Rape Crisis Scotland helpline: 08088 01 03 02

Contact us

** Temporary closure of Edinburgh support and counselling service **

Unfortunately due to a high demand for our services, our adult support and counselling service in Edinburgh  is now temporarily closed to new referrals until 7 October.  Our advocacy project is unfortunately also closed to new referrals until 7 October. 

Our STAR service for young people and outreach services in East Lothian and Midlothian are still open to referrals.

We appreciate that waiting for our referral list to reopen can be difficult.  Please see the link below for a list of alternative services that you may wish to contact in the interim.

If you have been assaulted in the past 7 days, please contact us at support@ercc.scot

You can also contact the Rape Crisis Scotland national helpline on 08088 01 03 02 (open every day from 6pm until midnight) for support. 

List of counselling services (updated May 2019)

List of alternative advocacy services (updated May 2019)

Helpline Support service – appointments and referrals

To make or cancel an appointment, or to make a referral please call our support service on 0131 556 9437 and leave a message on the answer machine. Please leave your contact details such as mobile number or email address for us to contact you on. Calls won’t be answered but we check this each working day.


For phone support please call Rape Crisis Scotland’s national helpline on 08088 010302 (freephone, 6pm – midnight every day). They offer a Deaf access service every Tuesday 1.30pm – 5pm. On Mondays and Thursdays they also offer a LGBTI specific service from 7pm to midnight.

Email support

If you’d like to email our support service about making an appointment or referral – or are looking for email support please email support@ercc.scot.

STAR project for young people aged 12-18

Text 07583 158 058
Email star@ercc.scot

SIA project

Text 07496 873 156 
Email SIA@ercc.scot

Outreach in East Lothian (ELSAS)

Mobile and text 07800 604 164
Email elsas@ercc.scot

Outreach in Midlothian (MSAS)

Mobile and text 07860 774 503
Email msas@ercc.scot


Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre
17 Claremont Crescent
Edinburgh EH7 4HX (view directions)

Office number for business only 0131 557 6737 or email info@ercc.scot (general enquiries)

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