Health & Well-Being

Clare Adamson MSP – Motherwell and Wishaw

Devolved Matters

Tel: 01698 337540



Your MSP represents you in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament is responsible for a wide range of devolved matters in which it sets policy independently of the UK Parliament. Devolved matters include education, health, agriculture, justice and prisons.

Stephanie Callaghan MSP – Uddingston and Bellshill

Devolved Matters

Tel: 0131 348 5493


Your MSP represents you in the Scottish Parliament. The Scottish Parliament is responsible for a wide range of devolved matters in which it sets policy independently of the UK Parliament. Devolved matters include education, health, agriculture, justice and prisons.


The Advocacy Project – North Lanarkshire

Tel: 0141 420 0961



The Advocacy Project is a human rights-based organisation that supports people to have their voices heard and be empowered to be involved in decisions that affect their lives. Our issue-based advocacy services are free and confidential, and we are independent of social work, NHS, and other agencies.


Alcoholics Anonymous GB

Helpline: 0800 9177 650



Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is an international mutual aid fellowship founded with the purpose of helping those addicted to alcohol achieve sobriety and stay sober. Alcoholics Anonymous meetings take place in numerous locations throughout Motherwell and Wishaw.

Alzheimer Scotland

Action on Dementia

24-hour helpline: 0808 808 3000



Alzheimer Scotland provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers. We offer personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey.


Eating Disorder Support

Helpline: 0345 634 1414

Youthline: 0345 634 7650



Beat provides helplines for adults and young people offering support and information about eating disorders and difficulties with food, weight and shape (open 1-4pm Monday to Wednesday). Beat also offer an email service and an online one to one service.

Bipolar Scotland

Information, support and advice

Call for more info: 0141 560 2050



Bipolar Scotland provide information, support and advice for people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression and those who care for them. Bipolar Scotland also promote self-help throughout Scotland and inform and educate about the condition.

Breathing Space

“Open up when you’re feeling down.”

Helpline: 0800 83 85 87 (6pm – 2am daily and 24 hours weekends)


Breathing Space is a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Breathing Space is there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice and providing information.

Carers Scotland (Part of Carers UK)

Tel: 0141 445 3070



Carers Scotland work as part of Carers UK, providing expert advice, information and support; connecting carers so no-one must care alone; campaigning together for lasting change; and finding new ways to reach and support carers.

Carers Together – North Lanarkshire

Tel: 01698 404055



North Lanarkshire Carers Together pledges to improve the lives of carers within North Lanarkshire by actively linking carers and professionals in meaningful working relationships. The organisation is a registered charity working in partnership with North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire and a wide range of third sector and national organisations.


Call 0800 1111

This is a free 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.


eLanarkshire mental health resources



eLament is a mental health resource providing information about what you can do to look after your own mental health and the mental health of others. The eLament website also features a directory of key organisations in North and South Lanarkshire and nationally who can offer help and support with mental health issues.

Equals Advocacy Partnership

Adults aged over 65

Tel: 01698 327772



Equals Advocacy Partnership is an advocacy organisation offering services in Motherwell and Wishaw to adults over the age of 65. The types of advocacy offered include collective advocacy and one-to-one advocacy.

HopeLine UK

Call: 0800 24 20 24

This is a free service for childen & young people under the age of 35 who are experiencing thoughts of suicide & for anyone concerned that a young person could be thinking about suicide.

Lanarkshire Carers Centre – Carers Trust

Tel: 01698 428090



The Lanarkshire Carers Centre aims to provide a valuable resource to carers, carers support groups, and organisations throughout Lanarkshire. The key objects are information and communication, emotional support, giving carers a voice, and raising awareness of carers and their issues.

Lanarkshire Links

Mental Health Service Users & Carers

Membership is free

Tel: 01698 265232


Lanarkshire Links is an organisation for mental health service users and carers. We support one another to be involved in planning, development, monitoring and evaluation of mental health services. If you use or have used mental health services or are a carer of someone who has or is using services, you can join Lanarkshire Links. Membership is free.

Lanarkshire Suicide Prevention App

Search for SP Lanarkshire with your App store provider.

Living Life

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Book an appointment

Tel: 0800 328 9655


Living Life is a cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) telephone service provided by the NHS, available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety. You can access Living Life by calling Monday to Friday between 1-9pm.

Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland

Advice Line: 0800 389 6809



The Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland aims to ensure that care, treatment and support are lawful and respect the human rights and promote the welfare of individuals with mental health problems, learning disabilities, dementia, and relevant conditions.

Money & Mental Health – Practical Financial Skills to Manage Money


Useful information about how money pressures affect mental health. It also explores practical, essential skills to better manage finances and debt.

The National Autistic Society of Scotland

Autism Helpline: 0808 800 4104

(10am – 4pm, Mon-Thurs; 9am-3pm, Fri)

Website: (website contains directory with a wealth of information on services)

The National Autistic Society of Scotland is the leading charity for autistic people (including those with Asperger syndrome) and their families. They provide information, support and pioneering services, and campaign for a better world for autistic people.

NHS 24

Call Free on 111


NHS 24 is Scotland’s national Telehealth and Telecare organisation. NHS 24 is designed to help you get the right care, from the right people, at the right time. Call us free on 111, if you are ill and it can’t wait until your regular NHS service reopens.

OCD Action

Obsessive-compulsive disorder support

Telephone Support: 0845 390 6232



OCD Action works for a society where OCD is better understood and diagnosed quickly, where appropriate treatment options are open and accessible, where support and information are readily available, and where nobody feels ashamed to ask for help.


Prevention of young suicide


Call: 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07786 209697



PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide in the UK. We provide confidential support through HOPELine UK, offer awareness and prevention training, campaign and influence national policy, and deliver regional outreach and community programmes with young people.

The Richmond Fellowship Scotland

North Lanarkshire

Tel: 01698 375800


The Richmond Fellowship Scotland provide services to people aged 10 and over, who have mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, forensic needs, and behaviour that challenges. They provide support to people in their own homes, covering the range of housing support and care at home needs including community support and engagement.


Call 116 123 (24 hours a day), calls are free & confidential. Email

For people experiencing distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide.


Leading UK mental health charity


Tel: 0300 304 7000



SANE work to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness, providing confidential, emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including families, friends, and carers. As well as the SANEline, SANE provide a range of ways of getting and giving support.

SAMH – Scottish Association for Mental Health

Tel: 0141 530 1000



SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity, working hard every day to ensure that people are talking about mental health. This is done through community-based services for people with mental health problems, national programmes, policy and campaigning work, and raising funds to ensure that vital work can continue.

Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance

Tel: 0131 524 1975



The SIAA is a membership organisation that has the overall aim of ensuring that Independent Advocacy is available to any vulnerable person in Scotland. Independent Advocacy safeguards people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve, empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.

Speak Out Advocacy Partnership

For those with learning difficulties

Tel: 01355 230202



Speak Out Advocacy Partnership is an advocacy organisation offering services in Motherwell and Wishaw to people with learning difficulties. The types of advocacy offered include citizen advocacy, peer advocacy and one-to-one advocacy.


Local information service

Freephone: 0800 073 0918


Well-informed is a service funded through partnership between SAMH and North Lanarkshire Council, providing information on local and national organisations and services that are relevant to people’s mental health and well-being. The freephone service is available 10am-12.30pm and 1-4.30pm (Monday to Friday).

Your Voice

Children and young people

Tel: 01236 700108


Your Voice is an advocacy organisation for children and young people. Based in Coatbridge, the types of advocacy services across North Lanarkshire offered include collective advocacy and one-to-one advocacy.

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