Samaritans  open 24/7 Telephone 116 123 email= -  


Emergency call 999


Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87  helpline is open Monday -Thursday 6pm to 2am. Friday 6pm to Monday 6am


Citizen's Advice Scotland - 0808 800 9060


NHS Scotland - Telephone NHS 24 on 111


RSABI - Helpline  0300 111 4166  


Trauma Counselling Line Scotland: Call free on 08088 020406 The line is open Monday to Wednesday 5pm – 8pm and Thursday and Friday 9am - 2pm. You can also leave a message at all other times. Trauma Counselling Line Scotland (TCLS) offers confidential telephone counselling to any adult who experienced abuse as a child. This can include sexual, emotional, physical, psychological, spiritual abuse or neglect.


Support in Mind Scotland - Tel  0131 662 4359


Are you or someone you know suicidal?

  • Talk openly about suicide and don't avoid the issue.
  • Listen to your friend or relative's feelings
  • Express your own feelings
  • Ask for help
  • Do not be judgemental
  • Alternatives are available, talk about those
  • Do not promise confidentiality, you may need to call for urgent help
  • Remove any means the person has to complete or attempt suicide
  • Get assistance
  • Call the Samaritans (08457-90-90-90) or 116 123, Breathing Space (0800-83-85-87) or 999 if in an emergency


What to do in a crisis

  • DO bring the person to a calm environment
  • DON'T give complex instructions
  • DO explain what you are doing and why
  • DO speak calmly to avoid excitments
  • DON'T make sudden moves
  • DO remember that people my recall what has happened when they are well even though they appear to be out of touch with reality at the time of the incident
  • DON'T try and talk a person out of their feelings - they are very real to them
  • DO stay with the person and listen (if safe for you)
  • DON'T assume that everthing a person says is the result of a delusion - it may be true (e.g. reporting and incident)