Self Help Guides - Common Symptoms and General Health Advice

Our patients often experience or suffer from unexplained symptoms.

They have requested simple self help aids to assist with these common problems. C

learly for more severe problems or for symptoms that do not resolve you should consult the suregry in our normal working hours.

However the Scottish NHS have produced a lot of excellent self help aids and advice on common conditions. 

Please find assistance here: -

Common Symptoms and self help guidance

Common Conditions -

Healthy Living -

Mental Health Services

We have appended a variety of links for a wide range of Mental Health Services that everyone can access without needing to attend their GP first.

Alcohol and Substance Misuse

Many mental health issues are linked to alcohol and substance misuse and the Community Addiction Teams located around Glasgow are a very good place to seek advice

Severe mental health problems are processed by the Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) and require GP referral. Our local CMHT is based at Rossdale Resource Centre 0141 232 4750.

Anxieties / Phobias and Compulsive Disorders and other moderate mental health problems may be amenable to treatment through the Wellbeing Services which is an excellent source of information and self help therapies contactable at

Stress and Anxiety

For general anxieties, fears and concerns about CoVid or minor mental health concerns you can contact or

Post Natal and Ante-natal Mental Health Services

For women who are pregnant or recently had a baby there is advice on health and wellbeing, including relationships and mental health is available at NHS inform, Ready, Steady, Baby

The Women and Families Maternal Mental Health Pledge was developed by women with lived experience and sets out expectations around perinatal mental health care. There is more information at NHSinform here.

Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services are under severe stress and even after contact through your GP many of these referrals are declined and other options recommended / even when referrals are accepted the waiting times may be long - please have patience if you are awaiting an appointment. The assessment for Autism and Autistic Spectrum Disorders such as ADHD or Dyspraxia can be particularly complex.

Adolescent Mental Health and Suicidal Thoughts

Breathing Space - A free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety is available at Breathing Space where you can phone and/or web chat

Opening hours: Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am 
Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am 
Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87

Scottish Adolescent Mental Health - SAMH - is another excellent resource particularly for children and young adults suffering from anxiety, concerns about eating disorders, self harm or suicidal thoughts -

NHS Inform

There is some detailed advice and on care assistance for a variety of mental health problems on

A comprehensive list of mental health services is available on