We hope that you will never need these organisations, but just in case……


http://www.samaritans.org/talk_to_someone/find_my_local_branch/scotland.aspx Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide. Whatever you’re going through, whether it’s big or small, don’t bottle it up. We are here for you if you’re worried about something, feel upset or confused, or just want to talk to someone.

http://www.carerscotland.org/Home Carers Scotland seeks to improve recognition and support for carers through informing and creating dialogue with policy makers and professionals working with carers.

http://www.childline.org.uk/Scotland.asp ChildLine is the UK’s free, 24-hour helpline for children in distress or danger. Trained volunteer counsellors comfort, advise and protect children and young people who may feel they have nowhere else to turn.

http://www.nspcc.org.uk/default.html We want to see a society where all children are loved, valued and able to fulfil their potential.

http://www.ageconcernscotland.org.uk/ Age Concern Scotland is an independent, recognised charity working throughout Scotland to help make the lives of older people more secure, comfortable, dignified and enjoyable.

http://www.helptheaged.org.uk/en-sc/WhatWeDo/AboutUs/AcrossTheUK/default.htm We provide services and support to older people on a collective basis, and also work to effect change by improving older people’s status and position as equal citizens in society.

http://www.alzscot.org/ Alzheimer Scotland helps people with dementia, their carers and families. Our members include carers, relatives, people with dementia, professionals, groups and organisations.

http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/InyourArea/Scotland Arthritis Care in Scotland is the voice for people with arthritis in Scotland.

Montrose Group of Arthristis Care meets at the Free Church Hall, The Knox,  Mill Street, Montrose at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of each month.

http://www.diabetes.org.uk/In_Your_Area/Scotland/Diabetes UK Scotland is the leading charity working for people with diabetes in Scotland – funding research, campaigning and influencing and providing care and support for people living with the condition.

http://www.bhf.org.uk/about_us/bhf_around_britain/scotland.aspx We’re the largest, independent funder of heart research in Scotland and we’re currently spending over £20 million. We play in important role in funding education and teaching the public and health professionals. We also provide life-saving cardiac equipment and we provide support for heart patients through our BHF Scotland Heart Nurses.

http://www.macmillan.org.uk Macmillan improves the lives of people affected by cancer locally. We provide practical, medical, emotional and financial support and push for better cancer care. Cancer affects us all. We can all help. We are Macmillan in the East of Scotland.

http://www.bodypositivetayside.org/ Body Positive Tayside exists to empower HIV and HCV positive people and those directly personally affected, to eliminate the stigma and isolation they experience .

http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/ Nearly 40,000 Scots have epilepsy. Children and older people are most at risk of developing this common serious neurological condition but anyone can develop epilepsy at any time – and 8 people a day in Scotland do. We want to make sure the needs of people with epilepsy are met. This is why we campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma.

http://www.mssocietyscotland.org.uk/what_is_ms/index.html The Multiple Sclerosis Society Scotland is Scotland’s largest charity for people affected by multiple sclerosis. We are part of the MS Society of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

http://www.sane.org.uk/ SANE has three objectives: To raise awareness and respect for people withmental illness and their families and secure better services To undertake research into the causes of serious mental illness through The Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research To provide information and emotional support to those experiencing mental health problems, their families and carers through SANEline and SANEmail.

http://www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk/ We aim to: Provide and promote exemplary services and training in education, care, support and life opportunities Influence policy and practice to ensure the best possible education, care, support and life opportunities Raise public awareness of autism and how it affects the lives of individuals and families in Scotland.

http://www.aa-uk.org.uk/ Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

http://www.recovery.org.uk/ Do you think that you might have a drug problem, an alcohol problem or an eating disorder ? Does someone you know use illicit drugs, abuse alcohol or have an abnormal relationship with food? Do you need information about drug addiction, alcohol abuse, disorders like anorexia, bulimia or binge eating ? Do you want to know about recovery from drug addiction, alcohol dependence or eating disorders?

http://www.taysidedeaf.org.uk/The Association is the only voluntary organisation working with deafpeople in Tayside. We have been providing services for over 100 years.