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

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

Midlothian crisis services

 
Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service (Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm) 0131 663 5533
Women’s Aid – Dalkeith Branch 0131 663 9827
Women’s Aid – Penicuick Branch 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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Training Calendar

Upcoming Training

March 2017

 

Scottish Mental Health First Aid for Young People

Thursday 9 March                          

Cultural Awareness 2: Cultural differences with mental health

Thursday 16 March

Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid

Two-day course Wednesdays 22 & 29 March

 


 

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