Here you find some useful links if you’re in need of help or know someone who needs support. We encourage you to visit these sites and be safe.
- Befrienders Is a voluntary organisation which has been working with children and young people and their families in Argyll and Bute since 1989.
- Choose Life in Highland and Argyll & Bute Working to reduce suicide and self harm in Argyll and Bute.
- Healthy Start With Healthy Start, you get free vouchers every week to spend on milk, plain fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables, and infant formula milk. You can also get free vitamins.
- Argyll and Bute Women’s Aid Women’s Aid is a free confidential service which offers information, support and, if needed, a safe place to stay for women, children and young people who have or are experiencing domestic abuse and other forms of violence against women.
- Health and Well being Network Supporting good health and wellbeing in Argyll and Bute.
- The Compassionate Friends TCF is a charitable organisation of bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents dedicated to the support and care of other bereaved parents, siblings, and grandparents who have suffered the death of a child/children .
- Living life to the full Helping you to help yourself.
- Scottish Recovery Network An initiative designed to raise awareness of recovery from mental health problems.
- Breathing Space Experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.
- See Me Scotland Find out more about mental ill health.
- Samaritans Day or night, a Samaritans volunteer is there to give support to anyone feeling down or struggling to cope.
- Parent line Scotland ParentLine Scotland is the free, confidential, parent support helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland. You can call about any problem, however big or small.
- Scottish Association for Mental Health Exists to provide help,information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems.
- Gate Post Confidential listening and support service for the farming and land-based community in Scotland.
- Argyll and Bute Council Find out more about early years.
- Autism Argyll Provides support and information to parents, carers and people working with those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) living in Argyll and Bute.
- Addaction Argyll & Bute Offers support to adults across Argyll & Bute who wish to address issues arising from alcohol, drug or other substance misuse.
- Argyll and Bute Rape Crisis Offers free and confidential support to both women and men survivors (aged 13 +) of all forms of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse whether the abuse is recent or historic.
- Living It Up Living it Up is a health, wellbeing and self-management website for people over 50 in Scotland who may be living with long term conditions.The site hosts everything from localised event information, tools and technology to help with monitoring health, to inspirational videos and support to find new hobbies.Living it Up is supported by NHS 24 and the Scottish Government.
- Runaway Helpline Runaway Helpline provides information, help, support and options if you’re thinking of running away
- Know the Score
Provide information and advice about drugs and how they affect people.
- Forced Marriage Unit (FMU)
Is there to help people who are being forced into marriage. The FMU offers confidential support and information.
- LGBT Youth Scotland
Is a national youth organisation working towards the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in the life of Scotland. They provide a range of services for young people, families and professionals.
Works to support people who experience mental health problems.
- Article 12
Is a young-person-led network that works to promote young people’s participation and information rights.
- Equality Advisory Support Service
The Government has commissioned a new Equality Advisory Support Service which has replaced the EHRC Helpline.
- Scottish Child Law Centre
Free legal advice for under 18s – they can help you with any questions about the law. www.sclc.org.uk
Is the United Nations agency that promotes children’s rights all over the world.
- Who Cares? Scotland
Work with, and for, children and young people in care. They provide a range of services to children and young people with experience of being looked after in Scotland. www.whocaresscotland.org
- Young Scot InfoLine
If you have a question and don’t know who to turn to, then call Young Scot InfoLine. You can ask anything from how to get all your charges back from the bank to how you can improve your diet. All calls are confidential and are FREE from landlines and your mobile.
Phone Young Scot InfoLine on 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am – 6pm).
- https://www.thecalmzone.net/about-calm/what-is-calm/ The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
- https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/ If you feel unsafe online, or are being bullied/abused CEOP is https://ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/