Do you need urgent help?

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or your are worried about someone you know — help is available.
If you want to speak to someone right now, the quickest route is to access emergency services.

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For urgent medical attention, your options are Accident & Emergency and Emergency GP appointments.

NHS 24 111 service provides urgent health advice out of hours, when your GP practice or dentist is closed

breathing space

Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87 is a psychological counselling service in Scotland for people feeling depressed, or with other urgent psychological problems. It has a telephone helpline, a web interface, and a British Sign Language webcam interface, all staffed by trained advisers who offer guidance and referral.

Opening hours Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

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Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide often through their telephone helpline. Whatever you’re going through, call free any time, from any phone on 116 123.

They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you need a response immediately, it’s best to call us on the phone. This number is FREE to call. You don’t have to be suicidal to call them.

Information & Support

Don’t know where to start? You can get Information and support on the first stop shop for online mental health information in Lanarkshire.