Glasgow-based mental health call service goes 24/7 as demand soars during pandemic


(Source: An NHS mental health hub call service based in Glasgow has upped its opening hours to 24/7 as demand for services grow.

The number of distress phone calls made to NHS mental health services since 2019 have soared across Scotland as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

Figures obtained from NHS Scotland reveal that between 2019 and 2020 the average number of calls made to Breathing Space, a free confidential phone line for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, was 9400 and had risen to 11,000 between 2021 and 2022.

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