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Support for You

There are many organisations in Scotland that can offer you help and support. Some of these organisations have local offices. For more details contact the organisation directly.

As the Scottish Prison Service does not maintain these websites, we are not responsible for their content.

Telephone: 0808 8000 401 

The road safety charity which provides support and practical information if you have been bereaved or seriously injured in a road crash.

Changing Faces
Telephone: 0300 012 0276

This project helps people camouflage scars that have been a result of violent attack to improve their confidence and independence. 

Childline Scotland
Telephone: 0800 1111 (open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Offers support and advice to children.

Citizens Advice Bureau
Advice about your rights. This website will give you details about how to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau.

Men’s Advice Line
Telephone: 0808 801 0327

For men experiencing domestic abuse from their partner. This service also receives calls from men who are concerned about their own abusive behaviour and violence towards their partners and/or children.

Moira Anderson Foundation
Telephone: 01236 602890 

Support for families affected by child sexual abuse and related problems.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood
Support Line:  0808 801 0331 - free from landlines and mobiles from 10am-9pm Mon-Thu & 10am-6pm Fri. Calls will not show on you bill.

Office: 0207 614 1801 (9am-5pm)

Herald House
Off Bunhill Row
15 Lamb's Passage
London, EC1Y 8TQ

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) is the UK's leading national charity offering support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect.

PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma and Loss)
Telephone: 01698 324 502 

Support for families and friends of murder or suicide victims.

Rape Crisis Scotland
Telephone: 0808 801 0302 

Offers free, confidential support to anyone who has experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives. The National Office, 0141 331 4180, can refer you to support available through your local Rape Crisis Centre.

S.C.I.D (Scotland’s Campaign against Irresponsible Drivers)
Telephone: 01770 810220 or 01236 610234

A road safety charity that also help people affected by road crashes.

The Compassionate Friends
Telephone: 0845 123 2304

Offers support and encouragement to bereaved parents and their families after the death of a child.

The Samaritans
Telephone: 08457 909090 

A source of help for people in need.

Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Telephone: 0800 027 1234 (24 hour line) 
Email: [email protected]

Provides confidential information and support to those affected by domestic abuse. It is free to call the Helpline from all landlines and from most mobile network providers.

Scottish Women’s Aid

Telephone: 0131 226 6606 

Scottish Women's Aid is the national organisation which most Women's Aid groups are members of. They campaign on behalf of Women and children in Scotland. For information, support and safe refuge for women who have experienced or are experiencing domestic abuse you  can contact your local Women's Aid group - contact details can be found on the 'Find your local Women's Aid group' search on Scottish Women's Aid's website or you can call Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline to get the local group's phone number.

Telephone: 0808 800 4444 

Provides information about general housing matters and emergency access to refuge services.

Victim Support Scotland
Telephone: 0800 160 1985

Advice and support for victims of crime and witnesses. 


Telephone: 0808 101 011

Provides support to families who are affected by someone else's alcohol and/or drugs misuse and raise awareness of the issues that affect them.

Councelling Directory


Counselling Directory is a confidential service that encourages those in distress to seek help. The directory contains information of many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.