Local services


East Lothian Mental Health Line
Phone: 01620 642 963
Opening Times: Monday – Friday, 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

An experienced worker will take your details and make an appointment for you to speak to a specialist mental health practitioner, who will ring you back at a time that is convenient for you within the next 36 hours. The practitioner will assess you over the phone, and provide help and support and sometimes a referral to other services. This service is not designed for:

  • people already being seen regularly by a Community Mental Health Nurse in the Community Mental Health Team
  • people who are experiencing a mental health emergency—in this case, please phone your GP or 999 immediately.

Citizens Advice Haddington 
Phone: 01620 824471

Citizens Advice Musselburgh 
Phone: 0131 653 2748

East Lothian Foodbank 
Phone: 07516 510617

Emergency Social Work Service 
Phone: 01875 824 309
Opening Times: Monday – Thursday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm and Friday 9.00 am – 4.00 pm

Mental Health Assessment Service 
Phone: 0131 286 8137
The MHAS team are currently unable to offer a 24-hour walk-in service and would ask people to call 0131 286 8137 to speak to a mental health nurse.


Be prepared

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

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.