Need help now

If you or someone you care for is facing a crisis and in distress, please contact NHS 24 or your GP directly.

All calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free from both landlines and mobile phones.

24hr services

Telephone no.

Police

999

Ambulance

999

Fire

999

NHS 24

111

Emergency Social Work Service

0800 731 6969

National crisis helpines

 

Breathing Space Helpline (6pm - 2am)

0800 83 85 87

Rape Crisis Scotland (6pm - Midnight)

0808 801 0302

Breathing Space  (Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am; Fri 6pm - Mon 6am)

0800 83 85 87

National Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline

0800 027 1234

Childline

0800 11 11

Samaritans (calls will cost 2p per minute plus your phone company's access charge)

08457 90 90 90

Saneline (6pm - 11pm. Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and count towards any inclusive minutes)

0300 304 7000

Women’s Aid 24 hour helpline

0800 027 1234

 

Edinburgh crisis services

 

Emergency Social Work

0131 554 4301 (day time) / 0800 731 6969 (out of hours)

Psychiatric Emergency Team

0131 537 6000

Shelter's Free Housing Advice Line (9am-5pm)

0808 800 4444

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

0808 801 0414

Edinburgh Samaritans

0131 221 9999

Randolph Crescent Hostel (housing assistance)

0131 220 1607

Castlecliff Hostel (housing assistance)

0131 225 1643

Edinburgh support services

 

Advocard - Advocacy Delivered Volunteer 

0131 554 5307

Advocard - Mental Health Act Advocacy

0131 554 5307

Consultation and Advocacy Promotion Service

0131 538 7177

Patients Council

0131 537 6462

Edinburgh User's Forum

0131 538 7177

Edinburgh Carers Council

0131 270 6087

Mental Welfare Commission Advice

0800 389 6809

Legal Services Agency

0131 228 9993

Edinburgh Citizen's Advice

0131 557 1500

Access Point (housing assistance)

0131 529 7438

Social Care Direct

0131 200 2324

Women’s Aid Edinburgh

0131 315 8110

Midlothian crisis services

 

Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service (Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm)

0131 663 5533

Women’s Aid Dalkeith

0131 663 9827

Women’s Aid  Penicuick

0131 663 9827

Midlothian support services

 

CAPS Advocacy

0131 665 9698

Service User's Midlothian 

0131 538 7177

Mental Welfare Commission Advice

0800 389 6809

Legal Services Agency

0131 228 9993

Dalkeith Citizen's Advice

0131 663 3688

VOCAL - Voice of Carers Across Lothian

0131 663 6869

The Orchard Centre

0131 663 1616

Penicuik Citizen's Advice

01968 675259

 

 

Useful websites

Mental Health information, Mental Welfare Commission, Scotland
www.mwcscot.org.uk

The Mental Health Foundation
www.mentalhealth.org.uk

See Me Campaign
www.seemescotland.org

National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing
www.wellscotland.info

Health Education Board for Scotland
www.hebs.scot.nhs.uk

NHS Health Scotland
www.healthscotland.com

Support and advice

Samaritans
www.samaritans.org.uk

Citizens Advice Bureaux Scotland
www.cas.org.uk

Disability Rights Commission, Scotland
www.drc-gb.org/scotland

Scottish Human Rights Trust
www.scotrights.org

LGBT Mind Matters
www.lgbtmindmatters.org.uk

Volunteer information

Volunteer Centre, Edinburgh
www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk

Volunteer Development Scotland
www.vds.org.uk

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisation Council
www.evoc.org.uk

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations
www.scvo.org.uk

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