Aye Mind cannot offer direct support for mental health issues and please note that the site is not continuously monitored for messages.

If you need an ambulance, call 999. If you’re in distress or need immediate help, there are many services and organisations that you can talk to:

NHS 24 Phone:  Call free on 111
NHS 24 provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland. They can be contacted for advice and information when a GP service is unavailable.

The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – get in touch with them on free phone 116 123 (UK). This number is free to call from landlines, mobiles and payphones. For the Republic of Ireland, dial: 1850 60 90 90 or email

ChildLine Freephone 0800 1111 (24 hours)  | online chat | message boards

Breathing Space: Need help now? Call us on  0800 83 85 87, 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday). 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).