Useful information and support

Numbers & Resources

If you are in crisis and need to speak to someone urgently, please make use of the following information:


24-hour telephone helpline. Call 116 123 or email


UK telephone helpline for young people feeling suicidal or those concerned about them.

Monday to Friday 10am – 10pm. Call 0800 068 41 41 or email

Get Connected

UK telephone helpline for young people under 25 who don’t know where to turn.

Monday to Friday 1pm – 11pm. Call 0808 808 4994 or text: 80849

Breathing Space

Confidential telephone helpline in Scotland for those experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Call 0800 83 85 87,

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

24-hour telephone helpline. Call 0808 801 0414 or email

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Telephone helpline in Scotland for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity and their families, friends and supporters. Tuesday and Wednesday 12pm – 9pm. Call 0300 123 2523 or email,

Further Resources

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

Well Scotland

The national mental health improvement website, run for the Scottish Government by the NHS.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide

A service for bereaved adults across the UK, run by the bereaved for the bereaved.

Call 0300 111 5065 or email

Grapevine Disability Information Service

Providing up-to-date, reliable and accessible information to disabled people and their supporters in Edinburgh, East Lothian and Midlothian.

Call 0131 475 2370 or email

Edinburgh Self-Harm Project

Provide user-led support to people aged 16+ at risk of self-harm. Call 0131 221 9607

LGBT Health and Wellbeing

Provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering. Provide donation based counselling service. Call 0131 523 1100 or email

Switchboard LGBT+

Confidential helpline, instant message service and email support.

Call 0300 330 0630, email,


Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black and minority ethnic (BME) women and girls (12+) in Scotland. Call 0131 556 9302 or email

Alcoholics Anonymous

For anyone who wants to stop drinking. Call 0800 917 7650

Crew 2000

Information about drugs and drug addiction. Call 0131 220 3404

Rape Crisis Scotland National Helpline

Free telephone helpline. Daily from 6pm-12am. Call 08088 01 03 02 or email

Edinburgh Women’s Aid

For women or children experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0131 315 8110 or call 999 in an emergency.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline

24-hour telephone helpline. Call 0800 027 1234.

LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline

Telephone helpline offering emotional and practical support for LGBTQI+ people experiencing domestic abuse. Call 0800 999 5428 or email

The Survivors Trust

National telephone helpline for survivors of rape, sexual violence and childhood sexual abuse. Call 0808 801 0818

Anxiety UK

National telephone helpline to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders. Call 08444 775 774


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