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Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Record Number: 4221

Freephone: 0800 83 85 87

Email: Website:


Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone line service for people who are experiencing low mood or depression, and for those who are unusually worried or need someone to talk to, including family members, partners and friends. It is available to callers throughout Scotland.

Breathing Space will appeal particularly, but not exclusively, to young men who are experiencing difficulties and unhappiness in their lives. The focus is to provide skilled assistance at an early stage and prevent problems escalating.

Breathing Space is staffed by trained specialist advisors who have the relevant experience required to assist callers with their problems. The service is delivered by NHS 24 and is based in the NHS 24 contact centres in Clydebank, Cardonald and South Queensferry.

Breathing Space was launched in April 2002 and is an initiative developed by the Scottish Government Health Department as part of the National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Breathing Space provides:

  • advice, guidance and support
  • free easily accessible and confidential listening service
  • a signposting service to other agencies such as statutory and voluntary agencies

Breathing Space also operates an online BSL service on Thursdays: 6.00pm-10.00pm and Sundays: 6.00pm-9.30pm. Users are put through to a British Sign Language Advisor trained to deal with concerns.

For further information and to use the service click here: Breathing Space - BSL

More Information

Area Covered: Aberdeen / Aberdeenshire / Moray

Aberdeenshire Coverage: Banff & Buchan / Buchan / Formartine / Garioch / Kincardine & Mearns / Marr

Opening Hours:

Mon-Fri: 6.00pm-2.00am

Fri: 6.00pm-Mon: 6.00am

Cost of Service:


Referral: Members of the public can make contact direct

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Categories on Grampian CareData

Care and Support Services - Mental Health

Mental Health Problems - Support and Information

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Last Updated: 2018-01-05 11:41:35   
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