The Next Chapter is not a crisis service and its counsellors see clients by appointment only.
If you or anyone else needs immediate or urgent assistance, please contact one of the following services:
Contact your GP
Or if out-of-hours call 111 for NHS24
Mental Health Assessment Service (MHAS) at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital
0131 537 6000
Open 24/7. Nurse-led service for people in need of emergency mental health assessment
Edinburgh Crisis Centre
0808 801 0414 (text 07974 429075)
Open 24/7. Support for people in mental health crisis, initially by phone with the possibility of same or next day face-to-face support.
Social work emergency service
0800 731 6969
Emergency out-of-hours social work service
0800 83 85 87
Open Monday – Thursday 6pm to 2am and all weekend (Friday 6pm to Monday 6am). Helpline service for people feeling low, overwhelmed or finding it difficult to cope.
Open 24/7. Support for anyone who is in distress or who needs someone to talk to.
0300 304 7000
Open 4.30 til 10.30pm daily. Emotional support for anyone affected by mental illness including families and carers.