If you are in a crisis or require immediate support, there are services that you can get in touch with –
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support for anyone who is struggling to cope – you don’t have to be suicidal.
Call: 116 123 (Free call, day or night, 365 days a year)
Text: 07725 90 90 90
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (24 hour response time)
Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone line service for any individual who is experiencing low mood and depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.
Call: 0800 83 85 87 (free call) Opening hours Monday – Thursday 6pm to 2am/Friday 6pm to Monday 6am.
Visit: www.breathingspace.scot to access webchat support
NHS 24 is a call centre operated by the NHS to provide patients with health advice and help over the phone when your usual GP services aren’t available. Referrals can also be made over the phone to crisis support and other mental health professionals out with normal GP practice working hours.
Call: 111 or if you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator.
ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. You can contact ChildLine anytime any in these ways: You can phone, send an email, have a 1-1 chat, send a message to Ask Sam and you can post messages to the ChildLine message boards.
Call: 0800 1111