National helplines, mobile and online tools managed in Moray and beyond. Provides anonymous support for motivated individuals at flexible times.
- Support level – None/low
- Access – Open
- Speed – Immediate
- Identity – Anonymous
- Required insight & autonomy (ability to act independently) – Medium
The list below is a just a sample of available tools. These have strong evidence to show they are effective, are delivered by reliable organisations and are linked in some way to Moray services.
Other resources & life challenge specific information: There are many specific services and supports in Moray and nationally. Relationships, bereavement, caring for family, debt, young people, counselling, bullying and abuse, alcohol and drugs, identity, workplace wellbeing – Topics such as these are often linked to mental health, there are many options and navigating these can require research and support. See further links at the bottom of this page.
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This free app provides a crisis tool to help both those experiencing suicidal thought and those supporting them. Developed by NHS Grampian it includes links to local services in Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
Workbooks available from Moray Libraries and Healthpoint
Workshops: 8-week group course available via Moray Wellness College
This CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) based tool is available in a number of formats. Registering via the website enables access to an online version of the course for free.
Tel: 0800 328 9655
Talking therapies over the phone. When you first phone Living Life you will be asked for your name, your contact details, the reason you phoned. At this point, you may be offered an assessment appointment or placed on our waiting list. Following an assessment appointment, you will be offered a series of telephone support sessions with a self-help coach or therapist.
Tel: 01343 562600 (Elgin Library)
Visit in person or online, or call your local library for information on their specialist reading collections for mental health and other related topics. Moray libraries also provide free access to the internet and support to help get you online. Books can be searched for and reserved using their online services.
Tel: 0800 83 85 87
Website: breathing space.scot
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and giving information. Lines are open 6pm – 2am Mon to Thu and 24hrs at weekends (From 6pm Fri to 6am on Mon).
Tel: 116 123
The Samaritans service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.
NHS 24 provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self-care advice for people in Scotland. Call them free on 111 if you are ill and it can’t wait until your regular NHS service reopens.
The Moodjuice site is designed to offer information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.
Further resources & support to navigate specific issues:
These are examples of support in Moray and nationally that can help you navigate options.
- Moray Health Point: One stop health information point. Dr Gray’s Hospital.
- NHS advice on counselling: Different types & finding a counsellor in your area www.nhs.uk/conditions/counselling
- Carer Support Service (Moray): Quarriers, 44 High Street, Elgin. www.quarriers.org.uk
- Citizen’s Advice Bureau: Online and Moray office, www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/
- ALISS: A Local Information Service for Scotland www.aliss.org/
- Moray Intergrated Drug & Alcohol services: www.madp.info