Dundee - Emergency Support


Use the contacts below for help or to find out more information.


Samaritans – Freephone Helpline 116 123

If something’s troubling you, contact them 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.


Breathing Space – 0800 83 85 87

If you need someone to talk to about how you’re feeling, call Breathing Space.  The phonelines are open between 6pm and 2am Monday to Thursday and 6pm Friday to 6am Monday.  Remember your call is confidential and free.


NHS 24 – 111

You’re not feeling well, it’s the middle of the night, you can’t wait until your GP’s surgery opens in the morning – what can you do?  Call NHS 24 or visit


Police Scotland – 101 or in an emergency 999


Adult Protection / Child Protection

Worried about an adult or child’s safety in Dundee?


Childline – 0800 1111

Free and confidential 24-hour helpline for children and young people in the UK.


Out of Hours Social Work – 01382 307964

Weekdays – 4.30pm to 9.30am, Weekends – 4.30pm (Friday) to 9.30am (Monday), All public holidays are covered on a 24 hour basis

Anyone in Angus and Dundee City who has an urgent problem or crisis can call the service.  This may be someone experiencing problems with children, families or those receiving or requiring a community care service.


Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) National Helpline – 0300 111 5065

Meet the needs and overcome the isolation experienced by people over 18 who have been bereaved by suicide.  9am to 9pm Mon-Fri.