GCCSA work in partnership with SAMH to promote Mental Health awareness and support services.

Our Menatlly Healthy College Coordinator Keir McKechnie can be contacted on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You can also see below a list of mental health support websites that you can access at anytime.

Websites:

  • See Me Scotland - the anti-stigma campaign in Scotland.
  • Young Minds - an organisation based in England looking at a lot of the issues young people with mental health problems face. Contains insightful personal blogs and articles.
  • The Mental Health Foundation - UK mental health research, policy and service improvement charity.
  • Breathing Space - You can call 0800 838587 open 6pm-2am Monday – Thursday and from 6pm Fri - Monday 6am.
  • Samaritans - call 116 123, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or text: 07725 90 90 90 - 24 hours a day.
  • The Scottish Association for Mental Health - Scottish charity providing help, information and support around mental ill health and campaigning on behalf of people with mental health problems
  • Self Harm.co.uk - lots of information, advice and personal stories around self harm, particularly focused on young people.
  • Life Signs -  user generated and interactive website around self harm, contains a great deal of information and support.
  • Beat - the UK's eating disorder organisation supporting people affected by eating disorders, their family members and friends, and campaigning on their behalf.
  • Men Get Eating Disorders Too - a national charity representing and supporting the needs of men with eating disorders.
  • Anxiety UK - national charity for those affected by anxiety disorders.
  • Mood Gym - an Australian Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) website which is free to use and interactive.
  • Get Self Help - lots of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other supportive resources for a range of mental health problems.
  • Reach Out -a comprehensive portal for young people that enables them to find information, use apps, and find help with mental health and wellbeing. Originally in Australia the model has been exported to Ireland and the USA, content is available here.
  • OCD-UK - service user led charity supporting children and adults affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
  • Bipolar Scotland - information and support for those with bipolar disorder and those who care for and about them.
  • Support in Mind - provides services, information and support for those affected by schizophrenia and their carers.
  • Hearing Voices Network - provides information as well as local groups and projects. This is for anyone who hears voices, sees visions or has any other unusual perceptions.
  • Scottish Recovery Network - lots of information and stories of recovery from mental ill health.
  • Living Life to the Full - free online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) course.
  • Youth Health Talk - a website of young people’s experiences to get advice and support from other young people in the same situation.
  • Innovation Labs - a list of all the apps and websites produced or currently being designed to improve mental health. They are created through a process of coproduction between young people, health professionals and digital experts.
  • Re-capture - online and offline gallery of personal stories of recovery from eating disorders. Entries combine words and a photograph to create powerful images of hope.
  • The Butterfly Project - online campaign to encourage alternatives to self-harm.
  • Moodscope - measure your mood each day by flipping 20 cards with emotions such as “nervous” and “alert” to a score from 0-3 depending on how strongly you feel it. Moodscope turns your scores into a percentage and tracks on a graph you can add notes to and see what triggers both good and bad days. You can have your scores emailed to a friend or family member.
  • Doc Ready - useful resource developed by young people, a website which allows people to create a plan for a visit to a GP to discuss their mental health, also containing information and advice.
  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid - the Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid information website.
  • Choose Life  – information on suicide prevention and Scotland’s suicide prevention strategy, includes ASIST and SafeTalk training.
  • ASH Scotland - independent Scottish charity taking action to reduce the harm caused by tobacco.

 

This list has been produced by the National Union of Students Think Positive campaign in collaboration with students with students from across Scotland.

There are also a number of Apps you can access for support, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of these details.

If you have any questions or queries about any of these resources you can get in touch with Keir or pop into any of the GCCSA offices.