Get help in a mental health crisis
Help is available if you are feeling distressed or experiencing thoughts of suicide.
Call 999 for urgent medical help if you have, or feel like you might, attempt suicide or harm yourself.
If you can keep yourself safe for a short while, but you still need urgent advice, call 111 NHS24.
Penumbra Aberdeenshire 1st Response is a mental health crisis helpline, for people aged 16 to 65, who may be overwhelmed or in a mental health crisis. Call 0800 135 7950 Saturdays and Sundays, 5pm to 9pm.
Support if you are feeling low
Recognise when you’re feeling low. Create your own safety plan by using the Prevent Suicide website or download the app.
Who can help
There are organisations that can help if you are feeling lonely or need to talk to someone, or if you want to help someone else:
- Penumbra mental health
- The Silver Line for people aged 60 and over
- Rethink Mental Illness
You can also speak to your GP about your concerns. They may refer you to a specialist service.
Self-Harm Network Scotland live chat service is available to anyone aged 12 and over across Scotland who needs support with self-harm.