Lifelines Scotland courses

If you’d like to learn more about how to take care of yourself then join us on the Staying well Road Trip – a Guide to Resilience for Responders in Scotland.  This free online course will give you a better understanding of stress, mental health and resilience. Click here to start the road trip...

 

There are a range of places you can get support if you’re feeling down or anxious. Please don’t struggle on alone.

 

 

Breathing Space Scotland

Call 0800 83 85 87 or visit the website. A free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

 

Funded by the Scottish Government and run through NHS24, Breathing Space also provide Living Life – free, confidential appointment-based telephone support via confidential phone line on 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm) or visit the website for more information.

 

Samaritans Scotland

Call 116 123 or visit the website.

 

Your GP

Your GP isn’t just there to diagnose aches and pains. If you’re having trouble with stress and mood, book an appointment and talk about your role and how you are feeling. We want to be strong and dismiss little things, but do tell your GP as much as you can - such as sleep problems and dark thoughts as well as physical problems. It’s okay to make a list beforehand or to take a friend with you.

 

Self-help resources

The online course - Living Life to the Full

 

Psychological First Aid

Online training in providing PFA to people affected by emergencies. Accessible via the Scottish Resilience Development Service website