The Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, you can call Samaritans any time day or night, 365 days a year. Call them free on 116 123 or email them at [email protected] 

Branches currently closed to the public.

Stress control

Free online CBT classes to help manage anxiety and stress – commencing 13/4/2020

The Calm Zone helpline offering support to men, of any age, who are down or in crisis, 0800 585858

Breathing Space

Helpline offering information and advice – Call free on 0800 83 85 87

Weekdays: Monday to Thursday – 6:00 pm to 2:00 am; Weekends: Friday 6:00 pm to Monday 6:00 am


Internet site designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.

Print off various self-help guides (

Listen to podcasts about common mental health problems and skills to cope with them (

Centre for Clinical Interventions

Self-help resources for mental health problems

Living Life (NHS24)

  • Offers support to people in Scotland through self-guided help and cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Self-refer for an assessment by calling 0800 328 9655 (Monday to Friday: 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
  • Guide to Using the Living Life Service


Still offering support to current service users, updating their facebook account with useful resources and links:

Local Healthy Living Initiatives

Still carrying out telephone wellbeing checks and offering support:

Healthy Valleys – 01555 880 666

Clydesdale Community Initiatives 01555 664 211

Martin Stepek mindfulness classes

These have now moved online

SAMH local resources

Experience Counts Peer Support service is currently supporting Peers (Service Users) by telephone. Phone: 01698 265659 (Motherwell Office) or 01236 439418 (Airdrie office)

Email: [email protected]

Veterans first point – V1P Veteran Peer Worker is still contacting service users by telephone.

GP Link Workers are also offering Telephone support to all patients who have been referred to the service and are sending helpful resources by email if required.

Well Informed Information Service is operating a telephone support service and has been in contact with referrers to pass on relevant contact details.

In all areas of the SAMH service well-being calls are being offered to those who may not want long discussions on the telephone.

Brothers in Arms

Mental health support, resources and links aimed at men’s mental wellbeing. Brothers In Arms use digital technology as a way to reach out.

Free App and included is access via text to a mental health coach available Mon to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) 8am to 8pm to support you on a one to one basis in both using all aspects of the support platforms and modules within, but also to advise on other ways to help themselves.

The link is only available on the website and not on any app store to keep it free. Our Brother-Stay Alive App is a suicide prevention resource for Scotland. Full of useful information and tools to help stay safe in crisis. 

You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone who may be considering suicide. In addition to the resources, the app includes a safety plan, customisable reasons for living, and a LifeBox where you can store photos and memories that are important to you.