NHS 24: 111
If you need medical advice when your GP practice is closed and cannot wait until your surgery is open.
Samaritans: 116 123
Free 24 hour helpline. Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you
Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87
A free, confidential phone service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety. Lines are open Monday to Thursday 6 pm to 2am, and Friday 6pm to Monday 6 am.
Emergency Contact for Social Work (out of office hours only): 0800 731 6969
East Lothian Council Contacts
Social Work Contact Centre: 01875 824 309
First point of contact for Adult Wellbeing and Children and Families Social Work teams.
East Lothian Council Customer Services: 01620 827 827
Health Service Contacts
Care When It Counts (CWIC) Mental Health Service: 01620 642 963
If you are feeling anxious, depressed or have other worries about your mental health, you can call the CWIC mental health service Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. When you call, an experienced worker will take your details and make an appointment for you to speak to a Mental Health Occupational Therapist or Nurse, who will ring you back at a time that is convenient for you within the next 36 hours.
Musculoskeletal (MSK) Support Line: 01620 642 968
The East Lothian MSK support line is open to help people who are experiencing muscle and joint pain from 09.00 to 11.30 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. You don’t need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it.
Other Support Services & Resources
Changes Community Health Project: 0131 653 3977
CHANGES promotes the positive wellbeing of people living in East Lothian.
Eastspace is East Lothian’s online source for mental health and wellbeing information.
Resource designed by Self Directed Support Scotland offering a wealth of information for carers employing a Personal Assistant: