Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health

We all have mental health, just as we have physical health. In these challenging times, it’s important that we take the time to look after our mental health.

With the help of NHS Forth Valley Covid-19 Response Grant 2021-2022,  we created an information leaflet about available help and support for people who struggle with their mental health. The information leaflet is available in English, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish and Russian languages.
English language          Български език       Hungarian      Polish        Russian      Lithuanian    

How to access NHS 24 via 111 number for those whose first language is not English

If English is not your first or preferred language you can still use NHS24 111 service. NHS 24 uses the interpretation service, Language Line, to support callers who cannot, or prefer not to, speak English. Language Line is private, confidential and free to use.

Here is a link to How to use Language Line (click on the NHS 24 logo)

How to use Language Line

To use Language Line:

  • Phone NHS 24 on 111
  • Tell the call handler that you need an interpreter
  • Tell the call handler the name of your preferred language

Once you're connected to an interpreter you'll have a three way conversation with NHS 24 to explain the problem in your language and get the help you need.

Help to quit smoking

Quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your family.
You can get free support to stop smoking via Quit Your Way, the Scottish NHS Stop Smoking Service. Call 01786 433293 or email leaving your name, contact number and postcode and the Quit Your Way team will get back to you.
For more information visit

NHS SHARE Scottish Health Research Register & Biobank Information

During these unprecedented times the need for new health research and development is crucial. NHS SHARE is an NHS Scotland resource which aids medical research projects by matching volunteers with suitable projects.

People in Scotland who have signed up to NHS SHARE have helped in the development of new treatments for a wide variety of conditions including Covid-19, cancer, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, COPD, dementia and mental health issues. 

If you live in Scotland, you can sign up to NHS SHARE today

Face-to-face support

1 to 1 support is more important than ever and we continue to deliver our support services from our base in Grangemouth following the government rules to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19. Socially distanced face-to-face appointments are available for digitally excluded people, emergency cases and when the 1 to 1 support is essential.

Covid-19 update - our services

We continue to work with the latest Coronavirus guidance and advice released by the Government and Local Authorities. The Network is continuing to carry out all meetings and support services face-to-face, online and on the telephone. The team is working hardly to ensure access to all of our services.

We take the health and safety of our service users and volunteers very seriously. Please DO NOT come to our office without pre-arranged appointment or if you have been told to self-isolate or you have been in contact with someone with a positive test!

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine

The best protection against coronavirus is the vaccine. NHS Scotland strongly recommends you get the vaccine when offered it. The NHS inform website provides information about the different vaccines,  who will be offerd the vaccine and how the vaccine is given. The COVID-19 vaccine information is also availble in different languages.

How you will get the coronavirus vaccine

As the coronavirus vaccine is given in 2 doses, your vaccination journey will happen in 4 stages:

  • Receiving an invitation for your first dose
  • Attending your first vaccination appointment
  • Receiving an invitation for your second dose
  • Attending your second vaccination appointment

The journey to being vaccinated can take up to 12 weeks.

This video shows you what to expect at your COVID-19 vaccine appointment at the vaccination site.

You should:   
*stay local        *wear a face covering        *avoid crowded places        *clean hands and surfaces regularly                

stay 2m away from other people          *self-isolate and book a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms

    Scottish Government provide a quick guide to what you can and cannot do under the Stay at home measure.

    Not all areas of Scotland are under the Stay at Home regulations. Find out the Covid protection level for each local area and get information on what you can and cannot do at each level.
    The timetable sets out how and when the Scottish Government plan to lift the current coronavirus restrictions over the coming weeks and month.