Health & Mental Health Advice and Support

These links were compiled by Voluntary Action Orkney. 

National organisations that offer support

**Extremely Vulnerable Group Information**

Guidance on Social Shielding available here

Vulnerable Group Information

Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people click here

Vulnerable group websites

Asthma UK

British Lung Foundation

British Heart Foundation

Chronic Kidney Disease

British Liver Trust

Parkinson’s UK

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Multiple Sclerosis UK

Diabetes UK

Sickle Cell

HIV & Aids (National Aids Trust)

Lupus uk

This list of conditions is not definitive. Please get in touch if you would like your group added.

Useful support  groups outwith the vunerable groups 

Cruse – Bereavement counselling

Living Life – Online cognitive behavioural therapy site

YoungMinds – Children and adolescent mental health support resource

Head Space – Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources

Mind – Wellbeing advice

Mood Juice – Online resource for all mental health issues, including bereavement

Samaritans – Offering support to all


Self help resources for mental health issues

The Silverline Telephone befriending service for the elderly

Who cares scotland