Mental Health

Your mental health and wellbeing is just as important as your physical health and wellbeing. One in four of us will have difficulties with our mental wellbeing at some point in our lives.

Mental Health Services in Moray

  • Community Care Mental Health - provides day services, specialist assessment, treatment and care services, as well as supported tenancies across Moray to people recovering from mental illness.

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What to do in an emergency situation:

GP -Your first stop should always be your local GP. They will be familiar with your medical history and will be able to direct you appropriately. Out of normal surgery hours, follow your Doctor's out of hours instructions or phone NHS Direct (open 24 hours) on 0845 4647 to find out what to do.

Accident & Emergency - Go to your nearest Accident & Emergency department and explain your difficulty.

Adult Community Care - The out of hours number for Moray Council Community Care is 03457 565656

Emergency Services - In an emergency, ring 999 for immediate help from the Ambulance, Fire or Police.

Samaritans  - You can talk to Samaritans at any time of the day or night. Call 08457 90 90 90

Common reasons to call Samaritans are: relationship and family problems; loss, including loss of a job, a friend or a family member through bereavement; financial worries;  job-related stress or overwork; college or study related stress; body image issues

Breathing Space - Call 0800 83 85 87 

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for people in Scotland, particularly young men, who are experiencing low mood or depression and need someone to talk to. 

Trained specialist advisors will listen to your problems and may offer advice, guidance and support underpinned by empathy, warmth and understanding.

The phoneline is open 24 hours at weekends (Fri–Mon: 6pm–6am) and from 6pm to 2am at all other times (Mon–Thurs). These are hours when worries may seem particularly insurmountable or unbearable.

You can also call Breathing Space if you need support with helping someone you're worried about.

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Services, Supports and Self-Help Resources

There are a wide range of local and national resources available to support your mental health.

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