Tel: 0800 83 85 87
What do they do?
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone line and web based service for people in Scotland who are experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression. The Breathing Space phone line is staffed by a team of trained specialist advisors who come from a range of mental health, counselling and social work backgrounds. Breathing Space advisors listen, offer advice and can signpost callers to agencies in their local area that can help with more specific problems.
Who can access the service?
The service is available to people throughout Scotland and, in particular, is aimed at men. Suicide remains one of the most commons causes of death amongst young men in Scotland. In 2007, there where 838 suicides and undetermined deaths in Scotland and around 75% of those were by men.
How do people access the service?
People can call our advisers on 0800 83 85 87 or access information through our website. The service is available to the public every day of the year. It operates 24 hours at the weekend (6pm Friday to 6am Monday) and 6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday
Breathing Space is completely confidential. It is free to call the phone number and it won't show up on telephone bills. Mobile phone users should check with their network as they may be charged for the call. Callers from Virgin, Orange or 3 networks will not be charged for the call.