Helpline Options

MHA's services are available by appointment only and are not intended as a replacement for medical intervention in the case of mental health emergencies.


If you need to talk to someone urgently, the following support services are here to help you:


Emergency Services

If it's a medical emergency or someone's life is in danger, please call 999 immediately or go to the Accident and Emergency Department of your local Hospital.

Samaritans (24 hour helpline)

Samaritans is a 24hr confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland

Phone: 116123

Breathing Space  

Breathing Space is a free and confidential phone-line service

Phone: 0800 83 85 87

Mon–Thurs: 6pm to 2am, Fri: 6pm–Monday 6am (lines open 24hrs at weekends)


Childline (24 hour helpline)

Childline is a free, confidential service for children and young people in the UK.

Phone: 0800 1111


Penumbra - Aberdeen 1st Response 

1st Response Support Service offers practical and emotional support if you’re experiencing thoughts of suicide, if you have attempted suicide, or if you’re reaching a point of emotional distress. 

Phone: 0800 234 3695 


Social Care and Wellbeing Out of Hours (Aberdeen)

A wide range of Social Work services are covered, delivering crisis assessment by a home visit or phone call.

Phone: 0800 7315 520


Mon-Fri: 4.30pm to Midnight, Weekends/Public Holidays: 8.30am to Midnight






Mental Health Aberdeen is a Registered Charity No. SC012306

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