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Lifelink School Counselling is available to young people aged 12 to 18 who attend schools in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire or Glasgow.

Due to school the current challenging times where, social distancing is necessary Lifelinks youth counselling service has moved from school venues to a telephone/video counselling service.

Telephone/Video counselling is a great way of connecting to a therapist during these challenging times and can offer the same level of support at face to face counselling.

Young people who feel that they would benefit from accessing counsellor or for those who currently see a counsellor in school or were waiting to see a counsellor can gain access to the new Telephone/ Video sessions available.

To access counselling support please call us on 0141 552 4434 or visit our website and submit a referral with your personal details including phone number and email.

Ongoing updates and communication will be provided via our website and social media channels and we recommend that schools subscribe to these to be in touch with the latest news by visiting our website and signing up to the various feeds.

Lifelink Helpful Numbers and Apps

Information on helplines and apps to support Young People….

Childline

0800 11 11 You can contact childline about anything, from thinking about suicide to even ordering a pizza! If you don’t want to talk on the phone, they have instant messaging with a counsellor and tons of tips online

Runaway helpline

0808 800 7070

You can contact here if you are thinking about running away, already run away, if you have been away and come back, if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

LGBT Youth

0131 555 3940

TXT 07786 202 370

Here to help support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people. You can get in touch in a number of ways if you have a question, need advice or support, or are just looking for someone to talk to.

Samaritans

Call 08457 90 90 90

text 07725 90 90 90

jo @ samaritans.org (paste address into email client removing spaces)

They offer 24-hour confidential support service. If you don’t want to call, they have a text and email service, that will get back to you as soon as possible.

Breathing Space

0800 83 85 87

They offer advice and support if you need someone to talk too

Seeme

itsokay.tv Resources and information for young people by young people about talking about mental health

AyeMind Website

with some information of where to go for young people!

Buzzfeed

There is a lot of links and posts about mental health and tips on coping strategies

Boosterbuddy App

You check in with your buddy daily to wake them up through completing quests. It’s got lots of information and tasks to help you when you are not feelings so good. Search for the app on your app store.

Mindshift

An app to help with anxiety, with quick help skills and information to help cope with your anxiety

Peak

A brain trainer app, but it is free and has different games to try each day which can be a very helpful distraction.

Moodtracker Diary:Mood tracker

Diary-Mood tracker There is a lot of mood trackers you can choose from so find one that suits you! Track how your mood is doing and look at the coping strategies!

Papyrus

0800 068 41 41 Prevention of Young Suicide, Hopeline free telephone support line if you need someone to talk to

B-eat Eating disorders

Have great youth services for those in recovery. Also support through online support across Scotland