Perth and Kinross,


Phone 0800 83 85 87


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Breathing Space

Breathing Space was launched to address serious concerns about the mental wellbeing of people in Scotland. The service is provided via a national phone line. Advisors come from a range of mental health, counselling and social work backgrounds.

Breathing Space aims to provide:

  • an alternative and easily accessible ‘first stop’ service
  • assistance at an early stage in order to stop problems escalating
  • empathy, understanding and advice through active listening
  • hope when none exists
  • direction for those who do not know where to seek help

The phone service is free and confidential for anyone in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Breathing Space opening hours

24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday - 6am Monday).

6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday - Thursday).

Phone and speak to a Breathing Space advisor on 0800 83 85 87.

Free to call

Breathing Space is free to phone from a landline and any mobile phone network.

The phone number won't show up in telephone bills.

Last Modified: 14 August 2018

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