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Mental health

If you're struggling with something, it's important to talk. There is always someone there to talk to, even if you feel like no one will listen. You’re not alone.  1 in 4 people experience mental ill health at some time in their lives. There are many things in life which can cause people to feel angry, upset, or depressed.

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Counselling service in Glasgow

In Glasgow, we offer a free, confidential counselling service. All our counsellors are trained professionals and the sessions will take place in the welcoming safe space provided by our Glasgow office. We provide this service in a couple of different ways.

For Young People under 18

For young people 18 or under, the counselling service is provided by Lifelink. If you already attend one of our groups, you can ask your Youth Worker to refer you. If you don’t attend our groups yet, you can self-refer through Lifelink’s website.

Please make sure you give up-to-date contact details so the counsellor can get in touch to organise an appointment. Please also mention in the notes section that this is an LGBT Youth Scotland referral. This will ensure the counselling takes place from our office.

For Young People aged 18 – 25

If you are over 18, we offer a separate service run by fully-trained counselling volunteers. If you attend our groups, you can ask your Youth Worker to refer you. If not, please get in touch with the Glasgow office on 0141 552 7425 or email and someone will get in touch to organise a referral.


Other organisations

You'll find further information and support services at the following websites:

  • The Mix offers counselling to those under 25 and is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year
  • AyeMind has links to support services and lots of digital tools which you can use to support your mental health
  • Samaritans are always there if you need to talk, in your own way, and off the record, about whatever’s getting to you. You don’t have to be suicidal. Call free on 116 123 or visit
  • CruseYouth Line offer free, confidential help to bereaved people 0870 167 1677 / 0808 808 1677 *local rates apply. Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-2pm 3pm-9pm – 7 days.

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