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Mental Health and Wellbeing – Updated 03/06/2020

Feeling anxious, depressed or just a bit down? The new ELHSCP Mental Health line is open from 09.00 to 16.00 Monday to Friday. You don’t need a referral from a GP or other clinical professional to use it. It’s for anyone aged 18 and over. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or have other worries about your mental health, call us on 01620 642 963 between 09.00 and 16.00 Monday to Friday. 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 on 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 an emergency service immediately.
More information is available at East Lothian Council's website: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/news/article/13239/east_lothian_health_and_social_care_partnership_s_cwic_team_launch_new_mental_health_line
Changes Community Health Partnership East Lothian are currently running a limited service due to COVID-19. All their groups, courses and one to one therapies have been cancelled until further notice. If you need support at a time of crisis Contact their 1st Response service: Fast-track appointments available daily across East Lothian. Call or text 07966 526 452, leave a message stating your name and number and we will call you back.
Eastspace have compiled a list of mental health and wellbeing services and their operating status at their website: https://eastspace.org.uk/east-lothians-online-source-of-online-mental-health-and-wellbeing-information/covid-19-service-updates/
Scottish Government helpline: 0800 028 2816. Open daily from 8am – 10pm
Breathing Space Scotland offer a free confidential phoneline for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed. Phone number: 0800 83 85 87
Age Scotland is the leading charity representing older people in Scotland and supporting their rights and interests. Their helpline is available at 0800 12 44 222 Opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marraige Helpline is there to support anyone with experience of domestic abuse or forced marriage, as well as their family members, friends, colleagues and professionals who support them. They provide a confidential, sensitive service to anyone who calls us. 24 Hour helpline: 0800 027 1234 Web chat and email assistance: https://sdafmh.org.uk/
From East Lothian Council: "Schools across the county have shared information from the council's Educational Psychology Service on how to manage emotions and discussions surrounding school closures." Information for parents Information for children and young people