Urgent Help

The Samaritans

The Samaritans offer free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

NHS 24

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

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

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.


Helplines For Support And Advice

Family Lives (Formally Parentline)

Contact us about any family issues big or small, call the confidential helpline.

SOBS (Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide)

National charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
National Helpline 9am to 9pm every day

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.

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.

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health)

SAMH is Scotland’s leading mental health charity


Our vision is to end mental health stigma and discrimination