Mental Health

Listed below are some organisations / support groups that provide information and advice about mental health.
Although the information was originally collected for use within the Linlithgow community we hope the list could be useful to others.

For further information on any of the organisations - just follow the website link/s or where there are no website links available email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Action For Sick Children

UK children's health care charity, specially formed to ensure that children receive the highest standard of care possible. Campaigns on all aspects of healthcare, whether in hospital in the community or at home and from national policies to individual family cases. 

Action for Sick Children (Scotland) 

Helping sick children and young people meet their health care needs in partnership with parents, carers and professionals.

Admiral Nurses This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Admiral Nurses work with family carers and people with dementia, in the community and other settings.

Be Real: body confidence for all  

Provides help and resources to help change attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.

beat (beating eating disorders) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provides helplines, online support and a network of UK-wide self-help groups, supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape. Helpline 0345 634 1414 Youthline 0345 634 7650

Beat Bullying This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Assisting and supporting young people that are being bullied, re-educating and changing the behaviour of young people that bully and preventing bullying in schools and communities across the UK.

Bipolar Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Provide information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression and those who care for them. Also promote self-help throughout Scotland, and inform and educate about the condition.

BiPolar UK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supports individuals with the condition of bipolar, their families and carers. Aims to enable people affected by pibolar disorder to take control of their lives - self help groups, helpline (0333 323 3880), information and other services.

Breathing SpaceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Service for people with low moods or depression, unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Butterfly Scheme 

an opt-in scheme in hospitals, that empowers people with dementia and their carers to choose the care they want.

Carers of West LothianThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A carer lead organisation campaigning for carers and their needs. Many useful health and care links. Well laid out fact sheets.

Combat StressThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A UK Veterans' mental health charity that offers a range of specialist treatment and welfare support. 24 Hour Helpline 0800 138 1619

CrossReachThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social care and support service by the Church of Scotland. Available to all people in Scotland.

Dementia Helpline Scotland 

The 24 hour Dementia Helpline is a freephone Scottish service for people with dementia, carers, relatives, professionals, students and anyone concerned about dementia.

Dementia SCIE

Resource developed for people who work in nursing, residential or domiciliary settings but useful for anyone who comes into contact with a person with dementia. Offers practical tips, tools and activities

Dementia UK This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Helps families face dementia. Offers specialist one-to-one support and expert advice for people living with dementia. Their Admiral Nurses work hand in hand with families, helping them cope with the fear, uncertainty and difficult everyday reality of dementia. Helpline 0800 888 6678

Depression AllianceThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides information and advice about all types of depression. Helpline available - also has a Young Person's Guide.

Epilepsy Action This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides a wide range of advice, support and information for people living with epilepsy.

Gamblers Anonymous

Support meetings offering fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other.

GamCareThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For those with gambling problems. Helpline, advice, counselling, and education, plus service for young people.

healthtalk.org This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information about health issues, by sharing people's real-life experiences. You can watch people sharing their stories about cancer, autism, motor-neurone disease, pregnancy, drugs, depression and much more. 

kindredThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supporting families of children and young people with additional needs.

Legal Services Agency (L.S.A)This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

LSA aims to assist those disadvantaged by poverty, exclusion, disability, ethnicity or social isolation etc. who suffer injustice.

Live Well

Covers everything from from Get Fit for Free to all aspects of healthy eating and from alcohol to mental health. 

Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Information and advice about male eating disorders, definitions, signs and symptoms, treatments, getting support including support groups. Email available through website.

MindThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides information and advice to help people take control of their mental health. Campaigns to promote and protect good mental health for everyone.

Moodjuice

Developed by Choose Life Falkirk and the Adult Clinical Psychology Service, NHS Forth Valley. The site is designed to offer information, advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. Email available through website.

National Association for Premenstrual SyndromeThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides help, information and support to PMS sufferers, also to partners of sufferers.

National Self Harm Network NSHNThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Supports survivors and people who self harm and the people it affects e.g. family and friends. Provides information, contacts and raises awareness of needs.

NHS Choices

Provides health information for the needs of the general public in England.  Run by the National Health Service.

NHS England Get Help with Health Costs - NHS Choices 

Information on Prescriptions, Dental treatment, Sight tests, Glasses, Travel to Hospital, wigs and fabric supports etc. in England and how to het help with costs / claim.

NHS inform This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New national health information service providing a co-ordinated approach and a single source of quality assured health information for the public in Scotland

NHS Prescription Services

Can provide information on help with health costs. Previously known as the Prescription Pricing Division

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ActionThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides information and support, promoting recovery from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and the related disorders of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Compulsive Skin Picking (CSP), Trichotillomania (TTM) and Children and Young People with OCD.

Overeaters Anonymous This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Organisation offers help to people with overeating problems. Helpline available.

Patient Information CentreThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

New centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh providing information on health and social care for patients, relatives, carers, the public and staff. Open Monday to Friday: 9 to 5 Tel: 0131 242 7660

Patients Association This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Independent charity which provides advice, the latest health news, signposting to further information and general advice. Also has a range of booklets and guides for patients.

Penumbra

Provides support across Scotland for adults and young people towards mental wellbeing.

Royal College of PsychiatristsThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides information on mental conditions and illness e.g. Help is at Hand leaflets.

Samaritans - TheThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Helpline for those in crisis.

SanelineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A mental health helpline providing information and emotional support to anyone worried about their own or another's health.

Scottish Association for Mental Health This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Provides help, information and support plus campaigns on behalf of people with mental health problems

Scottish Delirium Association 

provides guidelines and patient information plus a forum for discussion and sharing of best practice. 

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Scottish Learning Disabilities Observatory

Set up to provide better information about the health and health care of people with learning disabilities and people with autism in Scotland.

Scottish Women’s Aid 

Women’s Aid network that supports women, children and young people who have experienced domestic abuse across Scotland. These include safe refuge accommodation, information and support.

Support in Mind Scotland This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Information, advice and support for those affected people affected by serious mental illness. This includes those who are family members, carers and supporters. Support in Mind Scotland - new operational name for National Schizophrenia Fellowship (Scotland)

The Big ShoutER Project

aims to actively involve young people in decisions affecting them in the delivery of the youth health service in East Renfrewshire. 

The Mix: help and support for under 25s

Provides help and support for people under 25: everything from homelessness to finding a job, from money to mental health, from break-ups to drugs.

United Christian Broadcasting (UCB) PrayerlineThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Telephone and email contact that will pray with you / for you to bring God into the equation of your life.

wellscotland.infoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

National mental health improvement website for Scotland. It is a resource intended for professionals who currently work in, or have an interest in the mental health improvement field. Provides up to date information on recent developments in the mental health improvement area.

Young Minds This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Promotes mental health of children and young people. Helpline for young people and parents.