External Organisations that can help you

NHS Borders Support

Using the link below you will find links to resources and useful information to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing:


One Step Borders

One Step Borders providing young people with the support they need at this crucial stage in their lives.

They work to support young people aged 16-25 and their families in the Scottish Borders. 

​We offer low intensity intervention to those suffering with low level (mild to moderate) mental health issues and/or those at risk of developing them. 


Wellbeing College

The Wellbeing College, run by Scottish Charity Health in Mind, offers learning opportunities for people aged sixteen and over who live in the Borders.



Quarriers Resilience for Wellbeing Service focuses on prevention and early intervention to aid and improve mental health. Simply put, they are here to guide and help young people to cope when times are tough.



Breathing Space

Open up when you're feeling down

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us to the point where it becomes difficult to cope with everyday life.

It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help.

Breathing Space aims to provide:

  • an alternative and easily accessible ‘first stop’ service
  • assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating
  • empathy, understanding and advice through active listening
  • hope when none exists
  • direction for those who do not know where to seek help


Breathing Space opening hours

24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday - 6am Monday).

6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday - Thursday).

Phone and speak to a Breathing Space advisor on 0800 83 85 87.