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.

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