HELPLINES & COVID SUPPORT

Food bank referral information (link)

Age Scotland – 0800 12 44 222;

For information, friendship and advice for anyone over 50

Borderline – 0800 0274466;

Out of Hours helpline providing emotional and listening support for people who are bereaved, anxious, lonely, isolated or depressed.

Breathing Space Helpline – 0800 838587;

Confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland feeling low, anxious or depressed

Samaritans helpline – 116 123 (FREE 24 hour helpline)

for confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair

Anxiety UK helpline – 03444 775 774

SAMH – 0344 800 05500; For mental health support

Action for Children – 01896 750173; Help for young carers

Penumbra Borders –01896 751 177; bordersyp@penumbra.org.uk

Borders Youth Project offers emotional support and structured advice to young people experiencing any difficulties relating to mental health and wellbeing. For example low mood, anxiety, difficult family relationships, self-harm

Community Covid-19 support contacts

Ayton Resilience Community Group - 07943 257674

Chirnside Love Thy Neighbour - 01890819058

Coldingham Community Services - 01890 71613​

Coldstream Covid-19 Community Action - 07544 719512

Duns Community Action Group - 01361 884935

Eyemouth Response Team - 07512 573032 / 07497 160865

Greenlaw & Hume Resilience Group - 07368 865252

Hawick Resilience Group - 07566 733135

Heiton Good Neighbour - 01573 450688

Jedburgh Resilient Community - 07943 262460

Kelso Resilience Group - 07385 250507

Newtown St Boswells and Eildon Community Help - 0800 009 6941

Selkirk Response Team - 07926 664391

Yetholm Resilience Group - 07904 167566

Scottish Borders Council

Customer Advice and Support Service - 0300 100 1800

Emergency out of hours - 01896 752 111

Homelessness - 01896 661385

Crisis/community care grants - 0300 100 1800

Domestic abuse services (useful links here)

Electricity Network Operator’s 24 hour Emergency Helpline - 105

Gas leaks/emergency - 0800 111 999