'Out Of Hours' Crisis Support
For appropriate guidance please select from the options below:
Contact numbers for “Out of Hours” services
A confidential out of office hours telephone line for people experiencing low mood, anxiety or depression.
Phone: 0800 83 85 87
24-hour helpline offering emotional support for anyone feeling down, distressed or struggling to cope.
Phone: 116 123
NHS24 is a 24-hour health service for Scotland.
A free, private and confidential service for anyone under 19 in the UK.
Available: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 0800 1111
Provides 24/7 help and support from trained helpline counsellors to thousands of parents, professionals and families.
Phone: 0808 800 5000
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
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
Phone: 0808 801 0414
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 Advice Line 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 Tuesday* 10am - 7pm (phone line only will remain open until 7pm. LiveChat will close at 4pm) and Wednesday - Friday* 10am - 4pm (phone line and LiveChat).
Contact our Autism Advice Line by calling 01259 222022 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org including details of which council area you live in.
*Over the festive period, our Advice Line will be closed on 21st December and will re-open on 5th January. You can still email or leave a voicemail during this period and one of our community advisors will get back to you when the Advice Line re-opens.