Specific Helplines & Support groups

These resources can provide immediate (peer) support or a listening ear around specific categories of behaviour and are often also available out with opening hours of other organisations.

Support level – low

Access – Open

Speed – Immediate

Identity – Anonymous

Required insight & autonomy (ability to act independently) – Medium

 

Helplines

 

We are with you

https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/

0800 915 4624 / Weekdays: 9 am – 9pm & weekends 10 am –  4 pm / Webchat also available.

Provides free, confidential support with alcohol or drugs via a local service or online

 

Know the score

Drugs Information Line: 0800 587 587 9 or 0333 230 9468 / Monday to Friday: 9am – 9pm & Saturday to Sunday: 10am-4pm.

Live chat: https://knowthescore.info/help-and-support

For free, confidential drugs information and advice

 

National Gambling helpline

Freephone: 0808 8020 133

Gamcare live chat: https://www.gamcare.org.uk/get-support/talk-to-us-now/

 

BEAT

https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

UK’s eating disorder charity

Helpline: 0808 801 0677

Studentline: 0808 801 0811

Youthline: 0808 801 0711

Helplines open 365 days a year, on weekdays: 12pm–8pm  &  weekends and bank holidays: 4pm–8pm

One to one web chat: https://support.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/app/chat/chat_launch

 

Directly accessible peer support

Alcoholics Anonymous 

0800 9177 650

Moray & district intergroup:
https://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk/Members/Regional-&-Local-Websites/highland-&-islands-region/Moray-&-District-Intergroup

Peer support through 12 step Fellowship approach

 

Narcotics Anonymous

0300 999 1212 / Daily: 10.00am – midnight

(Online) meetings: https://ukna.org/meetings/search

 

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Online support groups for people with seks and love addictions: http://www.slaauk.org

 

Computer gamers anonymous

Online meetings: https://cgaa.info/

 

BEAT

Online support groups for eating disorders: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/

 

Selfharm UK

Alumina is a free 6 week online course for young people (14-19yrs) struggling 

 

with self harm: http://www.selfharm.co.uk/alumina

 

Calm Harm

Free app for self-harm aimed at those aged 12 years old and over. Download via IOS or Playstore.

 

Self Injury support

www.selfinjurysupport.org.uk

Chat, email, selfhelp and text support.

 

Papyrus / HopelineUK

www.papyrus-uk.org

Telephone: 0800 0684141 or text: 07786209697 /  Monday to Friday: 10am – 10pm & Weekends and Bank HolidaysL 2pm – 10pm

If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for a young person who might be thinking of suicide you can contact Hopeline-UK for confidential support and practical advice.

 

Moray Prevent Suicide App – Support information

People can download the free app by searching for Prevent Suicide NE Scotland on Google Play, App Store, Amazon. You can also access the web version at www.preventsuicideapp.comhttp://www.preventsuicideapp.com/suicide-m.html 

 

Other useful resources

  • Childline: 0800 1111 / https://www.childline.org.uk/Live 1-2-1 chat: https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/
  • NHS advice on counselling: Different types & finding a counsellor in your area www.nhs.uk/conditions/counselling
  • Carer Support Service (Moray): Quarriers, 44 High Street, Elgin. www.quarriers.org.uk
  • Citizen’s Advice Bureau: Online and Moray office, www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/
  • ALISS: A Local Information Service for Scotland www.aliss.org/
  • Moray Pathways around education, training and employment: https://moraypathways.co.uk/