Mental Health Information

Royal College of Psychiatrists:

Depression UK: Depression UK is a national mutual support group for people with depression.


Bipolar UK: Bipolar UK provide support, advice and information for people with bipolar disorder, their friends and carers.

Adult ADHD:  Website for and by adults with ADHD -

Anxiety UK: Anxiety UK is a national charity established in 1970 that provides support for those affected by anxiety, stress and anxiety-based depression. Opening hours are Monday to Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm
Helpline: 03444 775 774
Email: (not instant response)
Text: (not instant response) 07537 416 905

Number 6
: Edinburgh Based Resource for adults with Autistic Spectrum Conditions

Urgent care

Edinburgh Adult Psychiatry is not a crisis service nor does it offer emergency mental health services. In a mental health crisis, please contact:

  • Your GP (in working hours) or NHS 24 at or phone 111
  • Mental Health Assessment Service: an emergency mental health emergency service based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital on 0131 286 8137
  • Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414

You can access free confidential listening and support with:

Breathing Space: or 0800 838 487. Mon to Thursday: 6pm - 2am; Weekends: Fri 6pm - Monday 6am.

SaneLine: A national out-of-hours telephone helpline offering emotional support and information for people affected by mental health problems. Helpline: 0300 304 700 (4.30pm to 10.30pm daily). Email:

Samaritans: A national charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or in distress. Helpline: 116 123. Email: