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Living Life

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) telephone service

Living Life is a free telephone service available to anyone over the age of 16 who is suffering from low mood, mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.

How can I access Living Life?

You can access Living Life either by:

  • GP referral
  • Phoning our free, confidential phone line on 0800 328 9655 (Mon-Fri 1pm to 9pm). You will be asked to provide some details and then an assessment appointment will be arranged to discuss the service and how help can be provided to you. (Note - some mobile phone operators may charge for calls so please ask if you are calling from a mobile and would like us to call you back)

You can also contact the team by mail at:

NHS Living Life
5th Floor
Golden Jubilee National Hospital
Beardmore Street
Clydebank
G81 4HX

What type of support do Living Life provide?

Two types of telephone intervention and support are provided:

  • Living Life Guided Self Help (CBT with a self-help coach)

Available throughout Scotland.

Self-help coaches guide you over the phone through a series of self-help workbooks to help understand some of the reasons why you are feeling low, depressed or anxious.

Sessions take place over a period of approximately 4-8 weeks, at a time suitable to you.

Living Life Guided Self-Help leaflet (PDF, 248KB) 

  • Living Life Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT with a therapist)

Available throughout Scotland.

Specialist help and support, allowing you to work with a qualified therapist over the phone through a series of 6-9 telephone sessions. The therapist is able to provide specialist CBT support to you in the short term, helping you address negative patterns of thinking and teaching new ways of coping.

Living Life Cognitive Behavioural Therapy leaflet (PDF, 637 KB)

Comments from people who have used the service

Some comments from people about the positive effect Living Life had on their lives are:

"Without the help offered by Living Life I would have been unable to identify and deal with issues that needed to be dealt with. Living Life has aided my recovery."

"I was able to work on tools and mind-set to help me deal with the life stresses that came my way."

"I feel much happier. I am now a much stronger and more confident person." 

reviewed 10 April 2014