Useful Self-Help Resources


All the advice you need to keep yourself safe

NHS Self-Help Guides

Children and Young People

Self-Help Guide for Young People – Mental Health and Wellbeing

Self-help guide for young people


Young Minds - Making sure all young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life's challenges

Mental Wellbeing and COVID-19

It’s important to make sure we try to protect our mental wellbeing and do what we can to support the people we care about during these difficult times.


As lockdown begins to ease in Scotland, it’s normal to feel worried or stressed about doing things that haven’t been part of your regular routine for some time, such as meeting up with loved ones from another household, returning to work or going outside more.


Plus, social distancing can affect the activities you usually take part in to maintain your mental health.


But there are still ways you can protect your mental health and wellbeing, even in these challenging times. Check out our dedicated information hub:


How to look after your mental health

Mental Health Foundation - range of resources available designed to give you more information about mental health and to help you to look after your mental health


Ask, Tell - Look After Your Mental Health: understanding mental health and keeping mentally healthy - The animation explores what mental health is and that we all have mental health. Factors that can affect our mental health are explored, including how we can promote good mental health and respond compassionately to people who may be experiencing mental distress.

General Anxiety

Whether you have anxiety, stress, anxiety-based depression or a phobia that’s affecting your daily life, AnxietyUK are here to help you.   

Text service: 07537416905

Suicidal Thoughts

Please, if you are having suicidal thoughts, there are a range of support services here to help you at


Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.  Text Shout to 85258  


HOPELINEUK is a confidential support and advice service for:
·         Children and Young People under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide
·         Anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide

Call – 0800 068 4141

Text – 07860039967

Email -

Ask, Tell - Save A Life: Every Life Matters: suicide prevention and keeping people safe

This animation gives practical tips about how and when to have compassionate conversations with people who may be feeling suicidal or experiencing mental distress. It highlights the range of communication skills that should be used including listening, questioning and responding skills. It also provides information on how to get immediate help and support.


Ask, Tell - Have a Healthy Conversation:  supporting compassionate conversations with people who may be experiencing mental ill-health or distress or at risk of suicide (using the ALERT model)

This animation explores the issue of suicide, including statistics and facts about suicide in Scotland. It helps learners understand the signs that people may be thinking about suicide, and how and when to provide immediate help and support.

Self Harm
General Self-Help Resources