MENTAL health support services in Clydebank will still be available to those in need over the festive period, say NHS bosses.

Goldenhill Resource Centre’s teams in Clydebank have normal hours in the next couple weeks, as well as crisis support on bank holidays. But there are also other contacts for residents if they need someone to talk to.

The mental health team and older adult teams will have normal hours of 9am to 5pm on December 27-29 and January 3-5.

The crisis team is available from 9am to 5pm on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, January 1 and 2. They are also open as normal from 9am to 8pm on December 27-29 and January 3-5. They are available 9am to 5pm on December 30 and 31.

Marie Rooney, integrated operations manager at Goldenhill Resource Centre, told the Post: “Christmas can be a happy time for many, but for those dealing with poor mental health, it can be very difficult.

“Your local mental health services are keen that you stay as well as you can over the holiday period, and that you have access to support, if you’re struggling.”

If you need support or help outwith Riverview or Cairnmhor times, please call the out of hours CPN service on 0845 650 1730, NHS 24 on 111, Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or Samaritans on 116 123.

The Dumbarton Area Council on Alcohol (DACA) is also supporting residents over the holidays.

Mags Mackenzie, chief executive of DACA, told the Post: “For people coping with problem drinking, the festive period can be one of the toughest times of the year. Social drinking opportunities are much more common over the holidays.

“If you are worried about your own or someone else’s drinking, you can talk in confidence to one of our counsellors.”

The team at DACA will operate normal hours, except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, and January 1 and 2 when they are closed. Contact DACA on 0141 9520881 Clydebank.