Resources for: Crisis/Out of hours

If you're worried about the safety of yourself or someone you know or need urgent medical attention you can reach out to emergency services by calling 999 or 111.

Help and support is available right now if you need it. You do not have to struggle with difficult feelings alone. You can call Samaritans free, any time (24hrs), from any phone, on 116123.

Find out what happens when you phone the Samaritans here

22. Breathing Space

Breathing Space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 who is feeling low, anxious or depressed.

Helpline number: 0800 83 85 87


Helpline Telephone National Free
32. Childline No Text


Childline Counselling service for children and young people in the UK. Phone, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

Helpline number: 0800 11 11


Helpline Online Telephone National Free
108. NHS 24


The 111 service provides urgent care triage if you think you need A&E but its not life-threatening, and advice when your GP, pharmacy or dental practice is closed.


Helpline Self referral Telephone National Free
117. Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis Scotland

Information on helpline and Rape Crisis centres across Scotland who provide trauma-informed support. The website also contains a number of resources for survivors, friends and family, and young people.

Helpline number: 08088 01 03 02


Services & somewhere to go Online Self referral Telephone National Free
125. Samaritans2


A 24 hour support service for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.


Helpline Online Self referral Telephone National Free
141. SHOUT

SHOUT Crisis text service

Shout is the UK's first and only free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope.

Helpline number: 85258 free text support service


Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
154. The Mix

The Mix

The Mix is a UK based charity that provides free, confidential support for young people under 25 via online, social and mobile.

Phone: 0808 808 4994


Website App Online Telephone National Free