What to do in an Emergency or Crisis

It is important to speak to someone soon after an incident occurs so that you can get help, support and advice. You are not alone.

If an incident has happened on campus, contact Security on 2222.

If an incident has happened off campus, call Police on 101 or 999, call an ambulance on 999 or NHS24 on 111.

The Edinburgh Crisis Centre can be contacted by Edinburgh residents for free 24/7 on 0808 801 0414 /07974429075.

 

If you Live in the Lothians:

East Lothian 1st Response 07966526452

West Lothian call the Mental Health Assessment Service on 0131 537 6000 or Social Work out of hours 01506 281 028

Midlothian Early Intervention Service 0131 6635533

 

If you Live in Falkirk:

You can contact the local association for mental health, FDAMH for their Immediate Help Service. It is available at the centre or by phone:
Monday to Thursday from 10am to 4pm, Friday from 10am to 3pm. Please call the centre to arrange a prompt appointment by calling 01324 671600. (Lines open from 9am-5pm Mon-Thu, 9am-4pm on Fri). If you phone outside service hours you can leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

Further Support and Advice on What to do Next:

Scottish Women’s Rights Centre legal service for sexual harassment: for legal information about a case of sexual harassment, call their helpline on: 08088 010 789, open every Thursday, 5pm to 8pm.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing helpline 0300 1232523

Rivers Centre Edinburgh for trauma 0131 451 7400 (self-referrals taken)

Shakti Women’s Aid - Edinburgh 0131 4752399, Fife 01383 732 289, Dundee 01382 207095, Forth Valley 07757035794.

Health in Mind Pathway service for survivors of male sexual abuse 0131 225 8508

Abused Men in Scotland: 0808 800 0024.

Survivors UK for survivors of male sexual abuse 020 35983898.

Hemat Gryffe Women's Aid for BAME (Black and Asian Minority Ethnic women) 0141 353 0859.


If you are thinking or reporting an incident to the Police, please see further Rape Crisis Scotland information under Frequently Asked Questions or contact Victim Support Scotland's Helpline on 0800 160 1985 8am-8pm Monday - Friday.

If you believe that an incident has adversely affected your studies, then you may wish to consider applying for Extenuating Circumstances.

If you are not sure what to do next then you can come to speak to a Student Service Advisor for a fifteen-minute drop-in session Monday -Friday during Semester time. Please see the Student Services website for more information or call 0131 474 0000 and ask for 'Student Services'. You can also arrange to speak to the Wellbeing Advisor or Student Counsellor - please see the Student Services website or UniHub for more information.