Need help now


If you are struggling to cope with how you are feeling and need to speak to someone, here is a list of services that you can access right now.


Police, Fire, Ambulance – 999
NHS 24 – 111
Out of Hours Social Care Direct – 0800 731 6969
Covid-19 National Assistance Helpline –  0800 111 4000


Samaritans – 116 123

The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.


Shout – text SHOUT to 85258

SHOUT is confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope.


Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline – 0800 027 1234

The Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline supports anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage.


Be prepared

Ideas on how to prepare yourself in case of a mental health emergency.

Local services

Local services proving practical and emotional support if you are experiencing a crisis.

What can I do now to calm down?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or scared, try these simple exercises to help you calm down.

Looking to boost your wellbeing?

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.