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Crisis Support

'Out Of Hours' Crisis Support

For appropriate guidance please select from the options below:

I cannot keep myself safe 

I can keep myself safe

I feel somebody else is in crisis, what should I do?

Contact numbers for “Out of Hours” services

Breathing Space

A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Visit: breathingspace.scot

Samaritans

24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.

Phone: 116 123

Email: jo@samaritans.org

Visit: www.samaritans.org

NHS 24

NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.

Phone: 111

Visit: www.nhs24.com

Childline

A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.

Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week

Phone: 0800 1111

Visit: www.childline.org.uk

NSPCC Helpline

Provides 24/7 help and support from trained helpline counsellors to thousands of parents, professionals and families.

Available: 24/7

Phone: 0808 800 5000

Email: help@nspcc.org.uk

Visit: www.nspcc.org.uk

PAPYRUS

PAPYRUS is the national charity dedicated to the prevention of young suicide.

Hopeline UK is their helpline for young people at risk of suicide or for those concerned that a young person may be suicidal. : 0800 068 41 41

Text: 07860 039967

Visit: https://papyrus-uk.org/help-advice-2/

Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

The crisis centre offers face-to-face support 24/7 for those who are experiencing a mental health crisis. This is not a drop in centre and you must use the telephone number provided to arrange an appointment. You will normally be offered an appointment on the same day, or telephone support until the next appointment is available. Only available to those living in Edinburgh

Visit: http://www.edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk/wordpress/index.php/faq

Phone: 0808 801 0414

Email: crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Mental Health Services Crisis Service

The NHS now runs an 'out of hours' crisis service. The service can provide short-term intensive community based care as an alternative to hospital admission. This service is targeted at people who are experiencing a mental health crisis and operates seven days a week.

The Crisis Service is available:

Monday to Friday 20:00 - 09:00
Also weekends and public holidays 17:00 - 09:00

Call: 0845 650 1730

Meet our Autism Support Team, a small, dedicated team of experienced autism advisors. 

If you are autistic, a parent or carer of an autistic individual or a professional looking for advice, guidance or support you can speak with a member of the team 7 days a week between the hours of 8am and 8pm.

Contact our Autism Advice Line by calling 01259 222022 or by email at advice@scottishautism.org including details of which council area you live in.