PAPYRUS HOPELineUK: Tel: 0800 068 41 41 (Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm and 7pm – 10pn & Weekends 2pm – 5pm). PAPYRUS aims to prevent young people taking their own lives. A professionally staffed helpline provides support, practical advice and information both to young people worried about themselves, and to anyone concerned that a young person may harm themselves.
A 24/7 helpline service which gives you a safe space where you can talk about what is happening, how you are feeling, and how to find your own way forward. Samaritans volunteers are ordinary people from all walks of life who understand that there are sometimes things that you just cannot talk about to the people around you. They know that very often, with some time and space, people are able to find their own solution within themselves.
The National Self-Harm Network: Tel: 0800 622 6000 (7pm to 11pm)
A forum and resources for those who self-harm and their families. Tips on what to do or say and what not to do or say if you are supporting someone who self-harms. Advice on the use of distractions if a person is trying not to self-harm.
Works with children and young people across the UK to stop bullying. We help young people to support each other.
Childline: Tel: 0800 1111
If you are worried about anything, it could be something big or something small, don’t bottle it up. It can really help to talk to someone. If there is something on your mind, Childline is here for you.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website for young people aged 11 to 19 affected by self-harm.
Young Minds is committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. They have lots of information.
Drinksmarter: Helpline: 0800 7 314 314
Call free and at anytime to talk to someone in confidence.
Mind: Infoline: 0300 123 3393 (Mon-Fri 9am – 6pm)
Provides information in a range of topics including types of mental distress, where to get help and advocacy. They are able to provide details of help and support for people in their own area. Email: email@example.com
National Debtline: Tel: 0808 808 4000
Free confidential and independent advice on how to deal with debt problems.
Breathing Space Tel: 0800 83 85 87 open 24/7, at weekends (6pm Fri – 6am Mon), 2.00am on Mon – Thurs. Phone and web-based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.
CRUSE Bereavement Care Scotland Tel: 0845 600 2227
Tel: 08454 24 24 24. Open 24/7 356 days a year.
Tel: 0800 917 3466. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Information on how and where to find support, including help in your own area.
Information resource promoting mental health. Dedicated section for young people
The mix is the UK’s free, confidential helpline service for young people under 25 who need help, but don’t know where to turn. Also have a freephone number (0808 808 4994) and text, email and web chat options.
Teenage Health Advise
Edspace is an information website for people experiencing mental health difficulties and for their family and friends. It includes fact sheets and information on local counselling services
The Junction provides health-related services, education and support for 12-21 year olds in the Leith and NE Edinburgh area. Tel: 0131 553 0570 Text: 07758 348 850
Hothouse provides support to young people to improve their social, emotional and sexual wellbeing. They work across the south of the city. They have drop ins in Portobello and Craigmillar.
Drugs advise for teenagers
Support for people with problems concerning cannabis and stimulants
32-32a Cockburn St, Edinburgh, EH1 1PB 0131 2203404
Addiction Adolescent Substance Use Service (ASUS) offers treatment and support to young people (living in Edinburgh or East Lothian) aged 18 and under experiencing difficulties with drugs and alcohol.
ASUS@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk Tel 0131 537 8345
Provides information on all aspects of sexual health and no nonsense facts
British Pregnancy Advisory service provides clear information on all aspects of pregnancy including abortions