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
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.
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.
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]
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.
Kilmarnock Station, Station Brae, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, KA1 2AF