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Other Agencies

These are some of the other trusted agencies that can offer specialist advice for those most in need...

Other Agencies that can HELP:

Alcoholics Anonymous
Anxiety UK
  • Support for those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression.

  • Call 03444 775 774 Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

  • Text 07537 416905 Monday-Friday 9.30am-5.30pm

  • www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Beautiful Inside And Out
  • Provides bespoke counselling and bereavement support to those bereaved parents and siblings of suicide victims.

  • Call 07984 328808

  • www.beautifulinsideandoutscio

Breathing Space
  • For any individual experiencing low mood or depression.

  • Call 0800 83 85 87 Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am / Weekends 24 hours

  • www.breathingspace.scot

British Red Cross
  • The British Red Cross offer help for a variety of issues, such as help with lonliness, money problems and services like hiring a wheelchair or support to allow you to live in your home independently.

  • www.redcross.org.uk

  • Free, confidential, independent advice, information and advocacy support on housing, debt and welfare rights related issues across Ayrshire.

  • Call 01294 475636  Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm and Friday 9am – 3:30pm

  • www.chap.org.uk

Catch It App
  •  https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/catch-it/

  • Learn how to manage feelings like anxiety and depression with Catch It. The app will teach you how to look at problems in a different way, turn negative thoughts into positive ones and improve your mental wellbeing.

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
  • CALM run a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis.

  • Call 0800 58 58 58 any day 5pm to midnight

  •  www.thecalmzone.net

Combat Stress
  • If you’re currently serving or have served in the UK Armed Forces, you can call our 24-hour mental health helpline. If you’re a family member or carer worried about the mental health of a loved one, or need to talk to someone yourself, you can call the helpline too.

  • Serving personnel and their families call 0800 323 4444

  • Veterans and their families call 0800 138 1619

  • Text 07537 404719

  • Email helpline@combatstress.org.uk

  • www.combatstress.org.uk

Community Link Workers
  • Provide support for any social issue impacting on your health and well-being. Contact your GP surgery to make an appointment.

  • Call Beith Health Centre - 01505 502888

  • Call Dalry Medical Practice - 01294 832523

  • Call Kilbirnie Medical Practice - 01505 683591

  • Email: info@carena.org.uk

Gambling Anonymous Scotland
  • Provide 24 hours a day support on controlling gambling and dealing with debt, as well as providing support to family and friends who may be affected.

Get Self Help
Health Information and Resource Service
LGBT Health and Wellbeing Helpline
  • Support for the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

  • Call 0300 123 2523 Tuesday & Wednesday 12-9pm, Thursday & Sunday 1-6pm

  • www.lgbthealth.org.uk

Living Life
  • For anyone 16 years and over. Provides support through guided self-help and cognitive behavioural therapy. The support sessions will enable you to react more positively to difficult situations whilst improving your confidence and self-esteem.

  • Call 0800 328 9655 Monday-Friday 1pm-9pm

  • Mental Health information and support.

  • Call 0300 123 3393 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (except Bank Holidays)

  • Text 86463 Monday-Friday 9am-6pm (except Bank Holidays)

  • www.mind.org.uk

NHS Inform
  • NHS Inform provides comprehensive, up to date health information and self care advice, as well as helping you find local self management resources in your community.

  • www.nhsinform.co.uk

NHS Ayrshire & Arran Better Health
Papyrus Hopeline UK
  • Confidential support and advice service for children and young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide, or anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

  • Call 0800 068 4141 any day of the year 9am–midnight

  • Text 07860 039967 any day of the year 9am–midnight

  • www.papyrus-uk.org

Quit Your Way Scotland
  • Quit Your Way Scotland is an advice and support service run by NHS 24 and is staffed bytrained advisors who'll be able to give expert advice to anyone trying to stop smoking with telephone advice and online chat available.

  • Call 0800 84 84 84 Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm

  • www.quityourwayscotland.com

Rape Crisis Scotland
  • Free and confidential support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.

  • Call 08088 01 03 02 for free any day, 6pm-midnight

  • www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk

  • If you need someone to talk to call The Samaritans anytime for free. No judgement. No pressure. We're here for anyone who needs someone.

  • Call 116 123 for free anytime

  • www.samaritans.org

  • Specialist emotional support, guidance and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers.

  • Call 0300 304 7000 any day 4.30pm-10.30pm

  • www.sane.org.uk

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
  • Confidential helpline to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them.

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs
  • Free helpline to support anyone who is concerned about someone else's drug or alcohol use, wherever they are in Scotland.

  • Call 08080 101011 Monday-Friday 9am-11pm.

  • www.sfad.org.uk

Scottish Refugee Council
Stress Less
The Mix
  • For young people aged 25 years and under, experiencing painful emotions or in crisis.

  • Call 0808 808 4994 from 4pm-11pm everyday

  • Text THEMIX to 85258 anytime

  • www.themix.org.uk

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