Movement to support anxiety

Dance Movement Psychotherapist Colleague Erica Hornthal discusses how crucial movement, dance and physical activity are for overcoming anxiety brought on by  COVID-19 and maintaining your mental health. Click here to watch.

Breathing for Wellbeing

How we breathe impacts how we feel. Training the breath can help us to relax and feel energised. Breathing fully can support anxiety, sleep, the immune and respiratory systems, digestion, communication and confidence!

For a free breath resource contact Mhari.

Crises and Support Services

  • Samaritans: 24 hour helpline Call 116 123. Email
  • Breathing Space:Counselling helpline. Weekdays Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am and Friday, weekend 6pm-6am. Call 0800838587. Free BSL interpretation. 
  • LGBT Helpline Scotland. Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm-9pm. Call: 03001232523. Email:
  • Shout. Confidential Support 24/7 via text. Text SHOUT to 85258.
  • Anxiety UK: Helpline. Call 08444 775 774
  • Heads up: Mental Health resources for deaf community.
  • Police Scotland 999
  • NHS 111

Children and Parents

  • Childline: 24 hour free helpline for children & young people. Call 0800 111, or use 121 test chat.
  • Think Ninja: Free App for children 10-18. Mental health and emotional support.
  • CEOP: Helping children stay safe online.
  • One Parent families Scotland. Helpline: 0800 801 0323
  • Young Minds: Parent helpline, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm. Call: 0808 802 5544

Womens Services

Young People

  • See Crises numbers above.
  • Papyrus: Helpline for young people not coping with life. Call: 0800 068 4141. 9am-12am everyday.
  • Childline: Helpline for young people as well as children. Call: 0800 1111
  • Childline Deaf zone: 1:1 chat, email and BSL sign video with an interpreter. Bullying advice.
  • Heads up: Mental Health resources for deaf community.
  • Kooth: Free online counselling service.
  • LGBT Youth: Free confidential 1:1 chat on website and by text Mon-Fri: 07786 202 370.
  • NHS Living Live: Free helpline for young people over the age of 16 feeling low, anxious or stressed. Call 0800 328 9655.
  • Young Minds: Information about self-harm and suicidal feelings. Crises text service: 85258
  • See me Scotland: Information for young people to support mental health and wellbeing.