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Depression

National Helplines


Action on Depression:  a national organisation, which provides information and support for anyone affected by depression and for anyone who cares for someone experiencing the illness.
E-mail:     info@actionondepression.org
Website:    Action on Depression

Breathing Space: Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Helpline: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thurs 6pm - 2am, open Friday 6pm-Monday 6am)
Email:  info@breathingspacescotland.co.uk
Website: Breathing space
 
Depression Alliance: Work to relieve and to prevent this treatable condition by providing information and support services to those who are affected by it via publications, supporter services and network of self-help groups for people affected by depression.
Website: Depression Alliance 

NHS Living Life: a telephone service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach available to anyone over 16 suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.  NHS Living Life can be accessed either through GP referral or by phoning the number directly.
Tel: Freephone 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm)

Papyrus: National UK charity working to prevent suicide in young people (35 years and under). They give support and practical advice to young people worried about themselves and to anyone else concerned that a young person they know may be at risk of harming themselves. The helpline is staffed by professionals experienced in working with suicidal young people, families or carers.
Helpline: 0800 068 41 41 (weekdays 10am – 5pm, 7pm – 10pm, weekends 2pm - 5pm)
SMS: 07786 209697
email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans: You can talk to someone right now. Call them, email them, write to them, or go and see them face-to-face.
National helpline: 116 123
National website: Samaritans
Email:   jo@samaritans.org.uk 

 

Groupsfree and Services in Fife

Action on Depression:  a national organisation, which provides information and support for anyone affected by depression and for anyone who cares for someone experiencing the illness. There are support groups available in Dunfermline and St Andrews.
E-mail:     mindspacedunfermline@gmail.com (dunfermline); stadasgroup@gmail.com (St Andrews)
Website:    Action on Depression Self Help Groups

Express Group Fife: Provides 10 drop-in centres throughout Fife for those who have or have had mental health issues. These groups are run to help people cope with and recover from their mental health issues and to meet people and socialise. You can enjoy a range of activities and outings and even a cooked meal at the end of the morning! The aim of the groups is to give opportunities for self-help social activities, outings and holidays; and to provide a place where members can share experiences, and offer mutual support.
Tel: 01592 645331
Website: http://www.expressgroupfife.org.uk
Email: info@expressgroup.fsnet.co.uk

Penumbra: Penumbra is an innovative Scottish mental health charity, working to improve mental wellbeing across the nation. They work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’ and to support people with mental health problems. They provide a wide range of services which offer hope and practical steps towards recovery.
Tel: 01383 728467
Website: Penumbra

Samaritans: You can talk to someone right now, in any way you choose. Call them, email them, write to them, or go and see them face-to-face.
Website: Samaritans Dunfermline

External resources

Self-help documents

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