Help Now

If you require mental health crisis support services immediately contact NHS 24 or your GP directly. They can refer you straight away to get support from your local Mental Health Assessment Service.

There are other services you can contact immediately for support – these are listed below. Call charges apply unless otherwise stated. 

24 hour emergency services:

  • NHS 24 –  Freephone 111
  • Samaritans – Freephone 116 123
  • Fire – Ambulance – Police  – Freephone 999
  • National Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline – Freephone 0800 027 1234
  • Childline –  Freephone 0800 11 11
  • Mental Health Assessment Service – 0131 537 6000

Midlothian Crisis Support services:

  • Midlothian Early Intervention Crisis Response Service (Mon-Fri 4pm-10pm, Sat-Sun 10am-4pm) Tel: 0131 663 5533
  • Social Care (Mon-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 9am-4pm) – 0131 271 3900
  • Social Care Emergency /Out of Hours –  Freephone 0800 731 6969 

Listening Support Services

  • Breathing Space  (Mon-Thurs 6pm-2am; Fri 6pm – Mon 6am) – Freephone 0800 83 85 87
  • CALM (helpline for men only) (5pm – 12am) Freephone 0800 58 58 58
  • RSABI(emotional support for rural communities) – Freephone 0300 111 4166
  • Papyrus HopeLine (young people aged up to 35) (10am-10pm) – Freephone 0800 068 41 41
  • Saneline (6pm – 11pm) – Freephone 0300 304 7000
  • Samaritans local branch – 0131 221 9999

Other Services

  • Citizens Advice Dalkeith – 0131 660 1636
  • Citizens Advice Penicuik – 01968 675259
  • Shelter’s Free Housing Advice Line – Freephone 0808 800 4444
  • Rape Crisis Scotland (6pm – Midnight) – Freephone 0808 801 0302
  • Women’s Aid – Tel: 0131 663 9827