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 & Online Resources
Mind to Mind - NHS Inform
Dedicated NHS inform website to help people who may be facing challenges with their mental wellbeing
Surviving Suicidal Thoughts - NHS Inform
We are with you
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
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
Beat also run a support group for people caring for someone with an eating disorder, find out more about this group here: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/get-information-and-support/support-someone-else/solace/
Directly accessible peer support
0800 9177 650
Peer support through 12 step Fellowship approach
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/
Alumina is a free 6 week online course for young people (14-19yrs) struggling with self harm: http://www.selfharm.co.uk/alumina
Free app for self-harm aimed at those aged 12 years old and over. Download via IOS or Playstore.
Self Injury support
Papyrus / HopelineUK
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
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide
For details on local meetings visit the Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – SOBS – Moray Facebook Page
Moray Rape Crisis
A Polish-speaking tailored therapeutic support and advocacy service for survivors of sexual violence is currently in development, you can read more about this here: https://www.morayrapecrisis.scot/polish-support/
Stop it Now!
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/