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 Racecourse Road Medical Group
     3 Racecourse Road, Ayr, KA7 2DF
    Tel: 01292 886622   |   Fax:  01292 269774
    Prescription Line:  01292 614309   |   Out of Hours/NHS24:  111  




Anxious, Worried or Need to Talk



ACTION ON DEPRESSION run a number of support services including a phone and email helpline, self-help support groups and “Living Life to the Full” courses

www.actionondepression.orgTel: 0131 226 8152



Breathing Space free, confidential phone-line to call when feeling down or stressed

www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk  - Tel: 0800 83 85 87



ChildLine is the UK's free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger

http://www.childline.org.uk - Tel: 0800 11 11



PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion of mental health and emotional wellbeing.      for practical advice on suicide prevention. 



Samaritans confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

http://www.samaritans.org/ - Tel: 116 123



SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health

www.samh.org.ukTel: 0141 530 1000



YOUNGMINDS simple, clear advice on mental health problems aimed at 8-16 year olds.

www.youngminds.org.ukTel:  020 7089 5050  Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544



Mikeysline Text helpline run by young volunteers.  Mood app available.

www.mikeysline.co.ukText Helpline: 07779 303 303 (7pm Friday – 7am Monday)                                                                                                               





Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland http://www.crusescotland.org.uk/ - National Helpline 0845 600 2227 


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those bereaved by the

suicide of a close relative or friend.

http://www.uk-sobs.org.uk/ - National Helpline – 0300 111 5065 (9am to 9pm every day)



Touched by Suicide             runs local support groups for those bereaved by suicide. 

Tel: 01294 274273


Winstons Wish Practical support for bereaved children, young people & their families. 

www.winstonswish.org.uk  -  Helpline – 08088 020 021          


Bullying : General



Kidscape information on bullying with special section on their website for young people.




Respect Me Scottish anti-bullying service. Information about your rights and real-life stories from young people who have been bullied.                            




Anti-Bullying Established by the Scottish Executive for parents, teachers and young people.



Bullying :  Cyberbullying



Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre dedicated to eradicating the sexual abuse of children and to making the internet a safer place http://www.ceop.gov.uk/  Click CEOP the best way to report abuse on Facebook: see http://apps.facebook.com/clickceop/



Digizens advice and resources on social networking and cyberbullying                                    




Kidscape Information for children & young people, parents & carers on all aspects of cyber bullying.




Bullying : Text Bullying



TxtUpStandUP Tips from young people about how to beat text bullies







North Ayrshire Young Carers Work with young people aged 8 – 18 whose lives are negatively affected by the illness or disability of a family member.

www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/resident/health-and-social-care/carers - Tel 01294 311 333



Debt & Benefits Advice



Citizens Advice Direct Free, confidential Scottish telephone advice.  Need advice outwith 9am-5pm?  Advice Line open till 8pm weekdays and 10am-2pm Saturday.

http://www.citizensadvicedirect.org.uk/ - Tel:  0808 800 9060



National Debt Line for people with debt problems, Monday - Friday 9am-9pm and Saturday 9.30am - 1pm

http://www.nationaldebtline.org - Tel:  0808 808 4000



Welfare Rights and Debt run by North Ayrshire Council

Advice Helpline                 contactus@north-ayrshire.gov.uk - Tel: 01294-317 786

North Ayrshire Citizens Advice Service



Arran CAB                             Tel: 01770 302 710

Irvine CAB                             Tel: 01294 278 051

Kilbirnie CAB                        Tel: 01294 467 848

Largs CAB                             Tel: 01294 467 848

Saltcoats CAB                       Tel: 01294 467 848




Drugs & Alcohol



Know the Score confidential helpline

http://knowthescore.info/ - Tel: 0800 587 5879



Scottish Families Affected by national helpline open 7 days a week, 5pm-11pm.

Alcohol & Drugs

http://sfad.org.uk/ - Tel: 08080 10 10 11 Free help line



Scottish Drugs Service Directory

http://www.scottishdrugservices.com/sdd/homepage.htm - Tel:   0141 221 1175



Headmeds Gives young people in UK general information about medication.




My Family and Alcohol for any family member who is worried about alcohol in their lives.




Drink Aware  an independent charity working to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK.




crew2000  for information on drugs. 

www.crew2000.org.uk0131 220 3404







Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP) free, confidential, independent advice, information and advocacy support on housing issues to all residents across North Ayrshire. Youth website:

www.chap-at-the-door.org.uk  -Tel:  01294 475 636



Shelter Scotland for advice on housing and homelessness call.

http://scotland.shelter.org.uk/getadvice - Tel: 0808 800 4444 Free help-line






Jobs & Careers



Careers Scotland for all your career advice needs

www.skillsdevelopmentscotland.co.uk   - Tel:  0800 917 8000 




Community Employment Service for help finding work and training opportunities

www.ceis.org.uk/employability   - Tel: 01294 322 707



Job Centre Plus database for job vacancies, careers information, training and volunteering opportunities http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/YoungPeople/Workandcareers/index.htm



Wise Group job search, personal development and help progressing towards employment

www.thewisegroup.co.uk           -Tel: 0141 303 3131






LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s largest youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organisation.

www.lgbtyouth.org.ukTel: 0141 552 7425



North Ayrshire Council A-Z of local services




Penumbra Supports adults and young people in Scotland to move towards mental wellbeing.  Their services include Penumbra’s North Ayrshire Self-Harm Project.

www.penumbra.org.uk Tel: 01294 471 934



Worth Talking About  Helpline providing information, advice and guidance for young people aged 12 – 18 on sexuality & sexual health.  Issues dealt with include contraception, pregnancy, family planning clinics, etc.




Young Scot Scottish Youth Information for 11 - 26 year olds – Mon to Fri 10 am to 6 pm

www.youngscot.org Tel: 0808 801 0338


CLASP (Community Led Action Support project)  Community resource centre offering advice across North Ayrshire.

http://www.clasps.org.ukTel: 01294 602 711






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