Support Network – You are never alone
The last 10 months have been hard for us ALL. Many of us are now facing added stress, anxiety, fear and added pressures that none of us has faced before due to the pandemic and the lockdowns we are living under.
There are also many people who have been facing battles long before lockdown and they have been part of their life for many years. Everyone’s mental and physical health is so important and please know there is always someone out there for you.
Arbroath FC and Arbroath FC Community Trust wanted to reach out and give everyone some websites and charities who are there to help you no matter what challenges you maybe facing.
If there are any other local or national charities you feel like should be added to this list please let us know and we will update.
Police, Fire, Ambulance, Coastguard – Call for urgent assistance
NHS 24 is Scotland’s national telehealth and telecare organisation. This special health board runs a telephone advice and triage service that covers the out-of-hours period
Samaritans (Open 24/7):
Phone: 116 123
Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline.
AMIS: Abused Men in Scotland:
Call: 0808 800 0024
Supports men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Call the confidential helpline (it’s free to call from landlines and most UK mobiles, and does not appear on itemised phone bills)
Advice Direct Scotland:
Call: 0808 800 9060 + Webchat
Advice Direct Scotland provides free and independent advice to the citizens of Scotland. The online identity of Advice Direct Scotland is advice.scot. Work in partnership with a network of national organisations providing practical advice by phone, SMS, web chat, email, online and through social media on a wide range of issues such as debt, employment, welfare and consumer advice. As well as offering traditional telephone-based advice can also offer advice via the website, webforms, webchat and Facebook chat.
Call: 0800 12 44 222
Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests. We want everyone to love later life.
Angus Council Welfare Rights:
Call: 03452 777 778
If you need help and support, or if you are… worried that someone else (a friend, relative or neighbour) needs help and support, for whatever reason.
Call: 0800 9177 650
Alcoholics Anonymous is an international mutual aid fellowship with the stated purpose of enabling its members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” AA is nonprofessional, self-supporting, and apolitical. Its only membership requirement is a desire to stop drinking
Back Onside is a Registered Charity and it’s purpose is to support in the relief of those in need by reasons of mental health issues, disabilities or those facing challenging life circumstances
Beat Eating Disorders (U18): 0808 801 0711
Beat Eating Disorders (18+): 0808 801 0677
Beat is the UK’s leading charity supporting those affected by eating disorders and campaigning on their behalf. Founded in 1989 as the Eating Disorders Association
Call: 0800 83 85 87
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
CALM: Campaign Against Living Miserably
Call:0800 58 58 58
Campaign Against Living Miserably, or CALM, is a registered charity based in England. CALM run a free, confidential and anonymous helpline as well as a webchat service, offering help, advice and information to anyone who is struggling or in crisis
Call: 0800 1111
Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the United Kingdom provided by the NSPCC
Citizens Advice Bureau:
Call: 01241 870661
Citizens Advice is a network of 316 independent charities throughout the United Kingdom that give free, confidential information and advice to assist people with money, legal, consumer and other problems
Call: 0300 123 3393
Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health, i
Call: 0300 999 121
Narcotics Anonymous, founded in 1953, describes itself as a “nonprofit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem”. Narcotics Anonymous uses a 12-step model developed for people with varied substance use disorders and is the second-largest 12-step organization.
National Gambling Helpline:
Call: 0808 8020 133
The National Gambling Helpline provides confidential information, advice and support for anyone affected by gambling problems in England, Scotland and Wales.
You can speak with their Advisers one-to-one over the phone or via live chat every day of the year, 24 hours a day.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
Call: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
Provides help and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.
Call:0808 800 5000
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is a charity campaigning and working in child protection in the United Kingdom and the Channel Islands.
PAPYRUS (Call): 0800 068 4141
PAPYRUS (Text): 07860 039 967
PAPYRUS is the UK Charity for the prevention of young suicide (under 35)
Rape Crisis Scotland
Call: National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02 (6pm to midnight, 7 days a week)
Provides a rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence. They can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for on-going support.
SAMH: Scottish Association for Mental Health
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Operating in communities to provide a range of mental health support and services.
Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline:
Call: 0800 027 1234 (24 Hour Service)
Provides confidential information and support to anyone affected by forced marriage or domestic abuse.
Text SHOUT to 85258
Shout is the UK’s first free, confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and need mental health support.
Scottish Women’s Aid: 01241 439437
Scottish Women’s Aid UK: 0808 2000247
Provides advice, support and safe accommodation for women (and their children) who have been abused by their partner or ex-partner. They can recommend local groups.
Call:0800 160 1985 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm)
Provides information and support for victims and witnesses of crime.
Call: 0800 018 2138
The UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health.