Need help now


If you are struggling to cope with how you are feeling and need to speak to someone, here is a list of services that you can access right now.


Police, Fire, Ambulance – 999

NHS 24 – 111

Out of Hours Social Care Direct – 0800 731 6969


Samaritans – 116 123

The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.


Shout – text SHOUT to 85258

SHOUT is confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope.


Edinburgh Crisis Centre – 0808 801 0414

The Crisis Centre provides community based, emotional and practical support at times of crisis.


Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline – 0800 027 1234

The Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline supports anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage.


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If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.