Edinburgh Crisis Centre (Penumbra)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over and experiencing a mental health crisis

Who provides this?

  • Penumbra


The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and provides community-based, emotional and practical support at times of mental health crisis through a freephone helpline, support email or video call. From this contact, you can also arrange a video call (Zoom) or face-to-face appointment with one of the team members (usually these will be arranged on the same day). At the appointment, the option for further support and rest in the centre can be discussed.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals

Is there a cost?


Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

Open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

Contact Details

C/O 5 Leamington TerraceEdinburgh, EH10 4JW

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Types of support on offer:

Support on the phone

Type of services on offer:

Self confidence
Self harm

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