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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
Call: 0800 118 2962
MHARS is your free confidential helpline if you are a Midlothian residents aged 18 – 65, experiencing mental health and wellbeing distress or crisis. Open daily 8 am to 10 pm. Call 111 when out of hours.
Over 65 years?
Contact your GP during working hours or 111 out of hours.
Call: 0800 83 85 87
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am. Friday to Monday 6pm to 6am
For BSL: Breathing Space in BSL
Call: 116 123 (open 24/7)
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (open 5 pm to Midnight)
Text: SHOUT to 85258 (open 24/7)
Text: DEAF to 85258 (open 24/7)
If you are deaf and experiencing a crisis, text DEAF to 85258 for free and immediate support
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