Mental Health Support from The Mental Health Foundation

Information and Support on Mental Health

We’ve all been living through some uncertain and difficult times. Whether we are worried about global things like climate change - or facing difficulties at home, or with our thoughts.  It is OK to feel overwhelmed, down, or anxious about things, and it may help to talk about how you're feeling.

For free, confidential support:

  • Usually, your GP is the first place you should go to if you have concerns about your mental health that won’t go away – or if you have thoughts about suicide at any time.  
  • If your GP isn’t open or available and you need help, contact the NHS 24 Mental Health Hub by calling 111.
  • You can talk to Samaritans, at any time of the day or night, on 116 123.
  • You can message SHOUT to 85258 for 24/7 text support on your mobile.
  • You can call Childline on 0900 1111. They also provide online information and resources 24/7, as well as live counselling services.

If you are a young person worried about your mental health, try and find someone you can trust to speak to about your concerns. A parent, teacher, friend, or youth worker could help.

For Scottish help pages and ideas on organisations that could help you with range of worries – relationships, money, violence and abuse, discrimination, housing, and immigration visit

Creativity and being part of a major project like the Hope Sculpture can be amazing for young people’s wellbeing – and it’s been amazing to see the poems produced by the young people feature on the sculpture alongside some of Scotland’s most well-known artists. Young people have a unique way of working on a problem and coming up with ideas – their energy informs our work, and we know they will lay a huge role in pushing for action on climate change, and mental health going forward.

For fifteen years MHF has led the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival – one of the largest social justice arts festivals in the world. The Hope Sculpture provides a unique opportunity to use public art to open discussion on the kind of society we want and need in Scotland.