Support and Health Advice in Scotland

 

This questionnaire has covered some really sensitive issues about your mental, sexual and wider health. If you are worried about any of the issues raised, the links below will provide you with more information, support and help.

Covid-19 Information

NHS Inform provide the latest information about Covid-19.

Support about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity

If you would like to talk to someone about your sexual orientation or how people have reacted to it, click on the resources below;

 

Gay Switchboard UK: Provide free information and support for anyone about their sexual orientation and gender identity http://switchboard.lgbt 

The SX website also has useful information. 

Sexual Health Information and Services

The websites for the Sandyford Initiative in Glasgow, and Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh provide information about sexual health for men who have sex with men.

 

Visit the SX website for lots of information about sexual health and wellbeing for gay and bisexual men in Scotland. 

HIV Scotland provide lots of information about HIV and sex in Scotland, including a new section about Coronavirus, Sex and Physical Distancing.

 

HIV Wake-Up provide more information about sexual health, how to get tests for sexually transmitted infections (including HIV) or talk to someone about this, completely confidentially.

 

Services for people living with HIV and people living with Hepatitis C are provided by Waverley Care (Scotland) and the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Domestic Abuse

If you have experienced abuse in any way, and would like to talk to someone about it, click on the resources below, which will open in a new window.

 

Refuge: Help for men http://www.refuge.org.uk/get-help-now/help-for-men

 

Broken Rainbow: Help for gay and bisexual men in abusive relationships http://www.brokenrainbow.org.uk

The SX website also has information on how to get support. 

Mental Health Resources

If you are worried about mental health problems and would like to talk to someone about it, click on the resources below, which will open in a new window.

 

Breathing Space: Access experienced advisors who will listen and offer information and advice http://breathingspace.scot

 

The Samaritans offer a free, confidential service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. http://www.samaritans.org/

NHS 24: provides patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed. https://www.nhs24.scot

The SX website also has a section dedicated to gay and bisexual men's mental health. 

Wider Health Issues

The NHS Choices website provides further information about health issues for men who have sex with men.

Resources to help with alcohol and drinking

If you are worried about your drinking, or just want to find out more about reducing alcohol intake, www.Drinkaware.co.uk have plenty of resources.

The SX website has useful information on alcohol and sex.

Worried about your drug use?

Friday/Monday provides information about sex and drugs for gay and bisexual men.

 

The Glasgow Drug Crisis Centre offers a safe, confidential service which will support and encourage people to find ways of making their substance misuse less problematic and to achieve a better quality of life.

 

www.scottishdrugservices.com provides a directory of services for agencies in Scotland who can help with drug treatment and care.

The SX website has useful information on drugs and chemsex.

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