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Looking for advice or support on a particular issue? There are loads of organisations across Scotland able to offer help, no matter what the problem. Check out the list below for all the contact info you need.

If you're a charity or organisation providing support and advice for the young people of Scotland, and are interested in being listed on our site, please email hello@syp.org.uk.



Carers Trust Scotland

Carers Trust Scotland is the largest provider of comprehensive carers support services in Scotland. They reach around 30,000 adult carers and 2,400 young carers from all groups and communities, through a unique network of independent carers centres and young carers services throughout Scotland.
Website: www.carers.org/country/carers-trust-scotland  Telephone: 0300 123 2008

Childline
Childline is yours - a free, private and confidential service where you can be you. Whatever your worry, whenever you need help, however you want to get in touch. We're here for you online, on the phone, anytime.
Website: www.childline.org.uk  Telephone: 0800 1111

Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland
This site is for children and young people in Scotland, your parents and the adults who work with you. Here, you can learn about your rights, make your voice heard and find out who can help you live a safe and happy life.
Website: www.cypcs.org.uk  Telephone: 0800 019 1179

Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland is one of the largest organisations in the country with over 350,000 members, and more regularly involved in local congregations and their work.
Website: www.churchofscotland.org.uk  Telephone: 0131 225 5722

Federation of Student Islamic Societies
Established in 1963, FOSIS (Federation of Student Islamic Societies) is a broad and diverse body that aims to serve and represent Muslim students in further and higher education across the UK and Ireland, approximating 90,000 in number and growing.
Website: www.facebook.com/fosischannel  020 8452 4493

Girlguiding Scotland
Girlguiding Scotland has more than 60,000 members across Scotland with a mission to inspire and empower girls to be the best they can be.
Website: www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk  Telephone: 0131 226 4511

Haggeye
Haggeye is at the forefront of RNIB Scotland’s youth engagement strategy, and is an award-winning forum which gives young people with sight loss aged 12 to 25 a voice.
Website: www.rnib.org.uk/scotland/youth-engagement  Telephone: 0131 652 3146


LGBT Youth Scotland
LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. The charity's mission is to: "empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the Scottish family at home, school and in every community.”
Website: www.lgbtyouth.org.uk  Telephone: 0131 555 3940

Rape Crisis Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland provides a national rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence, no matter when or how it happened.
Website: www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk   Telephone: 08088 01 03 02

Reach
Reach is Enquire’s service for young people. Enquire can help you understand rights to extra support in school.
Website: www.reach.scot  Email: info@reach.scot

Scottish Association for Mental Health
SAMH is the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Operating in communities to provide a range of mental health support and services.
Website: www.samh.org.uk  Telephone: 0141 530 1000

See Me Scotland
See Me is Scotland's Programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.
Website: www.seemescotland.org/young-people  Email:


Scripture Union
Scripture Union Scotland is part of the worldwide family of Scripture Union movements that began in the nineteenth century and now operate in over 130 countries across the world. A Christian charity, Scripture Union works in partnership with local churches and other sympathetic organisations.
Website: www.suscotland.org.uk  Telephone: 0141 332 1162

Scouts Scotland
Scouts Scotland is the largest mixed volunteer-led movement for young people in Scotland. They offer fun, challenge and life changing adventure to almost 40,000 young people in Scotland, who are supported by over 8,000 adult volunteers.
Website: www.scouts.scot  Email: shq@scouts.scot

Who Cares? Scotland
Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.
Website: www.whocaresscotland.org  Telephone: 0141 226 4441 
Email: hello@whocaresscotland.org

Young Scot
Young Scot provides young people, aged 11 - 26, with a mixture of information, ideas and incentives to help them become confident, informed and active citizens.
Website: http://young.scot/  Telephone: 0808 801 0338

YMCA Scotland
The YMCA is an inclusive Christian youth organisation, open to people of all faiths and none, working to transform the lives of children and young people, empowering them to create positive change in their lives and communities.
Website: www.ymcascotland.org  Telephone: 0131 228 1464