Please note that Survivors Unite is not a crisis service. We do operate a waiting list for many of our services. New referrals are able to liaise with our Waiting List Support Worker whilst waiting to access our services.
In the meantime, we have listed below a number of organisations, many of which offer helplines. Click on the hyperlinks to visit each website.
If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please call 999 now.
If you need medical advice, you can contact your GP or for out-of-hours medical advice NHS 24 call 111.
☎️ Helpline 01788 560800
For assistance, support and self-help in surviving trauma.
☎️ Helpline 0800 83 85 87
A confidential chat for anyone in Scotland over 16 feeling low, anxious or depressed.
☎️ Helpline 0870 167 1677
A help line for bereaved people and those caring for bereaved people.
☎️ Helpline 0808 2000 247
Domestic abuse issues, with some excellent resources on the website.
☎️ Helpline 116 123
Free confidential listening 24/7.
Rape and Abuse Line
☎️ Helpline 0808 800 0123 Mon-Fri: 7pm-10pm (answered by women)
☎️ Helpline 0808 800 0122 Mon & Wed: 7pm-10pm (answered by men)
Freephone helplines for men and women who have been affected by rape and/or abuse.
☎️ Helpline 0800 027 1234
Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues, and professionals who support them. Call, email or click the above link to web chat.
☎️ Helpline 0808 802 2088
For anyone experiencing relationship problems. If you are 16 or over for emotional support and access to free counselling, Monday to Friday.
☎️ Helpline 0845 603 9213
Offers practical and emotional support to victims of crime.
Mon-Thurs: 9am-4.30pm Fri: 9am-4pm.
☎️ Helpline 0808 802 5544
For young people and parents worried about their child: Young Minds also operate a text message service where you can get support with mental health by texting YM to 85258.
Private counsellors available (prices vary.)
We know this is good for mental health in general; if you like doing yoga, or want to try it, there is an excellent 30-day yoga challenge with Adriene available free.
The Scottish Government has an excellent training framework on trauma, and this can be accessed by following the above link.
An overview of our threat, drive and soothing systems can be found on an Australian website written by a clinical psychologist.
This website provides links to a wide range of organisations that can, in these difficult times, provide help with food, energy and clothing needs, and advice/support regarding money matters, health and other issues.
Empowering parents, supporting parenting goals, being there for the parenting highs and the lows - for your wellbeing.
A site created by the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Alliance. Lots of educational resources for individuals diagnosed with PTSD, family, friends, those at risk of developing PTSD and healthcare professionals.
Help with with money and legal advice concerns.
For legal advice on domestic abuse in Scotland.
National umbrella agency for 130 specialist organisations for support for the impact of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse throughout the UK and Ireland.
DR. Claudia Herbert
Kay Toon & Carolyn Ainscough
Kay Toon & Carolyn Ainscough
Ellen Bass & Laura Davis