If you feel you are in crisis and need support now, or if you are concerned about someone that may be an immediate risk please contact your GP during working hours or one of the numbers below out with normal GP surgery opening hours:
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
Breathing Space staff are trained phone line advisors who will listen to you, and can connect you to organisations or groups in your area for ongoing support. The phone line is open Monday-Thursday 6pm-2am and Friday 6pm until Monday 6am over the weekend.
NHS 24: 111
Call NHS 24 if you are ill and feel it cannot wait until your GP surgery opens. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Emergency Ambulance: 999
If you are having serious thoughts of suicide and have a plan and the means to carry it out now, we would urge you to phone 999.
Samaritans: 116 123
Your call will be confidential and taken by a trained volunteer. The phone line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Helplines & Listening Services
There are now many helplines that employ highly trained volunteers or paid workers to provide a listening services which will allow you a space to talk through your feelings and experiences on the phone without being judged or telling you what to do. All listening services are confidential and will generally allow you to speak for as long as you need to feel better. Many services will be able to signpost you to resources that could help you or provide some advice if needed. There are many services, some of which will be more appropriate to you depending on how you are feeling or what you are seeking advice for.
Please note some services may incur a cost of calling. Please also check opening hours of each helpline.
Financial Advice and Support
Scotland’s Citizens Advice Helpline provides money and welfare advice and can be contacted on: 0800 028 1456. For local advice and support contact:
- Falkirk – Phone: 01324 626070
- Stirling – Phone: 01786 470239
- Alloa – Phone: 01259 219404