GCVS understands the growing need for wellbeing support; both for individuals and organisations. We offer a Wellbeing Service for staff and volunteers within third sector organisations. Our aim is to ensure they have access to physical and mental health support including peer support initiatives and a range of wellbeing workshops.
If you are looking for wellbeing support, have a look at our resources, list of organisations offering specialised support, and upcoming free events.
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For support with improving your physical wellbeing, please download our resource.
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NHS Inform offers a library of mental health self-help guides based on cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). You can find the library below.
COPE Scotland offers a range of wellbeing resources on their website. Have a look at the link below.
Brothers in Arms developed a digital wellbeing service for men in Scotland. You can download the app from the link below.
Lifelink offer a range of mindfulness and self-help resources in audio and video form. You can listen to and watch the short recordings below.
You can check you current wellbeing with the Wellbeing Assessment Tool available on the Scotland Association for Mental Health website below.
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Organisations offering wellbeing support:
Sometimes you might need a confidential space to talk about anything that is on your mind. Below are some of the organisations you can reach out to.
- Samaritans – free and confidential phone service for anyone in the UK, open 24/7. Telephone number: 116 123.
- Breathing Space – free and confidential, phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Open Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am and Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am. Telephone number: 0800 83 85 87
- Childline – free and confidential phone and webchat service for anyone in the UK under the age of 19, open 24/7. Telephone number: 0800 1111
- Lifelink – 1-2-1 counselling and group Cognitive Behavioural therapy for anyone in Glasgow City. To refer yourself or someone else for Lifelink’s services you can complete the online referral form here or telephone on 0141 552 4434.
- Wellbeing Scotland – service offers counselling, support work, advocacy work, and therapeutic groupwork for adults as well as children and families. Free and confidential helpline to find out more about services, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 11am. Telephone number: 0800 121 6027
- Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland – support for anyone experiencing bereavement through a free and confidential helpline and individual and group support. Telephone number: 0808 802 6161, open Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm and Weekends 1pm to 4pm
The Wellbeing Service offers an opportunity for organisations to nominate a named contact to promote wellbeing within their organisation and encourage staff and volunteers to take part in wellbeing initiatives. Champions will regularly receive information and advice on how to implement the initiatives in their workplace from our Wellbeing Service Advisor.
To sign up, please download the sign up sheet below and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org