VANL Health & Wellbeing Directory of Services

VANL Health & Wellbeing Directory of Services

Organisation Links/Contact Details



Supporting positive workplace mental health.  This page has links for employers and employees.

Bereavement Care Service

01236 713555


Support for individuals following bereavement available to everyone in Lanarkshire.

Breathing Space

0800 83 85 87


Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

Providing and training Kindness volunteers, website has a variety of resources from mental wellbeing guide and others.


Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)


The line is staffed Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and the number is 01236 703010.

CAMHS have produced a comprehensive list of resources to help children, young people and families to manage their mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19. CAMHS also have an Advice Line for families to offer support to families and referrers, answer any queries, signpost to appropriate resources or other CAMHS hubs.


Cope Scotland

Cope Scotland help people to find solutions to the daily issues and challenges of life, which can cause mental and emotional distress. During Covid 19, they offer telephone support and have also linked with partners to provide practical help. the service is open to anyone aged 16 and over who is experiencing mental or emotional distress. 



Mental health services and resources

Health Scotland

Help raise awareness about, and prevent, suicide by visiting and sharing our suicide prevention digital toolkit.

The digital toolkit can be used to help promote the ‘Ask, Tell - Save a Life’ animation, part of the series of animations aimed at highlighting communication skills for mental health and suicide prevention conversations. 

Together we can ensure that everyone is ready to Ask, Tell - Save a Life.


Mindthemen are a suicide prevention peer group for men. They provide a safe place to talk about life's challenges, be listened to and feel supported. In normal times, they have weekly meetings. During Covid 19, they have moved online and have weekly Zoom meetings.

National Wellbeing Hub

For people working in Health & Social care

Staff in health or social services in Scotland, carers, families and volunteers can now access a range of self-care and wellbeing resources through the new National Wellbeing Hub.

NEW: NHS 24 Wellbeing Helpline 

0800 111 4191

Based within NHS 24’s Mental Health Hub, to complement the support offered through the National Wellbeing Hub. The PWPs will offer callers a compassionate and empathetic response based on the principles of Psychological First Aid, as well as advice, signposting and onward referral to local services if required.  It will operate on a 24/7 basis from 20th July initially for a period of 12 months.  


NHS Inform

Latest advice and guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.


NHS Lanarkshire Mental Health

have recently launched national website Clear your head. These are worrying and uncertain times. The coronavirus outbreak has changed daily life for us all in Scotland and has had a real impact on how many of us are feeling. It's ok to not feel yourself right now, and we have some great tips to help get you through it. Provides lots of tips and ideas to support your mental health.


NHS Lanarkshire Public Helpline & Resource

Call 01698 687567. Open from 10am – 6pm Monday – Friday.


This service provides psychological advice and guidance to anyone in Lanarkshire who is experiencing anxiety, low mood or heightened distress in relation to Covid19. 


NHS Psychological First Aid  


Psychological First Aid resource for those supporting others with their mental health.

NHS Stress Control Classes

Following the success of the first online Stress Control course, Dr Jim White, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, is beginning it again from Monday 11 May. Each session will now be shown four times, making it much easier to join in. For all dates and more details, check website.


One Parent Families Scotland

0808 801 0323


OpenLearn from the Open University

Collection of Mental Health & Wellbeing resources.




Corona Virus: Dealing with death, dying & grief resources


Provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through our helpline, HOPELINEUK

Parent Club

An information site for parents and parents to be on looking after their families health during coronavirus.

PETAL (People experience trauma & loss)


Self-referrals can be made – 01698 324502

Provides bereavement support as a result of murder, suicide & Covid19.  Free counselling service, practical advice and support to those 12yrs and over.

Samaritans Self Help App


Helpline: 116 123

Keep track of how you are feeling and get recommendations for things you can do to help yourself cope, feel better and stay safe in a crisis.

SAMH Well Informed Service

0800 073 0918





SAMH Expeerience Counts


The Well-informed information service signposts to support and resources around mental health and wellbeing in North Lanarkshire. Hours of operation are 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday


Expeerience Counts provides Peer Support, Community Link workers and GP Link workers. Services are available to individuals over 16 who reside in North Lanarkshire and have engaged with aspirations of mental health recovery and community engagement. The hours of this service are also 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday.

Scottish Recovery Network 

Working with people to support their mental health and reach their potential, Resources available and newsletter

Who Cares? Scotland


Helpline – call or text:

0775 604 7389

0754 533 7152 (kinship care line)

0756 824 2965 (Mon – Fri only)


Care-experienced and need someone to talk to?

Who Cares? Scotland have been running a daily helpline for Care-Experienced people during the lockdown who might not have a family network for support. The helpline runs 10am-6pm Monday to Friday and 12-4pm at the weekend and offer information, guidance and practical support if needed.