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Opening hours

Weekdays: Monday-Thursday 6pm to 2am

Weekend: Friday 6pm-Monday 6am

This service is for people in Scotland

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Leave feedback, order leaflets or contact the press office.

Emotional support

If you are having emotional difficulties visit our Need to talk page, or for urgent emotional support, visit Need help now.

Complaints & compliments

We welcome your feedback and look forward to hearing your thoughts on the Breathing Space phoneline and website through our Feedback page.

If you would like to make a complaint about Breathing Space, please complete the NHS 24 feedback form. You can find guidance on how feedback is managed through NHS 24’s Patient Feedback Policy (156 KB). On conclusion of any complaint, an Outcome Report will be submitted to COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

As Breathing Space is a COSCA recognised counselling skills organisation, you also have a right to complain directly to COSCA via the COSCA complaints procedure, following the exhaustion of the NHS 24 Patient Feedback process.

Order leaflets

Publicity materials are available free of charge. These include:

  • posters
  • leaflets
  • pocketcards
  • pocketcard holders

Place your order by emailing:

This email address should only be used to order Breathing Space materials and request information about the service. We will aim to respond to your request within 5 working days.

Press information

To make a media enquiry, email our communications team:

The media has an important role to play in educating the public about suicide. With this comes an enormous responsibility to deal with the issue in a sensitive and thoughtful way. The following guidance is available:

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