Breathing Space Phoneline

Breathing Space is a free, confidential phone and web based service for people in Scotland experiencing low mood, depression or anxiety.

Anyone can feel down or depressed from time to time. It helps to get some Breathing Space. You are not alone and talking about how you feel is a positive first step in getting help.  Breathing Space offers confidential listening support, from where experienced advisors who will listen and provide information and advice.

You can call then Helpline on 0800 83 85 87

Lines are open: Monday to Thursday 6.00pm – 2.00am, and at the Weekend from Friday 6.00pm to Monday 6.00am

The service is open when other supports such as family, friends or a GP may not be available. You can speak about what’s on your mind or ask about helpful resources in your area. The service is confidential and anonymous and none of your conversation is recorded. It is designed to be a private, safe space to talk.

It’s understandable that some callers might feel nervous about picking up the phone and may not know what to expect.

Support is provided though the phone line only. For admin enquiries, ordering leaflets etc, you can email [email protected] and your email will be responded to within 5 working days.

For more information please visit www.breathingspace.scot 

Breathing Space is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland), recognised counselling skills organisation.

Service Categories

Eligibility

Intended Client Groups:

  • People Experiencing Mental Health Difficulties
  • Young People
    • Adults in Scotland aged 16 and over

Residency:

This service is available to residents of all parts of Edinburgh

Referral

Self Referral

This service accepts direct self referrals.

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

Service Hours

-Monday - Thursday 6:00pm - 2:00am
Friday 6:00pm - 6:00am Monday (24 hrs throughout weekend)-

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 83 85 87
Website: www.breathingspace.scot

Facilities & Access

This service has the following facilities:

  • Translation Service
  • This service is not accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Creche facilities are not available at this location.

Provider's Name: Breathing Space

Type: Other

Breathing Space is a confidential helpline for anyone in Scotland experiencing mental ill  health. It was launched in 2002, and became a national phoneline in 2004. Breathing Space is funded by the Scottish Government's Mental Health Unit. The service is operationally managed by NHS 24 and delivered from NHS 24 contact centres in Clydebank, Cardonald and South Queensferry. Breathing Space is a COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) recognised counselling skills organisation. 

Services run by this provider

Service Contact

Tel: 0800 83 85 87
Website: www.breathingspace.scot

Office Hours

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm

Service Hours

Monday – Thursday 6:00pm – 2:00am
Friday 6:00pm – 6:00am Monday (24 hrs throughout weekend)

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