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Lifelines Scotland is a NHS project to help you stay safe and well as you look after your fellow citizens.
We hope you, your colleagues, your family and friends will find our advice and support helpful.

Lifelines is based on clinical wisdom and international research in the field of traumatic stress. Our model can be distilled to some key principles that we’ve called the Lifelines 10 Essentials.
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If you’re visiting us from outside Scotland, welcome! We hope you find our advice and support helpful. You can find more resources and information from our friends at Blue Light Together.
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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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"Even those who feel their resilience is high, it is still important to understand how that is achieved, and the warning signs to look out for when resilience falls"

Police Scotland Staff Member
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"Lifelines Scotland definitely gave me tools to manage my mental health and resilience at work.“

Scottish Ambulance Service Staff Member
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“The work Lifelines does keeps the emergency services rolling out the door. We have kit on the appliances we use to save lives, effect rescues, I personally feel that the one piece of kit we tend to forget is you guys "

Fire Service Staff Member
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“I really dug into the Lifelines website last night. A lot of quality information useful to all - even if you consider yourself in a “good place”.  We never know what’s round the corner for ourselves or the others we work or play with”

Volunteer Responder, Mountain Rescue

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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