Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.

Breathing Space Phoneline is for anyone living with mental health problems and those experiencing emotional distress or family members, partners and friends who are concerned about their own wellbeing and that of people they care about.

Helpline: 0800 83 85 87

When you dial the Breathing Space phone number, your call will be answered by one of our specialist advisers. They come from a range of mental health, counselling and social work backgrounds. You can ask to speak specifically to a man or a woman.

The service is open when other supports such as family, friends or a GP may not be available. You can speak about what’s on your mind or ask about helpful resources in your area.

Breathing Space also offers an online BSL service via webcam, with the same aims as the phoneline.



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Monday 12.00 pm to 6.00 am and 6.00 pm to 2.00 am
Tuesday 6.00 pm to 2.00 am
Wednesday 6.00 pm to 2.00 am
Thursday 6.00 pm to 2.00 am
Friday 6.00 pm to 12.00 am
Saturday 24hr
Sunday 24hr