Suicide prevention support

Support is available locally and nationally, in many different ways - here are just a number of organisations that you, or someone you know, can reach out to for additional help.

September 08, 2023

You are not alone.

If you are feeling suicidal, or have concerns about a friend or loved one, the organisations and charities we have listed below can help with support for mental health and well-being.

We have listed just a few national organisations as well as some that operate locally in your region, however there are many more great support networks out there too that are there to help when you need it most.

National support

Andy’s Man Club

“We are talking groups for men because… You’ve either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life. We now have 28 groups, and still growing, across the UK. we also have a national online group for those outside of our catchment areas.”


An award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide. It offers support to men in the UK of any age who are down or in crisis through its helpline, webchat and website.
0800 585858


HOPELineUK is a confidential support and advice service for people under 35 who may be thinking of suicide and anyone worried that a young person may be thinking of suicide.
0800 068 4141


The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone experiencing distress or at risk of
suicide and they operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
116 123


Whether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, SAMH are here to help.
0344 800 0550


North of Scotland

James Support Group (Highland)

Support for ALL affected by suicide & those who suffer suicidal thoughts
07563 572471

Mikeysline (Highland)

Mikeysline was founded in late 2015 after a tragic number of suicides in the Highland area. They have been supporting people in emotional distress and struggling with their mental health ever since in a number of ways
Text 07786 20 77 55 for support

Prevent Suicide (Aberdeenshire)

An App aimed at users in North East Scotland with helpful information, support and sign posting.

Download from your phone App store.


East of Scotland

Angus Suicide Prevention Service - Penumbra

A service available to adults over the age of 16 who have attempted suicide or are experiencing suicidal thoughts and feelings.

0800 135 7899

South of Scotland

Change Mental Health

Change Mental Health (Dumfries and Galloway) - Advice and Support Service is open Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm, where advisers can signpost you to local support that most fits your needs. They offer initial advice on money worries and help to deal with emergencies.
01776 706348

West of Scotland

East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health (EDAMH)

East Dunbartonshire Association for Mental Health (EDAMH) is a local voluntary sector organisation and charity which provides community based support services throughout East Dunbartonshire.
0141 955 3040

Lanarkshire Association for Mental health

Phone: 01698476726

Lanarkshire Association for Mental health is a Mental Health charity based in Lanarkshire and West Lothian. We deliver a wide range of services throughout the community. 

Mind Over Matter

Ayrshire - Mind Over Matter is available to anyone affected by poor mental health. As well as an open door and welcoming cuppa, the group also regularly co-ordinates with local businesses to explore new ways to support your mental health - from exercise, complementary therapies and even the odd cuddle from a furry friend!

Suicide prevention support