Help and Advice

Words That Carry On is unfortunately not able to provide support services to people with mental health problems. If you need help or support or are worried about yourself or somebody else, please contact one of the (UK based) organisations listed below, who may be able to assist you.


If you require urgent support you should dial 999 or visit your closest Accident and Emergency (A&E) department. You can find your closest department here.

If you are worried but unsure if you need urgent support, ring the NHS non-emergency number on 111 to get advice on how to get help. Calls are free and it is always open.

The Samaritans

For people who would like to talk through their concerns, worries and troubles in confidence. You can telephone or email. The Samaritans are always open.

Telephone: 116 123 (free to call from within the UK)

CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

CALM aims to prevent male suicide in the UK and offers anonymous and confidential listening as well as information and advice on where you can get help.

Phone: 0800 58 58 58 (lines are open every day 5pm to midnight)


SANE provides emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends and carers.

Telephone: 0300 304 7000 (lines are open every day 4.30pm to 10.30pm)
Support Forum: A space where mutual support is given and received by anyone affected by mental illness.


SamH is a mental health organisation that operates around Scotland their services are person centred and based on an ethos of recovery.

Telephone:  0141 530 1000                                                                    Website:

See Me

See Me is Scotland’s Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

Telephone: 0141 530 1111                                                                                                      Website:

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Telephone: 0800 838 587                                                                                                         Website:


PAPYRUS is the national UK charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Telephone: 0800 068 41 41                                                                                               Website: