If you are worried, either for yourself or for anyone else, there are organisations who can offer support and advice. If someone is at immediate risk of harm however, please contact Police on 999.


CHILDLINE – 0800 1111 (a service for children and young people who need support or are facing problems or dangers. Calls are free and confidential, and will not show up on a phone bill)



NSPCC – 0808 800 5000 (a service for any adult with concerns about a child)



SHOUT – text the word ‘SHOUT’ to 85258 (a free, confidential, 24/7 text support service for anyone of any age in the UK who is struggling to cope)



SAMARITANS – Call 116 123 (Calls are free and you can talk about anything that is upsetting you)



REPORT REMOVE – A service from Childline to help young people under 18 in the UK to confidentially report sexual images and videos of themselves and remove them from the internet: https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/bullying-abuse-safety/online-mobile-safety/report-remove/


CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY (CALM) – 0800 58 58 58 information and support for anyone who is struggling with things and needs to talk. Offers a helpline and webchat.



THE MIX – 0808 808 4994 or Text THEMIX to 85258 – Support and advice for people under 25



PAPYRUS HOPELINEUK- 0800 068 4141 or 07860 039967 (textline) Support and advice for people under 35 experiencing suicidal thoughts or finding it hard to cope.


BEAT – 0808 801 0432  UK’s Eating Disorder Charity



SAMH – 0344 800 0550 (9am-6pm Mon-Fri) Scottish Action for Mental Health



RESPECTME – 0344 800 8600 Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service


CHILDREN1ST – 08000 28 22 33 (Parentline – A helping hand for every family in Scotland)