National Helplines Contact List
The list below gives contact details for some of the more widely used Helplines. If you need an organisation that is not listed please follow the link below and search our Disability Directory for more support organisations.

Offers help, face to face support, advice and information to people, carers, family and friends of those who have chest, heart and stroke conditions.  Helpline telephone number: 0808 801 0899

A Support Group run by families of cardiac children, for families with, or who have had, children with heart disorders.  SACHD is a voluntary group and they haven’t got a specific office or a contact telephone number. To make contact please e-mail the Scottish Secretary or Chairperson.
SACHD Secretary:  Joelle Miller              E-mail:
Chairperson:  John Fegan                       E-mail:

The British Heart Foundation offers advice and support to persons with a heart condition. Heart Helpline for medical enquiries: 0300 330 3311

Provides a wide range of specialist services for people with dementia and their carers, and offers personalised support services, community activities, information and advice, at every stage of the dementia journey. 24 hour dementia helpline: 0808 808 3000

Offers advice and information National Helpline 0800 888 6678

Provides information and support to lung cancer patients. Helpline telephone number: 0800 358 7200

Provides advice, information and support on all lung related conditions.  Helpline telephone number:  03000 030 555

Signposts and offers emotional support to anyone who has had a stroke, or who wants to know how to reduce the risk of a stroke. Helpline telephone number: 0300 3300 740

Currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland providing mental health social care support, homelessness, addictions and employment services.  Information service telephone number: 0141 530 1000

Breathing Space Living Life is a telephone counselling service based on a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach. The service is available to anyone over the age of 16 suffering low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.
For further information and to access the service: 0800 328 9655

Promotes independent advocacy in Scotland, and it has a ‘find an advocate’ page on its website.  Contact number: 0131 260 5380