Do you need to talk to someone now or want to find out more about the support available to you and your family? There are lots of services you can access via the Lifelines Scotland Find Help page. Some volunteer responder organisations have specific services available to their volunteers, these are listed below.
National Support Services
There are lots of places you can get help and support when you need it. Please don't struggle on alone. Listed on our Find Help page are national resources for all responders, their families and the general public.
Scottish Mountain Rescue
SMR volunteers and their household family members have access to Police Scotland's Employee Assistance Programme (HELP). This is an advice and counselling service, provided by trained counselling and welfare practitioners. For more information, phone 0800 011 6719, 24/7 or visit the website.
The RNLI website has information and resources for RNLI volunteer community. Contact the Volunteering team on: 01202 663346 (9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday) or email.
SHOUT Blue LIght
Shout is a 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. To access a dedicated service for the emergency responder community, text BLUELIGHT to 85258 any time day or night to be connected to a trained and supervised crisis volunteer.
Our funders and partners
The Lifelines Scotland project supports the health and wellbeing of the emergency service community.