Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. One in four people in the UK have a mental health problem at some point in their lives, which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.
Mental health disorders take many different forms and affect people in different ways. Schizophrenia, depression and personality disorders are all examples of mental health problems. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia generally develop in old age, whereas eating disorders are more common in young people.
Where can I get support locally?
Our Link Worker regularly sees patients who are experiencing problems with their mental health.
The ALISS website is a great resource to find out about local groups and services that can benefit patients, whether they are having problems with their mental health or not.
Young people – resources specifically for young people (and their families/carers) who are experiencing mental health difficulties
Other local sources of support for patients who are experiencing difficulties with their mental health include:
First Crisis – 0141 848 9090
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Many patients find it easier to complete a course of CBT online rather than wait for a face to face session with a therapist. The online courses are available to start immediately, with no waiting list. You can self-refer for online CBT for:
- Sleep problems – “Sleepio” http://sleepio.com/nhs and click “start sleepio”
- Anxiety and Worry – “Daylight” http://www.trydaylight.com/nhs and click “tap to begin”
- Worries about Covid-19 – “Silvercloud” https://wellbeing.silvercloudhealth.com/signup , select Greater Glasgow and Clyde Healthboard and use the access code “Scotland2020”
- Doing Well (NHS service) – 0141 849 2208
- RAMH (Recovery Across Mental Health) – 0141 404 7788 – ramh.org
- https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/ – info on training and costs
- Wynd Counselling – 0141 887 4647
- Crisis Counselling Erskine – 0141 812 8474
- Cruse bereavement care – 0845 600 2227
- NHS Inform provides useful information, support and practical advice https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/death-and-bereavement
- Good life, good death, good grief is a website to support people in Scotland who have been bereaved https://www.goodlifedeathgrief.org.uk/content/about/
- Renfrewshire Bereavement Network (launched Autumn 2020) is for those experiencing loss or dealing with grief. Tel: 0800 038 6020 or email: email@example.com. For more information visit: www.renfbn.org.uk
- CRUSE scotland are a registered charity offering support to people who have been bereaved http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/
- Richmond’s hope is a service to support bereaved children aged 4-18 years https://www.richmondshope.org.uk/who-we-are/
- St Vincents Hospice http://www.svh.co.uk/ and Accord Hospice https://www.accordhospice.org.uk/ also offer bereavement support
- Renfrewshire Drug Service – 0141 618 2585
- Alcohol Problems – 0141 207 7878
- National Gambling Helpline – 0808 8020 133
Alzheimer’s Society – Diagnosis interview with Terry Pratchett
The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers.
They provide further information and education, support for carers, and quality day and home care on the Alzheimer’s Society Video Site.
Mental Health Wellbeing Podcasts
You can subscribe to wellbeing podcasts on the Mental Health Foundation Website.
The website of the Mental Health Foundation outlines the charity’s work in research, policy, service development and service user involvement. The site offers information and publications to download on research, good practice in services and on mental health problems and key issues.
- Alzheimer’s Society – Comprehensive information for people with all forms of dementia. Alzheimer’s Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- Alzheimer Scotland – 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
- Mental Health Foundation – Founded in 1949, the Mental Health Foundation is a leading UK charity that provides information, carries out research, campaigns and works to improve services for anyone affected by mental health problems, whatever their age and wherever they live