This section will provide a pathway to local and national mental health related resources. If you know of a website or service which you think should be included in this section please contact us.
- If you feel in crisis please see: Immediate Help
Local Mental Health Services
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service
- Adult Mental Health Services
- Mental Health Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital
- Stirling Community Mental Health
Stress Control Courses
A free Stress Control Course which runs over six weeks is available in Alloa, Stirling and Falkirk areas. If you want to learn better ways to handle common problems such as stress, anxiety,low mood, low self-confidence, poor sleep and panic then come along.
Stress Control is an evening class – not group therapy – so you don’t have to talk about your problems in front of others. You just sit back and learn some great ways to control stress. You can even bring a friend/relative/colleague if you wish!
Each week, you will get a booklet to take away as well as a free relaxation CD.
For more information or to register for Stirling or Clackmannanshire, please contact 01259 215048 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Falkirk area courses, please contact 07769918681 or email FV-UHB.email@example.com.
Stress Control classes are delivered in partnership between the Clackmannanshire, Stirling and Falkirk Councils, NHS Forth Valley, Action in Mind and Forth Valley College.
Action in Mind
Action in Mind works across the Stirling area with people experiencing or recovering from mental ill health.
Forth Valley Advocacy
Forth Valley Advocacy provides a free professional independent advocacy service for people who are under: A dults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000, Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 & Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.
FDAMH’s mission is to assist people to recover from mental health problems and to promote mental well being. We do so by offering a range of services that aim to empower individuals to lead a fulfilling and participative life: we provide education and support for their carers and are committed to bringing people together across the local community.
Klacksun aims to be the voice of people who have experience of mental health issues and are currently using, or have used mental health services in Clackmannanshire or the NHS Forth Valley area.
STUN is a user-led local charity run by and for people with lived experience of mental health issues who use local services. STUN works with the statutory and third sector to improve services for all.
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
Breathing Space staff are trained phone line advisors who will listen to you, and can connect you to organisations or groups in your area for ongoing support. The phone line is open Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am and Friday 6pm until Monday 6am over the weekend.
NHS 24: 111
Call NHS 24 if you are ill and feel it cannot wait until your GP surgery opens. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency Ambulance: 999
If you are having serious thoughts of suicide and have a plan and the means to carry it out now, we would urge you to phone 999.
Samaritans: 116 123
Your call will be confidential and taken by a trained volunteer. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Websites and Online Resources
Action On Depression
Depression Alliance Scotland is an independent charity providing information and support to people affected by depression and their carers, as well as undertaking awareness raising and campaign work.
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.
Breathing Space provides a free and confidential helpline aimed at people who are suffering from low mood or depression, and is specifically targeted at young men, aiming to provide an easily-accessible ‘first stop’ service.
Ginsberg is a project by the Scottish Government and provides smart and personalised insights about how you feel by combining your physical, emotional and contextual information.
Doing Well is a website designed to help you assess your mood- and to know what to do next if you are depressed. While the Doing Well programme is based in Renfrewshire, the online resources are available to everyone.
Hands on Scotland
A Toolkit of helpful responses to encourage children and young people’s emotional wellbeing.
Heal The Whole of Me (HTWOM)
Heal the Whole of me is an independent online directory of supports and services for a range of long term conditions (including mental health), lifestyle choices and life events.
Living Life To The Full
Living Life to the Full is an online life skills course, aimed at people who would like to develop their skills in coping with anxiety and depression, as well as support workers who work with people suffering from anxiety or depression. Users have to register on the site, but the course is free to use once registered.
Mental Health Foundation
Mental Health Foundation is a UK charity that provides information, carries out research and campaigns and aims to help people survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.
Mental Health Zone – NHS Inform
High-quality, trustworthy information on different aspects of mental health and wellbeing.
NHS24 Living Life
Feeling down, depressed or anxious are common problems. Some people recover in a few weeks on their own while others need more specialist help and support. That’s where NHS Living Life comes in.
If something is troubling you, then Samaritans can help. They will provide someone to talk to whether it be via the telephone, email or face to face in one of their local branches.
Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid
This is an online course aimed at anyone who wants to help someone with mental health problems whether in a professional or personal capacity.
**NHS Forth Valley is not responsible for the content of 3rd party websites.