Need help now?

Dealing with ups and downs is part of life. We all go through experiences which can mess with our feelings and our heads. There are plenty of people and organisations you can turn to for help.

If you need an ambulance, call 999. If you’re in distress or need immediate help, there are many services and organisations that you can talk to…

Tell someone you can trust

Perhaps you could talk to a friend, family member or school/college tutor or nurse who can offer you a friendly ear and give advice about your situation. 

Talk to your GP

You can ask for an emergency appointment at your GP, or you can go to the Accident & Emergency department of your local hospital.

Call NHS 24

NHS 24 provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland. They can be contacted for advice and information when a GP service is unavailable. Phone 111. This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones.

Call The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day. Phone 116 123 (UK). This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones. For the Republic of Ireland, dial: 1850 60 90 90 or email jo@samaritans.org.

Call ChildLine

ChildLine offer support 24 hours a day. Phone 0800 1111 (24 hour helpline). This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones. Breathing Space Need help now? Phone 0800 83 85 87, 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday). 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday). This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones.

Call Police Scotland

If you feel you are in an unsafe situation you can call the police. Call 101. This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones.

Ask Birchwood Highland for Support

Find out about Birchwood Highland’s support services