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If you are struggling to cope with how you are feeling and need to speak to someone, here is a list of services that you can access right now.
Police, Fire, Ambulance – 999
NHS 24 – 111
Out of Hours Social Care Direct – 0800 731 6969
Call: 0800 58 58 58 (5pm to Midnight)
The Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide.
SHOUT is confidential, 24/7 text support service. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope.
If you are deaf and experiencing a crisis, text DEAF to 85258.
The Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline supports anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage.
AMIS is Scotland’s leading charity and helpline for male domestic abuse.
The Deaf Health Charity has a crisis text service. Get information about Breathing Space in BSL, including how to contact the service if you feel low, depressed or anxious.
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