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Sources of help

Find sources of over-the-phone or online help and support here, or search for your nearest sexual health service.


If your GP surgery is closed and you are too ill to wait until it re-opens, phone NHS 24 on 111 (Textphone: 18001 111).

For health information you can trust, visit or call NHS inform on 0800 22 44 88.

Local sexual health services

Confidential advice on any sexual health issue and free, confidential tests for sexually transmitted infections.

Find your nearest sexual health service

Relationships Scotland

Relationship counselling can help you work through problems in your current relationship or past experiences. Relationships Scotland can help you find a counsellor in your area.

• 0845 119 2020 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)


Rape Crisis Scotland

Support for anyone who has experienced sexual violence.

• Freephone: 08088 01 03 02 (6pm-midnight daily)


Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

If you are experiencing domestic abuse.

• Call: 0800 027 1234 (any time)

Terrence Higgins Trust

Information, advice and support for anyone affected by HIV.

• Glasgow: 0141 332 3838

• Aberdeen: 01224 845 526

• Tayside: 07880 172 047


Waverley Care

Care and support for people living with HIV and Hepatitis C, their partners, families and carers.

• Call: 0131 558 1425



Providing confidential emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

• Local rate call: 08457 90 90 90


Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone line service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

• Freephone: 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am, Fri 6pm – Mon 6am)


The Lowdown

The place for teenagers to get more information on all things sex, relationships and other health concerns.

• Call: 0808 802 4444 (Monday-Friday 10am-6pm)


Know the Score

For more advice and information of the effects of alcohol and drugs, whether you're affected by your own or someone else's misuse visit


Confidential drugs information and advice.


•Call: 0800 77 66 00

•Text: 821111 

Hepatitis Scotland

For more information or help and support on viral hepatitis.

• Call: 0800 22 44 88 (daily 8am-10pm)


LGBT Helpline Scotland

Information and emotional support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and their families, friends and supporters across Scotland.

Includes help and advice relating to LGBT domestic abuse

Drink Smarter

For more information about alcohol

• Drinkline Helpline: 0800 7 314 314 (anytime)


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Guidance on accessing contraception during coronavirus pandemic.