National Support Services
If you or somebody else is in danger, or it feels like a situation might get dangerous and you need support right away, contact Police Scotland.
Call 999 in case of an emergence
Call 101 in case of a non-emergency
Childline is a free, private and confidential service that you can access online and on the phone. They can provide help and support for people up to their 19th birthday.
Call 0800 1111
You can access confidential emotional support at any time from Samaritans.
Call 116 113
Mental health services are free on the NHS.
To get urgent medical help, use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online. Only available in mainland UK.
For life-threatening emergencies, call 999 for an ambulance
CEOP help children stay safe online. If anybody acts inappropriately towards you or another child or young person online (such as sexual chat, or being asked to do something that makes you feel uncomfortable); you can report it on the website.
Young Minds is an online resource to support young people with their mental health. They also provides free, 24/7 text support for young people across the UK experiencing a mental health crisis.
Text YM to 85258.
This is a technique you can use any place and at any time that allows us to gain some distance between distressing thoughts and feelings, reduce the physical reaction of emotion/adrenaline at times of high stress, and helps us to find some calm to help us think more logically and rationally.
Download STOPP app
Breathing Space offers a free, confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
Call 0800 83 85 87
The Young Scot National Entitlement Card (Young Scot NEC) is free of charge to 11-26-year-olds living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive rewards, Proof-of-Age and much more.
The website has lots of interesting information about current issues and campaigns which are relevant to young people today.