Coronavirus information and guidance

Crisis contact points

Essential contact points for staff in St Andrews in the event of emergencies, crises or urgent situations.

Immediate danger: dial 999

If you, or a person you are concerned about, is in immediate danger for any reason, please dial 999 to call emergency services (Police, Fire or Ambulance). 

Depression and suicidal thoughts

Samaritans - call 08457 90 9090 


  • Phone: 08457 90 9090 or 116 123 free from any phone or 0330 094 5717 (local call charges apply)
  • Email:

Breathing Space (Scotland):

  • Phone: 0800 83 8587
    • Monday to Friday: open from 6pm to 2am
    • Weekends: open 6pm on Friday to 6am on Monday

Seriously unwell

NHS24 - call 111

If you are seriously unwell and need to speak to someone outside your GP surgery opening times, please call NHS24 by dialling 111.

Emergency or security concern

Security and Response Team (University of St Andrews) - call +44 (0)1334 46 8999

The University’s security and response team operates all hours and can assist when an emergency, urgent situation or security concern arises. 

Stress or anxiety

Occupational Health (University of St Andrews) - call +44 (0)1334 46 2752

The University’s Occupational Health service can assist with matters relating to stress and anxiety.

You can contact the Occupation Health Adviser, Janey Watt, by phoning +44 (0)1334 46 2752 (if she is in a consultation, you will be diverted to the administrator) or emailing Alternatively, you can email