Where you can go for support


Samaritans are available round the clock, every single day of the year. We can help you talk through whatever is troubling you, find the answers that are right for you and offer support: 116 123 (this number is free to call), email jo@samaritans.org, or text 07725 909090.



Exists to promote the well-being of bereaved people and to enable anyone bereaved by death to understand their grief and cope with their loss. The organisation provides support and offers information, advice, education and training services: http://www.cruse.org.uk/

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland: www.crusescotland.org.uk


Facing the Future

The Facing the Future service has been developed by Samaritans and Cruse Bereavement Care to help support people who have been bereaved by suicide: https://www.facingthefuturegroups.org/


Breathing Spaces Scotland

A free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk


British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Can provide information about counsellors in your area: 0870 443 5252, www.bacp.co.uk


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS)

Aims to provide a safe, confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so giving and gaining support from each other. Staffed by many who have been bereaved by suicide: www.uk-sobs.org.uk


Help is at Hand

Provides people affected by suicide with both emotional and practical support: www.supportaftersuicide.org.uk


Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish provides practical support and guidance to bereaved children, young people and their families: 08452 030405, www.winstonswish.org.uk



YoungMinds is the UK's leading national charity committed to improving the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people. www.youngminds.org.uk


Student Minds

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. www.studentminds.org.uk/


Student Union:

Your university Student Union is also a source of further advice and support - search online to find yours.