Kirkliston Mental Health < 18 years

Samaritans – 116 123

A charity providing a 24/7 national helpline for those considering suicide.

Childline Counsellor Chat

Chat with a counsellor now about whatever is worrying you.

Online CBT for Anxiety

Families can now access online resources for anxiety management thanks to the CAMHS early intervention team. This includes computerised CBT for parents that helps them to learn how to support children and young people with anxiety and recorded parent anxiety workshops. There are also links to CBT apps for anxiety and sleep that are suitable for young people.

Counselling Services

The CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) keeps an up to date list here:

Of particular note are Crossreach and the Edinburgh Psychology Services which are listed below.


Offers one to one counselling for all ages across Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Psychology

Telephone Educational Psychology provided by the City of Edinburgh Council

Relationship Counselling

A charitable organisation with a focus on relationship counselling.

Online Resources

There is a wealth of resources online to help support young people and their families cope with mental health problems.

The CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) keeps an up to date list here:

Apps for Mental Health

There are numerous excellent, free apps available to help with stress, anxiety and depression. The NHS has tested many of them and compiled a recommended list.

Recommended Reading

Reading about a condition helps improve understanding, perceptions and behavioural change.

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CAMHS Melville Unit

If your child is suffering from a severe depressive illness and is contemplating suicide please phone the practice and let us know. We can then refer to this emergency service if appropriate.

CAMHS Unscheduled Care Melville Unit – 0131 312 0050