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In cases of an Emergency always call 999. 

If you wish to seek support for an urgent mental health concern for yourself or someone else call NHS 24 on ‘111’ and follow the instructions for mental health. Here you will speak to a trained mental health practitioner to support you and where needed they will put you in touch with the right support. 

If you are worrying about your mental health and wellbeing and want to see what support is available in West Lothian then have a look at our service directory where you can use filters to find the right service for you or you can visit West Lothian Well-being for a friendly chat. 

If you are looking for some practical tips and hints how to better self-manage your own mental health and wellbeing check out our guides and resources page.  

Below are other helpful resources to support yourself or others in a time of need: 

  • Samaritans: call 116 123 
    Opening hours: 24 hours a day. 
  • Breathing space: call 0800 83 85 87 
    Opening hours: Monday to Thursday 6pm to 2am. Friday to Monday 6pm to 6am. 
  • VOICE: text ‘Voice’ to 85258 
    Opening hours: 24 hours a day. 

Be prepared

Ideas on how to prepare yourself in case of a mental health emergency.

Local services

Local services proving practical and emotional support if you are experiencing a crisis.

What can I do now to calm down?

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious or scared, try these simple exercises to help you calm down.


Improve your wellbeing

If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, or stress in your life, looking into self-help activities and ideas might be the right option for you.