Welcome to the Edinburgh Crisis Centre website

FROM THE 28TH MAY 2020, WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER AN ONLINE/VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT. THESE APPOINTMENTS MAY BE OFFERED IN THE SAME WAY WE WOULD HAVE INVITED PEOPLE INTO THE CENTRE PREVIOUSLY.

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE UNABLE TO RUN OUR TEXT SERVICE DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME. OUR 24/7 HELPLINE CONTINUES TO RUN. AS YOU CAN APPRECIATE WE MAY BE BUSY, SO IF YOU DON’T GET THROUGH PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE WITH YOUR NAME AND NUMBER. WE WILL GET BACK TO YOU AS SOON AS WE CAN.

WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE ANY ADVICE DIRECTLY RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS – PLEASE REFER TO THE NHS WEBSITE.

If you’re experiencing a mental health crisis and need to talk to someone, please contact our friendly, confidential team 24/7:

Free phone 0808 801 0414
Email crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk

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Please be aware that if you contact us for support by text/email your mobile telephone number/email address will be visible to Edinburgh Crisis Centre staff. Please remember to leave your telephone number as clearly as possible otherwise staff might not be able to return your call (see FAQs).

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The Crisis Centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and provides community based, emotional and practical support at times of crisis.

It is a service for people who are aged 16 and over who are using or have used mental health services and are resident in the City of Edinburgh when they are facing a crisis. This includes people who have seen their GP, used voluntary services and people who identify themselves as having a mental health issue.

Over 1300 people contact the Centre each year, over half have made contact for the first time.


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