Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention

Mental Health is like our physical health, we all have it and we all need to work to ensure we are happy with it. It is important to work together to find ways to self-manage our mental health and wellbeing and be able to support ourselves, friends and family.

Some people may require additional help and support to manage their mental health and wellbeing. WESTSPACE (opens new window) is the West Lothian service directory for all things mental health and contains information of what is available in your local area. As well as our statutory mental health services we have a wide range of community and voluntary based services in West Lothian that support general mental wellbeing.

For some individuals life can feel overwhelming. Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone.

If you are having thoughts of suicide it is important to talk to someone. If you aren't able talk to someone that you know, you can contact the following helplines.


Telephone 116 123  or Text SHOUT 85258

Breathing Space ( open Mon- Thur 6pm - 2am) (Friday- Saturday 6pm - 6am)

Telephone 0800 838587 


West Lothian Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2020-2023


Please have a read of the West Lothian Suicide Prevention Action Plan 2020-2023 in the downloads below and see how you can support your local community to prevent suicide. The West Lothian Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Group will continue to develop the plan and work with community planning partners to shape a change in culture that will not only support those most in need but change the way we approach suicide and poor mental health. Be kind to one another and let's fight this together.

For more information on the national United to Prevent Suicide campaign, see the links below.