Since the pandemic, health services must operate differently to protect everyone. It’s important to maintain safe infection control and minimise unnecessary physical contact where possible.
NHS Lothian’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Service (formerly Family Planning and Well Woman services and the Genitourinary Medicine (GUM) department) now operates from the Chalmers Sexual Health Centre.
0131 536 1070
Free online self-harm support for 14-19's
The Corner Is A Young Person’s Health And Information Service Based In Dundee City Centre. The Corner offers a wide range of Health & Information services through our city centre Drop-in and outreach work. Services are all free, informal and confidential. Services are for those aged 11-19 years (up to 25yrs for those in crisis).
Scotland’s Mental Health first aid – Young people
SMHFA: YP was developed to meet the increasing demand for a similar type approach for adults who support or care for young people aged between 11 and 17. SMHFA: YP is a 14-hour blended course which is designed to support all adults to recognise mental health problems and provide guidance and immediate assistance to a young person in crisis. SMHFA: YP was launched in 2013.
We believe that young people are best placed to guide, support and empower their peers on issues relating to mental health and well being. Neurolove.org is a site set up to support young people manage the changing times we are currently living in.
0151 547 7703
Mermaids has been supporting trans and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families since 1995.
0808 801 0400
Think Positive about Student Mental Health
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project.The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities
Youth Cancer Trust Forward
Meet people like you! Youth Cancer Trust provides support and free activity holidays for young people (aged 14 to 30) diagnosed and living with cancer or any malignant disease, from anywhere in the UK and the Irish Republic, or who are patients of any UK hospital.
When to immunise
Different vaccines are given at different ages to protect you and your child. Find out when these vaccinations are offered, and when and where they'll be given.
Find your nearest Sexual Health Clinic
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are passed from one person to another through unprotected sex or genital contact. You can be tested for STIs at a sexual health clinic, genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinic or GP surgery. Search for a sexual health clinic near you and find out what services they offer.
Sexual Health Scotland
We’re guessing you’re here because you’ve got something on your mind. Well don’t worry. Loads of people have questions about sex and sexual health, relationships and pregnancy, so we’ve pulled together the most common ones here.
0800 22 44 88
LGBT Youth Scotland
We are Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. We also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses. Our goal is to make Scotland the best place to grow up for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex young people. We play a leading role in the provision of quality youth work to LGBTI young people that promotes their health and wellbeing, and are a valued and influential partner in LGBTI equality
Edinburgh: 0131 555 3940 or Glasgow: 0141 552 7425
Citizens Advice Scotland
Personal, one-to-one advice and information on employment, housing, debt, benefits and consumer issues like energy bills
0800 028 1456
Worry Box (age 6-16 yrs)
This app serves as a journal for children and adolescents to record their worrisome thoughts. Steps are then identified in managing the worry.
Positive Penguins (age 9-11yrs)
PP is a resilience building app for children aged 9-11yrs. Helps children to understand their thoughts and feelings and what to do when feeling anxious. Includes simple 5 minute graded and guided relaxation exercises.
SAM (Self Help for Anxiety Management) (Age 12 yrs +)
This app provides self-help techniques to help manage overall anxiety. Track anxiety levels, triggers, and build a personal tool kit in the app. It also provides interactive guidance for practicing self-help and a closed social community to engage with others. If you’re looking for holistic snapshot of your anxiety and how to cope with it, this may be the app for you.
Headspace (age 12yrs+)
Meditation app. Learn to relax. 10mins free for 10 days then small subscription.
Safespot (age 6-12 yrs)
Downloadable app (android and IOS) developed by a child psychiatrist who used to work in FV. Promotes mental wellbeing by teaching coping skills.
Information, support and guidance, for young Scots.
0808 801 0338
It can be very difficult to talk to people when you’re having problems with your mental health. Doc Ready helps you prepare for the first time you visit a Doctor to discuss your mental health.
Young Minds is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever their challenges.
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. There to help young people take on any challenge they are facing – from mental health to money problems, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to them online or by using their free, confidential helpline.
0808 808 4994
Want someone to understand or advice to help a friend? Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.
Consent to treatment for young people
Like adults, young people (aged 16 or 17) are presumed to have sufficient capacity to decide on their own medical treatment, unless there's significant evidence to suggest otherwise.
Whether you’re moving to secondary school, jumping into the world of work, starting a new relationship or just feeling a bit stressed, we’ve asked those who’ve been through it to share their wisdom.