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Below are details of where to find resources and support regarding the topics covered in Sunset Song. 

If you feel you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please contact the police on 999.

Finding Support

Suicide Help Line

Samaritans Freephone Helpline 116 123 
Provides a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

SAMH Scotland’s national mental health charity 

Rape Crisis Scotland

Rape Crisis Scotland Helpline
Get in touch any day between 5pm – midnight:
Call: 08088 01 03 02
Text: 07537 410 027

Domestic Abuse & Violence

Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 027 1234  
Domestic abuse can take many forms. It’s not just physical abuse but also includes coercive and controlling behaviour. Anyone experiencing domestic abuse is encouraged to seek help.

Dundee Women’s Aid
We provide a confidential, and non-judgemental service to women, young people and children who have experienced domestic abuse.

AMIS is Scotland’s leading charity and helpline for male domestic abuse. 
Call: 03300 949 395 

Support for Veterans

Veterans' Gateway
The Veterans’ Gateway service is the first point of contact for all Tri-Service veterans, and their families. Its expert content covers welfare areas: housing, employment, finances, living independently, mental wellbeing, families and communities, and physical health.
Call: 0808 802 1212
Text: 81212

Sources of support for mental health

NHS Inform

NHS Inform is Scotland’s national health information and self help guide for mental and physical health and well being.  It includes information, self help guides, workbooks and relaxation exercises.

NHS Tayside Healthy Minds

The NHS Tayside Healthy Minds website details links to many useful resources.

Mood Café

Promoting mental health and designed by NHS Fife, Mood Cafe promotes mental health and well-being.  This website offers information on and resources to manage a wide range of experiences.

‘Beating the Blues’ – Online Computerised Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

If you are experiencing symptoms of depression and anxiety, you may want to consider other support with this. You can complete an online self-help psychological treatment called, Beating the Blues (BtB).  We can arrange for you to have free and quick access to this. This will not affect you receiving face-to-face treatment but may help improve some of your difficulties quicker. Key features include:

  • Each year 20,000 people across Scotland are referred for Beating the Blues.
  • Research shows BtB is effective in reducing depression and anxiety and patients who have used it say they would recommend it. 
  • Beating the Blues contains 8 sessions that can be completed on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone whenever and wherever it is convenient for you.
  • Support is available from our NHS Tayside Beating the Blues Team.

You can request access to Beating the Blues by telephoning (01382) 346162. Your GP can also refer you directly to Beating the Blues. You can find out more about this tried and tested treatment, and watch an introductory video at the link below.

‘Living Life’ - Telephone Guided Self Help/Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

If you would prefer the flexibility of evening appointments, or would find it difficult to travel to attend appointments face to face, then you might prefer to contact this service. They can arrange telephone appointments for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Guided Self Help sessions after an initial assessment appointment over the telephone. 

You can find out more about this treatment option by visiting their website or phone.

Mental Health Apps

You may find it easier to download a mental health app to your phone.  There are many freely available.  There is a handy list of available apps available on this NHS library, providing information on their content and where there is a cost. Some apps provide breathing, relaxation and mindfulness techniques to help manage anxiety.


Books on Prescription Scheme

Recommended self help resources are available to borrow from your local community library. These titles are available for anyone to borrow, but with a 'prescription' from your GP or other healthcare professional, you can arrange a temporary membership for the library. You can find more details about the scheme, and the book list online.