Christmas Opening Times

After this week, Pilton Community Health Project will be closed for the festive period. We will be opening our doors a few times over the break to allow people access to our Sharing Shelves, but other services will not be operating. Here are the dates you need to know:

Friday 20 December: last day of normal opening hours

Monday 23 December: open for food access 10 am – 2 pm

Monday 30 December: open for food access 10 am – 2 pm

Friday 3 January: open for food access 10 am – 2 pm

Monday 6 January: normal opening hours resume

If you need extra support over the holidays, here are some services that might be able to help:

Emergency support

Edinburgh Crisis Centre (open 24/7)
Call: 0808 801 0414
Text: 07974429075
Email: crisis@edinburghcrisiscentre.org.uk

Social Care Direct
Call (office hours): 0131 200 2324
Call (out of hours): 0800 731 6969

Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
Call: 0800 027 1234

If you are in danger, call 999 for emergency services.

Someone to talk to

Samaritans (24/7)
Call: 116 123

Breathing Space (6pm-2am)
Call: 0800 83 85 87

CALM (for men, 5pm-12am)
Call: 0800 58 58 58

The Mix (for under 25s)
Call: 0808 808 4994

Other services

Edinburgh Food Project
The Pilton branch will be closed on Wednesday 25 December and Wednesday 1 January – see website for full opening times.

Free Christmas Meals
Various organisations in Edinburgh are offering free meals on Christmas Day to those in need. See our list for more info.

Surviving the Holidays
Health in Mind and Thrive Edinburgh have produced a booklet with tips and useful contacts to help cope with the stresses of the festive period. You can download it here.

Until we return on Monday 6 January, we wish everyone in our community a very happy Christmas and much joy and health in the new year. See you in 2020!

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