MAF is not a crisis service.
If you need support in a crisis, these organisations can help you.
Call 999 if your life or someone else’s life is in immediate danger.
A mental health emergency should be taken as seriously as a physical one. You will not be wasting anyone’s time.

The Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Call 24/7: 116 123

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a psychological counselling service in Scotland for people feeling depressed, or with other urgent psychological problems.

The Breathing Space phoneline is available:

  • 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday)
  • 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).

0800 83 85 87


Childline is charity which supports anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they are going through.

Call 24/7: 0800 1111

Wellbeing Glasgow - Crisis Information

Crisis Resource information provided by Wellbeing Glasgow.

After a crime: your rights in Scotland

Improving victims engagement in the parole process

Association of Child Protection Professionals

The Association of Child Protection Professionals is a registered charity and membership association. They provide education and professional development opportunities for those working in child protection.

Code of Practice for Victims of Crime

This page contains links to other websites which have additional relevant information that you can access.

COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

Scotland’s professional body for counselling and psychotherapy

OSCR - Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator

The independent Regulator and registrar for Scotland’s charities, including community groups, religious charities, schools, universities, grant-giving charities, and major care providers.

Protective Behaviours

Protective Behaviours (PB’s) is a safety awareness and resilience building programme which helps children and adults to recognise any situation where they feel worried or unsafe, such as feeling stressed, bullied or threatened; and explores practical ways to keep safe.

SCVO - The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The national membership organisation for Scotland’s charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises,

Standards of Service for Victims and Witnesses

Section 2 of the Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 requires Police Scotland, The Parole Board for Scotland the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service, and the Scottish Prison Service to set and publish standards of service for victims and witnesses.

Survivor Support

Justice and support for child abuse survivors

The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers

ACAL is an association set up for the benefit of victims, lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood, as well as the mentally handicapped and others directly or indirectly affected by that abuse.

United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)

UNICEF believes that all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfill their potential – to the benefit of a better world.


NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)

Monday to Thursday: 10am – 9pm

Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturday and Sunday – Closed

0808 801 0331

Upstream Project by Stop It Now

The Upstream Project was set up to enable adults and communities in Scotland prevent child sexual abuse. We believe that preventing child sexual abuse is all our responsibility and this depends on changing the thinking and behaviour of adults.

LGBT Resources

LGBT Youth Scotland is the national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country.

LGBT Health & Wellbeing works to improve the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland.

The Equality Network is a leading national charity working for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland

Scottish Trans Alliance is the Equality Network project to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland

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If you have been a victim of childhood sexual abuse and you need to talk to someone, we are here for you, and we are listening