Emergency Contacts



Breathing Space

This could be a useful support for parents.  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. So don't let problems get out of hand, phone Breathing Space where experienced advisors will listen and provide information and advice.



To contact Samaritans for emotional support contact Samaritans Fife on 01383 722222 or the national helpline on 08457 909090 or email jo@samaritans.org Their support staff can also see you at their centre at 22 Townhill Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0QX.

You can phone to arrange an appointment if you prefer face to face support.

Young Minds

This is a UK wide charity committed to supporting the emotional well being and mental health of children and young people. They offer advice and support for children, young people, parents/carers and any other adults who may have worries about the emotional problems, behaviour or mental health of a child or young person up to aged 25. They provide a free and confidential on line or telephone support service. 



This is a private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of nineteen. You can contact a ChildLine counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small. Call free on 0800 1111, have a 1-2-1 chat online or contact by email


NHS 24 Helpline

At times of crisis, when the doctor’s surgery is closed, and you feel it can’t wait until it re-opens, call NHS 24 on 111. Calls to NHS 24 should cost no more than the price of a local telephone call from a BT landline. Calls from mobiles and other networks may vary.

Emergency Out of Hours Social Work Services
Tel: 03451 550099