Thousands of people across Scotland volunteer to give emergency help to their fellow citizens. But who helps them?


The Lifelines Scotland project is here to offer exactly that support. Whether you’re a Community First Responder or volunteer with  mountain rescue, the RNLI or any other emergency response service, there will probably be a time when our resources will be helpful.


This Lifelines website has information about how you can stay well, beat stress and boost your resilience. We also offer training courses. Your family and friends may find our resources valuable, too.


Lifelines Scotland is funded by the UK and Scottish Governments using LIBOR fines. It is led by Gill Moreton from NHS Lothian’s Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress in Edinburgh. The LIBOR fines also funded the Blue Light Programme in England which has been led by the mental health charity MIND.