If you need someone to talk to, call The Samaritans any time, 24 hours a day for free on 116 123 from any phone. They won’t judge or tell you what to do. They will just listen. Alternatively, it may be easier to write down how you are feeling. Contact [email protected] or try the new Self-Help App.
SUICIDE AWARENESS IN EAST AYRSHIRE
Here you will find a comprehensive list of where to find support
Andy’s Man Club deliver peer to peer mental health support groups, which run throughout the UK. They are talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in their life. All groups meet on a Monday at 7pm. To find your nearest groups go to their website www.andysmanclub.co.uk
Kilmarnock Station Community Village are providing CBT and Person Centred counselling and a variety of online and face to face classes such as Breaking Bread (a therapeutic bread making experience aimed at increasing confidence and skills for women and young people) and Station Games (model and gaming workshops aimed at reducing isolation and loneliness in men) Call 01563 573966 or email [email protected]
Beautiful Inside and Out is a charity that provides bespoke counselling and bereavement support to anyone in crisis free of charge. Call 07984 328808 or visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/beautifulinsideandoutscio/
East Ayrshire Council has a dedicated Suicide Prevention website with details of Suicide First Aiders you can contact if you are in crisis together with a full range of supports. For help go to www.east-ayrshire.gov.uk/suicideprevention
Join the movement at Scotland’s new Suicide Prevention approach at https://unitedtopreventsuicide.org.uk/ Sign up to receive resources that can help have heathy conversations and break down the stigma.
Childline is a free, private and confidential service where you can talk about anything. Whatever you are worried about, whenever you need help, Childline is there for you online, on the phone, 24 hours a day on 0800 1111
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) run a free and confidential helpline and webchat 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for men or anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. Call 0800 58 58 58 5pm to midnight every day or visit the webchat page.
Papyrus is a national charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide for those under 35. If you are having thoughts of suicide or are concerned for someone, phone 0800 068 4141 or text 07786209697 for confidential support and practical advice. Opening hours are Monday to Friday 10am to 10pm, weekends 2pm to 10pm, bank holidays 2pm to 5pm or email [email protected]
The Stay Alive app is a suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information and tools to help you stay safe in crisis. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide. Download from Google Play or download on the Apple Store
Vibrant Communities offer guidance and help to those who live in our communities together with a Befriending Service. Telephone them on 01563 576354 or email [email protected].
CVO also operate Connect Call which is a telephone befriending service offering friendship and support to those who may experience social isolation or loneliness. To connect with this service email [email protected] or call 07425 517678. Alongside Connect Calls a virtual meeting of Brew and a Blether takes place weekly. Details on how to access this can be found on the WG13 Facebook page – everyone is welcome.
Time for Me can provide a range of therapies including counselling, hypnotherapy and mindfulness to support your mental wellbeing. Email [email protected] or call 07853 980811 for 1:1 or groups sessions. Wellbeing tips, videos and meditations can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TimeForMe0/
Centrestage are providing a ‘checking in’ service to those who are lonely, isolated or struggling with their mental wellbeing. Contact them at https://www.centrestagemt.org.uk/ or phone 01563 551505.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran have launched a dedicated volunteer listening and support service which will operate 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm and can be accessed on 01563 826430.
Bee Busy Be Friend offer a befriending service for all ages who are experiencing feelings of loneliness and isolation. Email [email protected] or telephone 0788 0035471. Home but Not Alone offers a befriending service for people who are experiencing increased feelings of loneliness and isolation during lockdown and beyond. Email [email protected] telephone 07880 035471.
Awakening Auras offer guided meditation classes every Wednesday to help support your wellbeing. Call Margaret on 07368 878564 or send a message through their Facebook page.
Yipworld provide a wide range of support services primarily for children and young people. Email [email protected] or call 01290 422364.
Clear Your Head is the new online resource from Scottish Government with tips and advice on taking care of your physical and mental wellbeing. Visit the website.
Mental Health Foundation has a new Coronavirus page with practical advice on mental wellbeing, parenting, talking to children, loneliness etc. Anyone can experience poor mental health; especially now. Whether you’re looking for information or seeking support, we can help. Call 0344 800 0550 or email [email protected]
Young Scot have a variety of resources online to support your wellbeing. Call 0808 801 0338 or email [email protected]
The Community Health (CHIP) team in Vibrant Communities has been helping individuals to improve their health and wellbeing for the past 20 years. If you need support to improve your mental wellbeing call 01563 578124 or email [email protected] and ask about Your Path to Better Health and Wellbeing.
Living Life offers free online courses covering low mood, stress and resiliency. Work out why you feel as you do, how to tackle problems, build confidence, feel happier and stay calm and much more. Call 0800 328 9655 or email [email protected].
Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone service for anyone experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Call 0800 83 85 87 Monday – Thursday 6pm – 2am and during weekends Friday 6pm – Monday 6am.
Beating the Blues is an effective treatment for people feeling stressed, depressed, anxious or just down in the dumps. Based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, the course is made up of 8 online sessions which last approximately an hour and help you to understand the link between how you think and how this influences your feelings and behaviours. The program teaches strategies to help you cope better in the short term and workable skills for life so that you can face the future with confidence. Contact your GP to access this online resource.
Young Minds provides information and advice about young people’s mental health. Call 0808 802 5544 Monday to Friday or if you need urgent help text YM to 85258.
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