Emergency & Health Support
If it is an emergency always call 999. If it is not an emergency, but you need to speak to the police, fire service or ambulance then call 101.
NHS 24 is an out of hours helpline to call for medical advice when you or someone that you know is unwell and you cannot wait until your GP surgery is open.
Phone number: 111
Foreign Commonwealth Office
The Foreign Commonwealth Office gives consular assistance for British nationals abroad.
Phone number: 020 7008 1500
Drinkline is a free, confidential helpline for people who are concerned about their drinking, or someone else's. It is open 7 days a week, from 8AM to 11PM.
Phone number: 0800 7 314 314
Know the Score
Know the Score is a free, confidential helpline for drugs information and advice.
Phone number: 0800 587 5879 (Free from landlines, mobile costs may vary)
Samaritans is a listening service where you can talk about anything. (You don’t have to be suicidal.) Face to face services are offered.
Phone number: 116 123 (Freephone) / 08457 90 90 90 (Charged)
Saheliya is a specialist mental health and well-being support organisation for black, minority ethnic, asylum seeker, refugee and migrant women and girls (12+) in the Edinburgh and Glasgow area.
Phone number: 0131 556 9302
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) provide a variety of mental health services across Scotland. You can find details of their local services, information about mental ill health and sign-posting by getting in touch. Available: 9AM to 5PM, Monday to Friday
Phone number: 0141 530 1000
Beat is a specialist UK-wide charity supporting people who experience eating disorders. They have a National Helpline and webchat, alongside resources on their website. Available: 9AM - 12AM weekdays and 4PM - 12AM weekends and bank holidays.
Phone number (Scotland): 0808 801 0432