Crisis help

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If you are experiencing a crisis

Thank you for visiting our information page. Due to the nature of the service that we run, we cannot offer a crisis support service. Therefore, if you or someone you care about is in crisis and in need of immediate support please consult the list below for a suitable option. If you are in immediate danger or feel that you cannot keep yourself safe please call 999. All contact details and links are correct at the time of writing but please search online if you are having trouble connecting.

Emergency Services

  • 999
  • NHS 111 for urgent medical care out of hours.
  • The Crisis Team at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in Morningside– Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS): 0131 537 6000 – this is an emergency service.


Available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts.


Shout is a crisis text line and is open 24 hours a day. Text 85258 to chat with a trained crisis volunteer. This is a free service. You can visit their website here:

Other Support

  • Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Telephone: 0800 83 85 87 and you can visit their website here:
  • Penumbra run the Edinburgh Crisis Centre and you can reach them on Free phone 0808 801 0414 – Text 07974429075 or Email [email protected]