The Samaritans offer free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
NHS 24 works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.
- Call: 08454 24 24 24
- Visit: http://www.nhs24.com/
- If you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator
Breathing Space is a free, confidential helpline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Breathing Space operates Mon – Thurs between 6pm and 2am and Fri – Mon between 6pm – 6am
- Call: 0800 83 85 87
- Visit: http://www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk/
The Royal Edinburgh Hospital
The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. Its specialist services include centres for the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol problems and young people’s mental health.
- Call: 0131 537 6000
- Visit: http://www.nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk
Helplines For Support And Advice
Family Lives (Formally Parentline)
Contact us about any family issues big or small, call the confidential helpline.
- Call: 0808 800 2222
- Visit: http://www.familylives.org.uk/
Young Minds Parents Helpline (mon-fri 9.30-4pm)
Offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.
- Call: 0808 802 5544
- Visit: http://www.youngminds.org.uk/
Mental Health Support & Information
Talk Time Edinburgh
Talk Time Edinburgh is a free counselling service in Scotland for young people aged 12-25 with physical disabilities and long-term health conditions. Offering face to face sessions as well as Skype sessions.