Bloom can’t provide crisis services, but please know you are not alone. There are services which can help you.
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service available across the UK and Republic of Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day for anyone who is struggling to cope. You can talk to Samaritans about whatever you are going through. Samaritans Volunteers offer support via phone call, text, email and letters.
Many branches also offer facilities for you to come into the branch and talk to a volunteer face to face if you find it easier. There are 19 branches in Scotland. Check your local branch information to see if it offers this service.
Phone: 116 123
You can also:
- email Samaritans at firstname.lastname@example.org
- write to Chris, Freepost RSRB-KKBY-CYJK
Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone-line service for anyone in Scotland who is experiencing low mood or depression and needs someone to talk to.
Trained specialist advisors will listen to your problems and may offer advice, guidance and support underpinned by empathy, warmth and understanding.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (free phone)
24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday).
6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).
You can also call Breathing Space if you need support with helping someone you’re worried about.
PANDAS (Pre and Post-Natal Depression Advice and Support) is available from 9am – 8pm every day. A dedicated volunteer team are on hand to offer support, advice and can help to signpost to other organisations if necessary.