Wellbeing Support

Wellbeing Information for volunteer members and families/partners

This area of our website is new and will be added to as our wellbeing initiatives develop.  At the moment this points to key information only.

There are a number of places where volunteers and families can turn for support:

  • GP – usually the first port of call for most people if they’re having a tough time, either physically or mentally.
  • The Team Leader or other team member – they will be able to connect volunteers and their families to the support systems that are available to Mountain Rescue (eg Police Scotland Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)).
  • Lifelines Scotland website http://lifelinesscotland.org/ where you will find useful information to help.
  • EAP Services– confidential advice and counselling is available to all volunteers and their immediate families at no cost – you will be provided with this contact number and username/password when you join a team.   Volunteers also have a wallet card and fridge magnet.
  • All volunteers in Mountain Rescue Teams in Scotland are covered by insurances which help provide assistance following accident or death during activities related to their volunteering – the team will provide details of the relevant insurance covers.
  • Nationally, we are currently working to clarify access to an appropriate Benevolent Fund for volunteers and their families.

Contacts for further info

Through the Scottish Mountain Rescue office info@scottishmountainrescue.org

Or direct to the Wellbeing Officer: wellbeingofficer@scottishmountainrescue.org


Scottish Mountain Rescue, formerly known as The Mountain Rescue Committee of Scotland, is a registered Scottish Charity – number SC045003