COVID-19 and Crew services

Crew services have been affected by COVID-19 but we are doing our best to make sure we can offer support, information and advice during this difficult time.

We’ve created resources on how to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 including information on sex, drugs, mental health and well being. Find our detailed web page here, information on reducing harm if taking drugs alone and a cannabis harm reduction 420 and lockdown resource.

Noticed changes to the way people take, buy or sell drugs? Has your drug use changed since the outbreak of COVID-19? We’re running a short survey – give us your insights here.

Crew Services

Digital Drop-in

Email us at or message us on Instagram @crew_2000 for free, up-to-date information, advice and one to one phone support on drugs and sexual health. You can chat to someone in confidence about any concerns around your drug use, someone else’s use, or speak to us about accessing our drug counselling or other services.  We’re open 1-5PM Monday – Wednesday, Friday – Saturday and 3-7PM on Thursdays (closed on Sundays).

We are planning how to re-start safe, socially distanced c:card services, Blood Borne Virus (BBV) testing, pregnancy testing or face to face support when restrictions are eased; in the meantime contact us to find out what services are available, such as NHS Lothian’s sexual health services and c:card’s free condom delivery service.

Counselling for people aged 18+

Crew Counselling Service is currently offering telephone sessions or online counselling (with video), and we are accepting new referrals for counselling. We are not currently able to offer face to face counselling sessions.

To make a referral or inquiry about counselling, please email

For information on other drug services, or for support elsewhere in Scotland, please check out services in your area.


Looking for up to date training on drug trends, the impact of COVID and drug awareness? We are currently offering online training sessions. Get in touch with our training team by emailing Our training and communications team are also still working to create information on drugs, mental wellbeing and harm reduction – keep an eye on our social media, website and newsletter to stay updated.


Our outreach services are postponed until restrictions are removed and we hope to be out and about as soon as possible after that.  Please keep watching our social media accounts (FacebookTwitter and Instagram) for updates.

Expert Witness

Our expert witnesses are following government restrictions and won’t be travelling but may be available for work that can be completed at home. Please contact us on  


Other useful links

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Last updated 06/05/2020

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