SAMH Links Service
The Links service for SAMH supports people with issues they are experiencing, helping them to talk about what really matters to them. Link Practitioners offer non-clinical support to people, enabling them to set goals and overcome life’s challenges. Link Practitioners know what is happening in the local area, helping people access all their local community has to offer.
The Bounds – for Students only
Welcome to The Bounds, the research centre and counselling service for the Person-Centred Counselling Programme at the University of Aberdeen. The centre will provide the local community with a freely available counselling service whilst conducting high quality research to inform practice, policy, theory and education.
Mental Health Aberdeen
Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (ACIS) has been working closely with the Aberdeen community since 1983. We are an established service, cementing itself as a pillar to the Aberdeen community when it comes to mental health care and support. You must be 18 years of age and over to use this service.
‘Fit Like? Family Wellbeing Hubs
Fit like? Family Well-being Hubs are a group of Services working together with children, young people and families in Aberdeen to support their mental wellbeing. We work together with families offering practical and emotional support across the city from our three Hubs, which are based in Northfield, Torry and Tillydrone. You can contact us by e-mail, or you can speak to your child’s teacher, Health Visitor or Family Nurse who can help you to make a request to the Hub.
Founded in 1992, we are Scotland’s national charity for everyone who lives with bipolar disorder and those who care for them. We challenge stigma and discrimination while representing the views of people who live with bipolar to politicians and health professionals.
Breathing Space – Feeling Low, Anxious or Stressed?
Breathing Space was launched in 2002 to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service became a national phone line in 2004. Breathing Space complements the work of other phone lines and agencies which are endeavouring to reduce suicide rates in Scotland.
0800 83 85 87
We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703
Feeling down or anxious? Beating the Blues 24/7 can help…
Beating the Blues® is an effective treatment for people feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or just down in the dumps. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the course is made up of 8 online sessions which last approximately an hour and help you to understand the link between how you think and how this influences your feelings and behaviours. If you are interested in this service please arrange an appointment with your GP, to discuss this further.
For over 27 years we have supported adults and young people to make positive changes in their lives, realise their own abilities to cope with stress and develop ways of overcoming mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. We believe everyone is unique and our aim is for every person we work with to become happier and healthier, wherever they live, work or learn.
0141 552 4434
Mental Health & Money Advice
Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.
Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you’re reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your own life, it’s important you ask someone for help. It’s probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you’re not alone and not beyond help. Many people who have had suicidal thoughts say they were so overwhelmed by negative feelings they felt they had no other option. However, with support and treatment were able to allow the negative feelings to pass.
Penumbra – Mental Health
We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.
Touched by Suicide Scotland
We are a Self Help organisation, who have been “Touched by Suicide”, we exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
01294 274273 or 01294 216895
PETAL – People Experiencing Trauma and Loss
PETAL is the most recognised and longest established organisation for people affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland. Our professional service is supported by Scottish Government and other funders. Service provision is FREE and we provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss, through murder or suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
Mind the Men
MindtheMen was started in memory of Grant Macdonald who we lost to suicide in 2018. The clubs are safe places where men (18+) are able to talk about their challenges with other men in a non-clinical setting. True peer to peer support. Sadly suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in Scotland. In 2018 75% of people who died by suicide were men with many never being able to talk about how they were feeling.
We are with you
We Are With You provides free, confidential support to people who have issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.
Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)
This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.
SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)
This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)
Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.
5 steps to mental wellbeing
Evidence suggests there are 5 steps you can take to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Trying these things could help you feel more positive and able to get the most out of life.
By sharing people’s real-life experiences, healthtalk.org provides free, reliable information about health issues. You can watch people share their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more.
Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty
Our world is changing rapidly at the moment. Given some of the news coverage it is difficult not to worry about what it all means for yourself, and for those you love. We have put together this free guide Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty.
Rethink Mental Illness
Rethink Mental Illness improve the lives of people severely affected by mental illness through a network of local groups and services, expert information and successful campaigning. The goal is to make sure everyone affected by severe mental illness has a good quality of life.