Additional Health and Wellbeing support

Togetherall

What is the service?

An online support and advice service for young people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. It is a safe, anonymous space where young people can engage with others who understand what it is like to struggle with mental health.

Togetherall is available 24 hrs a day. There are always Clinicians on hand to support staff if needed. Young people can download health guides on topics such as anxiety management, eating issues and self-harm. There is also access to Art Therapy, Writing Therapy and courses on Wellbeing and Healthy Lifestyles. 

Who is it for?

Young people aged 16-24 living within the Glasgow City area.

How can I access the service?

To join Togetherall’s supportive online community, simply visit Togetherall’s website and ‘Register’ with your postal code. You can then choose an anonymous username and access the Togetherall Support Network for free.

Where can I find out more?

To find out more on how to access Togetherall please visit www.togetherall.com.

Compassionate Distress Response Service

What is the service?

A listening service for young people experiencing acute emotional distress. The service is available Monday to Friday 9am to 2am and Saturday and Sunday 5pm to 2am. Provided by Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH).

Who is it for?

Young people aged 16-25 living within the Glasgow City area.

How can I access the service?

Referrals can be made by GPs and their multi-disciplinary teams, First Responders, Mental Health Assessment Units, CAMHS, Sandyford Sexual Health Service, Youth Health Service, agreed contacts in secondary schools, further education and higher education institutions, Social Work Services staff and third sector organisations.

Glasgow City Youth Health Service

What is the service?

Confidential, personalised support with health and wellbeing issues for young people at locations throughout Glasgow City. Evening appointments are available with Youth Health Service Nurses, GPs, Counsellors and Multiple Risk Workers.

Who is it for?

Young people aged 12-19 years old living within the Glasgow City or registered with a Glasgow GP.

How can I access the service?

Young people can refer themselves or be referred by a teacher, school nurse, parent, GP or any other organisation working with young people. The only requirement is that the referral is discussed with the young person first.

Where can I find out more?

To find out more about the Youth Health Service, call 0141 451 2727.

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School Nursing

What is the service?

School Nursing is a service provided by specially trained nurses for children and young people when they need additional support and help in relation to physical and emotional health and wellbeing needs. This may take place in schools or in the community. In addition, the School Nursing service weighs and measures all Primary 1 children and carries out eye testing in Primary 7.

Who is it for?

Children and young people aged 5-18 years old.

How can I access the service?

For weighing and measuring in Primary 1 and eye testing in Primary 7 you will be contacted by your children’s school – if you think you have missed this then please alert the school.

For all other services that the School Nurse provides, you will need to be referred. Please contact your GP or the school or you can contact the School Nursing team direct on 07929 728582 and they will be able to help you get to the right team.

School Counselling Service

What is the service?

Counselling and wellbeing support is now available in all Glasgow schools. This is delivered by a variety of different organisations and takes the form of a range of supports.

  • Available in Primary Schools
    • One to one counselling: Lifelink
    • Group work: Quarriers
    • Art therapy: Impact Arts
    • Play therapy: With Kids
  • Available in Secondary Schools
    • One to one counselling: Action for Children
    • Group work: Action for Children

Who is it for?

Young people aged 10-18 years old who attend Glasgow schools.

How can I access the service?

Young people can refer themselves for support or referrals can be made by the school, normally the Head Teacher or Depute Headteacher in a Primary School or a Pastoral Care Teacher in a Secondary School.

Where can I find out more?

To find out more, you can contact your Glasgow school for information.

Community Based Support

What is the service?

Directory of support organisations from across the city provided by Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS) to ensure that people get the help they need. Search by location, type of support or keyword to find local organisations and activities.

Who is it for?

Anyone looking for local support.

How can I access the service?

To access the service please visit www.glasgowhelps.org

Online Mental Health resources

You can find further mental health support on the NHSGGC website by visiting www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-services/specialist-childrens-services/information-centre/mental-health-and-wellbeing-online-resources/

Alcohol and Drug Recovery Service

Information on alcohol and drug services can be found by visiting www.yoursupportglasgow.org/glasgow-homepage/pages/alcohol-and-drugs/alcohol-and-drugs/