Lifeline’s offices will be closed from 12.30pm on Wednesday 23rd of December until Tuesday 5th of January at 9.30am. Our charity shops will also be closed during this period.

No one will be available to answer emails, calls or texts during this period and our social media will not be checked.

If you need support during this period we have detailed some local organisations below. You can also look at NHS Lothians Crisis Response Resources here. This includes details of where you can get advice, help with money, help with food, details of homelessness and women’s services.

For mental health support:

If you are in crisis you can call Edinburgh Crisis Centre on 0808 801 0414

or Samaritans on 0131 221 9999

If you would like to talk to a Midwife Tommy’s helpline is available on 0800 0147 800

You can also talk to your GP.

For pregnancy tests:

Chalmer’s Street Sexual Health Centre offers free pregnancy tests and has their own counselling service. They have a drop in service in the morning or you can call them on 0131 536 1070.