Options to increase Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) capacity

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Closes 31 May 2022


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Support Available

We understand that this can be a difficult subject to talk about. Please see below for a places you can find support.

  • Breathing Space - Breathing Space is Scotland's mental health helpline for individuals experiencing symptoms of low mood, depression, or anxiety, and offers free and confidential advice for individuals over the age of 18. They can be contacted on 0800 83 85 87, 6pm to 2am Monday to Thursday; and from 6pm Friday throughout the weekend to 6am Monday.
  • Samaritans – Samaritans provide confidential non-judgemental emotional support 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair.  You can contact Samaritans free on short code 116 123.
  • NHS24 - If you're feeling overwhelmed or need support you can call NHS 24 on 111. The Mental Health Hub is open 24/7.
  • NHS Inform - NHS inform has a lot of resources to help with your mental health, whether you're looking for advice, information, local support, or ideas for improving your wellbeing.
  • Clear Your Head – Clear Your Head provides practical advice on how to stay active, keep connected with friends and family, and create healthy routines to support your mental health and wellbeing.