Mental Health Awareness

This is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 and Paisley FM 107.5 is providing additional awareness, support and help by means of special interviews on daily programmes. This will include people that have suffered from mental health issues and found ways in which to cope and eventually recover from the illness.

Paisley FM 107.5 will be mentioning many organisations locally here in Paisley, Renfrewshire and in Glasgow that can provide a source of information, helplines, support and a way to help to overcome mental health issues.




Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope – you don’t have to be suicidal.

The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Call: 116 123
Text: 07725 90 90 90



Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.  The whole spectrum of life is reflected in the calls received to Breathing Space. The sooner you talk to Breathing Space, the better you might feel. Please note that Breathing Space is a service for people in Scotland.

Call free on: 0800 83 85 87

Lines are open:

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6.00pm to 2.00am
Weekend: Friday 6.00pm-Monday 6.00am



NHS 24

NHS 24 is a call centre operated by the NHS to provide patients with health advice and help over the phone when your usual GP services aren’t available. Referrals can also be made over the phone to crisis support and other mental health professionals outwith normal GP practice working hours.

Call: 111 or if you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator.




ChildLine Scotland

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine anytime and in these ways; You can phone, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards. Visit the website to find out more.

Call: 0800 1111

Further Help and Support


Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory provides information to help people find a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist in a local area.

Find out more at:

Paisley FM 107.5 with RAMH work together to raise awareness of mental health and to signpost resources which are available locally, and nationally. 

Help and advice Contacts

First Crisis Freephone service is there if you are experiencing a mental health crisis 0800 221 8929 or 0141 848 9090 { calls to this number are charged at standard rate }

This service is available 365 days a year. Monday to Friday 9am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm.

Hear for You  This free helpline is available to support anyone in Renfrewshire who is struggling with issues around covid 19. If you want to talk about your feelings around the practical, emotional and financial impact of the covid 19 crisis on your life then you can call 0800 221 8904  Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.

A resource for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.  Trained advisors are available at Breathing Space to listen and to offer information and advice.      For information and resources around suicide prevention

If you are feeling suicidal, you don’t have to hurt yourself or suffer in silence.  If you’re in crisis or struggling to cope there are services you can reach out to. If you don’t feel like talking then some services offer text or webchat options.

Samaritans Scotland have a helpline service available 24/7   116 123  They offer a safe place to talk, at any time you like about whatever is getting to you.

SELF-HARM   Resources and help available at the websites and helplines listed below

Self Injury UK: Self Injury Helpline – 0808 800 8088.For women of any age or
background affected by self-injury, whether their own or that of a friend or family
member. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 7pm – 9.30pm

Young Minds: provides information on coping with self harm and suicidal feelings.
Crisis Text service also available 24/7 Text YM to 85258 and a Parents Helpline:
0808 802 5544 Mon – Fri 9.30am – 4pm


  • Renfrewshire Council Advice Works – free service for money advice, debt advice, assistance with benefit claims – call: 0300 300 1238, email:

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