Information and Support
If you, or someone you know, have been affected by the issues raised in this programme, the following organisations can help:
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and information.
If you think you need Breathing Space call the phone service.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (from 6pm til 2am Monday to Thursday and 24 hours at the weekend)
A BSL service is also available via the website.
HOPELineUK and PAPYRUS
If you’re a young person and you’re considering suicide, or you feel depressed or like you’re not coping with life, HOPELineUK, provided by the organisation PAPYRUS, is a confidential helpline service staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information.
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07786 209 697
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 10am until 5pm and again from 7pm until 10pm, and between 2pm until 5pm at the weekend.
PAPYRUS can also offer help and advice if you’re concerned about someone you know.
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Contact the Samaritans by phone and/or visit the website.
Phone: 08457 90 90 90
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend. Contact them by phone and/or vsit the website.
Phone: 0844 561 6855 (9am to 9pm every day)
Cruse Bereavement Care
Cruse Bereavement Care exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. They can be contacted on the following telephone numbers.
Phone: 0844 477 9400 (Mon to Fri 9:30 – 5pm)
In Northern Ireland Phone: 02890 792 419