There may also be something to help you in the following list. We try to keep our information here as up to date as possible however contacts can change, a service cease, or a website not be secure

For Urgent Help and advice call NHS 24: 111 service on Free phone 111

This is an urgent out of hours health advice service, there for you when other sources of support are closed. This service is always free of charge whether you use a landline or mobile. Your doctor's out-of-hours service will refer you to the 111 number

Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Free Phone: 0808 801 0414
Text Phone: 07974429075

Social Work Emergency Service

Free Phone: 0800 731 6969

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

Free Phone: 0131 537 6000

Please Ask for the Emergency Team

Breathing Space

Phone Number: 0800 83 85 87
Hours: Available 6pm - 2am

Sometimes ours thoughts and feelings can overwhelm us. It helps to get some breathing space. Pick up the phone - we're here to listen.

Confidential phone line for anyonefeeling low, anxious or depressed. Free from landlines. Lines open 24hrs at weekends (Fri-Mon:6pm-6am) and 6pm to 2am at other times (Mon to Thur).

COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland)

CrossReach Counselling:Lothians

Cruse Bereavement Care

Edinburgh Women's Aid

Phone Number: 0131 315 8110
Hours: Available 24 hours

Health All Round

For adults resident of Gorgie/Dalry area of Edinburgh

Health in Mind

Hope Park Counselling Service

Lothian Deaf Counselling Service

For adults who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or deafblind

PF Counselling Service

Pilton Community Health Project

For adults resident in Greater Pilton area of Edinburgh.

Relationships Scotland

(fees or donations, depending on which service used).


For black/ethnic minority women.

Simpson House

Drug counselling

The Junction

For young people aged 12 - 21 living in Leith & North East Edinburgh.

VOCAL Carers Centre

Counselling for carers

Women's Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre