Reading, listening and watching

We will be uploading a range of resources over the next few weeks to help you understand your feelings, find the right words and learn from other people's experiences.   

Getting Help

There are lots of good sources of help and information that you can tap into.  Find out more about:

  • Understanding your feelings
  • How to have a conversation about your feelings
  • Services to contact to get help and support
  • books that have been recommended by young people

What's on Your Mind Card

This card was designed by our young volunteers who told us that one of the big issues they face is not having the right words to use to describe how they are feeling.  The What's on Your Mind Card is full of practical tips to help you think about where to go, what to say and who to talk to.  

  

 

Download your card here

Help in an emergency

See Me is not able to provide any direct support or advice to individuals in mental distress. If you need support or advice urgently, there are a number of places you can get in touch with. If you're in need of urgent help, please use one of the links below.

 

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Samaritans

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope – you don’t have to be suicidal.

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call: 116 123
Text: 07725 90 90 90
Visit: www.samaritans.org
Email: jo@samaritans.org

 

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Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Lines are open from 6pm – 2am Monday to Thursday and 6pm – 6am Friday to Monday AM

Call: 0800 83 85 87
Visit: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

 

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NHS 24

NHS 24 is a call centre operated by the NHS to provide patients with health advice and help over the phone when your usual GP services aren’t available. Referrals can also be made over the phone to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.

Call: 111 or if you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator
Visit: www.nhs24.com

 

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ChildLine Scotland

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine anytime and in these ways; You can phone, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. Visit the website to find out more.

Call 0800 1111
Visit: www.childline.org.uk

Further Help and Support

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Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory provides information to help people find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in their local area.

Find out more here. 

**This link is not an endorsement to any of the counsellors on the site.**

Beat - www.b-eat.co.uk

UK's leading charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS or any other difficulties with food, weight and shape.  The Beat Youthline is open to anyone under 25:  Tel: 0345 634 7650

Aye Mnd - www.ayemind.com

Making a digital tookkit for all who work with young people to boost their ability to promote youth wellbeing

Young Scot - www.youngscot.org

Information on a range of topics including mental health

Tel: 0808 801 0338

7 Cups of Tea - www.7cupsoftea.com

An online emotional health and wellbeing service

LGBT Youth Scotland - www.lgbtyouth.org.uk

Here to help support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people

Tel: 0131 555 3940  Text: 07786 202 370  Emal: info@lgbtyouth.org.uk

Stonewall - www.stonewall.org.uk

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people across Britain

SAMH - www.samh.org.uk

SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health.  SAMH believes there is no health without mental health. They  provide help, information and support

 

Books

Here's some books recommended by our young volunteers which have helped with their own experiences with mental health stigma and discrimination.

All The Bright Places by Jennifer NivenAm I Normal Yet? by Holly BourneThe Art of HappinessAn Apple a Dayundefinedthe curiousDear StrangerGirl, InterruptedFinding Audreyit's kind of a funny storyJodi PicoultJust CheckingWhen Mr Dog BitesPerks of being a WallflowerProzac NationReasons to Stay AliveShoot the Damn DogSilver LiningsThe Bell JarToo Close To HomeUnbearable lightnessThe Shock of the FallI had a black dog

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