Welcome to The Lighthouse for Perth
We are are a city-centre safe space and crisis for anyone aged 12+, and at risk of self-harm or suicide.
We offer crisis support to anyone who is at risk with their mental health. This includes those who are at risk of suicide or self-injury, or those who find themselves in emotional distress or crisis.
We have updated the information on our website to account for all changes as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions. People still need our support during the pandemic and thus we are committed to finding a way to keep our service as accessible as possible. We will work with all clients to ensure that they feel safe throughout their interactions with us and that they get the right kind of support for their needs. Appointments will continue via phone or video call. Face-to-face appointments will only continue on a case-by-case basis, following rigorous risk assessment and strict adherence to covid-19 measures. We thank you for your understanding as these measures are necessary to keep our vital service running.
We are here to listen and support you without judgement.
We aim to:
- Provide a service to support people with self-harming behaviours and suicidal ideation.
- Provide a safe space for people who are at crisis point or who have thoughts of self-harm and suicide
- Ensure that those in crisis preserve their dignity and promote contact between organisations or mental health services
- Promote awareness around mental health, in particular self-harm, suicide and harm-reduction strategies.
What We Do
We are dedicated to supporting people who are in crisis. We work with anyone aged 12 and over who are experiencing thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or who may be in emotional distress or at crisis point.
The Lighthouse for Perth is a safe space for all. This means all of our staff and volunteers are committed to creating a welcoming, non-judgemental and comfortable space for everyone.
Our staff and volunteers available to respond to you at the following times:
- Monday – Thursday: 10am – 4pm
- Friday – Saturday: 8pm – 2am
We also offer face-to-face listening and signposting sessions at The Neuk, a city centre centre crisis base. Due to Covid-19 drop-in sessions are not available. However, we are able to still continue face-to-face sessions after a thorough risk assessment. See our Contact Us page for our address and directions.
If someone is in immediate danger please contact 999.
What To Do Out of Hours
Don’t worry, there are a couple of options you can reach out when we or support services are closed.
If you need to talk to someone:
If you need to talk, and just need someone to listen Samaritans are available 24/7 and can signpost you to national agencies. You can reach them for free on 116 123
If you are 16+, are thinking of suicide, self-harm, low-mood, anxieties, or experiencing psychosis, but are not in immediate danger:
NHS 24 have a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner team who can support your until you are safe, or elevate you to the appropriate services. You can reach them on 111
If you think you or someone else is in immediate danger, the quickest way to get help is to call an ambulance:
Emergency services: 999