Resources – Swimmers

Cults Otters ASC would like to direct all members to a series of online and telephone resources in support of, and promoting positive mental health. 

Our members are also directed towards a dedicated mental health hub on the Scottish Swimming website which has a number of useful resources HERE and links to other agencies.  This area of the website is continually being updated by Scottish Swimming.  The following support sources are aimed generally at supporting young people.

Source of SupportWebsiteDescription of Service/ AudienceEmail or contact number
Breathing SpaceBreathing SpaceOffers a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxietyTel: 0800 83 85 87
ChildlineChildlineYou can contact Childline about anything. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in. We’re here to support you. There are lots of different ways to speak to a Childline counsellor or get support from other young peopleT: 0800 1111
Children 1stChildren 1stGeneral information on a wide range of support available to Children & young people 
MIND MINDIf you need non-urgent information about mental health support and services that may be available to youTel: 0300 123 3393  
NHS 24 Mental Health HubNHS InformIf you’re feeling overwhelmed or need support you can call NHS 24 and select the Mental Health Hub option. The Mental Health Hub is open 24/7.Tel: 111
PapyrusPapyrusAre you, or is a young person you know, not coping with life? For confidential suicide prevention advice contact HOPELINEUK. We are open 9am–midnight every day.T: 0800 068 4141
ParentlinePARENTLINEDo you feel like you’re at the end of your tether? Children 1st Parentline is here for you and your family.Tel: 08000 28 22 33 a wide range of mental health support services for adults and young people 
SamaritansSamaritans24-hour emotional support for anyone struggling to copeTel: 116 123
SAMH SAMHWhether you’re seeking support, are looking for more information for you or someone you love, or if you just want to have chat about mental health, we’re here to helpTel: 0344 800 0550
Scottish Recovery Networkwww.scottishrecovery.netPromotes and supports recovery from long-term mental health problems and wellness recovery action planning 
ShoutShoutShout is volunteer-run 24/7 crises text service, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere.Text: 85258 (use pin code Scotland2020)self help programmes to give people the skills to deal with everyday issues that affect emotional health – programmes available for stress, sleep, resilience and covid-19 ongoing issues. You sign up anonymously and go at your own pace. 
Young mindsYoung mindsWhether you want to understand more about how you’re feeling and find ways to feel better, or you want to support someone who’s struggling, we can help. 
Young ScotYoung ScotSelection of sources of support for Children & Young People 
SELF HARM SPECIFIC SUPPORT self harm recovery, advice and support for young people including a free online 7 week course for young people struggling with self-harm.  
National Self Harm–a forum aimed to support individuals who self harm to reduce emotional distress and improve their quality of life, monitored 24/7 
Recover Your Lifewww.recoveryourlife.comOnline self harm support community 
Self Injury to support girls and young women in emotional distress 
BEATBEATEating disorder charity who offer different support services depending on your age. Helplines are open 365 days a year from 9am-midnight during the week and 4pm–midnight on weekends and bank holidaysT 0808 801 0711 (U18)   T: 808 801 0432 (18+)
Eating Disorders and help on all aspects of eating disorders   
The Calm Zonewww.thecalmzone.netcharity dedicated to preventing male suicide offering help, information and advice. 
Anxiety UKAnxiety UKAnxiety UK offers support, advice and information on a range of anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression conditions.T: 03444 775 774 Text: 07537 416905
DIPExwww.healthtalk.orgwatch, listen and read interviews with people who have personal experience of depression and find information on treatment and where to find support 
Hands On website for anyone working with or caring for children and young people. It provides practical information and tools to help respond to troubling behaviour (anxiety, panic attaches, eating problems, phobias, self harm, anger) and to help children flourish (confidence, optimism, emotional balance, resilience). 
Living Life To The Fullhttps://llttf.comA Scottish interactive site for depression and anxiety, where users can access cognitive behaviour therapy treatments online self-help resources, information and advice to those experiencing troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions. They also advise carers and professionals 
No the relief and rehabilitation of people who experience anxiety disorders, and supports their families and carers 
Mental Health Resources