Help in a Crisis

In an emergency, the quickest and safest way to get help is to call 999

NHS 24 provides comprehensive up to date health information and self care advice on 111

North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership has an ‘out of hours’ team who deal with emergencies such as child protection issues, homelessness, mental health assessment, community care, etc. which occur outside normal working hours. If you need help outside normal office hours (evenings, weekends and holidays) call the Emergency Social Work Standby Service on 0800 328 7758

Harm can be any harmful conduct (physical, psychological, self harm, neglect, financial or sexual) and anyone causing harm (staff, carer, family member, friend, partner or stranger). If you are concerned about any adult (16 years+) being at risk of harm or neglect contact contact Adult Support and Protection on 01294 317700 or the Emergency Social Work Standby Service number detailed above outside normal office hours.

The Scottish Domestic Abuse Helpline offers information and support to anyone affected by abuse on 0800 027 1234

Mental health issues can sometimes lead to the person affected taking their own life. North Ayrshire Council works alongside the Scottish Government to prevent suicide through the Choose Life initiative. If you or someone you know is in crisis please call one of the helplines below:

The Samaritans – 116 123 (new free-to-caller number)

Breathing Space  – 0800 83 85 87 (Mon-Thur 6pm-2am, Fri 6pm – Mon 6am)

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