BCSA – Help

Sometimes it can be a bit scary asking for help, and sometimes it’s difficult to even know who to ask! We’re on hand to provide answers to those burning questions. If we can’t answer them directly, we can certainly find a person who can! Some people who might be able to help:


Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We're here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

PHONE- 116 123


Breathing Space

A confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed.

PHONE- 0800 83 85 87


PHONE- 0800 027 4466



We believe that no-one affected by mental illness should face crisis, distress or despair completely alone

PHONE- 0300 304 7000


Talk to Frank

Honest information about drugs.

PHONE- 0300 123 6600


Add Action

We're one of the UK's leading drug, alcohol and mental health charities. We believe everyone can change.

PHONE- 01896 757843


Cruse Bereaver

"We are Scotland's Bereavement Charity"

PHONE - 0845 600 2227


Women's aid

We are a grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.

PHONE - 0808 2000 247

Homelessness Support

If you are homeless or facing the threat of homelessness within the next two months, you must contact Homelessness Services and ask to speak to the duty officer. We have a responsibility to provide you with housing information, advice and assistance.

PHONE - 01896 661385 or out of hours 01896 752111

Social Work

PHONE - 0300 100 1800 Or out of hours 01896 752111



Survivors of Bereavement

We exist to meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.

PHONE - 0300 111 5065

EMAIL - email.support@uksobs.org


Victim Support Scotland

We offer support to all people affected by crime for as long as you need us.

PHONE - 0800 160 1985


Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.

PHONE - 0808 8010302