To protect yourself and others, it’s really important that everyone follows the Government advice. However, it doesn’t mean that you’re alone.
If you’re looking for some additional support for you or someone you know, here’s a list of organisations who may be able to offer help and advice.
This page will be updated as more resources become available.
You can also click to find out more about how to help in your community.
0800 111 4000
National Assistance helpline
We recognise that this is a challenging time and that some people will need extra support to access essentials such as food and medicine, this includes those who are self isolating to stop the spread of Coronavirus. If you need support, and can’t get this from friends or family, the National Assistance Helpline is there to help and can be reached on 0800 111 4000. You can pass this number on to someone you are supporting or call on their behalf Monday-Friday, from 9am-5pm.
Please remember this helpline is dedicated to helping those who cannot leave their home and who cannot get help online.
General information and advice
For help and advice relating to work, benefits, housing, well-being, and businesses.
Voluntary and community organisations
Help and advice, including about funding.
Support and guidance for anyone struggling with their mental health and well-being.
- Breathing Space - Phone 0800 83 85 87 from 6pm every evening
- Clear Your Head
- Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)
- Samaritans - phone: 116 123 (24 hours a day 365 days a year)
- Young Scot
Domestic abuse and sexual violence
Support for anyone experiencing domestic abuse or forced marriage or anyone affected by sexual violence.
Parents and carers
Family support, information and advice on staying at home with the kids.
Health guidance for pregnant women and maternity professionals looking after them.
Help for people over 70, their carers and families.
Information and support for those with dementia or their carers.
Information on coronavirus as well as resources and support for those with learning disabilities or their carers.
Information on coronavirus for those with autism or their carers.
- Scottish Autism or phone the helpline on 01259 222 022
- National Autistic Society
The First Minister’s briefings are being interpreted so that BSL users can access updates.
Those with a disability
Helpline details and a host of useful information.
Those with sight or hearing loss
Information, advice and helplines for people with sight or hearing loss
Gypsy / traveller community
Information and guidance has been produced for Gypsy, Traveller and Liveaboard Boater communities on coronavirus.
- Ethnic minority National Resilience Network or 0141 255 2133
Advice for businesses
If you run a business in Scotland, you can get the latest information and advice from the Find Business Support website.