Mental Wellbeing: Information & Support Helplines


Tel: 116 123

  • A confidential non – judgement listening service available 24 hours a day
  • Open for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those which could lead to suicide


Tel: 0800 11 11

  • Stops at 18 years
  • Online chat forum
  • Offers ways in which you can improve your mental health eg. exercise, talking to someone, etc.
  • Talks about different mental health issues and it explains what it is like living with it

Breathing Space

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

  • Free, confidential phone-line to call when feeling down or stressed


Tel: 0300 304 7000

  • The helpline is a confidential service for those aged 16 or over.
  • Open every day of the year from 4.30pm to 10.30pm on


Tel: 0300 123 3393

  • Provides information on a range of topics including: types of mental health problems, where to get help, medication and alternative treatments and will look for details of help and support in your own area.
  • Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

Young Scot South Ayrshire do not endorse or recommend particular resources, and encourage you to carefully explore resources before you use them.