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Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

This service is for people in Scotland

Your mood

I…errr…you know…

Sometimes our thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us to the point where it becomes difficult to cope with everyday life.

You are not alone and recognising when you need support can be the first step towards good mental health and wellbeing.

The whole spectrum of life is reflected in the calls we receive to Breathing Space.


You might find that feelings of sadness or hopelessness interfere with your daily life.


Loneliness can come in many forms. You may feel isolated or feel you have little importance in other people’s lives.

Stressed and anxious

Major life changes or a combination of seemingly less significant events can lead to stress and anxiety.


Issues relating to suicide or suicidal thoughts may be a concern.

Whatever your reason for calling, we’re here to listen.

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Breathing Space is available for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16. Childline can provide help and advice about a wide range of issues on 0800 1111 or

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16 - 18
19 - 24
25 - 34
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45 - 54
55 - 64
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