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Mental Health

WELL Aberdeenshire Mental Health Support

If you’re looking for ways to look after your mental health and wellbeing, our free short term support can help you feel well, empowered and linked locally. Many of our team members are peer colleagues who have lived experience of living with mental ill health. This means we have some understanding of what you’re going through, and we can support you on your journey with understanding and compassion.

Pillar Kincardine

People refer themselves to Pillar because they are experiencing practical, social or emotional difficulties which are having a negative impact on their mental health and well-being. The foundation of our service is empathy and compassion and we use a recovery focussed, approach to help people work out what is important to them as they set goals that will improve their ability to positively manage their mental health and wellbeing. Putting people at the centre, support will be either time limit
01569 767222 Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm

Aberdeenshire Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service

The Aberdeenshire Primary Care Psychological Therapies Service provides locally based work with individuals to help treat and manage common mental health problems such as: • Anxiety • Panic disorder • Social anxiety • Health anxiety • OCD • Phobias • PTSD • Depression • Mental health difficulties arising from long term health conditions You can now self-refer without seeing a GP first. Please call the number below.
01224 557667

Mental Health and Wellbeing Services Aberdeenshire – Self-referral

Get free mental health improvement and wellbeing help and support from our team of dedicated professionals. Our Aberdeenshire Mental Health Improvement and Wellbeing Service aims to give you quicker access to mental health and wellbeing services, with fewer barriers and criteria to overcome.

Aberdeen Counselling and Information Service (ACIS)

We are a mental health charity in the North East of Scotland providing support services & counselling.

1st Response Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire 1st Response can provide you with short term support when you feel at crisis point. If you are feeling overwhelmed, they can provide support tailored to your individual needs when you feel you need it most. You will receive sensitive and non-judgemental support, information and signposting.
0800 135 7950

Mental Health – NHS Inform

Identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders.

Clear Your Head

Things you can do to help clear your head. You may be feeling uncertain or worried about the future. When things feel a bit much, we have some simple ideas you could try to help you cope better with any changes in your world.

Living life to the full

Free online courses covering low mood, stress and resilience. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, get going again, feel happier, stay calm, tackle upsetting thinking and more. Our courses are free for individuals using them in their own lives.


Identifying, treating and managing mental health problems and disorders.

SilverCloud – GP Referral only

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme for specific conditions. Can be accessed via GP referral · Anxiety and/or Depression associated with any of the following Diabetes (Type 1 & 2),Chronic Pain, COPD, Coronary Hearth Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Social/Health Anxiety. The user will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. They will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

SilverCloud – Self Referral

SilverCloud – interactive computer programme accessible without a referral for these packages: · Managing Stress · Managing Sleep · Developing Resilience · Managing During Covid-19 You will be asked to set up an account by creating a username and password. You will also be asked to enter a pin which is Scotland2020.

Scotland’s Mental Health first aid – Young people

SMHFA: YP was developed to meet the increasing demand for a similar type approach for adults who support or care for young people aged between 11 and 17. SMHFA: YP is a 14-hour blended course which is designed to support all adults to recognise mental health problems and provide guidance and immediate assistance to a young person in crisis. SMHFA: YP was launched in 2013.

The Foundation for Positive Mental Health

We are a charity dedicated to promoting skills training for positive mental health, to enhance everyday wellbeing, increase resilience to, and recovery from, mental health difficulties.


ELCAP is a local charity which provides care and support for individuals who are affected by learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems.
01875 814114

Mental Health Foundation

In Scotland, we focus on social justice and inequality in mental health, raising awareness of mental health with the public and working in partnership with community organisations, policy makers and researchers.

Bipolar Scotland

Founded in 1992, we are Scotland’s national charity for everyone who lives with bipolar disorder and those who care for them. We challenge stigma and discrimination while representing the views of people who live with bipolar to politicians and health professionals.

Breathing Space – Open up when you are feeling down

Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health phone and Webchat service responding to people who are experiencing distress in their lives. It is an integral part of NHS 24's suite of mental health support services.
0800 83 85 87

Feeling down or anxious? Beating the Blues 24/7 can help…

Beating the Blues® is an effective treatment for people feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or just down in the dumps. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the course is made up of 8 online sessions which last approximately an hour and help you to understand the link between how you think and how this influences your feelings and behaviours. If you are interested in this service please arrange an appointment with your GP, to discuss this further.

Good mental health for all

In Scotland, we focus on social justice and inequality in mental health, raising awareness of mental health with the public and working in partnership with community organisations, policy makers and researchers.

Health in Mind

At Health in Mind, we’ve been promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland since 1982. We do this by providing a wide range of services and courses to support people and enable them to make a positive difference in their lives.


For over 27 years we have supported adults and young people to make positive changes in their lives, realise their own abilities to cope with stress and develop ways of overcoming mental illnesses such as anxiety and depression. We believe everyone is unique and our aim is for every person we work with to become happier and healthier, wherever they live, work or learn.
0141 552 4434

Mental Health & Money Advice

Clear, practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

Mind – For better Mental Health

We provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
0300 123 3393


Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing feelings of isolation and disconnection that can lead to suicide. Every six seconds, a we respond to a call for help. We’re here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis.
116 123

SAMH – For Scotland’s Mental Health

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health – and it’s equally as important to know how to look after it, and how to ask for help if we need it.
0344 800 0550


We believe that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone.

Scottish Mental Health Service for Deaf People

Who are we? We are a new national service hosted by NHS Lothian. We are committed to providing specialist support in Scotland for deaf people with mental health problems across Scotland.
01506 523671


Suicide is the act of intentionally ending your life. If you’re reading this because you have, or have had, thoughts about taking your own life, it’s important you ask someone for help. It’s probably difficult for you to see at this time, but you’re not alone and not beyond help. Many people who have had suicidal thoughts say they were so overwhelmed by negative feelings they felt they had no other option. However, with support and treatment were able to allow the negative feelings to pass.

The Scottish Recovery Network

People and their experiences are at the heart of everything the Scottish Recovery Network (SRN) do. Everyone has mental health. We believe that together we can make recovery real for everyone in every community.
0141 240 7790

Penumbra – Mental Health

We work to improve mental health and wellbeing across Scotland and offer services and support throughout the country, administered by Area Offices. We believe and statistics show that people can and do recover from significant mental health problems. Penumbra supports people to live fulfilling and contributing lives. By following our person centred model of HOPE. For us hope is a vital part of recovery and supporting people to have and hold hope for the future is a key part of our work.

Touched by Suicide Scotland

We are a Self Help organisation, who have been “Touched by Suicide”, we exist to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the suicide of a close relative or friend.
01294 274273 or 01294 216895

PETAL – People Experiencing Trauma and Loss

PETAL is the most recognised and longest established organisation for people affected by homicide or suicide in Scotland. Our professional service is supported by Scottish Government and other funders. Service provision is FREE and we provides a safe and confidential environment where those experiencing bereavement and traumatic loss, through murder or suicide can receive support, one to one counselling and other therapies. This service provision includes children and young people.
01698 324502

Mind the Men

MindtheMen was started in memory of Grant Macdonald who we lost to suicide in 2018. The clubs are safe places where men (18+) are able to talk about their challenges with other men in a non-clinical setting. True peer to peer support. Sadly suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in Scotland. In 2018 75% of people who died by suicide were men with many never being able to talk about how they were feeling.

We are with you

We Are With You provides free, confidential support to people who have issues with drugs, alcohol or mental health. We work with people on their own goals, whether that’s staying safe and healthy, making small changes or stopping an unwanted habit altogether.

Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)

This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.

SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)

This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.

Headspace (age 12yrs+)

Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.

Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)

Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.

Your mental health

A range of content designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health.