Samaritans  open 24/7 Telephone 116 123 email= jo@samaritans.org - https://www.samaritans.org

Emergency call 999

Breathing Space - 0800 83 85 87  helpline is open Monday -Thursday 6pm - 2am and Friday 6pm - Monday 6am  http://www.breathingspace.scot

Citizen's Advice Scotland - 0808 800 9060 http://www.cas.org.uk

NHS Scotland - Telephone NHS 24 on 111 http://www.scot.nhs.uk

RSABI - Helpline  0300 111 4166 http://www.rsabi.org.uk  

Trauma Counselling Line Scotland: Call free on 08088 020406 The line is open Mondays to Wednesdays 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. http://www.health-in-mind.org.uk/

Support in Mind Scotland - Tel  0131 662 4359 https://www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk

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 excitement

  • 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 some things a person says or reports are unreal, they may be true (e.g. reporting an incident)