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Welcome

If you work or volunteer with an emergency service in Scotland, Lifelines Scotland is here to help you stay safe and well.
We hope you, your colleagues, your family and friends will find our advice and support helpful. Lifelines Scotland is an NHS project - find out more about us, the training and support we offer.
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“Lifelines is based on clinical wisdom and international research in the field of traumatic stress and emergency responders. Our model can be distilled to some key principles that we’ve called the Lifelines 10 Essentials”

Gill Moreton
Project Lead, Lifelines Scotland
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"The mental health and physical safety of our officers and staff is a priority for the service and we have a range of tools and networks to support wellbeing and resilience. I greatly value our association with Lifelines Scotland. The additional support and information it provides to our officers and staff - and their families - is an invaluable resource.”

Iain Livingstone
Chief Constable, Police Scotland

"I’m pleased that the Scottish government has been able to provide funding to Lifelines Scotland to help support your wellbeing. These resources are for you and I hope that you will find them helpful."

Kevin Stewart
Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care

"Lifelines Scotland provides a key role and I would encourage all emergency services personnel to seek out the resources and the support that they can provide.  Staying well and ensuring good mental health is absolutely vital and we encourage all our staff to make use of the resources available.“

Pauline Howie
Chief Executive, Scottish Ambulance Service

"I hope that you find the Lifelines Scotland website useful – it is a brilliant, brilliant resource"

Martin Blunden
Chief Fire Officer, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The support we offer


If you need support urgently, try one of the national services listed in Find help or go to Your Lifelines service page.

Our advice and support page provides a gateway to a wide range of information. We also have more resources such as our Lifelines quick guides and a selection of music, books and films that we hope you’ll enjoy! 

Our training is designed to meet the needs of the emergency service community in Scotland. You’ll find lots that is relevant to you, your colleagues and family. As a starter, you can take our Staying Well Road Trip yourself or with your team.

Your service, your Lifelines

Visit the web pages of Lifelines Scotland Ambulance, Fire & Rescue, Police or Volunteer Responders for extra resources tailored to each service and more information about the specific help available from different organisations.

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