Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health

Support you can get with your mental health.

Mind to Mind

If you’re feeling anxious, stressed, or low, find suggestions to help with your mental wellbeing.

Go to the Mind to Mind website

Mental health and money toolkit

This toolkit offers practical advice and support for people experiencing issues with mental health and money.

Go to the Mental health and money toolkit website

Young Scot Cost Crisis guide

A guide for young people to explain the cost of living crisis and give advice on money, energy and mental health support.

Go to the Young Scot Cost Crisis website

Young Scot Aye Feel

Young people can get advice on emotional wellbeing, mental health and organisations who can support them.

Go to the Aye Feel website

Mental health at work

Employers of any size can get information on how to support their employees’ mental health and wellbeing.

Go to the healthy working lives website

NHS 24 Mental Health Hub

Phone 111 for urgent mental health advice and support. The service is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

Read more about NHS 24 mental health services

Breathing Space

Phone 0800 83 85 87 for free, confidential advice. The helpline is open Monday to Thursday from 6pm to 2am. Weekends from Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.

Go to the Breathing Space website


Phone 116 123 if you’re in emotional distress or at risk of suicide. The helpline is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Go to the Samaritans website

Healthcare Costs

Support you can get with things like dental costs and glasses.

Free prescriptions

Everyone who lives in Scotland gets free NHS prescriptions.

Read more about free prescriptions in Scotland

Free dental care

You get free dental care up to 26 and everyone gets a free check up. Others could get help with dental care depending on their circumstances.

Check if you can free dental care

Eye tests and glasses

Regular eye tests are free and depending on your circumstances you could get help with the cost of glasses.

Check what help you can get with eye test and glasses

Free flu vaccine

You can get a free flu vaccine if you’re more at risk from the effects of flu. This includes school pupils, over 50s and if you’ve some health conditions.

Check how to get a free flu vaccine

Free period products

You can get free period products in many public buildings including schools, colleges and local councils.

Check where you can get free period products in your area

Help with health costs

Most NHS services are free in Scotland and there’s help with other health care costs you may not know about.

Check what help you can get with health costs

Wellbeing Support

Get wellbeing support.

Help to stop smoking

If you want to stop smoking you can get different types of free support.

Check what help you can get to stop smoking

Help to cut down alcohol

Get information and support to cut down on alcohol from NHS Inform. 

Check help you could get to cut down on alcohol