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Need help now

If you need help immediately, here are some available services that can offer help and support..

Local 24 hour emergency services:

If you feel like you can’t cope or keep yourself safe right now, you should seek help straight away. Go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or call 999.

If you need immediate support but don’t want to visit A&E, you can call the following 24-hour emergency services:

  • NHS 24 – Call: 111
  • Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) – Tel: 0131 286 8137 (Edinburgh)

Listening services:

If you’re struggling and need to speak to someone quickly, you can call a helpline or listening service. They can support you by letting you talk about your feelings without judgement.
Here are some services that are here to listen:

  • Samaritans National Line (24/7) - Call: 116 123
  • Breathing Space Helpline (6pm to 2am) – Call: 0800 83 85 87
  • CALM (5pm to Midnight) – Call: 0800 58 58 58
  • Shelter Advice Line - Call: 0808 800 4444

Keeping safe: 

  • Rape Crisis Scotland - Call: 0808 801 0302
  • Scottish Women’s Aid - Call: 0800 027 1234
  • Victim Support Scotland - Call: 0800 160 1985

For the Deaf Community

  • The Deaf Health Charity Signhealth Crisis Text Service: Text DEAF to 85258 for free and immediate support
  • Information about Breathing Space in BSL, including how to contact the service if you feel low, depressed or anxious.

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