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Samaritans are available 24 hours a day to provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.


Breathing Space

0800 83 85 87

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phoneline service for any individual, who is experiencing low mood or depression, or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to. Breathing Space specifically, but not exclusively, targets young men who are experiencing difficulties and unhappiness in their lives and friends who are concerned about them. The helpline is open 24 hours at weekends (6pm Friday – 6am Monday) and from 6pm to 2am on weekdays (Monday – Thursday).



0300 304 7000

SANE exists to provide emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness including family, friends and carers. Services are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.


Edinburgh Nightline

0131 557 4444

Nightline is an anonymous and confidential support & information service run specially for students in Edinburgh. You can call 0131 557 4444 any night of term between 8pm and 8am to talk to a trained volunteer about any issue. You can also chat to Nightline online.







Registered address: The Students' Union, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU              

Telephone: 0131 474 0000