The Crisis Centre is open 24 hours a day 365 days of the year and provides community based, emotional and practical support at times of crisis.
It is a service for people who are aged 16 and over who are using or have used mental health services and are resident in the City of Edinburgh when they are facing a crisis. This includes people who have seen their GP, used voluntary services and people who identify themselves as having a mental health issue.
Over 1300 people contact the Centre each year, over half have made contact for the first time.
The Edinburgh Crisis Centre is governed by a formal partnership between NHS Lothian, City of Edinburgh Council, Edinburgh Carers Council, Edinburgh Crisis Centre users and Penumbra.