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Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

This service is for people in Scotland

Living Life

Introduction to Living Life

We are a team of therapists, offering appointment-based telephone support based on cognitive behavioural therapy. Please note this service is for people in Scotland.

Feeling low, anxious or stressed?

Anxiety, low mood and stress are common problems which we can experience from time to time. When these feelings persist, they can affect our daily life and lead to emotional distress.

Some people may recover in a few weeks on their own, while others need more specialist help and support.

Living Life can help

Living Life is available to anyone over the age of 16 experiencing:

  • low mood
  • mild to moderate depression
  • symptoms of anxiety
  • a combination of these symptoms.

When you first phone Living Life you will be asked for:

  • your name
  • your contact details
  • the reason you phoned

At this point you may be offered an assessment appointment with one of our team or placed on our waiting list.

Following an assessment appointment, you will be offered a series of telephone support sessions with a  therapist.

It can take up to 6 weeks for initial assessment for the Living Life service, then 12 weeks for treatment to begin. This may take longer during periods of high demand.

Appointment-based telephone support

Living Life is based on cognitive behavioural therapy, a type of ‘talking therapy’.

Talking therapies can help you identify unhelpful ways of thinking and learn new ways of coping.

Through Living Life you will be offered a series of telephone appointments with a therapist, who will talk you through specific materials and workbooks.

These support sessions will help you react more positively to situations and boost your self-esteem and confidence.

We welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Living Life service through our Feedback page.

“I feel much happier. I am now a much stronger and more confident person”

Living Life will help you by:

  • supporting you regularly and directly through a series of telephone appointments with a therapist over 4-6 sessions
  • assisting you with helpful resources
  • giving you additional coping skills
  • referring you on to other services where appropriate.

So don’t delay, call Living Life on 0800 328 9655.

Other information

Living Life opening hours:

Monday – Friday: 1pm to 9pm.

About Living Life

A psychological therapy service which became Scotland-wide in March 2012, managed and delivered by NHS 24.

Living Life leaflet

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This information is also available in:

British Sign Language (BSL)

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