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Thinker. Organiser. Researcher.
Jack of all, master of some.
Graduate of Product Design BDes(Hons) from Robert Gordon University, based in Aberdeen, originally from East Ayrshire. Enthusiastic about making cultural and social changes and creating fresh thinking, through the medium of design.
Opinions expressed here are that of my own and not those of any institution I attend or organization I work for.
‘see me’ is the national campaign to end the stigma and discrimination of mental ill health in Scotland. Phone: 0131 554 0218 Website: www.seemescotland.org.uk
Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) provides community support services for people across Scotland with mental health problems, and provides information and resources on mental health, mental health problems and welfare benefits. Phone: 0800 917 3466 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.samh.org.uk
Breathing Space is a free and confidential helpline for anyone who is experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Phone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon–Thurs 6 pm–2 am; 24 hours at weekends) Website: www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk
ChildLine is a free 24-hour helpline where children and young people can talk to a counsellor about any problem. Phone: 0800 1111 Website: www.childline.org.uk
Samaritans provides confidential emotional support, 24 hours a day, for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Phone: 08457 90 90 90 Email: email@example.com Website: www.samaritans.org.uk
SANEline offers emotional support and information to anyone who is worried about their own mental health, or a concerned family member, friend or professional. The helpline is open from 6 pm–11 pm every day. Phone: 0845 767 8000 Website: www.saneline.org.uk
HOPElineUK (from Papyrus) is a confidential helpline staffed by trained professionals who can give support, practical advice and information to any young person who is feeling suicidal, or to anyone who is concerned that a young person they know may be at risk. Phone: 0800 068 4141 Website: www.papyrus-uk.org
Action on Depression offers support and information on depression to individuals, their families and friends, and professionals working with people who have depression. The helpline is open Mon–Thurs: 11 am–1 pm and 2 pm–4 pm. Phone: 0800 802 2020 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.actionondepression.org
CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland offers free support to people who have experienced the loss of someone close to them through one-to-one counselling or local support groups. Contact CRUSE in Scotland to find out about the availability of services in local areas. Phone: 0845 600 2227 Email: email@example.com Website: www.crusescotland.org.uk
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by suicide. A national helpline is open from 9 am to 9 pm daily. Phone: 0844 561 6855 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.uk-sobs.org.uk