- Health In Mind
- NHS Community Mental Health Team
- Community Mental Health Service Leaflet
- Edinburgh crisis centre
If you are looking for face to face support, but don’t want an immediate assessment, Edinburgh Crisis Centre may be able to help. You can contact them on:
0808 801 0414 – 24 hour free helpline
You can also send a text to 0797442907
If you just want to speak with someone over the phone and are feeling suicidal or need emotional support, you can contact Samaritans on their 24 hour helpline
08457 90 90 90.
Your call is confidential and will be taken by a trained worker. Calls are at local call rates.
If you are feeling depressed or have a low mood, you can phone to speak to a Breathing Space worker on their free helpline
0800 83 85 87
You can call between 6pm and 2am Monday to Thursday, and Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.
If you, or someone you care for, is in immediate danger call 999.
If the crisis is not life threatening, call NHS 24 (external link) on their 24 hour phone line 111.
Urgent mental health assessment
In the first instance you should try to contact your GP. If you do not have a GP, or your GP is not available, you should contact the Mental Health Assessment Service on their 24 hour phone line
0131 537 6000.
This is an emergency assessment service based at The Royal Edinburgh Hospital and The Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.