Different organisations can provide a variety of mental health support, and we hope you find the list of mental health services useful. To get more details on any of the services you can call them and speak to them about your circumstances.
Immediate support services
Call 0800 83 85 87
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Open Weekdays: Monday - Thursday 6pm to 2am
Open Weekends: Friday 6pm to Monday 6am
Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. Each day, people who are lonely, desperate, or struggling turn to Samaritans in search of compassion and support.
You can call at any time or email them. Sometimes writing down your thoughts and feelings can help you understand them better. This is why they also have an email service.
Call 0800 068 4141
Text 07860 039967
PAPYRUS UK is a charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35) in the UK. Are you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? PAPYRUS exists to give young people hope and to prevent young suicide.
Open 9am - midnight every day
Text Shout to 85258
Shout 85258 is a 24/7 UK text messaging service for times when people feel they need immediate support. Anyone of any age, who is a resident in the UK, can text the service for support. Shout is a de-escalation, volunteer-driven service. This means that they work with people in immediate distress to take them to a calmer moment and empower them with support and techniques to take their next steps to feeling better and handle future issues, as well as possibly signposting someone to further support services or their GP so that they can get continuous and long-term support.
Call 0344 800 0550
People experiencing distress can be referred by NHS 24 to a Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) service delivered by SAMH. Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, they are here to help.
Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday
GLASGOW CRISIS SERVICES
Call 0845 650 1730
Crisis services are available for patients who are already known to the Community Mental Health Services.
There is an out-of-hours Community Psychiatric Nurse service which can be accessed directly by calling 0845 650 1730.
Open Monday to Friday, 8pm – 9am
Open Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, 4:30pm – 9am
SOCIAL CARE DIRECT
Call 0141 287 0555 (Office Hours)
Call 0300 343 1505 (Out of Hours)
If you are worried that a child is at risk or being harmed, it is important to tell someone. Your report will be treated in confidence. Everyone has a right to be safe.
Make sure they are safe - If immediate help is required phone 999.
During office hours, you can contact Social Care Direct by phone (0141 287 0555), or textphone 18001 0141 276 4710.
Out with office hours you can phone Glasgow and Partners Emergency Social Work Services on 0300 343 1505.
You can also phone Scottish Police non-emergency on 101.
You can also speak to a health professional (for example your doctor or a health visitor), a teacher or the police. They will take your concerns seriously.
MENTAL HEALTH and WELLBING SERVICES
Call 0141 552 5592
Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH) offer a range of individualised support and opportunities provided by a trained and experience workforce. Workers have the knowledge and expertise to help you to identify and describe your support needs and goals based on your own situation. They can develop with you a plan of support which will build your confidence and social networks, help you learn new skills and work towards living your life without planned formal support. Support available: young people services, older people services, GAMH carers centres, group opportunities, self-directed support and employability / volunteering / peer support.
You can ask your G.P. to refer or contact them to enquire about their services.
Call 0141 552 4434
Lifelink can offer support to anyone who is struggling to cope with everyday stress or is feeling anxious or depressed. Lifelink offer a number of services including Wellbeing Classes, Art of Relaxation, Build Resilience and Improve Personal Effectiveness, Improving Motivation, Boosting Self-Esteem, Building Confidence, Re-Assess your Stress, Financial Wellbeing, Coping with Change and One to One Counselling.
You can refer to access any of these service by calling them or via their online form.
Call 0141 552 5592
YAWS is a Young Adult Wellbeing Service with GAMH and is providing group programmes for young adults aged 16-25 experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges. This will provide opportunities where young people can gain new skills and be active in their community.
Call 0141 552 5592 to make a referral or email YAWS@gamh.org.uk
Call 0344 800 0550
Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, SAMH can help. You can call them between 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday for more information.
Currently available via SAMH is access to a free and anonymous online emotional wellbeing and mental health support through Qwell. The service provides a safe and confidential space to access support from qualified mental health professionals, as well as peer support from the Qwell community.
The centre offers a safe space for women in Glasgow. They aim to empower women by offering them opportunities to strengthen their choices in a challenging economic climate leading to changing their lives.
Some of the support available is the challenging lives shaping futures programme, learning and development, adult education, counselling service, volunteering, employability, domestic abuse awareness, health and wellness, overcoming digital exclusion and building resilience.
They also offer a Children and Family Service that includes: the creche, baby massage, baby sensory, play scheme, family support & advice
and holistic therapy including reiki and indian head massage.
Call 0141 226 1610
The Mungo Foundation support adults living with mental health problems to lead meaningful, independent lives. You can view their services online or contact them to discuss opportunities and support.
Call 0141 944 7900
Men Matter support all men’s mental health, improve men's quality of life, expand and enrich men’s connections. They facilitate activities that support positive mental, physical and emotional health and wellbeing for men.
They run weekly groups, sessions and activities, facilitated on a peer to peer basis where men can meet in a safe and friendly place, talk openly, be listened to and feel supported without judgment within a confidential setting from people who are equal to you – your peers. You can self-refer online or call them to discuss.
Open Monday–Thursday 10.30am - 15:00pm
Closed Friday- Sunday
The NHS Centre for Integrative Care accepts referrals from all health care professionals in exactly the same way as all other hospitals and clinics. Normally your GP will refer you, but you may also seek a referral from another hospital specialist, a specialist nurse, or specialist physiotherapist.
Integrative is a term which refers to increasing the harmony and coherence of your whole being. Integrative care is therefore focused on the person, not on either the disease or a particular therapy. The intention with integrative care is to promote and enhance wellbeing, resilience, and the realisation of an individual’s potential capacities for self-care, self-regulation and self-healing.
They offer Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy and additional complimentary therapies.
Call 0808 175 1956
One of the benefits of living in a vibrant city like Glasgow is having a wide variety of award winning sporting and cultural activities on your doorstep. But for many Glasgow citizens, there are multiple barriers to getting involved, from the daunting prospect of joining a new and unknown activity to financial and practical barriers to knowing what’s on where, and being able to get there.
Now, a programme by Glasgow Life aimed at removing barriers and giving
people a helping hand to access activities is showing early signs of making a remarkable difference.
south glASGOW PSYCHOTHERAPY SERVICE
Only accepting referrals via your G.P. or NHS Clinician. Background information required on the referral:
Developmental history - including any childhood adversity
Relationships – with peers/colleagues/ family/partners
History of mental ill health
Self-harm/Drug/Alcohol misuse/Eating disorders
Previous therapies/treatments offered
What is expectation of treatment
Referrals are discussed weekly. If a referral is accepted the person will be seen for assessment sessions, to assess whether psychotherapy might be beneficial.
Call 0808 164 2005
Future Pathways supports people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. Their aim is to help people lead full, healthy and independent lives. You can register online or call them to enquire about support.
Kaleidoscope Counselling Scotland
Kaleidoscope Counselling Scotland, a non-profit, accessible counselling service in central Glasgow offering Gender, Sexual, and Relationship Diversity Therapy. You can self-refer to them for support via their online contact form HERE.
Based in the West of Glasgow, Healing for the Heart exists to help people and organisations to improve their mental and emotional health. At Healing for the Heart they are passionate about helping people to develop a positive attitude to mental and emotional health by offering a holistic approach to therapy. They currently offer counselling, spiritual healing and supported volunteering. They also offer an art therapy service particularly for children and young people.
You can contact them via their online for or via telephone or email.
The NHS GG&C computerised CBT Service offers a range of treatment programmes that use cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help people experiencing mild to moderate depression. For clinicians in NHS GGC: the referral guidelines can be found HERE.
Call 0141 945 0563
The NHS Restart Service is a Training Centre, that focuses on the recovery and wellbeing of anyone who attends our courses, and is available to people who are currently involved with a Community Mental Health Team. Their website is currently not available but more details are available via their Facebook page HERE.
Call 0141 353 6504
You can contact the Carers information and support line on 0141 353 6504 for information on help / support available in your local area. If you think you are a carer you can complete a Carers Self Referral Form. If you need a paper copy of this form then please phone.
You can also contact the following social work teams for advice:
Glasgow North East Carers Support Team
Glasgow City Council Social Work Services
28-30 Adamswell Street, Glasgow G21 4DD
Phone 0141 276 4710
Glasgow North West Carers Support Team
Glasgow City Council Social Work Services
35 Church Street, Partick, Glasgow G11 5JT
Phone 0141 276 1066
Glasgow South Carers Support Team
Glasgow City Council Social Work Services
130 Langton Road, Pollok, Glasgow G53 5DP
Phone 0141 276 2904
Enter your location or your full postcode in the search box HERE to find carer support and replacement care services near you through our UK wide network of partners. Not every part of the UK is covered by a Carers Trust Network Partner; if that is the case for you, click here to find other sources of local support.
Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Providing easy to understand advice and information about additional support for learning legislation and guidance for families and professionals.
You can enquire online or call them on 0345 123 2303
Call 0808 802 2088
The Spark have been providing counselling and support for 50 years with one objective above all: to make relationships better. Couples counselling, marriage counselling or individual counselling with The Spark can help you to deal with issues that negatively impact on your life and relationships. You can contact them via their online contact form or by calling them between from Monday to Thursday between 9am and 9pm or on a Friday between 9am and 4pm.
Wellbeing Scotland - get in touch online or telephone 01324 630 100
Anchor - Website current unavailable.
Healed Scars - self-refer online or call 01786439988
Savera for culturally specific abuse and harmful practices - call 0800 107 0726
Cancer backup 0808 800 1234
Cancer Research UK 0800 226 237
Cancer Support Scotland 0800 652 4531
CLIC Sargent (children) 0800 197 0068
Leukaemia Care 0800 169 6680
Macmillan Cancer Support 0808 808 2020
Maggie’s Cancer Care Centre 0141 330 3311
Myeloma UK 0800 980 3332
Ochre (oesophageal cancer) 0141 942 5855
Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice 0141 429 5599
Prostate Cancer Charity 0800 074 8383
The Robertson Trust 0141 221 3151
Teenage Cancer Trust 020 7612 0370
DOMESTIC / SEXUAL ABUSE SUPPORT
Speak out Scotland (men only) - register online HERE
Sandyford - for more information on counselling services call 0141 211 6700
Moira Anderson Foundation - contact vie online contact form or call 01236 602890
Say Women - contact via their online form or call 0141 552 5803
Call 0808 196 7274
Offering support for: families, new refugees, help for destitute people and employability support. Clients can organise an appointment by calling the freephone advice line. The website also coverts into various languages.
People can self-refer online. Refuweegee is a community-led charity that gives people a way to welcome and embrace those newest to arrive. They offer many events for the communities as well as options to volunteer. Other services include:
A hang out space open 10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday and anyone is welcome to pop in and make use of the wifi, meet other people or simply chill out - no need to book.
Visit the Refuweegee Shop. The Shop is a place to browse and select items such as clothing, household items and food - free of charge.
Refer for a mobile phone. They can provide a limited number of mobile phones to those who need one.
Offering online education workshops.
Learn new skills with free community workshops. Their community education workshops are designed to help you build resilience and vital life skills that can help you deal with challenging situations. Workshops cover a range of wellbeing and humanitarian topics.
Current topics available:
First aid (youth and adult)
Empathy and migration (youth)
Coping with challenges (youth)
Adapt and recover from adversity (adult)
Tackling loneliness (adult)
Offering a drop-in service.
Call 0141 573 0978
This service is aimed at people in the asylum system who are struggling to access opportunities due to language barriers or digital skills.
Tuesdays 12:30 til 2:30 downstairs in the rooms of the food hub. Address: Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose St, Glasgow G3 6RE
Come along if you want to find out which services you can access, if you need help with forms or if you feel stuck with a problem in your life. Our volunteers will either help you directly or tell you where you can go with your problem.
Current projects are:
ESOL: sign up for college or find out about community classes
Bikes: sign up for Bike for Goods 'Bikes for All' scheme - free use of the Next bike scheme for people on low income. Get help using the app.
Call 0800 310 0054
The Govan Community Project offers:
Advice and Advocacy team who provide advice, information and support on a variety of issues and help service users access their rights and entitlements.
The Community Flat. Open 5 days a week, the community flat is also available as a space for other charities or community groups to use free of charge.
Early Intervention workshops are directed towards those in the early stages of the asylum process in the UK. Early Intervention is a method of providing those in the asylum process with as much information as early as possible, so that they can be best prepared for their journey ahead. Available online.
Homework Club. Helping children with homework, reading, writing and researching, while also supporting parents.
Maslow's is a second hand goods shop, volunteer run with profits going back into the community. They provide free clothing and household goods to asylum seekers and people in the local community who are experiencing hardship.
Opening hours Monday to Friday, 10am - 4pm (except Wednesdays when they are open from 1pm - 4pm)
Based at 70 Shaw Street, Govan.
Call 0808 8010 503
Migrant Help provides independent advice and guidance to assist asylum seekers in the UK move through and understand the asylum process.
They run a free asylum helpline available 24/7/365 and accessible to all asylum seekers in the UK. Just call 0808 8010 503.
Their teams are based across the country and also offer face to face advice to asylum seekers in the initial accommodation sites, as well as outreach services to vulnerable clients.
They can advise in multiple languages on issues such as:
How to claim asylum
Navigating the asylum process
Applying for asylum support including accommodation
Notifying the Home Office if your circumstances change
Finding legal representation
Other asylum and post-asylum claim related matters
They can signpost you to other helpful services in your area by telephone or in person, just talk to your adviser for more information.
Unity Centre can provide an updated list of foodbanks in Glasgow. You can use their phones to call and report problems with your A.R.C Card (Application Registration Card) and your AZURE card. If you have been made homeless they can direct you to other organisations that can give you temporary organisation. They can share lots of information about making a fresh claim and offer practical support and solidarity if you are facing eviction and poverty.
Visit (women only) Tuesdays 10:30am t0 12 noon, The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS.
3 Projects are currently being run:
Challenging Violence Against Women
Women and Asylum Seeker Housing
All three projects work with asylum seeker and refugee individuals and community groups and the Challenging Violence Against Women project also works with other marginalised communities affected by female genital mutilation, honour based violence and other gender based violence.
Open between 10am - 4pm, Monday to Friday. Interpreters are available.
For visits - Tuesdays 10:30am to 12 noon at The Albany Centre, 44 Ashley Street, G3 6DS.
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.
Staff are from a variety of different cultures and ethnic backgrounds and all have an understanding of how race, gender and culture affects the mental wellbeing of black and minority ethnic women and girls.
Some of the services they offer and in various different languages are:
Practical and Emotional Support
Young Saheliya Groupwork and Counselling
Childcare for under 7’s to make sure women can access their services
You can self-refer here.
REACH Community Health Project is a national third sector organisation with a key strategic role in improving the health, wellbeing and health care provision of Ethnic Minority (EM) communities in Scotland. REACH has units engaged in culturally sensitive Service Provision, Policy and Research as well as Training and Development. You can self-refer online or contact them for further information.
Counselling support and link worker support is currently unavailable.
Enhancing vaccine confidence across ethnic minority communities
Supporting the social, educational and economic integration of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and anyone for whom English is a second language, living in Glasgow. Through a variety of programmes and resources they help clients build their confidence by re-engaging them with their skills.
Services available include:
Support and advice
Based in Springburn, in the North of Glasgow, they have been working in this sector for over 10 years. They have a dedicated and expert team supporting the needs and campaigning for the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and non-native English speakers.
Specialist psychological therapy to help asylum seekers and refugees who have survived torture recover and rebuild their lives in the UK. They also provide training for professionals working with torture survivors.
Summary of services:
Therapy & practical help
Training for organisations
With survivors, they campaign for change in the UK and across the world. Together, raising awareness and influence decision-makers about torture and its impact.
Call 0141 420 8100
Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service are joint Social Work Services and Health Addiction Teams. This will mean that anyone who needs help with an alcohol or drug problem can come to the Drug & Alcohol Recovery Service and they will arrange for you to see the worker best placed to help.
Open Mon-Thu 08:45-16:45; Friday 08:45-15:55
If you are experiencing problems because of alcohol or drugs, they can support you on the road to recovery. Whether you are looking to safely reduce your drug / alcohol intake or cut it out completely they will work with you, so that you are setting your own recovery goals, and then help you to reach them. Staff are professional, non-judgmental, trauma-informed and friendly.
Call 0808 802 9000
GCA offer individual, free and confidential counselling for people experiencing alcohol-related difficulties and those affected by someone else’s alcohol issue. The service is provided by trained staff and volunteers over five days and three evenings a week. You can call them or self-refer online.
Call 0141 420 6969
Turning Point Scotland Glasgow Alcohol and Drug Crisis Service offers integrated health and social care which provides low threshold, direct access services for people experiencing a crisis due to alcohol or other drug use including people who may be experiencing homelessness. These include a crisis residential unit, 24-hour Injecting Equipment Provision (needle exchange), wound care, harm reduction advice, signposting and naloxone training and provision.
Call 0800 140 4645
Narcotics Anonymous is a community of people who support each other to achieve and maintain a drug free life. The only requirement for participation in NA is a desire to stop using drugs. There are no membership fees, and each group is self supporting. NA is not allied with any religion, institution or other organisation. NA exists solely so that its members can support each other to stay drug free and to help others achieve and maintain a drug free recovery and lifestyle. You can call them for further information or visit their website.
The Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service provides: benefits advice and money advice to front line social work staff to help service users, direct support to service users in more complex cases, a comprehensive income maximisation, service for home care and day care service users, representation for any residents of Glasgow at Social Security Appeal Tribunals. Find your local service HERE.
Call 0141 276 1185
There is now a telephone based service set up to work directly with the people of Glasgow. It offers free, confidential support, information and advice for citizens on a wide range of issues. They'll listen to what you need, what your aims are and work with you to help you access the right support services, at the right time and in the right place.
For more information, give them a call to discuss the support available for you and your family. They are able to make arrangements for an interpreter if required.
Call 0808 801 1011
GAIN (Glasgow's Advice and Information Network) is a network of agencies that give free, confidential and impartial debt advice. It includes voluntary agencies, citizen's advice bureaux, and legal, housing and independent money advice agencies.
Agencies within GAIN can give advice on a wide range of financial issues including debt, money management, benefits advice, and housing issues as well as providing free legal advice.
The GAIN Helpline is a freephone help line for clients living and/or working in Glasgow who have debt and associated legal & housing problems. Callers to the helpline will receive initial advice (including a full benefit check if appropriate) and will be referred to the most appropriate GAIN agency for more in depth advice if required.
If you're worried about money or how to deal with debt, you're not alone. Anyone can find themselves overwhelmed by financial worries, but there's support and advice available to help you. visit their website.