Your mental health

Self-care tips to help you through ...

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  • Make your favourite meal.  Eat the rainbow
  • Go for a walk
  • Fix things round the house / garden
  • Call, text, message, Skype or Face Time a friend or relative
  • Start a new fitness workout - there's lots on Youtube
  • Listen to music - sing and dance!
  • Restrict your use of technology, and limit news updates to twice daily
  • Watch your favourite film, comedy, musical or concert
  • Reach out to your local groups for a chat and support


Substance abuse

We are with you

Support for people affected by substance misuse: 1-1 services by phone or WhatsApp; group work sessions online and by phone.

If you need support around your own or someone else's substance misuse, whether it's a quick chat for some advice and information, or to arrange more in-depth support, please call to make a referral on 0800 206 1460, (Oban:  01631 700 207) or email

Webchat  is available 10am-4pm and 6-9pm Mon-Fri, and 11am-4pm Weekends.

Local groups

... for peer support, advice and information

Mull Safe and Sound

Mull Safe and Sound can be contacted on Facebook.  There's also a Mull Mental Health Matters During Covid-19 public group.

You can email

Or phone or text:
Grant 07704 381255
Sally 07775 421751
Lorna 07743 413255

Ewen's room

Call 0800 689 3317 or text 07537 431637

Monday - Friday 5pm-10pm;  Saturday and Sunday 12noon-10pm.

EwenMe is a new phone based support service launched by Ewen’s Room to combat the effects of isolation caused by the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. The aim of this new initiative is to reduce anxiety, loneliness and personal isolation by connecting people for a regular social chat. Many Helplines have been established, but few are designed just for this kind of ongoing informal contact.

EwenMe will do its best to match anyone who requests the service with one of their friendly volunteers who has similar interests. Timing and frequency of frequency of calls will be set up by mutual agreement between the client and the allocated volunteer.

Anyone interested in making use of this service can either call 01967 750845 or fill in a form at and we will match them up with a suitable volunteer.

Martyn's Monday Club

Martyn's Monday Club is on Facebook

MMC Ladies Group 

You can contact the group via the website.

National support and information

Mental Health

Information about NHS Mental Health services

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.


Carers Uk have a phone line 0808 8087777.

Older people

The Silverline is a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year - 0800 4 70 80 90

Young people

Young Minds fight for children's and young people's mental health.

If you are a young person in crisis, and need urgent help, text YM to 85258

If you are a parent needing help call 0808 802 55 44

Childline 0800 1111

NSPCC have advice on depression, anxiety and mental health

Learning disabilities

Enable work to make life better for people with a learning difficulty.  There to listen Monday - Friday from 9.00 - 5.00 on  0300 0200 101