Depression, Anxiety & Stress

Breathing Space

A confidential phone line for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Telephone: 0800 83 85 87



Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. They support around 1800 adults and young people every week and employ 400 staff across Scotland.


Wise Connections

Wise Connections is East Renfrewshire’s service for over 65’s who are feeling anxious, down or depressed. You can self-refer, or a relative or other healthcare worker can refer you Monday – Friday, 09:00-17:00

Telephone: 0141 451 0590

Recovery Across Mental Health

RAMH provides professional care and services to those affected by mental ill health; depression, self harm, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other conditions. If you think RAMH can help you please get in touch with them directly.


Twitter: @ramh_scotland


Aye Feel

Find information about how to look after your emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.


Samaritans in Scotland

Samaritans offer a safe place for you to talk any time you like, in your own way – about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call Samaritans free, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

Telephone: 116 123




Togetherall is a safe, online community where people support each other anonymously to improve mental health and wellbeing.

It is a clinically managed, online community, moderated 24/7 by mental health practitioners. The platform provides anonymous, peer-to-peer interactions so that as many people as possible can benefit from instant, easy-access and round-the-clock50 support when they need it. It is a place where people can feel safe to share feelings, support each other and start to feel better.

People can interact with each other, work through modules and read articles. Patients aged 16-25 in East Renfrewshire are eligible to use. Patients can register at Please select “Join Our Community” and then “My Area is Registered” and then enter your postcode and details.

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

Anyone can experience a mental health problem or poor mental health: especially now. Whether you’re looking for information or seeking support, SAMH can help.


Link Worker

Nicola Docherty is employed by the Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) to help with advice on matters including support groups, caring for relatives and friends, employment, alcohol and drugs, managing stress and anxiety, living with health conditions, money worries, housing issues, volunteering and healthy lifestyle. Your doctor would refer you if they feel you are suitable for this service, and can be up to 4 sessions.

Cruse Scotland

At Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland (CBCS) they are here to help you through this difficult time. They are able to listen, offering an impartial ear with no agenda, or they can support you via one-to-one counselling sessions where you can work through your grief.

Telephone: 0845 600 2227


Eastwood Bereavement Support Group


Telephone: 07858 522767

Bridges to Wellbeing

Bridges is the formal East Renfrewshire Primary Care Mental Health Team. Bridges trained staff to deliver short term psychological therapy and counselling to help you develop your coping skills and improve your mood. Treatment may take the form of group classes, workshops or 1:1 sessions. More details can be found on the East Renfrewshire website bridges page. Your GP can refer you, but you can also self-refer, cutting out the middle-man, by clicking on the East Renfrewshire website referral page.

Please note, this isn’t a crisis service. If you’re having suicidal thoughts phone your GP or NHS 24 on 111.

Website: Contact the Bridges to Wellbeing team – East Renfrewshire Council