Self Injury and Related Issues
SIARI aims to raise awareness
about self-injury, as well as offering hope, and
enlightenment to those who self-injure, their kith
and kin, and those who work alongside people who
hurt themselves. The site will be
of value to anyone wishing to gain insight into
the complex and much-misunderstood phenomenon of
self-injury, and the issues that surround it. It
is the largest self injury resource on the web.
Lifesigns is a voluntary organisation that raises awareness about the syndrome of self injury in the UK and beyond. LifeSIGNS provides much needed information and training to organisations and surfers; offering unique services not available from any other voluntary organisations. Their SI Awareness Booklet for 2005 is an excellent resource for concerned parents or health care workers, and a good read for people who self harm. Get it now for free from their website.
Bristol Crisis Service for Women
Bristol Crisis Service for Women is
a national voluntary organisation that supports
women in emotional distress. They particularly help women who harm themselves
(often called self-injury). They have carried out
extensive research with women who self-injure.
Through their work they have developed a deep understanding
of the reasons individuals harm themselves and
of the things they may need to help them overcome
their self-injury. They also have wide experience
of the concerns and needs of workers in different
settings and disciplines, and in developing good
What they do:
- They run a national helpline
- They produce information and publications about
- They offer talks and training courses to professionals
- They run and support self-help groups
National Self Harm Network
The National Self-Harm Network (UK based but available to everyone from ANY country) has been a survivor-led organisation since 1994. They are committed campaigners for the rights and understanding of people who self-harm. Their priority is to support survivors and people who self-harm. They also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends; they can discuss the issue and gain effective support in our forums.
Basement Project provides support groups for those
who have been abused as children and people who
self-harm. These are free to individuals
and funded by our work with professionals. We
also provide training, consultation and supervision
for workers in community and mental health services. We
provide a range of publications offering practical
guidance for workers. Our books for service-users
offer many creative ideas based on the experience
of others who have journeyed through similar difficulties.
All are written in an accessible style.
Our work is founded on respect for individuals
and for their rights to determine their own needs
and make choices for themselves. We aim to
facilitate professionals in supporting and empowering
the people with whom they work, whilst also attending
to their own difficulties and needs.
Tel: 0845 90 90 90
Samaritans is available 24
hours a day to provide confidential emotional support
for people who are experiencing feelings of distress
or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. The
website also has information self harm. It also
provides an e-mail service for those not wishing
to talk over the phone.
If you would prefer you
can access the local service in Glasgow for a face
to face appointment with the Samaritans.
Tel: 0141 248 4488
British Red Cross - Skin Camouflage
The aim of the British Red Cross Skin Camouflage Service is to assist people with a Disfigurement to cope in their daily lives, with the aid of simple skin camouflage techniques.
The service is available to men, women and children through medical referral from a consultant or GP. Camouflage creams are effective in reducing the impact of scarring, rosacea, birthmarks, vitiligo, tattoos etc. on the face, limbs and torso.
The service is available nationally and is provided free of charge to the patient. The creams are normally available on prescription.
For more information or if you have concerns about talking to your GP contact the Glasgow Services Manager Jim Griffin on 0141-891-4000 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2002, the Scottish Executive launched Choose Life, a ten year strategy and action plan to reduce suicide in Scotland.
Choose Life sets out a framework to ensure that action is taken nationally and locally to build skills, develop training, encourage people to seek help early, improve knowledge and awareness of 'what works' to prevent suicide, and to encourage partnership working and improved co-ordination between services.
This page is an information and education resourse only.
Tel: 0800 83 85 87
Open 7 days a week 6pm-2am
Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Their website also contains a wide variety of resourses and information
UK resources and support for those dealing with
suicide, depression or distress – particularly
teenagers and young adults.
PAPYRUS is a voluntary UK organisation committed
to the prevention of young suicide and the promotion
of mental health and emotional wellbeing. Founded
in 1997 by parents who had lost a son or daughter
to suicide, PAPYRUS has three primary objectives:
- To provide assistance and resources to the
professional and public sectors who care for
teens and young people battling suicidal tendencies.
promote public awareness in the importance of
emotional wellbeing and to campaign for improved
mental health services in the UK for vulnerable
provide an easily accessible route to information
on suicide prevention and emotional wellbeing;
from basic self-help resources, to guidance on
seeking counselling and therapy.
Tel: 0845 90 90 90
Samaritans is available 24 hours a day to provide
confidential emotional support for people who are
experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including
those which may lead to suicide. The website
also has information self harm. It also provides
an e-mail service for those not wishing to talk
over the phone.
If you would prefer you can access the local service
in Glasgow for a face to face appointment with
210 West George Street,
Tel: 0141 248 4488
Young People and Self Harm
This site is a key information resource for young
people who self-harm, their friends and families,
and for professionals working with them.
National Inquiry into Self-Harm among
UK's first major investigation of self-harm was
launched on 30th March 2004 at the House of Commons.
Reports are available on the website and the final
report will be published in Autumn 2005. Contact
them if you have any information to share regarding
Heads Up Scotland
The purpose of Heads Up Scotland is to make a
major contribution to the activity already underway
in Scotland to improve the mental health and well-being
of children and young people.
The Place offers simple advice and help for young
people. The Place is somewhere you can come whether
you want to pick up free condoms or just have a private
and confidential chat with a friendly
health advisor or counsellor – about anything
to do with sex or relationships or things you might
be worried about
Youth Stress Centre
145 Charles Street
Part of Royston Stress Centre, the Youth Stress Centre offers an outreach service to 11-18 year olds in North Glasgow. We work with young people to help them recognise and develop the emotional tools and capabilities to deal with life.
They have teamed up with local schools to promote emotional and intellectual growth in tandem. Since its inception in 2000 over 2,500 young people from three local secondary schools and the community have been involved in Emotional Literacy programmes.
Phone: 0141 552 3693
Fax: 0141 553 2049
Monday - Friday,
9.30am - 1.30pm
Penumbra provides a range of support services
for young people experiencing problems affecting
their mental health. We also offer training
and consultancy for agencies and young people
on mental health issues.
The word ‘Penumbra’ means the partial
shadow around the sun during an eclipse. Penumbra’s
work aims to bring mental health out of the shadow
and into the light.
Tel: 0800 1111
ChildLine is the
free helpline for children and young people in
the UK. Children and young people can call ChildLine
on 0800 1111 to
talk about any problem – their counsellors
are always here to help you sort it out. Children
and young people can call at any time of the
night or day. That’s because ChildLine’s
helpline is open 24 hours a day, every day of
the year. But without help, that might change.
ChildLine is in urgent needs of funds so that
they can continue to stay open overnight, which
is when some of the most desperate children need
us most. Click
on the website to see how you can help.
0808 808 4994
Get Connected provides a free, confidential helpline that gives young people in difficult situations the support and information you need to decide what you want to happen next. It could be anything from a listening ear to somewhere safe to stay for the night.
We’re free: calls to Get Connected are free from all landlines and mobile phones. Any connection we give you to another helpline is also free.
We’ll find you the best help whatever the problem: we can help you decide what sort of help you’re looking for and put you in touch with it, whether it’s by connecting you to another helpline, emailing you a link to an online service, texting you details of a service or giving you the address of somewhere local.
Young Minds is the national charity committed
to improving the mental health of all children
and young people.
The YoungMinds website has been redesigned to
provide detailed information in a clear, concise
and attractive way. The info
centre gathers together all of YoungMinds
information resources on key topics. In addition,
all YoungMinds activities are comprehensively explained.
The YoungMinds Parents’ Information
Service (0800 018 2138) provides
information and advice for anyone with concerns
about the mental health of a child or young person.
YoungMinds produce leaflets
and booklets to help young
people, parents and professionals to
understand when a young person feels troubled and
where to find help. YoungMinds
Magazine is a leading source of up to date
news and features on a wide range of issues affecting
Bulling Online provides extensive advice on dealing
with school bulling. They provide information
for both pupils and parents, legal advice and a
e-mail support service which offers responses within
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender
LGBT Youth Scotland is working towards the
inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender young people in the life of Scotland.
We provide a range of services and opportunities
for young people, families and professionals
which aim to increase awareness and confidence;
as well as reducing isolation and intolerance.
Tel: 0845 113 0005
Based in 14 of the most disadvantaged urban areas
in the country, Fairbridge supports 13-25 year
olds who are not in education, training or employment
or who have been identified as being at risk of
dropping out. They are referred to us by over 1,400 different
organisations. These young people often face
a range of problems and may have been excluded
from school, endured long-term unemployment, faced
homelessness or become involved in criminal activity.
Many are without the support of their family and
on the margins of their local community.
Through a combination of personal support and challenging
activities, we provide young people with a route
back into mainstream society.
The Provision Division
This is information put together by young people in Glasgow for young people in Glasgow. Check out and search our directory for youth activities near you!
Access North Glasgow Community Portal Directory
To find local agencies within the North Glasgow
area the North Glasgow Community Portal is a useful
website. It provides up to date information
and is continually expanding.
North Area Social Work Services
North covers the following areas:
Springburn, Ruchill, Milton, Firhill, Sighthill,
Royston, Germiston, Petershill, Balornock, Barmulloch,
Provanmill, Port Dundas and Possil
Offices and Service Areas Covered:
94 Red Road,
7 Closeburn Street
15 Glenbarr Street
|Phone: 08453 303595
Fax: 0141 557 0310
|Phone: 0141 276 4570
Fax: 0141 276 4555
|Phone: 0141 276 7010
Fax: 0141 276 7113
- Community Care
- Home Care
- Occupational Therapy
- Criminal Justice
- Community Work
Families and Children
Mon - Thurs 8.45 am - 4.45 pm
Friday 8.45 am - 3.55 pm
An emergency out of hour’s service is
available from the Standby
Tel: 0800 811505
Citizens Advice Bureau
Maryhill Citizens Advice Bureau
1145 Maryhill Road,
Tel: 0141 946 6373
Fax: 0141 576 5103
||10.00 - 13.00; 13.00 - 15.30
||(from 13.00 appointments only)
||10.00 - 15.30
||(Debt clinic 17.00 - 19.00 appointments only)
||10.00 - 15.30
||(appointments & telephone only)
||10.00 - 13.00
||(Debt clinic 17.00 - 19.00 appointments only)
||10.00 - 15.30
North of Glasgow Citizens Advice Bureau
1169 Royston Road,
Tel: 0141 770 7869
||14:00 - 16:00
||10:00 - 16:00
||10:00 - 12:00
Other times by appointment only (they
also offer Legal Services).
Benefits, Tax Credit and other Support
This is a Government website giving basic advice
on benefits, tax credits and other support.
This web address gives a list of Glasgow specific
Welfare Rights Fact sheets.
This web page gives information on how to get
advice on a variety of benefits for people living
in the Glasgow area.
Glasgow Housing Association
This is the official website of the GHA. Two
years ago tenants of Glasgow City Council voted
for their homes to be transferred to GHA. The transfer
took place on 7th March 2003. It was an historic
moment affecting the future of 80,559 homes. GHA
is a not-for-profit housing association that’s
committed to creating better homes, better lives.
GHA is the largest registered social landlord in
Britain. They are an organisation designed
to achieve community ownership through moving housing
stock into the hands of locally controlled housing
groups. Their goal is simple. They want to help
regenerate disadvantaged communities by delivering
Fab Pad helps homeless young people turn their
new tenancies into homes, by bringing them together
with interior designers and artists who are sensitive
to their needs. Our work centres on helping young
people to unlock their own creative talents, and
on showing them how to create maximum effect at
minimum cost. The end result is a home that they
have created themselves.
Royston Road Project
The Royston Road website provides local information
for the Royston area featuring an extensive archive
covering the designing and building of two new parks
in the area, artists' residencies, a new internet
network for businesses, organisations and schools,
and a performance project by Eddie Ladd.
Glasgow Homeless Information Page
This site is a great starting point for information on all matters related to homelessness in Glasgow.
Well? Mental Health and Well-being in Scotland
dedicated to communicating the work of the
Scottish Executive's National Programme for
Improving the Mental Health and Well-Being
of Scotland's Population, which was launched
in October 2001. Their aim is to highlight
the initiatives and work already underway in
addressing the issues of improving mental health
and well-being in Scotland.
Research Autism is a UK charity dedicated to research into interventions in autism.
We commission, carry out and support high quality, independent research into new and existing health, education, social and other interventions.
We have just launched our new website, which aims to be one of the biggest, most up-to-date, and most reliable websites in the world for information about autism interventions.
Living Life To The Full
The Living Life to The Full modules have been devised to help people develop key life skills to help them tackle common problems we all face from time to time in life. They are supported by a range of structured and clearly written self-help materials.
is the leading mental health charity in England
MDF - The BiPolar Organisation
MDF The BiPolar Organisation works to enable people affected by bipolar disorder / manic depression to take control of their lives. We aim to fulfil this mission by:
- Supporting and developing self-help opportunities for people affected by manic depression;
- Expanding and developing the information services about manic depression;
- Influencing the improvement of treatments and services to promote recovery;
- Decreasing the discrimination against, and promoting the social inclusion and rights of people affected by manic depression;
- Being an effective and efficient organisation with sufficient resources to sustain and develop our activities, thereby ensuring members receive a unique, high quality service.
Your Amazing Brain
Award winning interactive website to discover "your amazing brain".
The National Centre for Eating Disorders
The National Centre For Eating Disorders, established
in 1984, is an independent organisation set up
to provide solutions for all eating problems, compulsive
or "binge" eating, failed or "yo-yo" dieting,
bulimia and anorexia.
Website provides information, self help online
and useful links.
Eating Disorder Association
At this website you will find information
and help on all aspects of eating disorders including
Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating
Disorder and related eating disorders.
The Mary Hart Centre for Eating Disorders
Centre for Eating Disorders - Scotland, is a long
established, independent, psychotherapy practice
concentrating on helping sufferers of Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge
This website contains useful information to help
people suffering from these disorders, as well as
Men's Health Forum Scotland
Here in Scotland we men don’t have a great reputation for looking after ourselves, what with the unhealthy diet and the love of a few too many drams. Attitudes towards men’s health and work in the field of improving it are moving ahead at a very encouraging rate.
This site is here to try and keep you abreast of these developments and enable you to tap into the experience of those already working to improve men’s health.
BBC Scotland Webguide - Health
A selection of Health related websites in Scoland.
Welcome to Scotland’s very own jogging network.
Our aim is to help people in their quest to improve their quality of life and to enjoy finding out how they can have a big impact on their long-term health and wellbeing.
People can discover a whole new world of increased energy, feeling better about themselves and eating things they enjoy - there can be gain without pain!
North Glasgow Health Living Community
North Glasgow Healthy Living Community is working with partner organisations to improve health and wellbeing for the people of North Glasgow.
Lots of great information for people in the North Glasgow area
Men’s Health Forum
Too many men suffer unnecessarily poor health and die too young from preventable causes.
The Men’s Health Forum’s mission is to provide an independent and authoritative voice for male health and to tackle the issues affecting the health and well-being of boys and men in England and Wales.
Female Health Issues
FemaleHealthIssues was formed to offer a unique reference point on women's health problems.
Many health issues are experienced only by women. From adolescence to retirement we discuss the female health concerns you might have.
Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.
Our features and articles are written by professional journalists and experts - who have a particular interest, or a background in this area.
The Steve Retson Project
The Steve Retson Project is a Sexual Health project
especially geared to gay men's needs. It offers testing
and treatment for Sexually Transmitted Infections
(STIs), vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B, HIV testing,
free condoms and lube, plus counselling, advice and
information on sexual health. What's more, all services
(including treatments) are free of charge.
Glasgow LGBT Centre
Celebrating equality and diversity in the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Open Monday-Sunday 11a.m.-12 midnight.
The Sandyford Initiative Thrive Clinic -
for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Childhood sexual abuse exists in varying combinations,
duration and intensity.
As a child you may have lost all rights to privacy,
love, support and even control over you own body.
You have spent enough time feeling different, excluded
Is it time for you to break the silence and talk
Thrive is a counselling service
for adult male survivors of sexual abuse.
Thrive is a team of qualified,
experienced and dedicated male and female counsellors.
Thrive is completely free and
has appointments available Monday to Friday
Thrive is situated in a welcoming,
relaxing and convenient city centre location.
Thrive is available to support
YOU HAVE SURVIVED,
NOW IT IS TIME TO THRIVE
Ring for appointments 0141 211 8133
Our SurvivorScotland website has been developed by the Scottish Government to improve the lives of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
For the first time, people have access to a wide range of material about abuse, all in one place. It is a networking resource for a wide variety of interested people, and it gives useful links to other websites that may also be helpful.
Bebo is the next generation social networking site where members can stay in touch with their High School friends, connect with friends, share photos, discover new interests and just hang out.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with friends, upload an unlimited number of photos, share links and videos, and learn more about the people they meet.
Google Search UK
Enables users to search the Web, Usenet, and images. Features include PageRank, caching and translation of results, and an option to find similar pages.
Yahoo Search UK
Yahoo! UK & Ireland Home Page – Search the web and the Yahoo! Web Directory, sign up for a free Yahoo! email account and find the latest from Yahoo!
Free download for your computer offering maps and satellite images for complex or pinpointed regional searches. See your house from space!
Activities in Glasgow/Scotland
Book online or see reviews of upcoming films in Glasgow
Book online or see reviews of upcoming films in Glasgow
Whats On - Glasgow Diary
Find out whats on in Glasgow and download the latest Glasgow Diary, full of all events being held within the city.
The List is Scotland’s best selling entertainment, events and lifestyle magazine.
It is the essential guide to what’s on in Glasgow and Edinburgh covering film, music, theatre, comedy, clubs, art, sport, books, gay life, travel, shopping, food, drink and much, much more.
Absolutely Scotland brings you
the "ultimate stress-free zone" -
The Great Outdoors - with an exceptional range
of challenging and fun activities in some of the
most stunning countryside in Scotland.
Sky Sports Homepage
Keep up to date with all sports.
Homepage of Setanta sports.
Rangers Football Club
The official website of Glasgow Rangers Football
Celtic Football Club
The official website of Celtic Football Club.
The official website of Partick Thistle Football
The official website of the Scottish Rugby Team.
Planet Rugby Magazine
Full of up to date information on all things related to Rugby.
The official homepage of the Tennis Magazine.
Carling Academy Glasgow
The Carling Academy website provides dates of
up coming gigs, box office and travel directions.
Clyde 1 Radio
Information and advice from Clyde 1 fm website.
King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
King Tut's Wah Wah Hut is one of Glasgow's leading
concert venues, renowned in Scotland as an exciting
showcase for new and emerging bands and as the venue
that supported some of the UK music industry's biggest
names at the start of their careers.
See how the latest film releases are rated in the Empire Magazines homepage.