Wellbeing HUB Livingston
Lothian and West Lothian NHS mental health service. This is the first port of call for all depression, anxiety, stress, bereavement and relationship problems. GP referral is not required and you can simply phone the number above.
Samaritans – 116 123
A charity providing a 24/7 national helpline for those considering suicide.
A Scottish NHS service providing immediately accessible telephone support for low mood, depression and anxiety 24 hours a day Friday – Sunday and from 6pm – 2pm weekdays.
Phone – 0800 83 85 87
An NHS CBT service by Breathing Space (above) for low mood, depression and anxiety. Up to 9 telephone sessions with a therapist.
Phone – 0800 328 9655
Health in Mind
A charity which provides a range of mental health support services throughout Lothian. Their Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Service caters for those over 55 years with mental health problems. Follow the link below to get in touch.
Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a proven treatment for mental health problems which analyses the way you think about things and the way that these thoughts affect the way you behave. NHS Lothian has a number of online CBT services that your GP can refer you for or you can self refer to.
An NHS funded CBT platform offering the following online courses:
1. Anxiety or Depression. Please contact the practice if you would like referred. Remind us that it’s ‘Royal Edinburgh’ in sci Gateway.
2. Resilience, Stress, sleep and COVID-19. Self-refer yourself below and use the access code: Scotland2020
3. Type 1 and 2 Diabetes, Health Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Heart Disease, Lung Disease and an additional COVID-19 module. Please contact the practice if you would like referred.
Apps for Mental Health
There are numerous excellent, free apps available to help with stress, anxiety and depression. The NHS has tested many of them and compiled a recommended list.
Reading about a condition helps improve understanding, perceptions and behavioural change.