Other useful contacts


This page provides other useful contacts you may wish to speak with. Some people affected by Hepatitis C may have complicated life circumstances and may need some specific support around issues such as welfare, debt, diet, mental health etc.

Drug and alcohol services


Scottish Drugs Forum Services Directory

Access contact information and details for over 200 agencies in Scotland who can help with drug treatment and care.



Alcohol Focus Scotland

Alcohol Focus Scotland provide a directory of local and national services where you can seek help or advice if you feel that you or someone you know is drinking too much. They also run a telephone helpline.

t: 0800 7 314 314

w: www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk


Financial,welfare, housing advice services


Citizens Advice Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland can provide you with advice on a range of issues including welfare benefits, housing and homelessness, financial or debt advice, energy saving advice and more. They aim to ensure that people are aware of their rights and services available to them and to advocate on behalf of those less able.

You can find your local Citizens Advice Scotland bureau here.


National Debtline Scotland

National Debtline Scotland is a helpline that provides free, confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.

t: 0808 808 4000
w: www.nationaldebtline.org


Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland provides advice and assistance on housing and homelessness.

t: 0808 800 4444
w: scotland.shelter.org.uk


Mental health services

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

Provides information on mental health, can advise you on your rights and signpost you to local services (such as counselling). Their information line is open Monday - Friday: 2-4pm

t: 0800 917 3466
w: www.samh.org.uk

The Samaritans

The Samaritans provide a 24 hour confidential, emotional support service for anyone experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

The Samaritans
t: 08457 909090
e: jo@samaritans.org
w: www.samaritans.org.uk



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