If you're struggling with something, it's important to talk. There is always someone there to talk to, even if you feel like no one will listen. People can tell the difference between "moaning" and really asking for help and support.
You may be surprised how helpful it is just to tell someone else about it. If the person you talk to isn't helpful, keep talking till you get what you want!
Here are some of the people you might like to talk to:
Are you a good listener? Being there for someone at the right time can be a huge help. You might even make a friend for life. Here are some tips:
If things aren't going well ...
1 in 4 people experience mental ill health at some time in their lives. There are many things in life which can cause people to feel angry, upset, or depressed:
Some LGBT people may also experience:
It's not just the individual who is affected by mental illness, but family and friends too. If someone close to you is experiencing mental ill health, make sure you get support too.
This service offers counselling to those under 25, crisis support and is open 24/7 and 365 days a year.
AyeMind is a new website set up for young people in Scotland in consultation with young people. There are links to support services and lots of digital tools which you can use to support your mental health.
Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
Telephone 0141 568 7000
Hours: 2 pm-4.30 pm Monday to Friday
Phone the helpline if you have a general enquiry about mental health.
The national strategy and action plan to prevent suicide in Scotland.
Support for those who may be feeling suicidal.
Telephone 0870 167 1677 / 0808 808 1677
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm 3pm-9pm – 7 days. *local rates apply
National charity set up to offer free, confidential help to bereaved people.