Breathing Space Phoneline

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, stress, depression or anxiety.

Service Description

Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help. So don’t let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.

Helpline: 0800 83 85 87

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday – 6.00 pm – 2.00 am
Friday to Monday 6.00 pm to Monday 6.00 am

The service is open when other supports such as family, friends or a GP may not be available. You can speak about what’s on your mind or ask about helpful resources in your area. The service is confidential and anonymous and none of your conversation is recorded. It is designed to be a private, safe space to talk.

It’s understandable that some callers might feel nervous about picking up the phone and may not know what to expect.

How To Get In Touch

Support is provided though the phone line only. For admin enquiries, ordering leaflets etc, you can email and your email will be responded to within 5 working days.

For more information please visit

Breathing Space is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), recognised counselling skills organisation.

Service Categories


Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Young People
    • target age 16 - 40, open for use to anyone any age in scotland


Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Contact Info. & Provider's Address


5th Floor
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
G81 4HX

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday – Friday: 6pm to 6am Saturday – Sunday: 24hour-

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Translation Service
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Breathing Space

Type: Other

Breathing Space is a confidential helpline for anyone in Scotland experiencing mental ill health. It was launched in 2002, and became a national phoneline in 2004. Breathing Space is funded by the Scottish Government's Mental Health Unit. The service is operationally managed by NHS 24 and delivered from NHS 24 contact centres in Clydebank, Cardonald and South Queensferry. Breathing Space is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) recognised counselling skills organisation. 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 83 85 87

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Friday: 6pm to 6am
Saturday – Sunday: 24hour

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