Mind – a great guide to Coronavirus with lots of support and links to further help (click here for access)
Samaritans – Call 116 123 for 24/7 free advice (click here for access)
Parent Club – advice on how to help families cope, working from home with kids, health advice, parenting advice and suggestions for things to do as a family(click here for access)
Parenting courses designed to help you manage your child’s behaviour (click here for access)
Age Scotland Helpline – Call 0800 12 44 222 for free confidential advice and friendship open Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. For anyone aged 50 years and over (click here to access)
- for anyone under 19 years old
- free and open 24/7
- Call 0800 1111
- chat online too, or on the app (click here for access)
- for young people who would like help or support
- free helpline and open 7 days a week, 4pm-11pm
- Call 0808 808 4994
- live message online 4pm-11pm themix.org.uk
- crisis text line open 24/7 – text THEMIX to 85258
- See https://www.themix.org.uk
- for anyone in Scotland over 16 feeling low, anxious or depressed
- call free on 0800 83 85 87
- open Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am, and weekends from 6pm Friday to 6am Monday
Headspace – Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and even sleep better. Headspace is meditation made simple (click here)
BBC – How to protect your mental health during Coronavirus (click here to access)
Big Hearts – A range of helpline services available as below:
(click here to access)
Kinship Care Helpline: 0131 603 4927
Open 10am-4pm, Mon-Thu.
Advice on parenting strategies, peer support & service referrals for local kinship care families.
The Changing Room at Hearts: 0131 603 4929
Open 10:30am-3pm, Mon-Thu.
Mental health support, wellbeing info and regular peer support in partnership with SAMH.
Community Helpline: 0131 603 4928
Open 10am-4pm, Mon-Fri.
Social connection & advice for participants and volunteers at risk of loneliness & poverty.
Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents
Here is a guide from MyTutor with useful tips and advice for parents to help their teens overcome body image issues, academic anxiety, peer pressure, and cyberbullying, including links to other important teen mental health resources – all of which can be helpful in these uncertain times.