About us

Time Out Scotland is an independent charity, registered in 1993, that provides help and support at weekly self-help meetings for people who have depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder.

These illnesses are very debilitating, affecting daily life, and are difficult to overcome. You can struggle to get through each day; be unsure what is happening to you; or wonder how you will get better. It is always important to seek professional help from the medical services but attending Time Out Scotland meets a need that most professionals are unable to provide.

As we are run by people like you and we understand what you are going through from our own lives, we can discuss in a realistic way how you can cope and manage your condition and how you can get better.

Time Out Scotland meetings offer the following:

  • a place where you can talk safely about what you are going through
  • empathy with and understanding of how you are feeling and support to help you get better
  • information from others who have experienced many of the treatments and therapies available
  • strict confidentiality and a non-judgmental approach
You access our group simply by turning up on meeting nights.

Time Out Scotland attendance has helped many people to overcome depression, whether they attended a few times, attend continually, or returned to meetings when unwell.

Comments we have received from people who have attended

‘What Time Out has given me, I can now give back’ – Janice

‘It’s so good to meet other people who share our problems and understand what we are going through’ – Adrian

‘It’s reassuring to know that the group will be there to support me when I’m going through a bad patch’ - Louise

‘Time Out is a unique source of help for those suffering from depression, from those who prove it can be beaten’ – John

‘Time Out helped me enormously at a time I really needed it’ – Jim

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