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Mental Wellbeing

If you are feeling distressed, in a state of despair, need urgent emotional support or are suicidal, and we are closed, then please contact one of the numbers below:

  • NHS Lothian Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) Tel: 0131 537 6000 or via NHS 24 on 111
  • Edinburgh Crisis Centre: 0808 801 0414 Text: 07974429075 Email – [email protected]
  • 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 
    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. For textphones (for the deaf and hard of hearing) dial 08457 90 91 92.
  • Talking, listening and reducing stigma around suicide
  • Saneline (Open 4pm-10pm) Tel: 0300 304 7000

Within the practice the wellbeing team is formed by Dylan the practice mental health nurse and Mark the community link worker.

Within the building the Thrive team offer a drop in session on Tuesdays 10am-4pm, no appointment needed. This service offers direct access to the community mental health team. They will meet with you, listen and discuss what services and supports would be suitable for you and either refer or help you access these. Thrive | North East Leith Cluster Resource Portal (

The links below are useful resources for additional self help and self referral resources: