Need help now? Crisis Support for you as a Carer

A 24 hour/ 7 day week service providing community based emotional and practical support to people. The centre provides a free telephone helpline as well as face to face support.

FREE phone: 0808 801 0414  Text: 0797 442 9075

Police 999 (emergency only)

Police Scotland 101 (non-emergency or general enquiry)

Mental Health Assessment Service 0131 537 6000 (ask for MHAS team)

a team of mental health nurses providing emergency (same day) mental health assessments.

City of Edinburgh Social Care Services

For all first time contact with adult social care services, contact social care direct 0131 200 23 24

Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm, Friday 8.30am-3.55pm

If you are concerned about a child’s safety or welfare call Children and Families Social Care Direct 0131 200 23 27 and not your local social work office Mon-Thurs 8.30am-5.00pm, Friday 8.30am-3.55pm

For all out of hour social care services, contact Emergency Social Work Services 0800 731 69 69

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