Mental Health Awareness

Paisley FM 107.5 with RAMH will continue to 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.


Renfrewshire Bereavement Network

The Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, comprising local hospices ACCORD and St Vincent’s, as well as the Renfrewshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP), Renfrewshire Council and RAMH, has recently launched a new grief and bereavement service for families in Renfrewshire.

The Network aims to provide support to people in the Renfrewshire area who are experiencing loss or dealing with grief – by offering access to the most appropriate advice, guidance and counselling available – all from a single point of access.

People who need support will be able to self-refer by contacting a new helpline where they can discuss the help they need. After an assessment, staff who have been trained to manage calls, will aim to make sure they receive the most appropriate support for their individual circumstances.

The service is available to adults in the Renfrewshire area, regardless of their gender, social group or location.

If you know of anyone who needs to get in touch with the Renfrewshire Bereavement Network, they can do so by calling 0800 038 6020 or by emailing:

For more information visit:




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

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