Out-of-hours student support
Students who experience a crisis outside normal working hours can contact the University for support through the University Security 24/7 contact number 0131 650 2257.
Students who experience a crisis outside normal working hours can contact the University for support through the University Security 24/7 contact number?0131 650 2257.
University offices?are closed:
- between 5pm and 9am (GMT)?time Monday to Friday)
- at weekends?(Saturday and Sunday)
- during University-recognised holidays.?
You can contact University Security by calling 0131 650 2257
(from another University phone call 502257)
You will first speak to a member of our Security team who will take further details of your situation. Security team members may be able to provide the support or answers that you need. Where this is not possible and the situation is urgent, you may be transferred to a duty member of the student services team at the University.
This service is not designed or intended in any way to replace the role of the emergency services or other relevant agencies such as GP's or other local NHS provision.
Other support available out of hours
If someone is seriously ill or injured, and their life is at risk, call 999.
If you are worried about someone who is ill, call?111.
Mental health crisis support
If someone is in immediate danger call 999.
If the crisis is not life threatening, call NHS 24 on their 24 hour phone line 111.
Other sources of mental health support
Student support and information
Tel: 0131 557 4444
(8pm – 8am)
Confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress, despair or suicidal thoughts. Available 24 hours a day.
Freecall: 116 123
Text message: 07725 90 90 90
The Edinburgh Crisis Centre:
Open to any Edinburgh resident who is 16+ and experiencing a mental health crisis or a carer for someone who is. Find out more via the link below:
Free phone 0808 801 0414
Text on 07974429075
Urgent social care or someone at risk of harm?
In the evening and at weekends / public holidays, call?Emergency Social Work on 0800 731 6969
Other useful numbers:
Police Scotland – non emergency phone contact – 101
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh - 0131 536 1000
Royal Edinburgh Hospital - 0131 537 6000
Fire and Rescue Service – 999
Coastguard - 999