DD3 7AU, Tel: 01382 223 023. To gather information about voices in order to help understand more about what the experience means. To develop coping strategies. To raise awareness of the voice hearing experience through society. To bring voice hearers together in a confidential setting. To offer support to voice hearers and their carers. Raising awareness in society, amongst professionals and carers, what it means to hear voices and the effect the experience has on the voice hearer. To bring voice hearers together to share experiences and ways of coping with their voices in a confidential environment. To give people a safe and confidential environment to explore their own experiences, and to develop personal coping strategies. Building a therapeutic community, where people can feel valued and accepted.
Asylum Law Project
41 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2ER. Tel: 0141 204 2888 Website www.amk.org.uk
Advice, assistance and representation, also youth development project to provide advice and representation.
Ethnic Minorities Law Centre
2nd Floor, 41 St Vincent Place, Glasgow G1 2ER Tel: 0141 204 2888, Email: emic.org.uk, Website: www.emic.org.uk
Provides free, independent, confidential support and advice to female victims of abuse. The majority of their female clients are asylum seekers or refugees who have undergone traumatic gender violence in their country of origin. The female support worker can provide: Support & Information in a bi-lingual and culturally sensitive setting. Referrals to other specialist agencies, if appropriate.
The Law Centre is open from Monday-Friday 9-5pm. Closed for Lunch 1-2pm.
Women can self refer or be referred by another agency. Meetings can be arranged in Sighthill or at Kingsway Court Health and Well being Centre if the client is from those parts of Glasgow. Office workers are fluent in various languages. Interpreter available by arrangement (always try to ensure that a female interpreter be made available) Written information available in various different languages detailing the work of the Law Centre.
Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services. Scottish Helpline Tel: 0845 603 9213, Mon-Thu 9.00am - 4.30pm, Friday 9.00am - 4.00pm
Glasgow Give And Gain
, Apsley House, 29 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6JA
Tel: 0141 566 2832 www.csv.org.uk
Providing volunteering opportunities for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.
Home-Start Glasgow South, 207 Shawbridge St, Pollokshaws, G43 1QN Tel: 0141 585 6712 Support, friendship & practical help to families with children. Also work with asylum seeking/refugee/minority ethinc families. Covers Pollokshaws, Pollokshields, Govanhill, Greater Pollok, Penilee and Cardonald.
Services include English classes, Gala Days, arts & crafts, cooking, hobbies, outings, drug education, drop-ins etc Penilee Team : 0141-883-1666 (Penilee Community Centre)
Caithness Mental Health Support Group Riverside Road, Thurso, Caithness KW14 8BU. Tel: 01847 892 177. "Stepping stones" is a drop-in centre for people who are experiencing isolation, loneliness & boredom as a result of mental ill-health and stress related problems. No formal referral is necessary. The centre aims to provide a mixture of activities, support and understanding in relaxed surroundings which encourage an increase in confidence and self-esteem. Open Mon, Wed, Thu, 10.30am - 4.30pm, Sat, Sun from 11.00am - 4.30pm, Tue & Fri from 1.00pm - 7.00pm.