Crisis Support

Counsellor chatting to client

Crisis Support

If you are currently having a mental health crisis, here are useful contacts for help and support:

  • Emergency Services - 999.
  • NHS 24 - Call 111 and choose ‘Option 2’ to be put through to the Mental Health Hub and speak to a trained mental health worker.
  • Find your local hospital.
  • Samaritans - 24/7 Emotional Support: 116 123.
  • AMIS (Abused Men In Scotland) provides support for men experiencing domestic violence, including helpline support to get advice as well, as finding local support groups.Breathing Space - a free confidential wellbeing phone service for anyone in Scotland. Opening hours weekdays Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am, weekends Friday 6pm to Monday 6am or you can call them on 0800 83 85 87.
  • Breathing Space Interpretation Service for BSL users. Opening hours Monday - Friday 6pm to midnight, Saturday and Sunday 8am to midnight.
  • Chris’s House (Centre for Help, Response and Intervention Surrounding Suicide) based in North Lanarkshire is a 24 hour suicide crisis centre offering a safe place for people to go and stay whilst accessing professional support.
  • YoungMinds Messenger - free 24 hour crisis support across the UK. You can text "YM" to 85258 and you will be connected to a volunteer in 5-10 minutes. Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodaphone, Three, BT, Virgin, GiffGaff, Tesco and Telecom Plus. This is a text service and you can remain anonymous.
  • Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - 0800 58 58 58. Provides listening services, information and support for men at risk of suicide, including a web chat. 5pm to midnight.
  • ChildLine - Emotional support service (7.30am- 3.30am for anyone up to age of 19). Phone on 0800 1111, send an email, have a 1-2-1 chat online, send a message to Ask Sam or post messages to ChildLine message boards.
  • Deafzone by Childline – using Sign Video.
  • The Mix offers a confidential helpline and online emotional support for 13-25s. Includes helpline (0808 808 4994), email, text and live online chat services.
  • LGBT Foundation provide a wide range of support services to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people including a listening support helpline: 0345 3 30 30 30 or email helpline@lgbt.foundation. Weekdays - 9am until 9pm/ Weekends - 10am until 6pm.
  • Rape Crisis Scotland helpline provides support and information for anyone affected by sexual violence. Open daily from 6pm – midnight, 365 days a year: T: 08088 010302
  • SignHealth is The Deaf Health Charity. If you are deaf and experiencing a crisis, text DEAF to 85258 for free and immediate support.
  • Stay Alive: Prevent Suicide Stay Alive App - The Stay Alive app is a pocket suicide prevention resource for the UK, packed full of useful information to help you stay safe. You can use it if you are having thoughts of suicide or if you are concerned about someone else who may be considering suicide.
  • Woman’s Aid Scotland offer advice and information for anyone woman experiencing violence. You can call, email or chat online 24 hours a day.

If you are currently in college and feel in crisis please seek support from someone you trust and feel comfortable speaking to. This could be any member of staff or another student.