Edinburgh Crisis Centre

Description of service

Helpline manned 24 hours a day by trained crisis centre staff providing emotional support to callers. The Team can help deal with issues including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self harm, suicide, hearing voices. Staff also support the caller to develop a short term crisis plan identifying informal support and local community based formal support. Can also provide practical support. This can include accessing information and specialist advice about welfare benefits and debt, housing information services including homelessness services, substance misuse and relationship difficulties. The Centre has facilities for visitors to stay overnight when this is agreed. Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles in the UK.

Key Focus

Helpline providing emotional support

Age Range

Over 16

Opening Times

24 hour helpline

Area Of Operation

Edinburgh, Scotland


No charge

Referral Method

Self referral

Registered Charity Number