Urgent 

JNF support is by appointment only and we do not have an immediate crisis service. If you need urgent help or support for yourself or someone close to you, please contact:


NHS 24

NHS 24 works in partnership with local NHS Boards out-of-hours services to provide patients with health advice and help when GP practices are closed.

  • Call: 08454 24 24 24
  • Visit: http://www.nhs24.com/
  • If you think you need an emergency ambulance, call 999 and speak to the operator

the edinburgh crisis centre

Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis you can contact them free of charge.

  • Call: 0808 801 0414 Text: 07974429075
  • Visit: www.edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk

the samaritans

The Samaritans offer free, confidential advice 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


the royal edinburgh hospital

The Royal Edinburgh Hospital provides acute psychiatric and mental health services, including treatment for learning disabilities and dementia. Its specialist services include centres for the treatment of eating disorders, alcohol problems and young people’s mental health.


breathing space

Breathing Space is a free, confidential helpline service for any individual who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

Breathing Space operates Mon – Thurs between 6pm and 2am and Fri – Mon between 6pm – 6am


family lives (formerly parentline)

Contact us about any family issues big or small, call the confidential helpline.


youngminds (parent) helpline

Offers free, confidential online and telephone support, including information and advice, to any adult worried about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to the age of 25.

The helpline operates Mon-Fri 9.30am to 4pm


sobs (survivors of bereavement by suicide)

National charity providing dedicated support to adults who have been bereaved by suicide.
National Helpline 9am to 9pm every day