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Organisations you can contact for immediate support

Scottish Recovery Network is not able to offer direct help or support to people who may be experiencing mental health issues. If you are looking for immediate support or assistance you can contact your local GP or Social Work department directly. The numbers for these are available from your local phone book or online. There may also be local mental health organisations in your area who provide a range of support options.

If you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator for assistance.

These numbers might also be of use.

Breathing Space

Tel: 0800 83 85 87 (This number is free to call)

Breathing Space is a free, confidential, phone service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. They are there in times of difficulty to provide a safe and supportive space by listening, offering advice, and giving information. Lines are open 6pm – 2am Monday to Thursday and 24hrs at weekends (From 6pm Friday to 6am on Monday).

The Samaritans

Tel: 116 123 (This number is free to call)

The Samaritans service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

NHS 24

Tel: 111 (This number is free to call)

NHS 24 provides comprehensive up-to-date health information and self care advice for people in Scotland. Call them free on 111 if you are ill and it can’t wait until your regular NHS service reopens.