Mental Health & Counselling Support Organisations

Counselling Directory

A website that contains information about different types of counselling and a searchable database of counselling services.


Scottish Association for Mental Health

Provides help, information and support for people with mental health problems. Work includes community-based support services and information service which can be accessed by phone, or email.

Information Service Available: 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday

General Enquiries: 0141 530 1000
SAMH Information team: 0344 800 0550


24/7 emotional support by phone or email for anyone in the UK or Ireland.

Phone: 116 123
Email :


NHS Inform

General health information with a searchable database of local support.



Health Information and self-care advice.

Helpline: 111 open 24hrs a day


Breathing Space Scotland

A free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Helpline0800 83 85 87 Open weekdays: Mon-Thur 6pm – 2am weekend: Fri 6pm – Mon 6am


Mind Infoline

Information and advice on a range of mental health issues

Helpline0300 123 3393 Open 9am – 6pm (Mon – Fri)


Scottish Recovery Academy

Raises awareness of recovery from mental health problems.

No Panic

Helping people who suffer from panic attacks, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorders and other related anxiety disorders including those who are trying to give up tranquillisers.

Helpline:0300 772 9844 10am–10pm   7/7

Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174
A special helpline for young people under the age of 18.
Mon/Tues/Wed/Fri:3pm to 6pm
Thurs: 3pm to 8pm
Sat: 6pm to 8pm


Provides care and support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers.

Helpline: Saneline currently not working leave a message on 07984 967 708 for a callback
Email :


NHS Living Life

A telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach available to anyone over 16 suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. NHS Living Life can be accessed either through GP referral or by phoning the number directly.

Helpline0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm)

Anxiety UK

Support and help for those diagnosed with, or who suspect that they have an anxiety disorder. Also, help to deal with specific phobias.

Helpline08444 775 774 Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm

Text support: 07537 416 905


Rethink Mental Health

Support and advice for people living with mental illness.

Helpline: 0808 801 0525 Monday to Friday 1pm to 4pm


9:30am – 4pm Monday to Friday



Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity, working to improve mental wellbeing across the nation. They work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and support people with mental health problems.


OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) Action

Support for people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Includes information on treatment and online resources.

Helpline: 0300 636 5478 Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm


Hearing Voices

Support for people who hear voices, see visions or have other unusual perceptions.


CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Set up in response to the high suicide rate among young men. Although targeted at young men aged 15-35 information and advice provided to anyone in the UK regardless of age, gender or geographical situation.

Helpline0800 58 58 58 Open 7 days a week 17.00 – 24.00




We aim to create a culture based on the fundamental idea that we are alive and human first.

Diversity and difference are to be celebrated and learned from, at the same time as our underlying need for connection and love is the same.

As a result, our groups and events are organised with a whole lot of love, courage, honesty, fun and respect at the heart of it all.  Check our website for a calendar of events and supports.



The website has a “Find a therapist” section for those seeking ‘private’ counselling.


BACP (British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy)

Aims to provide a complete reference point for anyone seeking information on counselling and psychotherapy in the UK.


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